Travel and hospitality experts predict that Indian road trips will pick up when it is safe to travel again. Amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, families are driving across the country in their own cars. Many scenic locations in India are equally beautiful as those abroad, if not more so. Travel enthusiasts, here are 7 scenic road trips that you can take across almost every state of India.
Delhi To Agra To Jaipur
Go on a road trip along the legendary Golden Triangle Road. One of the best road journeys in India. Delhi, Agra and Jaipur allow tourists a culturally and historically rich experience. From Agra’s Taj Mahal to Jaipur’s Hawa Mahal and several different monuments in the Pink City, this 7 hour highway journey is worth every bit. The Yamuna Expressway (NH 93) is a smooth drive and you can smoothly cover 449 km.
Bangalore To Mysore To Alleppey To Munnar To Thekkady
From the Garden City to Kerala God’s Own Country, you will encounter scenic beauty, places of worship, floating hamlets, and a soft breeze. Visit the tea gardens in Munnar, stay on a houseboat in Alleppey, and explore the Periyar National Park in Thekkady. It is a road trip you should not miss if you live in Bangalore.
Kolkata To Darjeeling To Gangtok To Zuluk To Alipurduar To Tawang
Traveling through the Northeast cannot be a better way to explore the region. Begin your thrilling journey from Kolkata, then head to the iconic hill station Darjeeling. In Arunachal Pradesh, take a ride through Zuluk loops that take you through the tea estates’ rolling greens and then visit Tawang, the Buddhist abode. Throughout winter times, Tawang enhances a gorgeous winter wonderland.
Mumbai To Baroda To Diu To Somnath To Gir To Rann of Kutch
Gujarati food, such as dhokla, fafda, and thepla, will make you leave Mumbai. You are sure to enjoy a great holiday in the bustling city of Baroda, which is rich in culture. After Baroda, travel to Diu in the Union Territory. Next, let the religious getaway of Somnath help you relate deeper with the divine. Add in nature and rich green forests of Gir and compliment your trip with the expansive, Rann of Kutch. This is a culturally rich street trip, that will always be memorable.
Aurangabad To Indore To Bhopal To Sagar To Khajuraho
Let’s head to Madhya Pradesh, in the heart of India, and leave behind the Tropic of Cancer. You will leave Aurangabad behind before heading to the Bhopal-Sagar-Khajuraho Road from Maharashtra. If you want to feast on a variety of special Indore street food, this road trip is for you. There is much to admire in the magnificent sculptures and structures of Khajuraho for both history fans and the spiritually inclined.
Agonda To Gokarna To Coorg To Wayanad To Alleppey To Chikmagalur
Another fantastic road trip in South India you must take starts from Agonda in Goa and ends at Chikmagalur in Karnataka. You can’t go wrong with this road trip if you love the beach. On the way to Gokarna, you can visit Agonda’s secluded and spiritual shores. Then, travel to the coffee-rich Coorg region before visiting the small, coastal towns of Karwar and Udupi. Kerala’s Wayanad, Alleppey, Kodaikanal, Kovalam, and Ooty are also included in your road trip. End this 2500km road trip by visiting Mysore and Chikmagalur.
Srinagar To Leh
There is no better road trip than the one from Srinagar to Leh if you want to explore the mountains. From Srinagar, through the Zoji La Pass, you can travel all the way to Leh. On this road, however, you won’t travel through the bushes or the jungles, but instead you’ll see the imposing mountains and the stunning valley of Fraas up close. Pass through the iconic Kargil. It’s a 10-hour long road trip, but it’s perfect for mountain lovers.
Here are some of the best road trips to take you across most of India’s states. Follow each state’s Covid protocols and only travel when it is safe to do so. Safe travels!