Summers bring myriad opportunities to indulge in fun. One of these is a summer road trip – an unbeatable way to discover landscapes and life in different destinations. As India is blessed with diversity, the charm of a road trip turns irresistible. Here are the best five summer road trips in India that you should take. So join your gang, play some peppy music, and get your wheels rolling. Get, set, go…
1) Manali to Leh
A road trip from Manali to Leh is among the most mesmeric ones you can take. Wonderful valleys, spectacular snowclad mountain peaks, marvelous monasteries, and lovely landscapes offer a visual treat when you hit the road. Open for almost 5 months a year, this road trip is an experience to treasure. Halt to acclimatize and you will love driving through the snowy splendor!
Distance: 478 km (approx.)
Driving Time: 2 days (approx.)
If driving is your passion, a Mumbai to Goa drive will be the most pleasurable thing for you! Drive past the Western Ghats and enjoy the 50 shades of green on the way. Bikers and driving enthusiasts might have a slice of Bollywood while zooming through this Dil Chahta Hai route. Roads are smooth and laced by lush green carpets with gurgling waterfalls and rivers.
Distance: 600 km (approx.)
Driving Time: 11-12 hours (approx.)
Mostly unexplored, North East India has a lot in store to fascinate travelers and those with a driving fetish. Home to some of the best road trip options, Gangtok – the capital of Sikkim takes you through challenging terrain as you drive to Nathu La Pass that offers breathtaking scenery. Top up your trip by visiting the spellbinding Lake Tsomgo for enhanced fun.
Distance: 56 km (approx.)
Driving Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes (approx.)
Pamper the adrenaline junkie in you with this challenging and rewarding road trip. The long route will allow you to halt and acclimatize to the height. Enjoying the Himalayan desert charm, you will cover Kalpa, Rampur, Nako, Kaza, Spiti, Manali via Kunzum La and Rohtang La.
Distance: 420 km (approx.)
Driving Time: 3-4 days (approx.)
- Get your car/motorbike checked by an experienced mechanic
- Take proper rest before the trip
- Carry first aid kit
- Pack light