Gear Up For Road Trips Along These Scenic Routes In India

Travelling via road can be exhausting, long, and tedious. But not if you trail along these picturesque journeys
36 hairpin turns fall along the way from Bangalore to Ooty
36 hairpin turns fall along the way from Bangalore to Ooty

Whether on roads that twirl around the vast green scapes, slash through the many coasts, or swirl up the steep hills, road trips across India promise mesmerising views that will have you on the edge of your seat. If taking your journey slow and via road is what you&rsquore seeking for your next travel plan, these scenic highway routes make the cut. These are some of the best road trips in the world, and not just India.

Chennai to Pondicherry 

If you&rsquore heading to Pondicherry, take on the journey of a little over 680 km from Chennai via the East Coast Road. The long, smooth stretch that runs along places like Cuddalore and Mahabalipuram unfurls breathtaking views of the countryside and the Bay of Bengal along the way. It takes approximately 3.5 hours to complete this journey. 

Visakhapatnam to Araku Valley 

If lush green views and enchanting waterfalls are what you&rsquore yearning for on your next road trip, this journey of 115 km is the one you must set on. Although it is a journey of roughly 3 hours and 30 mins, don&rsquot be surprised if it takes more time. There are many places along the way that qualifies as a good pitstop, for instance, the Thatipudi Dam Watch Tower, Damuku Viewpoint, Borra Caves, and Katika Waterfall. 

Gangtok to Lake Tsomgo 

This journey does not just pack stunning views but a lot of adventure. Stretching across 520 km and spanning over 10 hours, this road trip is not meant for the faint-hearted or the inexperienced. However, despite the elevated roads, steep uphill drives and blinding turns that fall in the way, the snow-capped mountain views are breathtaking. 

En route to Lake Tsomgo  

Shillong to Cherrapunjee 

The misty hills of North East India that hide gushing waterfalls make for a stunning visual when driving along the route that connects these two sleepy cities. It spans a little over 54 km and takes approximately 1.5 or 2 hours to cover. However, it may take a little longer if you stop by many viewing points and waterfalls that dot the route&ndashthese include the Elephant falls, the Wah Kaba falls, Mawkdok Dympep viewing point, among many others. 

On the way from Shillong to Cherrapunjee  

Bangalore to Ooty 

Karnataka has many beautiful vistas, and this route is a way to witness just one of them. This scenic route that stretches across 533 km has 36 hairpin bends laid along the way&ndashadding a bit of adventure to the mix. You can also stop at various points to take in the stunning sceneries that colour your eyes green or head to the Madumalai National Park to unwind in the wild. 

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