With the festive season just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to plan your long weekends. The weather is pleasant and everyone wants a break from the routine to have some time out with their yaars! We think the best way to make use of your time is to go on an adventurous road trip with your saccha yaars. There’s no better way to explore the country than cruising down the highway on your wheels. But, let’s get to the most difficult part of planning a road trip, shall we?
It’s deciding where to go! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of our top picks for road trips that are truly mind-blowing.
Share it with your No.1 yaars, pick a destination and get ready to hit the road!
1) Bangalore To Bandipur Forest
Experience the joy of escaping the hustle and bustle of the city and embracing a scenic journey to Bandipur. Stretching just over 200 kilometres, this road gives you a deep look into the great Indian wilderness. Easily one of the most beautiful trips you could take, it’ll have you singing all along the way with your yaars. With a picturesque drive and stunning wildlife being the highlights, there’s nothing quite like this charming highway.
We GOAT Your Back: Do ensure that your petrol tank is full and also carry a spare tyre and some tools with you.
2) Mumbai To Rann Of Kutch
Pack your bags and get going on a remarkable trip to Gujarat’s Rann Of Kutch. If the culturally-rich journey doesn’t impress you, the pristine white atlas surely will. The stretch is 400 kilometres long and takes about 11 hours to cover. That’s really not much if you’re blessed with the company of saccha yaars, we believe!
We GOAT Your Back: If you want to avoid the crowds and have the salt desert to yourself, go at the end of the tourist season in March.
3) Golden Triangle (Delhi – Agra – Jaipur)
The most popular tourist route in India, the Golden Triangle explores everything from the Mughals to the Maharanas. A trip worth spending five days on, it extends well beyond just cultures and sceneries. Revel in the country’s finest examples of architecture with the Qutub Minar, the Taj Mahal and the Amber Fort. This one’s a must for all the history, art and architecture junkies out there.
We GOAT Your Back: If time allows, the itinerary can be expanded to include stops at Lodhi Gardens, Humayun’s Tomb, and Red Fort for the popular Sound and Light Show.
4) Shillong To Cherrapunji
This 53 kilometres long trip promises to be an exciting voyage full of exotic terrains and breathtaking views. A treat for all photography enthusiasts, it’s also one of the most favourite routes of many Indian bikers. This lesser-known trail will have you driving between clouds and amidst a cleaner, prettier world. Don’t forget to stop at the waterfalls you spot along the way though. They’re really great backdrops for group-photographs!
We GOAT Your Back: Do visit Meghalaya's most famous root bridge, the "double-decker" which can be found in the vicinity of Sohra.
5) Kolkata To Kumaon
Unlike the rest of the trips mentioned here, this one spanning 1363 kilometres is quite spectacular. The road is alluring and serene making it a trip every road fanatic should undertake at least once in his lifetime. Witness how mesmerizing plains and valleys merge with stunning snow-clad peaks during this enthralling adventure. If you love the mountains as much as we do, add this happy drive to your bucket list.
We GOAT Your Back: Make sure you don’t miss out on the deodar trees and the many temples at Jageshwar.
So go on, get off the beaten path, plan your itinerary and get ready to go on an adrenaline-packed adventure!
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