Head To These Off The Beaten Tracks Across Five Stunning Forests

Looking for the perfect companion to go into unique forest trails for a thrilling experience
Jimny is the ideal off-roader. Photo Credit Maruti Suzuki
Jimny is the ideal off-roader. Photo Credit Maruti Suzuki

Get ready to rev your engines and embark on a thrilling journey down the roads less travelled Adventure awaits as you explore uncharted forests and breathtaking plains on a road trip like no other. These off-the-beaten-path trails are the ultimate destination for thrill-seekers looking for a unique driving experience. So, buckle up and get ready for an epic adventure as you discover some of the most breathtaking forest trails India has to offer. From scenic drives through dense forests to hairpin turns along mountain roads, these trails are designed to test your driving skills and sense of adventure.  

Bisle Ghat 

Bisle Ghat is a symphony of nature that comes alive during the monsoons. Tucked away in the lush green folds of Karnataka, approximately 34 km from the town of Sakleshpur, it offers a journey like no other. As you venture deeper into the dense rainforest, the road transforms into a winding ribbon that winds through the hills. With every step forward, the scenery grows more breathtaking, and the sound of rushing water grows louder. Over the course of this magical journey, one can behold the beauty of no less than 15 cascading waterfalls, each more mesmerising than the last. The monsoon rain paints the landscape in shades of green, and the mist from the falls creates an ethereal atmosphere that lingers long in the memory. Bisle Ghat is a journey through the heart of nature, a truly delightful experience.  

Biligiriranga Hill 

Nestled in the rolling hills of Karnataka, this 60 km stretch is a playground for off-roading enthusiasts from Bengaluru. It's a thrilling adventure that winds its way through verdant landscapes dotted with quaint villages and an array of never-seen-before sights. As you navigate the rugged terrain, you'll have the chance to glimpse the everyday life of the local villagers and perhaps even catch a glimpse of some of the area's wild inhabitants. If you're lucky, you might spot a majestic elephant lumbering through the trees or catch a glimpse of a fleet-footed deer darting across the road. The roads may be rough, but the journey is filled with excitement and a deep connection to the natural world. So, buckle up and hit the road because this 60 km stretch is a journey like no other.   


Nagaland is a gem of a destination, a place where nature's beauty shines bright. For off-roading enthusiasts, a journey through the rugged terrain of Thanamir is an absolute must. This trail will put your skills to the test as you tackle the challenges of the land with grit and determination. The path ahead is a rollercoaster of steep inclines and narrow curves, but the rewards are well worth the effort. From stunning vistas to moments of sheer adrenaline, every moment is an unforgettable experience.   

Gir Forest National Park  

Embark on an adventure like no other as you take on the rugged terrain of Gir National Park This trail was made for off-roaders with a love for all things wild and free. Get ready to be surrounded by nature's stunning beauty and an incredible wildlife array. From the majestic Asiatic lion to other elusive creatures, this is a wildlife lover's paradise. The trail is a mix of challenging obstacles and breathtaking scenery. Take on the muddy paths, conquer rocky stretches, and be in awe of the stunning views that await you. This is not just any ordinary off-roading experience&ndashit's a journey through the heart of the wilderness.    


Embark on a journey to the heart of nature and discover the hidden gem of Vattavada, the remotest village in Kerala. Nestled 40 km uphill from the picturesque town of Munnar, Vattavada is a place where adventure awaits. The trail to reach this remote haven is an experience like no other. Get ready to be whisked away on a glorious drive through the stunning landscapes of Mattupetty Dam and Pampadum Shola National Park. Soak in the panoramic views as you make your way through the winding roads that lead to Vattavada. As you drive, be amazed by the diverse flora and fauna surrounding you. From lush green forests to sparkling streams, this journey is a feast for the senses. And once you reach Vattavada, you'll be rewarded with beautiful vistas, a peaceful ambience, and a chance to reconnect with nature.  

Into The Forest with Jimny  

Meandering through the dense forests, steering over narrow, rocky paths without knowing what lies ahead, isn't easy. Venturing into the wild demands the kind of zeal not many know. But Jimny does. The 4x4 off-roader, decked with dependable features wrapped in a stylish but compact exterior, is designed to stun you. With the new generation 3-Link Rigid Axle Suspension on both the front and rear wheels, you can easily conquer the rough roads leading to Bisle Ghat. With its effective Hill Descent Control and Hill Hold Assist function, you can scale the steep slopes and sharp bends that mark the 60 km stretch of Biligiriranga Hills.     


While you make your way across the narrow muddy paths running through the Gir National Park in search of its famed wildlife, the Brake Limited Slip Differential feature ensures that you have complete control over your vehicle for a smooth ride. Thanks to this feature, you can also effortlessly take on the slippery trail of Vattavada. With all these features and the intuitively designed controls, even the less travelled and rugged path of Thanamir begins to feel like a smooth sail. Jimny's adventurous soul matches yours. With it, you will always be ready to take on every adventure the wanderer in you seeks. 

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