Best Summer Road Trip Destinations In India

Nidhi Kadere

Mumbai To Pune Expressway

This is an easy weekend getaway from Mumbai or Pune, where you can enjoy the scenic surroundings and the lush green foliage. Don’t forget to savour ‘chikki’ in Lonavala, a famous sweet snack.

Mumbai To Pune Expressway | Shutterstock

Visakhapatnam To Araku Valley

This beautiful road trip takes you across the Eastern Ghats and the Bay of Bengal. You can explore the Borra caves and the Tatipudi Reservoir on the way, and enjoy the serene landscape and the tribal culture of Araku Valley.

Araku Valley | Shutterstock

Shimla To Manali Via Mandi

This is a classic road trip in Himachal Pradesh, where you can relax and unwind in the cool mountain air. You can also play in the ice-cold water of the River Beas, and visit the famous temples and monasteries along the way.

Manai | Shutterstock

Bengaluru To Ooty

This fantastic summer road trip will take you across Mysuru, Shivanasamudra, and Bandipur National Park. Along the way, you can admire the majestic Mysore Palace, the cascading waterfalls, and the wildlife, before reaching Ooty.

Ooty | Shuttertock

Srinagar To Leh Highway

The road to Leh passes through the treacherous Zojila Pass and the dense Sonamarg Valley. You will cross the cold desert of Ladakh and visit the enchanting Pangong Lake on the way.

Motorcycling the Leh Manali Highway | Shutterstock

Chennai To Pondicherry

On this road trip, you can stop by the Mahabalipuram temples, the Alamparai Fort, and the Auroville Ashram on the way, and reach the quaint French town of Pondicherry.

Pondicherry road | Shutterstock

Guwahati To Tawang

The route to Tawang goes through the Monpas' land, a Buddhist tribe located in Arunachal Pradesh, Tezpur Bridge, the Sela Pass, the Jaswantgarh War Memorial, and the Nuranang Falls.

Guwahati To Tawang road | Shutterstock

Jaipur To Jaisalmer

Take a road trip to golden city of Jaisalmer, where you can experience the heritage of Rajasthan around you. You will pass through the historic cities of Ajmer, Pushkar, Jodhpur, and Pokhran on the way.

Jaisalmer | Shutterstock

Delhi To Agra

This road trip will take you to the city of love, Agra, where you can marvel at the Taj Mahal. You will also pass through the Yamuna Expressway, where you can visit the Mathura and Vrindavan temples on the way.

Yamuna Expressway | Shutterstock

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