9 Thrilling and Adventurous Road Trips in India

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If you’re searching for the best bike road trips or road trips for entire family, you are in the right place. Whether it’s from Delhi, or in South India, all these road trips must be taken by one anyhow. This here, is one of the best sites through which you can soak in all the data about the wondrous journey on the road.

If you’re looking for adventure and thrill, then this is the perfect list for you! Here is our attempt to cover all India when thinking of a road trip.

1. Munnar to Kodaikanal: 162.7 km

Again, we are here with the promise to give you offbeat road trips in India. Thin roads from Munnar to Kodaikanal make it such a thrilling bike road trip. Completely cut off for large vehicles to go through, you will find it very serene to go through the thick, green forests.

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There are very few ways to through Kerala to Tamil Nadu due to the large hills, but this way is one of the rare ones and this way proves to be so beautiful in such a heightened level.

Best time to go: Spring, not in monsoon, because occasional landslides make it tough to navigate.

2. Manali to Leh: 478km

This tops the list any day, anytime. Like I tried to type into words how it felt to be in this chill among the valleys and roads of the way, the wind playing with your hair. The beauty, just overwhelming in all its grandeur.

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The lakes and the hillside roads just enthrall anyone’s being. If you are of the opinion that road trips aren’t for you, take this one and then you’ll realize what a road trip in its most beautiful spectacle means.

Best time to go:  The breathtaking road is open for about 5 months a year, mostly during summers and mid-October.

3. The Great Andaman Trunk Road: 360 km

We, at Travelerswiki are not here to vomit information from other sites. So that is exactly why we included this one. In case you ever find yourself in Andaman, take a two wheeler and go through the pristine, lush green forests of the great Andaman Trunk road. The amazing flora is not the only thing, though.

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Excellent natural sites, Mud volcanos, Limestone caves are all some of the attractions you can see there. And in case you are extra lucky, you will find some members of the exotic Jarawa tribe engaging in their daily schedule.

Best time to go: November-February

4. Guwahati to Tawang: 553km

The untouched beauty of North East is a must see for all you travel buffs! The 10 hours journey (excluding your stops) is a journey of a lifetime. The greenery or the snow clad mountains, all are worth the sight. And if you are going with your buddies, a bottle of whisky along with the view is something. Like really something.

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Best time to go: March–October

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5. Bangalore to Munnar: 445.8 km

Who in this country hasn’t heard of the beauty of Munnar? The green tea plantations, the Mattupetty dam, and various points is something which you need to see, road trip or not. But believe me when I say this the destination is not the most beautiful part of this journey.  The Nilgiri hills stretch on the way and the roads are comfortable without much damage done to the body of vehicle!

Banglore To munnar -Best-road-trip-IndiaBest time to go: Avoid the rainy season, slippery roads might cause accidents.

6. Mumbai to Rann of Kutch: 932.6 km

What can be more entertaining than to see the colorful scene change from bustling city crowds to turban clad men and water bucket carrying women? We are not giving in to the stereotype, but you will find this gradual change in the backdrop of the surroundings to be highly enchanting. The white sand of Kutch will hypnotize you.

Mumbai to rann of kutch - Best-road-trip-IndiaAlso, if you go during the time of Rann Utsav, the charm just multiplies in mammoth. Like Rann Utsav, read more about some Unconventional festivals in India.

Best time to go: Try going during the Festival time, that is, December.

7. Jaipur to Jaisalmer: 572km

A journey through the land of the kings! How majestic. Travel from the capital city of Jaipur to the arid desert of Jaisalmer to witness cultural diversity and beauty of each and every grain of sand as it glistens in front of your eyes.

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The undulating sandy landscape and the presence of your companions will make you feel straight out of a Bollywood road trip movie.  If you’re having trouble deciding which place to see next in Rajasthan, then go to Places to visit in Rajasthan.

Also Explore: Top 10 Tourist Places To Visit In Rajasthan

Best time to go: Try avoiding the heat because the sun might get too blinding.

8. Golden Triangle (Delhi – Agra- Jaipur): 735km

The title would have only captured all you history nerds’ attention. As the three cities are considered to be the cultural epitome of the country, history and tradition binds these three cities together. And today, the golden triangle binds the cities together. Roadways which seem like they are made in a foreign country, these roads are perfect for speedy travels.

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Best time to go: August–March

9. Mumbai to Mt Abu: 765 km

Traversing through three states while coming to your destination, this road trip is perfect for you to visualize the beauty of western India. Beginning from the city of Mumbai, the trajectory of the road towards the hill station located in Rajasthan is through urban centers as well as primarily rural centers. This gives you a perspective of the entirety of the Indian Society.

Mumbai to Mt. Abu - Best-road-trip-IndiaBest time to go: July–October

Written by Sruthi Nair

As a travel buff, I believe that one life is not enough to see all the places in this planet! Why search for heaven up above when it is right beside you? I call myself an ardent believer of following your (dream) destinations! Join me on this journey of discovering more of this amazing Earth one article at a time.

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