5 Amazing Indian Road Trips

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Road trips are an amazing experience because they involve the best of both the worlds – the journey and the destination. The joy of steering the wheel which is totally under your control, like your life, while your best buddies are playing through that perfect playlist of yours is what makes memories in your life.

The surprises that the journey has to offer at every turn is something to live for while waiting for the road to give you answers to your unanswered questions. The wind smashing onto your face when you peek out of the window is what will rejuvenate you after a long drive along the flawless road.

The best destinations in Indiawhich can be reached by treading on the best roads. Now that both the journey and the destination are the best, you’re in for a treat of a lifetime if you decide to set foot on any of the roads mentioned below!

  • Manali – Leh

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One of the most known routes for road trips among bike lovers, the Manali-Leh highway spans about 500 kilometres and is about 4 kilometres over the sea level. The beauty of the surroundings can never be captured in words as words fall short to describe the splendour of the snow-clad mountains and the waviness of the roads. The route has been captured in many movies, including the song “Yeh ishqhai” from Jab we Met, assuring you that the location is definitely picturesque. What could be a better route for a journey than this one which will keep you busy and amazed for two days?!

  • Shimla – Manali via Spiti

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The Shimla to Manali route viaSpiti and Lahaul valley is the lesser travelled routes, but well known among the community that loves taking to the roads. The journey will put you on some of the most treacherous highways, roads and bridges that you will ever come across. Being a long and tiring journey through the hills, the route has some amazing locations at which you could stay the night. Nako, Sangla, Kalpa and the Chandratal are some must visit destinations along this route.

  • Mumbai – Goa

Because DilChahta Hai! The Mumbai-Goa route is just as famous as the destination, Goa, thanks to the movie. Ever since the release, people have gone crazy about the entire experience that the road trip brings. The National Highway 17 is extremely pleasant to drive on and is also developed enough to fill your stomach while you refill your car’s stomach! The numerous food joints along the way will make you realize your love for food and cherish the different tastes each recipe brings with it. Being so close to Mumbai, this should be a definite road trip for your vacation in Goa!

  • Guwahati – Tawang

Dirang valley, Photo by Itrajib, CC BY-SA 4.0

The two definite attractions in the Northeast connected by a road as challenging as the destinations, that’s precisely the Guwahati-Tawang road! Though 520 kilometres apart and spanned over varying terrain, the road trip is relaxing due to the splendid views of the scenery yet challengingto drive because of the mountains. Once in Tawang, it’s all about the 3Ms, the monks, the mountains and the morning prayers which will leave you as fresh and pure as you can imagine. So enjoy the Ms while you drive your Mercedes in the Morning while eating M&Ms!!

  • Ahmedabad – Kutch

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The best plan for a short weekend holiday in the state of Gujarat is the road trip from Ahmedabad to Rann of Kutch. With a driving distance of 400 kilometres, the journey pleasantly hits you as you enter the infinite expanse of the white salt desert or as your pass through the thick forests that Gujarat is known for. The rich colours of the inhabitants of Kutch complements the single colour of the background in which they live, creating a beautiful contrast for the viewer to enjoy. Wash your car, fill up the gas tank and hit the pedal. The destination is clutch, but the journey is accelerated!

Road trips are the best experiences of a life time because of the conversations you have sitting inside the metal body of your vehicle are what you will remember when you recollect memories about the trip. The destination might be mesmerizing, but nothing beats the combined beauty of friends, a vehicle, your favourite songs and a beautiful road to drive on!

About the Author

Rohit is an extensive traveller who explores a variety of places. He puts forth his travel journeys so as to enlighten the people who share an interest in his kind of journeys. Read more about his blogs at transindiatravels.com.

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