A road trip is probably the best way to get a flavour of India. Travelling through some spectacular Indian roads with breath taking views is a real treat for nature lovers and adventurers. Once in your lifetime, ride yourself through these amazing roads!
* Delhi to Agra (Yamuna Expressway): Recently opened for the public, this expressway marks state of art engineering. This 6-lane controlled access highway runs 165 km from greater Noida to Agra, in the state of Uttar Pradesh. If you are the one who loves driving, this is really your place. With about 7 interchanges and major bridges, this highway is a driver’s paradise.
* Ahmedabad to Kutch: This 400 km drive is a journey of contrasts. The land is white and barren while the people vibrant and heart-warming. Driving through Kutch is not a usual highway drive, it is unusually beautiful and beautifully unusual.
* Manali to Leh: This 470 km road trip takes you to the highest motorable road in the world. A true legend, as described by passionate travellers, this road promises a life changing experience. Passing through spiti, a desert mountain valley in the mighty Himalayas, then to ladakh via Baralacha La and finally to leh passing through the second highest mountain pass in the world, Tanglang La, spectacular landscapes await you. Be sure that you carry enough travel gear as the roads are tough and the weather very fickle. The route, rated one of the best in the world by Fox Traveller, BBC and Lonely planet, is as hazardous as it is enchanting.
* Jaipur to Jaisalmer: Vibrant colours amidst golden sands! Highways as smooth as butter take you through small villages and present to you the diversity of Indian culture. This 570 km stretch gives you the opportunity to explore India’s rich history inside massive forts like amer fort, the Kumbalgarh fort and the Mehrangarh fort. Mouth-watering food is a given.
* Kaziranga to Tawang: These 445kms are surely a breath taking experience! The route presents magnificent fleets of Indian culture like the Orchidarium near Bhalukpong, snow-bound Sela Pass at 14,000 feet and a 400-year old Galden Namgyal Lhatse monastery. Driving through Arunachal is truly a once in a lifetime experience. It is advisable that you drive through this region in a sturdy SUV.
Travelling is so much more about the journey than about the destination itself. A journey propels self-discovery, profound thinking and observation. The small defining moments along the way are the real essence of a road trip.