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Highly Adventrous Road Trips

Mar 13, 2015 13:40
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Manali-Leh

Mecca for adventure bikers. Covering the Himalayan range, this route is the most popular among travellers and road trippers. Considered to be one of the toughest motorcycling roads, the drive isn’t easy even in a 4-wheeler. Local drivers take 12 hours at one go, but most tourists camp at Sarchu. The calm Buddhist monasteries, mountain passes, pristine water way makes up for the uncertainty of this road.
Distance: Around 480 kms
Route: Manali - Keylong - Sarchu - Leh
Best time to visit: June to October

Shimla-Kaza

There will be some back beating on the way to Narkanda but it makes up for the cedar and pine forests that you drive through, and of course the Heaven's base camp Hatu peak (Narkanda). On the road towards Kaza you will witness a breath-taking view of Kinner Kailash, Nako Lake, and Lari a small township of 100 people, all this while the river Sutlej accompanies you. Across Kaza Kibber claims to be the highest motorable village in the world at 14,200 feet.
Distance: Around 450 kms
Route: Shimla - Narkanda - Rampur -Poo (Puh) - Nako - Kaza
Best time to visit: May to September

Munnar-Ooty-Coorg

Was crowned as the world's ultimate Riding Wonder from the list of the top 7 Riding Wonders couple of years back for its varied scenery, mixture of mountain climbs, twisting corners and diverse wildlife. Absolutely fantastic, winding roads through tea estates are charming enough.
Distance: Around 480 kms
Route: Munnar – Marayoor – Chinar – Udmalpet – Pollachi – Coimbatore – Metupalayam –Kotagiri - Ooty – Mysore - Coorg
Best time to visit: All the year round

Vadodra-Bhuj


Deemed as bikers' battleground. The drive from Vadodra to Bhuj via Ahmedabad is smooth. Driving through the bustling cities Vadodra and Ahmedabad, Bhuj is a welcome change. From Bhuj the entry point into Rann of Kutch called 'Ekal ka Rann' is about 80 kms. Wheels rolling through the village life, takes you closer to the salt marsh, which by itself is engulfing.
Distance: Around 450 kms
Route: Vadodra - Ahmedabad - Bhuj
Best time to visit: October to March

Banglore-Kodaikanal

The drive up to Dindigul is a 4-laned highway. It’s after Dindigul that you'll hit the hills. A few KMS before Salem you'll pass through Thoppur forest. The drive, needless to say, is scenic and curvy.
Distance: Around 500 kms
Route: Bangalore - Dindigul - Kodaikanal
Best time to visit: September to May

Guwahati-Tawang

The drive from Guwahati to Tawang takes you through the beautiful tea estates of Assam and pretty bamboo hutments. The road from Bhalukpong onwards is winding and the mountains are mesmerizing with the clouds kissing the mountains.
Distance: Around 500 kms
Route: Guwahati - Tezpur - Bhalukpong -Tawang
Best time to visit: March to October

Kolkata-Darjeeling

The road is brilliant with tea estates on one side and the valley on the other. Avoid driving after 6:00 pm as it gets foggy and the morning drive is engulfing.
Distance: Around 650 kms
Route: Kolkata -Siliguri -Darjeeling
Best time to visit: April to June and September to December

Jodhpur-Jaisalmer-Sam

Drive through the desert of Thar.
Distance: Around 300 kms
Route: Jodhpur-Osiyan-Khichan-Phalodi-Jaisalmer
Best time to visit: October to March

Dehradun-Nanital


Since Dehradun is nested on the foothills of the Himalayas, perched between two rivers – Ganga and Yamuna, the drive from Dehradun to Nainital is a delight. Known as the Switzerland of Asia, the drive to Nainital is endearing, as the township is set in a valley which contains a pear-shaped lake.
Distance: Around 260 kms
Route: Dehradun-Nainital
Best time to visit: Round the year

Shillong-Cherapunjee

The drive can be covered in under an hour but the sight of pinewood covered mountains makes the journey enticing for stopovers throughout. A must stop point is the Duwan Singh Syiem Bridge from where you get a picturesque view of the Mawkdok Dympep Valley, extending all the way up to Cherrapunji.
Distance: Around 60 kms
Route: Shillong to Cherrapunji
Best time to visit: Except Monsoon but then monsoon is enjoyable

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