3 Must do road trips in India even if you are NOT a biker!

14.02.20 19:30 By Kunwar

Travel - to live a life not to run from life, so to have a lively life start travelling. Travelling is not just about the destination, it’s about the journey and when your journey involves roads then nothing wonderful could be imagined. To explore some unexplored destinations via roads there is no place better than India as it offers extremes in terms of its geographical location. So, here are 3 must-do trips where one must go once in a life.

Captivating Shimla to Hypnotic Spiti

If you want to experience a real sense of adventure, travel to Spiti - a place identical to Leh-Ladakh. Well! Spiti is situated between Tibet and India that's why it is also known as 'The Middle Land'. Reaching this destination is not easy as one has to come across many challenges, however worth it for its charismatic beauty.

This roadside road journey is gaining attention from enthusiastic travellers as it has a lot to offer to its guests. The thrilled and adventurous route of this journey could prognosticate about the emotions of freak travellers as it gives a variety of experiences which could be last forever. The treacherous road, cold desert with rough and vibrant mountains, magical landscapes and unreal lakes make the travellers spellbound.

Route: Shimla - Reckon Peo – Kaza – Spiti

This route includes National Highway 05 and 505. Kalka, Sarah, Sangla Valley, Tabo Monastery are some important places en-route to Spiti. There are several places along this route where one can satiate his hunger, for instance, Narkanda, Tapri, Naka, Tabo. Moreover, many options for accommodation around Narkanda and Kinnaur are available.

Duration: 2 days (8-9 hours drive a day)

Distance: 450 km(approx.)

Best Time: June – October


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City of Eastern Light Guwahati to Colourful Tawang

The most desirable Himalayan destination, Tawang is situated in the easternmost state of India, Arunachal Pradesh. It is a forest land not only known for its stubborn mountains, unstoppable rivers but its distinctive fusion of Buddhist culture and Tibetan heritage. This road journey is for adventurers who love exploring unfamiliar scenes.

A roadside journey from Guwahati to Tawang can be done via two different routes.

Route1: Guwahati – Tezpur – Nameri – Bomdila – Dirang – Tawang

Route2: Guwahati – Mangaldai – Orang – Kalaktang – Shergaon – Rupa – Bomdila -Tawang

Both the ways offer travellers a staggering sight of Northeast India which is never seen before. For a memorable trip make sure you must experience and adore every bit of it whether it is the picturesque Himalayan ranges or the delighted landscapes or the eateries with amazing sightseeing. Along this route, there are few dhabas available that offer simple but delicious food. Talking about places to relax, one can find a decent number of hotels and resorts along this route. 

Duration: 14 hours

Distance: 500 km(approx.)

Best Time: March – June;  September and October


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City of Dreams Mumbai to Magnetic Goa

Goa - a major shooting destination known for its exquisite at the same time whimsical beaches, is not very far from the film-city Mumbai. A road trip is most recommended for this visit because it offers endless drive overlooking the sea which makes the journey most remarkable.

There are two routes which can be opted as per traveler’s convenience:

Route1: Mumbai to Goa via NH4

Begin your journey with a gentle and hustle free drive along with delectable food options at some places (Satara and Kolhapur) in between. For a wildlife enthusiast, Belgaum is a necessary stop to explore Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary. After three hours drive from Belgaum, the road takes you to the land of magnetic beaches that pull you towards itself with its magnificent waves.

Route2: Bombay Goa Highway Via NH66

This route presents some attractive views which surely adore by vacationers. Western ghats follow their travellers which make this roadside journey unforgettable. A halt at Chiplun which is famous for its waterfalls offers beautiful sightseeing. Moving forward towards Goa, the journey becomes adventurous as the roads get narrow down here.

Duration: 11-12 hours nonstop

Distance: 600 km (approx.)

Best Time: December – January


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Don't forget to check some of the most hygienic dhabas along the route serving local delicacies