10 Best Road Trips in India

For those, who find pleasure in traveling offbeat, road-trips are the best ways to discover and travel around life across different places. India offers a plenitude of roads and destinations that make for an enthralling road-trip. If you too want to get completely lost that one last time, here are some of the best road trips in India that you should take.

Manali- Leh Highway

Manali Leh Road Trip
Manali Leh Road Trip Image by PRASHANT YADAV from Pixabay

Manali to Leh is the most popular road trip in India, the road is open for all whether you travel by car or by bike, the ride is spectacular. This Ride through the stunning snow-clad hills and mountains, tough terrains, and through some of the high altitude passes. Outdo of Barlacha La, Rohtang Pass, the rivers Beas and Chandra, and stunning scenery will welcome you. Throughout the route, popular stops are Sarchu and Keylong.

Distance: 478 km

Time taken: 2 days

Easy tip– The road welcomes all for about 5 months a year mostly during summers and mid-October. The elevation increases to 3 to 4 km above sea level after Sarcha and the road situation also get worsens so make sure you have all the prerequisites required with you.

Mumbai to Goa

Mumbai to Goa road Trip
Mumbai to Goa road Trip Image by Bishnu Sarangi from Pixabay

Mumbai to Goa is the most spectacular road trips in India, an amazing trip through the NH-17 that runs similar to the Western Coast of the country, this road journey is all about the coming together of innumerable cultures and traditions. Set your sunblock and flip-flops and take a trip to the land of sun and sand from Mumbai.

Distance– 610 km

Time taken– 10 hours approx

Easy tip– The road alongside the NH-17 is very smooth. Depart from Mumbai early in the morning and arrive at Goa before the parties begin! There are a number of food joints and the scenic beauties to stay your heart and stomach full.

Chennai to Munnar

Munnar Road Trip
Munnar Road Trip Image by Vasudevan Kumar from Pixabay

Let the wheels spin all the way through smooth roads around Munnar the ‘Green Capital’ of the country, and you will never be mistaken! The mountainous terrains, passes from side to side the lush tea-gardens, picturesque landscapes and the difficult turns and twists in this road trip will keep your impulse living.

Distance– 600 km

Time taken– 10 hours.

Easy tip – For Chennai to Munnar- avoid going in the rainy season and beware of the rock falls during this time.

Delhi to Agra

Delhi Road Trip
Delhi Road Trip Akshatha Inamdar / CC BY-SA

Explore the eternal saga of love, royalty, and the rural allure of rustic life in Agra with this road trip. If you have sufficient driving stamina, you can visit the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort and approach back to Delhi by late night.

Distance– 165 KM

Time taken– 2 hours plus one hour from Delhi to Yamuna expressway.

Easy tip—unluckily, there are no eating points on the expressway. So make sure you are in full stock.

Jaipur to Jaisalmer

Jaipur to Jaisalmer
Jaipur to Jaisalmer Image by Hitesh Sharma from Pixabay

Stopover at the ‘Golden City’ that lies at the centre of the great Thar Desert and observe its flawless beauty like never before with a road journey to Jaisalmer. The path from Jaipur to Jaisalmer is spread with small villages and towns that will greet you with open arms, lively colours and delicious food.

Distance– 570 km

Time taken – 9 hours.

Easy tip– Do make a visit at Kumbalgarh to stopover the Kumbalgarh Fort and the Kumbalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary.

Ahmedabad to Kutch

Ahmedabad to Kutch
Ahmedabad to Kutch Nagarjun Kandukuru from Bangalore, India / CC BY

To the land, which is desolate and whitely adorned by vibrant people, Kutch is a ground of contrasts. An unforgettable drive from Ahmedabad to the town will give you an opportunity to discover the Rann of Kutch and precious local handicrafts. In this trip; you can stop at the much-admired Sabarmati Asharam that was documented by Mahatma Gandhi and finally land up in the middle of nowhere. Yes! That’s the great Runn of kutch.

Distance -400 km

Time taken– 7 hours.

Easy tip– Have a break at Hodko village in Kutch to shop for some local handicrafts.

Delhi to Dehradun:

Delhi to Dehradun
Delhi to Dehradun Image Source Yatra log

This beguiling road trip from the capital of the nation is one of the finest trips to discover the paranormal beauty of the Garhwal district. A combination of fun, adventure and appeal, this trip is also one of the chief undertaken trips in India.

Distance– 250 km

Time taken– 5 hours.

Easy tip– This route is prone to traffic jams at several places. Have patience.

Jaipur to Ranthambore

Jaipur to Ranthamore
Jaipur to Ranthamore Image by 16110rivieres from Pixabay

With mustard grasslands and unlock spaces spotting the highway, the drive from Jaipur to Ranthambore is beautiful. If the assurance Ranthambore offers – a date with the tiger – isn’t thrilling enough, the drive all the way through small villages and roadside dhabas that present tasty Rajasthani cuisine should be worth the trip.

Distance– 180 kms.

Time taken– 4 hours.

Easy tip– Do try some ‘Dal bati’ at a roadside Dhaba near Tonk.

Bangalore to Ooty:

bangalore to Ooty
bangalore to Ooty Image by Vinod Kesavan from Pixabay

The roads between these places are snuggled up in the engrossing scenic beauty of the Nilgiri hills. Here the road is the great amalgamation of everything and a great idea to dish up your adventure on the road.

Distance– 266 kms.

Easy tip– Try Kamath’s near Channapatna for a great dining understanding and Stop over in Mysore and enjoy the history of the ancient city before gearing to sit on the circuit of the nature.

Delhi to Manali-

Manali to Delhi
Manali to Delhi Image by Jeevan Singla from Pixabay

The great stretch of the Himalayas and the smooth cottony clouds merge in the most appealing route and the chilly winds in your hair make for the most inspiring of experiences. A bike ride maybe even superior, sometimes. For all the road runners, try these thrilling and amazing road trips in India towards the legendary destinations to enjoy more with additional comfort.

Distance– 538kms

Time taken– 10 hours.

Easy tip– Pay out some time appreciating the beauty of waste at Rock Garden in Chandigarh.

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