Winter is ideal for hot cups of tea, delicious food, and great company. Now, add to this the perfect setting.You have all the ingredients of a great road trip. Are you a motorbike junkie? Do you love to drive? Then these trips will makefor lasting memories.
Srinagar-Leh Highway from Delhi
Do you find temperatures ranging around minus 30 degree Celsius exciting?If you do, then this trip is perfect. Carrya map andwarm woollens. When you reach Leh, spend a day at your hotel.This will help youget used to the high altitude.Otherwise,you may experience acute mountain sickness ordizziness. While in Ladakh,visit Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso, and Tso Moriri for their scenic beauty. Check out Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, and the Hall of Fame as well. Keep all your documents handy.Ensure you have a sound travel planto cover any emergency. The entire trip spans 1,013 km. However, remember to check with the locals; sometimes the roads may be shut.
State Highway 49 or East Coast Road, Chennai
This is a must-do trip if you are the artistic type. This highway in Tamil Nadu runsalong the coast of the Bay of Bengal. It connects Chennai with Cuddalore via Pondicherry. The highwayspans 800 km from Chennai to Kanyakumari. On the way, visit the Cholamandal Artists’ Village. There is fine craftsmanship on display.Later, Dakshinachitra will enchant you with its traditional houses and timeless beauty. Covelong beach is a popular spot as well.Itis just a 30-minute drive from Chennai.
Isscenic beauty your thing? Then this is the perfect road trip. Goa’sbeaches and tourist spots show you the hustle and bustle.Meanwhile, Hampi offers architectural marvels of the past.Its rocky landscape is wonderful if you enjoy rock climbing. Nestled in Karnataka, the temple town of Gokarna has beautiful sandy beaches.It is also home to the famous Mahabaleshwar temple. Make sure totake care of your belongings while travelling here. If you a good insurance, your insurer will handle the loss in case of theft.
This route provides a vibrant interplay of colours, fantastic food, and the historic charm of old forts. This road trip of 288 km to the Pink City will give you many memorable moments. Get a taste of royalty with elephant rides. Take a peek inside the forts and palaces of this city. Make sure to visit Jal Mahal and go shopping at Johari bazaar. Colourful bandhani sarees and silver jewellery are among the top attractions.
Be armed with your camera for this picturesque trip. This 500 km long road trip will appeal to your senses.You will find delicious seafood, tranquil shores, and coconut palm plantations. While here, make sure to visit the Karnala Bird Sanctuary.For a soothing experience, relax by the shores of the Ratnagiri river.