If an escape into immaculate nature is what you're looking for, you need to make a note of these brilliant road trips around the whole of northeast region. As we all know, for a rejuvenation in the depths of nature, with waterfalls, rivers, mountains all in their most prisitine form, a trip to the northeast will fix everything.
Road trips ranging from a few hours to an entire day, this article has it all. Read on to know about the 5 best road trips that you can take in northeast of India.
Kalimpong To Zuluk
The route from Kalimpong to Zuluk offers 32 hair pin bends on the road that is perfect for any adventure buff for a round of adrenaline rush. Kalimpong, the beautiful hill station of West Bengal is located 87 km from Zuluk, which is situated in East Sikkim.
Enjoy the breathtaking vistas of the lush greenery that will accompany you throughout the route, the view of river Reshi at Reshikola and finally spellbinding view of the Eastern Himalayas at Zuluk, which includes the ranges of Kanchenjunga.
PC: Tirthankar Gupta
Guwahati To Tawang
On a long weekend, taking your car for a drive to Tawang from Guwahati can be a fun activity to do. Although the terrain might be a little rough, the beautiful vistas make up for it.
The two important stops you can make on this journey can be at Dirang and Tezpur. The distance between the two cities is 500 km and it takes about 13 hours to cover it. For those craving for a long drive, here's the route you need to pick!
While at Tawang, you can also visit other places of Arunachal Pradesh like Bomdilla, Ziro, etc.
Gangtok To Nathu La Pass
Nathu La Pass is just 52 km from Gangtok, perched at an altitude of 14,140 ft. Nathu La used to be the link between China and India as part of the Silk Route, which was closed in the 1962. Ever since Nathu La Pass became a popular tourist attraction, the road from Gangtok to Nathu La is smooth and circles around and up the mountain.
It is 3-4 hour ride which is filled with breathtaking view of the mountains and randomly trickling waterfalls throughout. On the way, you can stop at the glittering Tsomgo Lake where one can indulge in Yak rides nearby.
PC: Shayon Ghosh
Jorhat To Mechuka
Jorhat is a city of Assam, gateway to the north Assam, while Mechuka is a quaint village in Arunachal Pradesh. The trip from Jorhat to Mechuka not only unfolds spectacular natural vistas but als oa significant change in the culture of people.
The locals of Mechuka are experts at weaving, using a crude material called loin looms, out of which they make clothes and other items. Do purchase the local products as a memento.
PC: Travelling Slacker
Siliguri To Darjeeling
This 62 km ride from Siliguri to Darjeeling will surely be the refreshing break you need. With lush green tea plantations along the side of the narrow roads, waterfalls and pine forests, the journey will take about 2-3 hours to complete.
You can even take the famous toy train of Darjeeling if you want a more elaborate ride through the splendid vistas of Darjeeling. If you have enough time, don't miss out on beautiful places like Tiger Hill, Rock Garden, Nightingale Peak, etc in Darjeeling.
PC: Jakub Michankow