It’s never too late to leave behind the tiresome everyday life and hit the road to de-stress yourself and collect some memories to cherish for lifetime. We bring you the five most incredible road trips in India you cannot afford to miss, no matter how old you are.
Mumbai to Goa: The 620 km road trip from Mumbai to Goa needs no introduction. Enjoy the picturesque views along the NH 17 highway and relish some lip-smacking food at any of the numerous food joints en route. Leave early at around 5 am and admire the setting sun while unwinding on a sandy beach in Goa.
Manali to Leh: No words can describe this incredible and adventurous road trip from Manali to Leh - whether on a Bullet or in a car. Picturesque mountains, scenic landscapes and a myriad of locales like the Rohtang Pass, Taglang La Sarchu, Upsi and Keylong are sure to take your breath away. Don’t forget the road trip on Khardung La, India’s highest motorable road. The 500 km journey will take around 2 days to complete. Also, make sure that you get your fuel tank filled up at Tandi for you will not find any petrol pump for the next 365 km.
Guwahati to Tawang: It is a challenging but enjoyable road trip and you will cherish every moment of it. Splendid views of snow-clad mountains and the beautiful terrain will leave you spell bound. The picture-perfect town of Tezpur is replete with hotels and food joints and is an ideal place to stop over. The 560 km road trip via NH 52 and NH 229 takes around 15 hours excluding your stops.
Jaipur to Ranthambore Planning a road trip with college friends? Drive from Jaipur, the Pink City, to Ranthambore, the Land of the Roaring Tiger. The State Highway 24 is dotted with towns and villages that offer a glimpse of traditional Rajasthani culture. Noted attractions like Kumbalgarh Fort and Kumbalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary en route are also worth watching. It is preferred to take an open jeep or an off-roader to make the most out of this 145 km trip.
Ahmedabad to Kutch: It is a memorable 400 km drive from Ahmedabad to Kutch, famous for its white salt desert and vibrant local life. Explore the imposing white beauty of the Rann of Kutch and the Wild Ass Sanctuary and shop for souvenirs and handicrafts in the neighbouring villages of Hodko, Nirona and Nakhtarana. Don’t forget to leave from Ahmedabad a little early so that you reach the destination before the sun sets, as the roads are not too developed.