Road trips give you such thrills and chills that are on an altogether a different level. Plus, when that road trip is to be undertaken with your friends, it is nothing less than special. In a vast country like India, amongst various terrains that are offered, lies such routes that are mesmerizing and makes that road a journey to remember. Here is the list of few of the road trips that you can go on with your friends:
- MANALI TO LEH HIGHWAY
Manali to Leh is the best choice if you are looking to go for a bike trip. The route is full of snow-clad mountains, water gushing from melting snow and many beautiful bridges. However, this route will only be operational during the summer months i.e. Mid-May to Mid-October. This highway is approximately 490 km long and has an average elevation of more than 13,000 feet. You may face some altitude sickness and may take some getting used to acclimatization. The highest elevation is more than 17,000 feet at Thanglang La Pass.
- SHIMLA TO MANALI VIA KINNAUR AND SPITI
This route would make the road journey the highlight of your trip. Make sure you cover places like Kalpa, Sangla Valley, Nako, Chango and Ropa amongst others. It will be a special Himachal vacation.
- CHENNAI TO PONDICHERRY ALONG THE EAST COAST ROAD
This is considered to be one of the most beautiful roads in Chennai and maybe in India too. You will end up taking a lot of photo-stops along the way. On one side of the road, the sight of the sea is something you won’t get enough of. The road is 160 km long and will take approximately 3 hours to cross.
- MUMBAI TO GOA
This trip will make you sing the infamous Dil Chahta Hai track. National Highway 17 is very beautiful and picturesque with much-needed food joints and hence the driving will be very pleasant. Approximate distance will be 604 km and the driving time should be 10 hours.
- AHMEDABAD TO KUTCH
The journey is very smooth and exciting with the visible bits of White Rann along the way. The route is approximately 381 km long and estimated driving time is 8 hours.
- JAIPUR TO RANTHAMBORE
This route will be like heaven for nature enthusiasts. It provides a rare mixture of yellow fields in full bloom and barren land. State Highway 24 passes through several small villages like Bassi and Lalsot. Plan your trip in such a manner that you can stop for a bit at Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary.
- GUWAHATI TO TAWANG
This one is a challenging route yet a very beautiful one. It gives you a special Northeast experience and is spread across a very beautiful topography. You will require a few stops in between. The route is about 520 km and would take about 10 hours to cover it.
- KOLKATA TO VARANASI
The route to Varanasi from Kolkata is 682 kms long and would take 9 hours approximately. Do make a stop at Dhanbad to make the start of your journey by visiting Kalyaneshwari Temple.
- DELHI TO JAIPUR VIA AGRA
Yamuna Expressway is one of the country’s finest roads. The distance from Delhi to Jaipur is 800 km and will take about 12 hours. So make a stop at Agra before going on to Jaipur and pay a visit to Taj Mahal. Also, while going to Jaipur from Agra you can plan to visit Keoladeo National Park at Bharatpur.