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Top 10 Road Trips in India that you should take in 2017.

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. The beauty of road trip from Manali to Leh cannot be captured in words. Remember Kareena Kapoor dancing to “Yeh Ishq Hai” from Jab We Met? Wouldn’t it be fun to cruise along that road in all its snowy glory on an open jeep or a Bullet? Ah! So Pretty.
Trip– This route is almost 1250 km and takes about 23 hours to drive.delhi-to-leh


2.Bangalore to Goa:
For a fun trip, head straight for the Bangalore– Goa route. A much favored route for the hip crowd, one can opt between two routes, namely via Belgaum or Via Shimoga. However, it is better to go on the Belgaum route to avoid the probable landslides that occur on the Shimoga route. Your itinerary must cover some of the basic regions like Jog Falls, Murdeshwara, and the many forts in Goa.
Trip– This route is almost 507 km and takes about 9 hours to drive.bangalore-to-goa


3.Chennai to Pondicherry:
This is one of the most beautiful roads for travelling on a cruiser motorbike. Chetan Bhagat wrote about it, and rightfully so. The Sea on one side of the road is a sight to behold as the day grows. The changing reflections of the Sun on the water as the day advances makes it most beautiful road around Chennai and probably India will leave you feeling thoroughly satisfied. Be prepared for a lot of Photography sessions while on the road.
Trip– This route is almost 160 km and takes about 4 hours to drive.chennai-to-pondicherry


4.Dehradun to Nainital:
The riders can expect a treat for the eyes and the soul on this beautiful ride route. The Kumaon Hills in the state of Uttarakhand offers a lot for the rider’s palette like natural beauty on the way, wildlife parks as well as an assortment of religious shrines. Discover your inner self at Rishikesh, head to Corbett for enjoying the wildlife and catching sight of a rare tiger or two; catch a boat ride on the Nainital Lake, etc. Make sure to come away a refreshed and satisfied soul.
Trip– This route is almost 300 km and takes about 7 hours to drive.dehradun-to-nainital


5. Shillong to Tawang:
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.
Trip– This route is almost 600 km and takes about 16 hours to drive.shillong-to-tawang


6.Delhi To Jaipur
The Delhi To Jaipur highway is controlled access highway or the expressway on the line of the National Highway 8. Distance between Delhi and Jaipur is 238 km and takes around 4 hours to travel through the two colorful state of India. Delhi, Agra and Jaipur are also known as Golden Triangle and counted as one of the most beautiful road to drive in India.
Trip– This route is almost 281 km and takes about 5 hours to drive.


7.Mumbai to Goa
One of the best drives that is loved by each and every one is the drive from Mumbai to Goa. The land of sun, sand and parties is a good 10 hours drive from Mumbai, but the drive is totally worth it. The NH 17 leads right up to and everyone is sure to be enthralled by the picturesque views that greets travellers along the way along with the tons of food joints along the way. Whoever plans on taking up this road trip must keep in mind to leave Mumbai early morning around 5 am so that you catch the sunset while you can unwind at any one the numerous beaches in Goa and as the sun sets, give a shout out so that the partying begins.
Trip– This route is almost 591 km and takes about 10 hours to drive.mumbai-to-goa


8. Ahmedabad to Kutch:
Revel in the white beauty of the Rann of Kutch and enjoy a short weekend holiday while you explore the roads for 400 kilometres. The only thing to be kept in mind on this trail is to leave a little early, as the roads a little untamed. Adorn yourself with local handicrafts from the land of Kutch. The Hodko Village is a must visit for local handicraft shopping and the Wild Ass Sanctuary to have a taste of wildlife in the land of contrasts.
Trip– This route is almost 400 km and takes about 7 hours to drive.ahmedabad-to-kutch


9.Kochi to Kovalam:
A real feast of a road trip is Kochi to Kovalam, where you can soak yourself in peace and tranquillity. The trip starts in Kochi, where you can treat your eyes to the elegance from colonial times and stay in the area of Fort Cochin. From there you drive along the NH-66 with the backwaters giving you company and stop by Alappuzha, where you can unwind in the languorous backwaters. There are various beachtowns near Varkala, that house museums and old Kerala architecture in Trivandrum. Round off your trip and drive to Kovalam to enjoy the calmness by the beach.
Trip– This route is almost 220 km and takes about 4 hours to drive.kochi-to-kovalam


10. Darjeeling to Pelling:
This is a road trip to savour! Going through scenic valleys and lofty mountains as you from Darjeeling to Pelling will leave you wanting for more. There are numerous food joins along the way for refreshments and you can be sure not to be let down. One should stop by at Kalimpong to enjoy some local sightseeing that falls on this route.
Trip– This route is almost 110 km and takes about 3 hours to drive.

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