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India Tourism – Road Trips

By Manoj

To experience some of the best road trips in India you have to explore the length and breadth of the country by going on a long drive.

The broad highway lanes and exquisite landscapes make driving here memorable and exciting. The experience is sure to soothe your soul and bring a smile to your face.

Here is a list of some of the best road trips in India that are sure to pump your adrenaline and spirits! So pack your bags and set out on a refreshing journey along some of the most scenic routes of India.

Bangalore–Goa

Bangalore–Goa

If you are looking for a fun trip, head straight for the Bangalore-Goa route. A much-favored route among the youth, you can opt between two routes, namely via Belgaum or via Shimoga. However, it is better to go on the Belgaum route to avoid the probable landslides that occur on the Shimoga route. Your itinerary must cover some of the basic regions like Jog Falls, Murdeshwara, and the many forts in Goa.

Photo Courtesy: Vitor Pamplona

Manali–Leh

Manali–Leh

You cannot miss the chance to experience the beauty of a long drive along the most challenging terrain of Indian roads. Known as one of the best road trips in India, the drive could be exhausting and unpredictable. This trip covers an appropriate distance of over 479 km and offers some of the best panoramic views of the region. Travellers can spend their night camping at Sarchu, Darcha, Jispa and Keylong.

Photo Courtesy: marksquared

Dehradun – Nainital

Dehradun – Nainital

You can expect a treat for the eyes and the soul as you travel along this beautiful route. The Kumaon Hills in the state of Uttarakhand offers a lot for the rider's palette like natural beauty dotting the way, wildlife parks as well as an assortment of religious shrines. Discover your inner self at Rishikesh, head to Corbett to enjoy the wildlife and catch a sight of the rare tiger or two. The trip will ensure that you come away a refreshed and satisfied traveller.

Photo Courtesy: Apalaria

Pune–Dedwana

Pune–Dedwana

The Pune-Dedwana route is a nice trip, especially if you travel on a bike. Enjoy the wind across your face and make sure to stop by at many of the scenic places you get to see en-route. There are many small shops where you can enjoy a steaming cup of tea or dig into some hot and delicious food. The trip is sure to leave you rejuvenated and asking for more.

Photo Courtesy: enjosmith

Shillong–Cherrapunjee

Shillong–Cherrapunjee

One of the things that will take you by surprise is that the whole route is marked by the scenic beauty of nature. The beauty of this route is something that no camera can capture to the fullest. Travellers are left in awe by what they get to see and experience, as they travel along the open roads. Do make sure that you visit the famous 'Bara Pani' while making this trip.

Photo Courtesy: Masrur Ashraf

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