I prefer bike rides to car journeys because you drive cars but you ride a bike – that’s the difference. What is more thrilling than a long road trip on a classic motorcycle like a Royal Enfield or a Harley? You feel the powerful beats of the engines resonating and synchronizing with your heart beat as you drive. Now, imagine taking such a bike ride on the routes passing through beautiful landscapes. Interested? Try these 6 best road trips in India for a thrilling and insanely beautiful bike ride.
Manali to Leh
Manali-Leh route is neither for the faint hearted or the inexperienced because the mountain roads can be challenging with dangerous curves. However, they also offer a breathtaking journey through the beautiful Himalayan valleys, snowy mountains and gorgeous landscapes. The 297-mile route takes two days to travel because a major part of it is at an altitude of 13000ft. It is one of the most difficult as well as the best road trip in India. Make sure you’re prepared for cold weather.
Vishakapatnam to Araku Valley
The Vizag-Araku route is essentially a ghat road that is carved into the mighty Western Ghats and is filled with crazy curves making the ride a little challenging. The beautiful scenery and the thrillingly risky roads make it an enchanting journey. The ghat road from Visakhapatnam to Araku Valley is about 70 miles long and takes three to four hours to travel.
Guwahati to Tawang
One of the most insane road trips in India, Guwahati-Tawang road is not only difficult to ride but is also beautiful with snow-clad mountains and stunning landscapes. The 323-mile road takes 10 hours long to ride but it is advisable for you to take rest along the way by stopping at either Dirang or Tezpur. There are a few local tourists attraction in both places for you to explore.
Shimla to Manali
The landscape along the Shimla-Manali route is unbelievably captivating with beautiful mountain ranges, deep valleys and lush vegetation. This Himalayan route is about 250 miles long that can be traveled in about 7 hours. The route is perfect for avid photographers who are eager to shoot stunning landscapes.
Bangalore to Ooty
As one of the best road trips in India, the Bangalore-Ooty route offers the best nature-filled journey across dense forests, tea plantations, stunning waterfalls and many lakes. It’s a nature-lover’s dream route which is 172 miles long and takes a maximum of 6 hours to travel. Make it a weekend getaway and go with someone you love on this romantic long drive.
Mumbai to Mount Abu
If you’re Mumbaikar, you might have already heard about the Mumbai-Goa trip and might have taken one as well. However, the Mumbai-Abu trip is one of the least-known as well as the most amazing road trips in India with mesmerizing scenery full of lush green forests and foggy mountains. The 475-mile route is scattered with delicious dhabas and wonderful restaurants where you experience a mystical blend of Marathi, Gujarati and Rajasthani cultures and cuisines. How many of these 6 best Indian road trips have you taken? What is your favorite route? What was your experience on these routes? Let us know in the comment section below.