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5 road trips to make this winter

Manali to Leh Motorcycle Tour

Ladakh Bike Tour is counted among the best adventure experiences in the Land of High Passes. The adventure of riding your bike through Ladakh calls for tourists from around the globe. The 10 Day and 9 Night bike trip is truly a lifetime opportunity. Get ready to experience unforgettable memories with this well-planned itinerary.

The highlight of this tour is riding through the rough roads and High Mountain passes, on your bike. Experience Ladakhi culture, a visit to Khardung La Pass, one of the highest motorable passes in the world along with the visit to Pangong Tso, one of the most famous and breathtaking lakes in the world.

The tour provides enough time to sightsee all the hotspots of Leh. Some of them that you shouldn’t miss is Hall of Fame, Magnetic hill and Sangam. The total tour lasts for about 12 days and 11 nights. This is one of the best motorcycle tours in India.

Route Map: Manali – Jispa – Sarchu – Leh – Nubra – Pangong – Upshi – Jispa – Manali

Total Riding Distance: 1360 km

Best Riding Season: The best time to ride through the Manali to Leh Highway would be in the months of July, August and September.

Srinagar - Leh - Manali Motorcycle Expedition

This trip takes you from Srinagar in Kashmir, through Kargil, Leh and finally on the highest motorable road of the world, Umling La at a whopping 19,300ft above sea level. This bike ride through some of the most amazing roads in the world will leave you mesmerized by the sights that you will encounter –mountains, waterfalls, and valleys.

These scenic views are sure to be etched in your memories. You will experience different cultures at the various stops that you will make, like the double-humped camel rides in the Nubra Valley. This road trip is a treat for adventure junkies and is popular among all the motorcycle tours in India.

Route Map: Srinagar– Kargil – Leh - Pangong Tso – Nubra Valley – Sarchu – Jispa – Manali

Total Riding Distance: 1797 km approximately

Best Riding Season: September and the start of October would be the best time to ride on the Srinagar to Leh highway with beautiful colours of flowers blooming everywhere.

Jaipur-Jodhpur-Jaisalmer Motorcycle Expedition

Take some time away from the daily life and head out for this incredible Jaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer tour. Start this tour after arriving in Jaipur and meet the representative. Get transferred to your hotel and check-in. Freshen up and head out for exploration in the Jaipur city and soak in the beauty of the region. Visit some of the famous places in Jaipur like Hawa Mahal Palace, Govind Dev Temple, Jantar Mantar, Albert Hall, Ganesh Temple and Birla temple. While in the evening enjoy a night with some Rajasthani dinner and cultural activities. Don't miss your chance to explore a few other places like the Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort and Museum, Amer Fort and Sheesh Mahal. Reach Jaisalmer and there explore some of the best places like Jaisalmer Fort and Museum, Jain Temple, Patwa Haveli, Nathmahal Haveli etc. Enjoy some lavish veg dinner and a night in the desert with some soothing Rajasthani music and dance.

Best Riding Season: The best time to explore this region by bike would be during winter, from the month of November until February.

Sikkim Darjeeling Biking Tour

Enclosed by the snow-peaked Himalayas, towering from all sides, the land of Sikkim has something to offer to every traveller. Apart from its spectacular landscape and natural beauty, it is the warmth and 'happiness quotient' of the people that draw more and more tourists to this Himalayan state in the North East of India. You will enjoy the vibe of this place; its good weather, the company of the greatest mountain ranges and even the interesting mouth-watering cuisine. The colourful prayer flags, dotting every poll or tree or street, speak of the monastic legends with the breezy winds, flying over the farming communities of the busy little villages and hamlets.

Taking you through some of the remote and rural areas, this mountain biking tour in Sikkim will take you through places like Martam Village, Temi Tea Garden, Ravangla, Yuksom, Pemayangtse and finally to the ‘Queen of Hills’ Darjeeling. If you are looking for a memorable, fascinating and a biking tour filled with fun and thrill, this is the most befitting tour for you!

Common Route Taken:  Siliguri – Pelling – Ravangla – Gangtok – Lachung – Zero Point – Lachen – Gangtok – Padamchen – Siliguri

Total Riding Distance:  650 km approximately

Best Riding Season: October is the best time to visit this region provided the pleasant weather before the winter falls.

Guwahati to Tawang Bike Tour

If you’re planning a trip to North-East India, chances are that a road trip to Tawang is one of the options that you are considering. Not only is this little town, nestled deep within the mountains in Western Arunachal Pradesh, a gorgeous high-altitude getaway, but the journey to and from it makes for a memorable adventure in itself. Most journeys to anywhere in the North-East begin at Guwahati (also known as the gateway to the North-East. This is the route that you would likely follow on a road-trip to Tawang:

Guwahati – Nogaon – KaliabariTiniali – Tezpur – Balipara – Nameri – Bhalukpong (Border) – Bomdila – Dirang – Sela Top (through Sela Pass) – Jang – Tawang.

Total Riding Distance: 550 km approximately

Best Riding Season: The summers and Autumn, from March to October, all through is a good time to visit this region. The winters can get very cold here.

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