Road trips are considered to be synonymous to adventures. It is perhaps the best possible way to escape the poignant and monotony of life and to explore the adventure, thrill and ecstasy of travelling to new places. It is perhaps the most wonderful way to quench your thirst for adventure and experience the pleasure of experiencing something new.
If you wish to spend quality time with your friends while exploring new places, then road trips are perfect for you. Just pack your bags, start up your bike’s engine and whiz away from the world of stress and drama.
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Take a break from your scheduled life and enjoy the popular road trips in India that will introduce you to the beauty, serenity and exoticness of the country along with refreshing you to the core.
Here is a list of the top 10 most popular road trips in India that you should definitely include in your list. You should not be surprised about the exotic and varied options that this country of diversity presents to you. Definitely you will be spoilt with choices when it comes to the road trip options in India. Let’s take a look to the most popular trips:
But wait! Before you plan the road trip, keep everything that is required to make your journey more memorable than your destination. Have a great team of sporting friends; take along with you a camera to capture the enthralling scenes forever in your memory, prepare a good collection of awesome musical tracks that will complement the offbeat areas and feel the essence of the road trip.
Manali – Leh: First Love Of Every Biker
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Distance: 490 km
Time Taken: 2 days
National Highway: NH 1 & NH 21
Best Time To Visit: June to September
Travel Route: Manali – Rohtang – Gramphu – Kokhsar – Keylong – Jispa – Darcha – Zingzingbar – Baralacha La – Bharatpur – Sarchu – Gata Loops – Nakee La – Lachulung La – Pang – Tanglang La – Gya – Upshi – Karu – Leh
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This high-altitude road trip along the mountain roads is the love of every adventure-lover. Making your way through the harsh trans-Himalayan terrain, you will be glad to get rewarded with ethereal scenery and picturesque valley. This is a challenging and dodgy zone, not for amateur bikers. Visiting in the right time of the year, you will be greeted with perfect weather conditions and breathtaking views that will leave a long-lasting impression on your mind. Does it sound perfect to you? Then buckle up!
Mumbai – Goa: The Experience Is Magical!!!
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Distance: 590 km & 577 km via the Pune-Kolhapur Route & Chiplun-Ratnagiri Konkan route respectively.
Time Taken: 10 hours 41 minutes via the Pune-Kolhapur Route & 11 hours 52 minutes via the Chiplun-Ratnagiri Konkan route.
National Highway: NH 4 or NH 66
Best Time To Visit: December To January
Via the Pune-Kolhapur Route:
Mumbai – Pune – Satara – Kolhapur – Belgaum (NH4)- Goa
Via the Chiplun-Ratnagiri Konkan route:
Mumbai- Panvel- Pen- Kolad- Khed- Chiplun- Pali- Sawantwadi- Goa
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This is the ultimate road trip for every biker. If you haven’t been on a road trip for a while then take a break and enjoy the lovely and magnificent landscape that passes by. The virgin beaches, the seaside hamlets and the abandoned ruins will what make your trip an awesome one. The Pune-Kolhapur route is considered to be safe and smooth while the Chiplun- Ratnagiri route is rocky, tricky but full of iconic places to see. Fun and adventure takes the perfect and glamorous turn here in this road trip. If you have loved the reel road trip of this region, as shown in various Bollywood movies, you will be in awe with the real, first-hand experience. Pack your bag and get ready…
Guwahati – Tawang: From Scenic To Surreal
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Distance: 566 km
Time Taken: 14 hours 27 minutes
National Highway: NH 52 & NH 229
Best Time To Visit: March to October
Travel Route: Guwahati – Tezpur – Bomdilla – Tawang
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This is a trip amidst the lap of nature, nestled in the areas of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Something everyone should experience once in their lifetime. The breathtaking views, the spectacular mountains and the marvels of the North-East India is what you unwind as you gradually complete your 14 hours trip. The cold breeze and the serenity of the Buddhist culture will greet you as you enter Tawang. A popular Buddhist pilgrimage destination, it is ideal place to explore the marvel of the mountains.
Old Silk Route: Travel Back In Time
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Distance: 68.2 km
Time Taken: 1 hour 50 minutes
National Highway: NH 31A
Best Time To Visit: May to October
Travel Route: Nathula- Menmecho – Kupup – Nathang – Lunthung – Zuluk – Padamchen – Mankhim – Sillery – Reshikhola
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Nestled in East Sikkim, this silk route was an ancient network of trade routes between China and India. If you wish to explore the ancient trading routes then don’t miss out on this one. Explore the untouched destinations of the region and experience the soothing and jaw-dropping views which will definitely make you think about the difficulties of the ancient traders. Take your bike through the snow-capped mountains and the small hilly villages to discover the blooming and spectacular sights.
Delhi-Agra-Jaipur : Visit the Golden Triangle
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Delhi to Agra: 215 km
Delhi to Jaipur: 277 km
Delhi to Agra: 3 hours 30 minutes
Delhi to Jaipur: 8 hours
National Highway: Taj/Yamuna Express, NH 3
Best Time To Visit: October to April
Delhi to Agra: Delhi – Greater Noida – Yamuna Expressway – Mathura – NH-2 – Agra
Delhi to Jaipur: Delhi- NH 8 – Jaipur – Gurgaon – Dharuhera – Neemrana – Behror – Shahpura – Dand – Amer – Jaipur
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Delhi is the heart and the capital of India. Surrounded with plenty beautiful areas and mesmerizing landscape, visiting any place through this city is easy. Plan a trip to Delhi to Agra and/or Delhi to Jaipur if you are an ardent historical person. Agra known for its beauty, serenity and Taj Mahal is definitely a must watch in India and the royalty and luxury of the pink city, Jaipur is also not something that you can miss out on. The trip to the three beautiful cities is also known as the Golden Triangle. What do you think is this your cup of tea? Then plan for it today!
Bangalore – Munnar: Explore The Green Lushes
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Time Taken: 10 hours
National Highway: NH 209
Best Time To Visit: December to May
Travel Route: Bangalore – Hosur – Krishnagiri – Dharmapuri – Salem – Perundurai – Kangeyam – Dharapuram – Udumalaipet – Marayoor – Munnar
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This road trip allows you to travel through the green lushes and enjoy nature’s retreat in the southern India. It takes you through the land of historical influences and Nizams and ends at serene, calm and fantastic views that takes away your stress and rejuvenates you with new energy and life. The well-maintained road-condition and the beautiful way carved for your comfort is the extra cherry on the top of the cake. Enjoy the delightful journey with your friends and have a great time.
Dehradun to Nainital: Picturesque Beauty of Himalayas
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Distance: 278 km
Time Taken: 6 hours 33 minutes
National Highway: NH 72 & NH 74
Best Time To Visit: March to June & September to October
Travel Route: Dehradun- NH72- Haridwar- NH 74 – Najibabad – Ramnagar – Nainital
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Nestled in between the Himalayan peaks and the naini lakes, the hill station of Nainital is perfect destination to experience a scenic combination of green lush forests, wonderful lakes and amazing beauty of the hills. The road journey of about 7 hours will be the most pleasant journey of your life. The excellent road condition and the pleasant environment are just ideal for you to explore, experience and enjoy. The twists and turns offered by this amazing road journey are just ideal for every adventure seekers. Go ahead enjoy your holidays in the most exciting way.
Gangtok – Yuksom: Chill in The Mountains
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Distance: 124 km
Time Taken: 2 hours 34 mins
National Highway: NH 10
Best Time To Visit: March to June
Travel Route: Ranka Rd- Gangtok – Rangpo Rd- NH10- NH510 – Dorjee Kazi Marg- Ralong Rd – Yuksom
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The snow-capped mountains and the beautiful weather of Gangtok and Yuksom is sure to mesmerize you. This trip will leave your speechless and will totally woo you with its pleasurable and excellent beauty. The snowy weather and the heart of mountains is just the perfect tourist hotspot for taking a glimpse of the charming and spectacular mountains which promises to leave you with exotic and perfect memories to cherish throughout your life.
Ahmedabad-Kutch: Explore The White Desert
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Distance: 410 km
Time Taken: 8 hours
National Highway: NH947
Best Time To Visit: November to March
Travel Route: Ahmedabad – Bhachau – Bhuj- Dhordo – Rann
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There is a popular saying which goes like if you haven’t seen Kutch you haven’t seen anything in India. The white desert is the most spectacular view that you will ever get to see in your life. Take your bike and ride on to this stunning white landscape and experience the colorful contrast that the local population adds to the area. It offers you so much that you would just want to sit and stare the entire area for as long as you can. Try and plan your trip on day when you can witness the full moon on the sky and its awesome reflection in this desert.
Jaipur to Ranthambore: From Pink City To Roaring Tigers
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Distance: 145 km
Time Taken: 3 hours
National Highway: NH52
Best Time To Visit: October to June
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Satiate your desire to explore the beauty of the wildlife while you are in the company of your friends with this road trip. Waste no time and plan your trip to the region today to experience the unique blend of blooming mustard fields and the roaring tigers. You are guaranteed to get an experience which is hard to gain and is rare to be identified ever again in your life. Don’t miss this opportunity. Make your plans now!
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