Best Road Trips To Take In India This Winter

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Jaipur to Rann of Kutch

From Jaipur to Rann of Kutch, a stretch of easy 649 km, apart from cities like Jodhpur and Pushkar, you come across sites Shakambari Mata Mandir, Koteshwar Mahadev Temple, and the Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary.

Rann of Kutch | Shutterstock

Mumbai to Goa

Enjoy the warmth of the winter sun as you drive 590 km along the picturesque Konkan coast, which offers places like Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Fort Aguada, and delectable seafood, making it an ideal winter getaway.

Ratnagiri along the Konkan Coast | Shutterstock

Shimla to Spiti Valley

This challenging road trip stretching 412 km takes you from the colonial charm of Shimla and places like Key Monastery, Kibber, a charming hamlet, Chandra Taal, a lake at 4,300 m, and Kunzum Pass, among others.

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Bangalore to Ooty via Bandipur

Starting in Bangalore, this moderate road trip of 300 km takes you through Bandipur National Park, Masinagudi, a road with 36 sharp hairpin bends, Thottikallu Falls, and into the hills of Ooty. Winter brings a cool breeze and misty hills.

Ooty in winter | Shutterstock

Delhi to Auli

Embark on a testing winter road trip from Delhi to Auli, a 397 km stretch, which takes you to Chattrakund, a glacial lake situated at 3300 m, Joshimath, Kiarna, and Chopal, all known for natural beauty.

Auli | Shutterstock

Chennai to Pondicherry Coastal Drive

Drive along East Coast Road for an easy 151 km from Chennai to French-influenced Pondicherry. The trip takes you touching the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, and Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

A path along the East Coast Road | Shutterstock

Ahmedabad to Kutch

A stretch of moderate 366 km, the road trip takes you through Dholavira, an excavation site with ruins of an ancient Indus Valley Civilization city, Vijay Vilas Palace, Kankaria Lake, as well as the magnificent Adalaj Stepwell.

Rann of Kutch | Shutterstock

Gangtok to Nathu La Pass

Navigate from Gangtok to Nathula Pass, a demanding 59 km stretch, witnessing the Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, Tsomgo Lake, Sherathang, home to border trade market, and the magnificent Mandakini Waterfalls.

Tsomogo Lake on the way to Nathu La pass | Shutterstock

Chandigarh to Dalhousie

Drive from Chandigarh to Dalhousie, a moderate 314 km stretch, and explore Khajjar, a town in the middle of a wildlife sanctuary, Bhagsu Nag Waterfall, and the Rock Garden of Chandigarh among other things.

Dalhousie | Shutterstock

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