Road trips are all about the wind blowing against your face and dust on your sunglasses. Some of the road trips are indeed life-changing. So tank up your vehicle and head for one of the best drives of your life. If you are someone who is longing for a change and carving to feel liberated, well, there is nothing better than hitting the road and driving away the mundaneness of your routine and work.
When one is behind the wheel, there is nothing else which seems to matter other than the journey. All the worries and sorrows would zoom past you just as the trees and hills are left behind. We bring you some of the best short road trips in the country which are one drive away from happiness.
Anantnag To Pahalgam
One of the best road trips to get a feel of the gorgeous beauty of Kashmir that unfolds right in front of your very own eyes is the 40 km ride from Anantnag to Pahalgam. One drives through the Lidder Valley on one side and the marvellous scenery on the other which resembles an image painted on a canvas.
The locations are truly a burst of colours, with the white background of the snow-capped mountains and the green of vegetation making it truly paradise.
Mysore To Coonoor
PC: Thangaraj Kumaravel
The ghat section from Ooty to Coonoor can get a bit tiring but there is a huge surprise awaiting you as you reach the destination. Wrapped up by tea gardens and trees of various kinds, the drive to Coonoor indeed is truly breathtaking.
Ahmedabad To Kutch
The state of Gujarat has a certain charm within unlike other states in the country. Holding strong to its cultural values, a road trip to this beautiful state is an experience of a lifetime. Mouthwatering food and unique huts dot the route from Ahmedabad to Kutch.
The barren lands of the place get a touch of life with colourful clothes of the people living in the area. As you reach Kutch, the stark white endlessness of the horizon would simply give you a pleasant surprise.
Bangalore To Chikmagalur
The route from Bangalore to Chikmagalur is not only very smooth, but is also one of the most scenic short road trips in the state of Karnataka. The roads from the Garden City to Chikmagalur are so beautiful and amazing which would make one step on the accelerator and zoom through them.
The first sight which would greet you as you approach the hilly retreat is of coffee plantations, which would surround you from all the sides apart from which the hills would form into a protective hug at almost ever hair pin bend.If it has rained prior to your arrival, one can expect fog and magical aromas, which would envelop you throughout.
Visakhapatnam To Araku Valley
The never-ending mirage of hills, which overlooks the Bay of Bengal, is truly a sight to watch out for when on this route. The green of the hills seems to perfectly mix into the waters of the ocean to give an unparalleled spectacle throughout the journey.
Dalhousie To Killar
If you are driving alone or with companions, the beautiful mountains of the area always give you company nevertheless. The drive for sure would leave you dumbfounded for quite sometime.
One can make a quick stop at the hill station of Chamba, where one would be rewarded with the glacier views. The majestic Himalayas would welcome you into the land with its ever-shining charm and would leave you surprised with the stark contrast in the scenery at every turn.