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Road trips in India: 7 excellent routes for road trips in India that must be on your bucket list

Road trips are the best way to explore the unexplored escaping from the monotonous daily life. Not being restricted by the predefined itineraries, road trips allow you to have a very flexible trip. Road trips are perhaps the best way to forget your frustration, stress and your boring monotonous work life. Road trips in India are totally a different  kind of experience as language, culture and lifestyle changes at every few kilometres.

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India is such a big and vibrant country that if you start exploring by road on one go, you will have to devote a lot of days or more precisely months to cover the whole of it. The beauty of this country is that the Southern part of India is completely different from the Northern part. Similarly, the Western India is totally different from the North Eastern part of the country. Road trips are the best way to cover a country like India where at every step something new and different is waiting for you.

11 best routes for road trips in India:

1. Jaipur-Jodhpur-Jaisalmer (558 KM): Explore the culture, traditions and colours of Rajasthan as you pass through the villages, cities and the magnificent Thar desert. Road tripping is the best way to cover the three ‘J’ s of Rajasthan. This trip will allow you to explore the Havelis and old town monuments built by the Maharajas along with an excellent drive through the Thar desert. Take a stop at Jodhpur in between to witness the royal flavours of Rajasthan along with the old heritage.

Haha Mahal, Jaipur
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The route( MAP):


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Jaipur-Jodhpur-Jaisalmer route

2. Delhi-Manali-Leh ( 1019KM): Biking on the curved roads in the Himalayas is a dream of every adventure loving traveller. Considered as one of the best road trips in India, this road is a paradise for bikers. A thrilling journey accompanied by picturesque views of the mountains along with challenging terrains should definitely be in the bucket list of every adventure seeking traveller.  

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The route( MAP):


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Delhi-Manali-Leh route

3. Mumbai -Goa (587 KM): Goa is a heaven for beach lovers. This one of the smallest states of the country is famous for its beaches, seafoods, cheap alcohol, world class spas, rave parties and casinos along with Portugease heritage. A top weekend getaway for the Mumbaikars, Mumbai to Goa road trip is one of the most famous road trips in India and is a common bucket list trip for every travel enthusiast.

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The route( MAP):


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Mumbai-Goa route

4. Bangalore-Ooty (265 KM): Kerala is known as God's own country. Ooty is known for majestic hills, gardens and valleys. Wooden crafts and homemade chocolates of Ooty are very famous worldwide. Make a stoppage at the gorgeous Mysore city. Don't forget to explore the magnificent Mysore Palace during your trip.

Ooty
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