Travelling has become an inherent part of our life. As we lead such a busy life, full of targets and deadlines, we need to take a refreshing break from time to time. And what can be a better way than opting for the exciting and adventurous road trips? So if you are looking forward to destress yourself and make some interesting memories, then it’s high time to hit the road. Just call your friends or family and make plans right away, who knows Kal Ho Na Ho!And if you’re thinking where to go, don’t worry, we have bring you a list of top five road trips in India. Here we go:
Manali to Leh
One of the highest and toughest roads of India, the roads from Manali to Leh are generally open from June to late September. The journey will be difficult, unpredictable and may even give you altitude sickness. However, the breathtaking snow-clad hills and mountains en route will surely compensate for exhausting journey.
Distance: 479 km
Time Taken: 2 days
Highlights: You’ll come across Rohtang Pass, Buddhist monasteries and Khardung La.
Mumbai to Goa
The road trip between the City of Dreams, Mumbai and the City of Beaches Goa via NH-17, will leave you asking for more. Why? Because the roads are beautifully sleek and are lined up with several food joints or dhabas to take care of your hungry stomach. If you want to be a part of Goa’s hot and happening late night beach parties, then leave Mumbai early in the morning around 5 a.m. Nothing works better than a comfy bed after you’ve partied all night. The wide variety of resorts in Goa offer just what you’re looking for.
Distance: 615 km
Travel Time: 10 hours
Highlights: You’ll cross many rivers, mountains, temples and waterfalls.
Puri to Konark
Puri-Konark highway (NH-203) boasts of being one of the most beautiful roads of India. This route offers picturesque views to behold during the trip which are worth clicking as well. Everything about this route is magical from the canopy formed by the trees on either side of the road to soft misty breeze.
Distance: 36 km
Time Taken: 1 hour
Highlights: You’ll drive through green surroundings.
Ahmedabad to Kutch
This road trip is slightly unique as it’s not the journey, but the destination that has an upper hand here. As soon as you reach the gorgeous white salt desert of Kutch, you’ll be mesmerised by its beauty and the vibrant lifestyle of the locals. Don’t forget to visit the neighbouring handicraft villages including Hodko, Nirona and Nakhtarana. Accommodation is an experience when it comes to enjoying the land of Kutch. Book hotels in Bhuj to feel the essence of Gujarat in the most amazing way!
Distance: 381 km
Time Taken: 8 hours
Highlights: You’ll come across Dhrangadhra, a stopover, known for its temples and mosques.
Bangalore to Coorg
The drive from Bangalore to Coorg is of pure pleasure, as the roads are in excellent condition. There are road signs everywhere to help you out, along with well marked hill roads.
Distance: 260 km
Time taken: 5 hours
Highlights: You will enjoy fresh air and lovely view of coffee plantations on the way.