There are somethings you have to do. Road trips are one of them. So we are here to help you in making the decision to choose the perfect route for your memorable Road Trip.
Our Top 5 Routes in India for a Road Trip are :
1. Manali to Leh
Manali to Leh is where you get to know the meaning of a treacherous road trip. It is one of the highest and toughest roads to travel. The scenic beauty that the route offers makes a person overlook the tough road.
There are numerous striking places on this route. Rohtang Pass, Barlacha La, Taglang La Sarchu, Keylong and Upsi are the places worth stopping by apart from the Buddhist monasteries along the way. Khardung La, the highest motorable road is something which riders should not afford to miss on this road trip.
Though it can be exhausting, rough, unpredictable and even give you altitude sickness, it’s a must do. Crossing four mountain passes over 4900m and the forever unpredictable terrain, you’re sure to have an unforgettable time.
Travel route- Delhi – Chandigarh – Mandi – Kullu – Manali – Rohtang La – Kokhsar – Keylong – Darcha – Sarchu – Pang – Upshi – Leh
Distance- 990 km
Travel Time – 3 days
2. Jaipur to Jaiselmer
Drive along expansive and smooth as silk roads as you whizz past the golden sands. Starting in Jaipur, browse through the bazaars, check out the Amber Fort before driving off to the holy town of Pushkar.. Head next to the stunning Udaipur. Explore the heritage and lakes.
Head next to Kumbhalgarh along roads twisting through the Aravallis. The journey is the highlight here, but don’t miss the remote fort and the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary. When you’re done, the blue city of Jodhpur beckons ahead. Check out the Mehrangarh Fort and the sprawling and atmospheric old city.
Finally, complete the last leg of your trip and head to Jaisalmer. It is the farthest to get to, but the most worthwhile. Ramble through the maze inside the golden fort and spend at least one night by the sand dunes
Travel route- Jaipur – Pushkar – Udaipur – Kumbhalgarh – Jodhpur –Jaisalmer
Distance- 1011 km
Travel Time- 3 Days
3. Bangalore To Ooty
via Bandipur and Mysore
One cannot put forward a list of awesome trips without accounting for one that is taken along a forest. The Bandipur forest route from Bangalore is one of the most beautiful trips through India, that you’ll ever take.
nestled in the lap of the Nilgiri hills, is one of those journeys every road fanatic should undertake once in his lifetime.
One can take the same road to Ooty from Mysore passing though Bandipur National Park. Have a road trips with friends in a car with a sunroof, singing all the way. You might spot deer nonchalantly crossing the road. There’s no better manner of paying your respects to this charming history!
Travel route- Bangalore – Bandipur Forest – Mysore – Ooty
Distance- 670 km
Travel Time- 2 Days
4. Guwahati to Tawang
Two absolute essentials from Northeast and a trip just like its two ends- challenging, yet spread across an extremely beautiful terrain. A few stops in between, and you should be able to pull it off more conveniently.
Snow clad mountains, the Indian Army camp, the Buddhist culture, munching in Jung and the yak cheese are some of the things that await on this awesome trail.
The roads are in perfectly maintained condition and the scenic beauty gets better and better with every minute that passes by. Lots of options to dine on momos, hot piping tea and maggi while you ride on. The monasteries in Tawang are a must visit on this route and you can also reek in the cultural heritage all along the way.
Travel route- Guwahati – Bomdilla – Tawang
Distance- 570 km
Travel Time- 10 hours
5. Darjeeling to Nathu-la Pass
This is a road trip to savour! Going through scenic valleys and lofty mountains as you from Darjeeling to Pelling will leave you wanting for more.
There are numerous food joins along the way for refreshments and you can be sure not to be let down. One should stop by at Kalimpong to enjoy some local sightseeing that falls on this route.
The hilly terrain might make it a challenging ride, but the beauty lies in the uncertainty of the terrain. The awesome sight along the roads on the mountain will totally make up for everything else! Take a road trip in winters to Lake Tsomgo (also known as Changu Lake) from Gangtok and know happiness like never before! Futher go on to the Indo- China border at the Nathula-Pass.
Travel route- Darjeeling – Kalimpong – Pelling – Gangtok – Lake Tsomgo – Nathu-La pass
Travel Time- 2 days
So i hope you guys have made up your mind and our Top 5 Routes in India for a Road Trip helped you somehow. Back your Bags and grab your ride because the road is long.
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