India, we all know is a beautiful country have have enormous travel options for every kind of traveler. From mountains to beaches, from desert to jungles and what not. And being a vast nation it has got distances to travel too. So for the ones who love to measure those distances by road driving/riding, here is a list of best road trips in India

  1. Manali – Leh Highway

Enlisted among the world’s top 10 biking routes, the Manali-Leh highway is best in India and a dream trip for all bikers out there. This 479 KM long route passes through one of the world’s highest roads (Khardung La). The high mountain pass, rich Buddhist culture, rarified environment and the serene beauty of this route will make you feel like you are riding in a heaven.

Best Time: April to August

Keep in Mind: You might get severe mountain sickness due to the altitude

Journey from Kelong to Manali, India
  1. Spiti Valley Road Trip

Spiti Valley, the middle land the beautiful desert mountain valley located high in the Himalayan mountains in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Traffic on this road trip is generally low and the valley is full of serene beauty. Kinnaur and other regions will make you feel like never leaving the valley. You will also pass through few of the world’s highest villages on this road trip. The beautiful views of mighty Satluj, Apricot and Apple orchards and snow capped holy places act as immense supporting platforms.

Best Time: April to October

Keep in Mind: You might get severe mountain sickness due to the altitude

  1. Arunachal Pradesh

Do you know the literal meaning of Arunachal Pradesh is ‘the land of dawn lit mountains’? The lack of roads makes this place tougher for riding, but takes one into crazy ride expedition through its bumpy and off beaten road tracks enough to rush in gusts. The laid back lifestyle, its unique tribal culture and snow covered roads makes it once in a lifetime trip.  The high altitude of this route will make you falling in love while riding a bike, and will test your riding skills for sure.

Best time: March to May, October, November

Keep in Mind: The region faces landslides due to heavy rains

  1. Thar Desert Road Trip

Popularly known as the Great Indian Desert, bike riding in Thar Desert has been uncanny yet enjoyable.  Riding in the Thar Desert will leave you wonder-struck with its varied and barren tracks that take you through the former majestic kingdoms, colorfully ornamented alleys, high and low sand dunes, golden sandy plains, low barren hills and rural Rajasthan. Riding a bike in a desert area will give you an extraordinary practice. One more thing gives you high when desert keeps on coming towards you.

Best Time: October to February

Keep in Mind: You might need to push bike through the fine sands of the ridge at times

Riding/driving through the dunes as far as you can see is real adventure
  1. NH 17 (Bombay to Goa)

If you are a sea lover and love to get drenched in rains, then you will just fall in love with this road trip. This coastal ride in India is no less than its USA counterpart highway 101, and offers you the pristine and picturesque views of the white sand beaches, swaying palms lining the seashores and eye dazzling views of the sunrise and sunset.

Best Time: October to February

Keep in Mind: You might get stuck in certain city junctions due to heavy truck traffic

  1. Shillong- Cherrapunjee Road Trip

This Eastern Himalayan route bristling with the mind –blowing landscapes and evergreen forest, hold within a beauty which us un-describable in words. Here you will be sharing your ride with the Himalayan Railway, where the train will be running alongside on this hilly route. This region will offer amazing things like mixture of Hinduism and Buddhism, heavenly views of Kanchenjunga etc.

Best Time: Throughout the year

Keep in Mind: This region gets landslides due to heavy rains

  1. Valparai and the Vazhachal Forest

If you love to ride as a couple and if you love monsoon, then just add this road trip in you immediate bucket list. Covered with tropical evergreen rainforest engulfed in mist and cloud, this route is definitely the best monsoon riding route of the country. On this track you will you will witness innumerable dams, stunning waterfalls and reservoirs. Being a part of Vazhachal forest reserve or the Anaimalai tiger reserve, wildlife encounters are frequent in this area.

Best Time: Throughout the year

Keep in Mind: Unannounced wildlife confrontation

These are the few from a lot of phenomenal road trips in India. Suggest more to add to the list. Also you can connect to us to join us on our bike trips we organize across India.