Trails of India
It is said that the journey seems to be more beautiful than the actual destination. India is a beautiful and a magnificent country with beautiful places. This country never ceases to amaze us with its elegance. There are a number of beautiful places one can visit in this country and is there any better way to do it than on a bike? So, here is a list of a few bike riding destinations or routes which are one of the best and beautiful this country has to offer us.
1. Manali to Leh Highway
The Manali to Leh Highway is a picturesque stretch of about 479 kms which takes about 2 days to cover, including one stop for rest. The only problem with this road is that it is only open for about 5-6 months in a year during the summers when the roads are not ice covered. You can only imagine how beautiful it must be to ride your bike on this stretch covered with ice.
2. Mumbai to Pune Expressway
This stretch of road is 93km long and is also considered to be one of the best short bike trip routes in India. The old Mumbai Pune Highway is for the two wheelers where the new expressway is only for four or six wheelers. One can even stop at Dhabas to eat and rest as well. The view of valley and waterfall adds on to the magic of this highway.
3. Visakhapatnam to Araku Valley
Visakhapatnam to Araku Valley is about 116km long and is covered with beautiful roads and places to visit such as the Borra Caves and the Tatipudi Reservoir. The curly roads and the beautiful surroundings make it one of the best routes for road trips in the south and the best time to go for a trip on this route is between October and March.
4. Chennai to Pondicherry
The road from Chennai to Pondicherry along the East Coast Road is one of the best and picturesque routes in the South with the sea on one side and beautiful forests on the other. The stretch is of about 160kms which could easily be covered in 3 hours or more if you are up for photo sessions on your way to Pondicherry. There are several places you can visit such as the Mahabalipuram, which falls on the way.
5. Guwahati to Tawang
There is nothing better than going for trips in the north east as it is one of the most beautiful parts of India. The terrain might get a bit difficult, but you should be able to cover the whole of 520kms of terrain with ease in like 10 hours, including a few stops to rest. One can say that it feels like right amidst clouds.
6. Puri to Konark
One of the shortest and most beautiful routes for bike rides, Puri to Konark using the NH 203, can easily be covered in an hour or even less than that, as it is a short distance 36 kms of highway. The route is quite refreshing with the swift cool winds and the mesmerizing beauty all around.
7. Pamban Bridge
The Pamban Bridge is a stretch of 13.5kms which takes about 20 minutes to cover but it is not like any other road trip on your bike. It’s like riding on a road with a vast ocean all around and beneath you. It’s more like an experience than just a mere bike ride. Sometimes, all you need is a little serenity and cool wind to clear your mind, which this a ride on this road can provide you.
These were few beautiful places and routes in India where one can go for bike rides, Indian roads have lot more to offer you.
Be safe, ride safe and live your life to the fullest!