Best places to take a road trip
“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be” – such is the real feel of a road trip, which is a journey not a destination. One is the experience which urges one to go on a road trip and second at the current prevailing situation of Covid-19, it is the best to take road trips – safe and the experience. Who wants to check at airports or travel in trains in Coronavirus situation? Be at your own vehicle and explore the places by a road trip. Even states have come up with plans to boost road trips. So considering this, we bring to you some of the road trips which one should plan for the lively and independent experience. Get ready to pack your bags and hit the roads…
1. Delhi to Rajasthan
The best place to start with is from Delhi and instant trip can be to the state of Royals – Rajasthan. The capital city of the state Jaipur is hardly five kilometers from Delhi; from where you can drive further to explore Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Ajmer, Jaisalmer or Mount Abu. If you have an urge to explore history, royalty and colours, this road trip is for you, which will take you through mesmerizing forts, palaces, lakes, temples, and of course deserts. And also, you can explore some mouth-watering local delicacies on the way. And the best part is to take this road trip; the ideal time is here – from November to February.
2. Delhi to Rishikesh & further hill stations
If mountains, peace and spirituality are what calling you, take your ride to the northern mountains to Rishikesh, away from the humdrum of life. It also takes 5-6 hours from Delhi, covering Meerut, Muzzafarnagar and Haridwar. Once in Rishikesh, you can indulge in different activities like camping, water rafting, attending Aarti or yoga sessions beside the Ganga River. And then move further to picturesque hill stations like Dehradun, Mussorie, Auli or Spiti.
3. Nature Trail from East to North-East
If you are planning a road trip from Eastern state of West Bengal, plan a trip from Siliguri and from here you can drive upto Darjeeling where you can spend couple of days here, exploring nature, tea estates and toy train. From here, take a beautiful journey to the cleanest state Sikkim to cover the places like Pelling, Gangtok, Lachung and Nathang Valley. While travelling through the zig-zag road of the old silk route going up to the mountains, you will experience long expanses of snow, and you will literally feel ‘above the clouds’. The best part about this trip is that it will give you the opportunity to feast your eyes on the third highest mountain in the world, the Kanchenjunga.
4. Delhi to Valley of Flowers, Lansdowne
The real tryst with the nature and valleys can only be happen at Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand. If you start from Delhi, you can stop at Lansdowne and Chopta and after explore the nature valley of flowers, you may go further to explore mountainous places of Almora and Ranikhet. And the trip can be wrapped up the trip by spending a night at Nainital.
5. Trip to Ladakh via Switzerland of India – Kashmir
The most popular road trip among the bikers is Delhi to Ladakh via Manali in Himachal. It is the most beautiful road trip, starting from Delhi; covering a bit of Haryana and an essence of Punjab and stay in the mountain valley of Manali. From here the mountainous journey begins to Jammu, Leh and Srinagar and Ladakh. This trip is about 2500 km; so need good time of around 12-15 days.
Apart from these popular road trips, one may explore some state specific trips when you are there like Mumbai to Goa; Kerala road trips or in Karnataka. For more details regarding to the trips or if you are looking for accommodation, you may contact GTK TRAVELS.