Road Trip in India
India is a vast country with a total area of 3,287,263 square kilometres & approximately 1.33 billion people. This country has so many beautiful things to see like mountains, rivers, beaches, deserts, national parks, flora and fauna, hence most of the people love to travel under its boundaries.
You may travel in this incredible country by air & train, but a road trip is one of the best ways to see its beauty. India has wide roads and you may travel the whole country by road, but I suggest you some adventurous and best road trips which you can never forget in your life.
Manali – Leh Highway : Leh Manali highway is one of the dream routes in north India, which is around 479 kms long. By this route you can observe the beauty of Manali and Leh. This highway is one of the most famous routes for shooting in Bollywood and you can watch the same in Indian movies on your television screen. You can start your bike trip or journey in an open jeep which is very popular among tourists.
The road conditions here are safe and remain open for 5 months during the summer from April until mid October. The total journey on the road is around 2 days and has one stopover for acclimatization and rest.
Mumbai-Pune Expressway : This expressway has become one of the popular road trips, which start from city Mumbai to Pune via Lonavala, it is around 93 kms long and it takes approximately 2 hours.
Lonavala is one of the hill station surroundings of mountains and green valleys. You can stop your vehicle in its popular eateries with tasty north Indian food.
Shimla-Manali : The Shimla to Manali road trip is around 250kms long which takes 4 hours, it is one of the most relaxing long drives. This road trip will take you through the hills along the curving roads leading up to the beautiful hill station and the River Beas accompanies you throughout the road as you drive through smooth roads. If you are tired from your driving, just get off at any time and soak your feet in the ice-cold water of the river, refresh you and bring the inner child out.
Chennai- Pondicherry : This route is situated in Tamilnadu state in the southern part of India. This is considered one of the most beautiful road trips in India, which is perfect for a road trip around the year. It is 160 kms long and takes 3 around hours, starts from Chennai to Pondicherry and en route passes through the UNESCO world heritage site of Mahabalipuram. While going on this road trip make sure to keep your camera handy as the reflection of the sun at sea makes it more beautiful.
Jaipur-Jaisalmer : Jaipur to Jaisalmer road trip might be differ but it is also considered a good road trip as you get the opportunity to witness the changing colours of Rajasthan while passing through the various villages. Jaipur is called Pink city and Jaisalmer is a Desert city which gives you a smooth drive. En route you may stop at Jodhpur also known as the blue city, for delicious Rajasthani cuisine.
Delhi- Agra : Now going to Agra and watching one of the seven wonders, has become more convenient. Earlier it was not so easy as people had to face too much traffic and pollution. It is Yamuna Expressway, which connects the city of Love from the heart of India, which is approx 165 kms long and it takes around 2 hours. This Expressway is long, wide which makes your drive smooth and perfect. Also it is considered the best road in the entire country, also en route there are midways where you may relax for a few minutes and have some snacks and diet cock.
Mumbai-Goa : Goa is now everyone’s choice as their beaches and nightlife attracts each one. From Mumbai to Goa road trip via National highway 17 will take you to an adventure ride as this route is scenic and enchanting. It is around 600 kms long which takes about 10-12 hours and it depends on the number of stops in the journey. This route goes through amazing scenic beauty from the beginning till end. It is full of the lush greenery of coconut trees, paddy fields, and Areca nut plantation and beautiful hills.
Bangalore-Mysore-Ooty : Bangalore is one of the beautiful cities in the southern part of India, also it is a hub of information technology. Well travelling from Bangalore to any part in South India is a great experience. Bangalore to Mysore road distance is about 145 kms and it takes around 3 hours. Start your journey with Bangalore-Mysore highway, this highway has the best road connecting two cities.
En route stop at Mysore where you will find eateries like McDonald’s, Cafe Coffee Day and other restaurants & dhabas. If you are in Mysore city, you must visit the magnificent Mysore Palace , St. Philomena’s Church, which is the major attraction of the city.
Mysore to Ooty road trip is around 125 kms, approx 3 hours will take you in hill areas like Nilgiri Hills. Ooty is called Queen of Hills station in India and the beauty of it will make your trip memorable. Whether you are in a car or motorbike you will enjoy witnessing the sun kissed beauty and greenery which will be the best part of your road trip.