Top 10 Best Road Trips in India

India is renown for having some of the best road trip options in the world, and we often underestimate our own country. This is our list of some of the best drives that the country has to offer, and we can’t wait to get started!

1. Delhi to Leh

One of the most incredible road trips in the country is from Delhi to Manali to Leh. The road trip covers the Himalayas in India and is known for the enthralling and divine landscapes one sees on route. It’s divided in to two parts, the first one being from Delhi to Manali and is a smooth drive and the second part is from Manali to Leh where you get to know the meaning of an adrenaline infusing road trip. It is one of the highest and toughest roads to travel. The scenic beauty that the route offers makes a person overlook the tough road.

Distance: 1000 km
Duration:
2 days  
Route:
Delhi – Manali – Leh – Delhi 
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2. Chennai to Pondicherry

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The changing reflections of the sun on the water as the day advances makes it most beautiful roads around Chennai and probably India will leave you feeling thoroughly satisfied. Be prepared for a lot of Photography sessions while on the road!

Distance: 170 km
Duration: 3.5 hours 
Route:
Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry – Chennai 
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3. Mumbai to Gokarna via the Konkan Coast


One of the best coastal drives doable in India, this road trip traverses three different states, giving you the chance to experience the shift in culture, food and languages as you drive through the diverse landscape of the Konkan. Includes beaches and mighty forts, fresh sea food, and hidden gems.

Distance: 850 km
Duration:
3 – 4 days
Route: Mumbai – Diveagar – Ratnagiri – Tarkarli – Goa – Gokarna – Kolhapur – Mumbai 
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4. Bangalore to Coonoor

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Image Credits Teambhp user/Rajeevraj

This trip from Bengaluru to Coonoor, situated in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu covers good quality roads and provides great options to explore and eat. The route gets especially scenic once you reach Bandipur National park, with tea plantations, water falls, and greenery all around

Distance: 300 km
Duration: 7 hours
Route:
Bangalore – Ooty/Coonoor – Bangalore 
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5. Shillong to Tawang

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Image Credits : Indianroots.com

This road trip will leave all the enthusiasts asking for more. Snow clad mountains, the Indian Army camp, the Buddhist culture, munching in Jung and the yak cheese are some of the things that await on this awesome trail. The roads are in perfectly maintained condition and the scenic beauty gets better and better with every minute that passes by.  The monasteries in Tawang are a must visit on this route and you can also reek in the cultural heritage all along the way.

Distance: 600 km
Duration:
16 hours (2 days)
Route:
Shillong – Guwahati – Sela Pass – Tawang
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6. Puri to Konark on the NH-203

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While scenic roads in Orissa would very well put most of the Eastern states of India to shame, the Puri-Konark highway is one of those beautiful roads to do photography that when undertaken, will force you to drain the battery on your camera. The canopy formed by the trees on either side of the road, the soft misty breeze and the obvious idyllic beauty will leave you mesmerized, now and forever!

Distance: 36 km
Duration:
1 hour
Route: Puri – Balukhand – Konark – Puri
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7. Jaipur to Jaisalmer:

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Knock knock. Who’s there? The Desert. The Desert who? The Desert of Jaisalmer! Drive to Jaisalmer from the Pink City via Jodhpur and enjoy as the colours of Rajasthan flash by.

Distance: 620 km
Duration: 10 hours
Route: Jaipur – Jodhpur – Jaisalmer – Jaipur
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8. Kolkata to Digha:

Kolkata to Digha- Bellisimo! Any Kolkatan will swear by this road journey, most of them have taken it at least 4 times during their lifetime. There’s reason too! The road is basic and pleasing, great for revving up your vehicles, lined with green patches all throughout. Digha is a favorite weekend trip option for many East Indians for its short and sweet appeal. Walk along the beach or ride a pony in the shallow waters, two days here will take your mind off things and let you relax.

Distance: 180 km
Duration:
3 hours
Route: Kolkata – Kolaghat – Contai – Digha – Kolkata 
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9. Delhi to Udaipur

The six lane Yamuna Expressway connecting Delhi to Jaipur is the closest thing India has to an autobahn. The route itself is a pleasure to drive, and includes a lot of places of interest to explore. Rajasthan has well built roads and a great road tripping culture, remember to give way to the Royal Enfield converted rickshaws!

Distance: 700 km
Duration:
11 hours (2 days)
Route: Delhi – Udaipur/Chittorgarh – Jaipur – Delhi
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10. Mumbai to Saurashtra

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A road trip through the Saurashtra region, more affectionately called “Big Kutch”, is one which will leave you marvelling at the different facets that Gujarat has to offer.  It’s a trip that will have you zipping through the roads (well, mostly!) as well as blend in nuggets of culture and history through the journey.

Distance: 1000 km
Duration:
3 – 4 days
Route: Mumbai – Junagad – Gir – Diu – Mumbai
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Go ahead, take those road trips. Don’t forget to let us know where you went! 🙂

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