The Coolest Road Trips To Beat The Summer Blues

For people who derive pleasure in travelling, India has an endless list of destinations they can run-off to. The country also boasts of several astonishing roads connecting beautiful places that make for coolest road trips in India.

So, if you got a promotion, got fired, found love, or just wish to recreate an iconic road trip from the movies – we got you covered. After all, the coolest road trips in India aren’t for reasonable people anyway!

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Here are some of the coolest road trips in India you should definitely take this season and beat those summer blues:

1. Mumbai to Pune Expressway

Plan a weekend getaway from Mumbai/Pune and take a road-trip to Lonavala. The lush green surroundings and the oh-so-beautiful journey will calm you down and help you recharge. So, if you are in this part of the country and haven’t taken this road-trip yet – you’re missing out, and you should get driving!

Note: The 93 km long Mumbai-Pune Expressway is considered one of the best in India and you shouldn’t be facing any problems at all. There are dhabas along the stretch to make stops and get something to eat.

2. Chennai to Pondicherry along the East Coast Road

What can be a better road trip than driving along the sea on one side of the East Coast Road? This has to be one of the most beautiful roads in the country for leisure travel. This road trip is bound to leave you satisfied. If you love photography, you’re going to be taking several stops for those photography sessions.

Note: The 160 km road will take you about 3 hours to cover. This stretch of the road passes through Mahabalipuram, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you may want to make a stop there.

3. Guwahati to Tawang

Those who always look for the offbeat should try going on this road-trip that’s a different experience altogether. It is challenging, and it’s spread across a gorgeous terrain. The North-East has a lot to offer when it comes to natural beauty, and this road-trip will definitely leave you with the memories of a lifetime.

Note: This 520 km long journey should take you about 10 hours plus the stops you’d be making.

4. Manali to Leh Highway

This hugely popular road-trip deserves all the words that are uttered in its praise. The snowy glory and the charm of the mountains is at peak on this stretch. Ah! It’s heavenly!

Note: This road-trip is spread across a length of 480 kms. The road opens for a few months starting in the summers, and the journey usually takes about two days with one stopover for rest and adjusting to the climate.

5. Bangalore to Bandipur Forest

A road-trip taken along a forest deserves to be on this list. The Bangalore – Bandipur Forest road makes for one of the most beautiful journeys passing through a forest in India. Get your friends together in a car, open that sunroof, play some music, and off you go. There is no better way to spend a weekend in this region.

Note: This 235 km stretch will take you about 5 hours to cover, and you’ll find various eateries along the way to make a stop and fill your stomachs.

6. Mumbai to Goa

If driving is your thing, there cannot be a better road-trip than the one from the city of dreams to the party capital of India through the Western Ghats. It’s a visual and sensual delight – lush green foliage, the magnificent Ghats, lined with a number of streams and waterfalls. This is the stuff dreams are made of.

Note: The journey is about 600 kms long, and it will take you about 12 hours to cover it. This is one of the road trips that’s going to make you believe it’s never about the destination, but the journey!

Now when you have the list of places ready where you can go for a road trip, make sure that you take every step to make this journey a memorable one. As your car will take you to different locations, it is your responsibility to secure it. Take a car insurance policy for your vehicle and let your car insurer deal with issues which may arise during the journey.

Many times, road accidents happen not because of your fault but because the other person on the road doesn’t follow the traffic rules. Go with a comprehensive car insurance policy so that the insurer can cover you not only for the losses caused to the other vehicle or person but also to your vehicle. Then there are some car insurance companies in India which also offer roadside assistance cover. As per this feature, the car insurer covers various incidences, like a flat tire, dead battery, no fuel, lost the key, etc. It is a highly useful feature that ensures you are not stranded on a highway in the wee hours due to car breakdown.

To beat the summer blues, its time to enjoy the coolest road trips in India. So what are you waiting for? Drive Away!


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Sai Karthik Reddy Mekala

Karthik Reddy has been traveling around the world since completing his M.B.A in 2012. He is passionate about photography, trying out new food, meeting new people, experiencing different cultures and explore places solo.

16 Responses

  1. Sovan says:

    This is really a nice blog!! Travelling is always fun and a good company is a plus!! I highly recommend Karthik’s blog for authentic and exciting travel stories. I also aspire to be a full time traveler and one of the most important requirement for this is to get cheapest Flight and hotel and also to get availability.
    happy travelling!!

  2. Adrien Anthony says:

    Wow, really a wonderful post thanks to the best road trip in India Article I hope you enjoyed this trip very well.

  3. kazim says:

    Looks like some kind of highway related website, but lots of information for the Indian beauty explorer through the roads.

  4. faseeh says:

    Wow this blog is very nice

  5. Rakesh Kanjilal says:

    Thank you for sharing your coolest road trip ideas. It is really fun experience driving along the Mumbai-Pune highway with your friends or maybe a solo ride will make the journey more memorable one.

  6. Iman Mitra says:

    Thank You Mr Sai Karthik Reddy Mekala for sharing your awesome road trip ideas. Travel Gujju always appreciates those who want to travel across cities on a highway. I will be looking forward to more stories on road trip from you.

  7. Dinesh Thakur says:

    Thanks for sharing this information

  8. preeti gautam says:

    Thank you dear for sharing your mind-blowing road trips ideas with us. One of the best blog i have ever read in my life. i love travelling and i will definitely try to go one of these road trips.

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