If you haven’t been on a road trip ever, then 2018 is a year letting you do that. We are listing 8 road trips to take across India this year! Have a look at these.
Visakhapatnam to Araku Valley
The journey from Visakhapatnam is a 114 kilometers one and upon reaching Araku Valley, visit Borra Caves and Tatipudi Reservoir. This journey can be covered in three or four hours, through curly roads, green valleys, and hills and the magical Bay of Bengal with majestic waterfalls, forested hillsides and coffee plantations. It is a great track to go on a road trip.
Best Time to Visit: October–March
Manali to Leh
One of the most loved track is the Manali to Leh and a lot of tourists go through this track for a one of kind road trip. Deadly twists and turns of the road, snow-capped mountains, valleys, spectacular landscapes and stunning monasteries will make you remember this journey forever. The distance between Manali and Leh is 478 kilometers.
Best Time to Visit: June–September
Chennai to Pondicherry
Chennai to Pondicherry is 155 kilometers trip that can be achieved in only three or four hours via East Coast Road. The beautiful sight of the sea goes through Mahabalipuram, Idaikkazhinadu, Marakkanam, Mudaliarkuppam, and Kalpakkam, the route is beautifully lined with amazing landscape view. Almost every mile presents a picture-perfect photo opportunity.
Best Time to Visit: October–February
Guwahati to Tawang
One of the must-take road trips in Northern India is Guwahati to Tawang. It is 509 kilometers or a 14-hour approx. journey. The Northern parts of India are truly beautiful with mesmerizing scenery, snow-capped mountains, and lush greenery. One can make a stopover at Dirang in West Kameng to witness the Buddhist culture at Kalchakra and Ngingmapa Monastery, or stop at Tezpur in Assam and explore its cultural and historical attractions.
Best Time to Visit: March–October
Ahmedabad to Kutch
Ahmedabad to the Land of White Salt Desert, Kutch would take approx. seven hours. It covers a distance of 400 kilometers. Surrounding the route are beautiful landscapes and exquisite art and culture of Gujarat. The roads are cool enough to have a smooth drive. At Kutch, you can visit the Wild Ass Sanctuary in Kutch, home to over 3,000 wild asses, Chari-Dhand, which is a bird watcher’s heaven and the nearby Hodko Village for exquisite handicrafts.
Best Time to Visit: October–March
Shimla to Manali via Mandi
Shimla to Manali via Mandi is one great spot for clicking pictures, you can say it is a photographer’s paradise. Manali is at a distance of 247 kilometers from Shimla and can be covered in a seven-hour drive. With picturesque mountains on one side and cavernous valley and lush greenery on the other side, this route will definitely leave you mesmerized.
Best Time to Visit: Mid-September–Mid-July
Bangalore to Ooty
A picturesque route, lined with lush green mountains and scenic landscapes, it a haven for nature lovers. Dense and refreshing forests of Bandipur and the historical city of Mysore are some of the best points of the journey. Acres of tea plantations, majestic waterfalls, and clear lakes will keep you engaged in the course of the journey. The route is 278 kilometers which take six hours.
Best Time to Visit: October–June
Darjeeling to Pelling
Tea gardens, majestic mountains and scenic landscapes on all sides are a sight not-to-be-missed on this road trip. Darjeeling and Pelling are 72 kilometers away and this route can be covered within four hours. The roads are perfect and you will have a smooth drive.
Best Time to Visit: March–June, September–December