To the weary souls who set out to travel, it is more about the journey than the actual destination. Long drives are an inseparable part of our lives. Travellers look for their havens in sand-swept routes, snow covered roads and highways flanked by forests.
There are many such roads in India which are surely going to lift your spirits even before you reach the destination and at times these roads themselves offer you a rejuvenated feel. Here is a look at five highway routes where you should set out on a long drive to remove your weariness.
Leh - Manali Highway
The long stretch of barren land piled with snow and flanked by majestic mountains is how best you can describe the Leh - Manali highway. Situated at an elevation of about 3962.4 mt above sea level, the highway connects four beautiful destinations namely Manali, Zanskar valley, Lahaul and Spiti valley. It is one of the roads that every traveller should take atleast once in their lifetime.
The rugged terrian of the Leh - Manali Highway
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Mumbai Pune Expressway
Drive on this six-lane expressway to feel the thrill of talking to the winds as you fly by. Nestled between the beautiful Sahyadri ranges, the beauty surrounding the route is scenic to say the least. Again one of those routes which is sure to get you rejuvenated as you drive along.
Scenic view of the Mumbai Pune Expressway
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Bhiwandi Nashik Highway
It is a pleasant drive once you hit the Bhiwandi-Nasik Highway. The road from Bhiwandi to Nasik in simple terms implies sheer enjoyment because of the sweeping corners, long stretches with recently rebuild paths. Enjoy the ride as you watch the nature sweep past you.
View of the Highway.
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Vadodara Ahmedabad Expressway
The expressway is excellent and well-maintained and driving on it was a rich experience without any bumps. There is not much traffic which ensures that you reach your destination quickly. It is a nice travel experience with lots of greenery on both sides of the road.
Enjoy riding on the empty road.
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The road to Agra via Yamuna Expressway is brilliant. There are fields on both sides of the road and the weather was superb. The roads are more or less empty and the car can easily cruise at a speed of 150 kmph. Although there is no need to take a stop, there are food plazas on the way to take a break or refreshments. It is perfect highway to drive on for those who love driving and also the scenery around is absolutely mesmerising.
Picturesque view from the Yamuna Expressway.
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