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Apart from strengthening friendship bonds or rekindling romance, road trips are one of the best ways to understand and appreciate the vast geographical diversity of India. India has many excellent roads that pleasantly surprise travellers with their breath-taking scenic beauties. 

If you are a road trip lover, driving on these ten amazing Indian roads can be a fun and satisfying experience.

  • Manali-Leh

As you approach Leh from Manali, the increasingly barren yet beautiful mountainous terrain transforms you into a solemn melancholy. The road is loved by bikers and car owners alike for its serenity. The opening of the Atal Tunnel has reduced the total distance by 45 Km. 

You can check into Club Mahindra White Meadows Manali on your arrival. After acclimatising, you can begin your journey toward Leh starting in the early morning the next day. 

A non-stop trip to Leh can be 10-15 hours long under strenuous mountainous conditions. Alternatively, you can drive to Jispa on Day 1 and resume your journey to Leh on Day 2. Once you reach Leh, check out The Driftwood Ladakh Resort to unwind and explore the heritage of Laddakh.

  • Mumbai- Goa

The 585 Km long road between Mumbai to Goa is a beautiful highway in India offering lots of greenery and biodiversity. Driving enthusiasts all over India dream of covering this well-maintained highway with their car going right through the dense foliage all around.

Begin your journey from Mumbai in the early morning to reach Goa by evening. While in Goa, you can check the Club Mahindra resorts at Madgaon, Varca, and Bardez. Depending on where you want to stay, these resorts would be a perfect base to explore the natural wonders of Goa and retreat in your spacious rooms with premium amenities that only add to your road trip experience. 

  • Mumbai-Pune

The well-planned six-way highway between Mumbai and Pune is India's best expressway, passing through the stunning Western Ghats. During the 94.5 Km long journey, people are tempted to take short breaks to admire the beautiful scenery. You can take a quick halt at Lonavala, enjoy the beautiful valley view from the Ghats before proceeding. 

  • Bengaluru-Ooty

One of the most beautiful roads in India, the road from Bengaluru to Ooty is dotted with lush green grasslands and tall trees. A unique feature of this 533 Km long stretch is its 36-hairpin bends that a driver has to navigate. 

You can first check into the Eagle Golf Resort, a Club Mahindra affiliate resort in Bengaluru, and then begin your road trip to Ooty from here. After reaching Ooty, you can check into Club Mahindra Danish Villa or Club Mahindra Derby Green to unwind and recharge from the long trip. 

  • Rameshwaram Pamban Bridge

The Rameswaram Pamban bridge is over 2 Km long. The bridge is the only way that connects Rameswaram to mainland India. You will find sea on both sides at most parts of the bridge, making it a driver’s delight. 

JKR Resort & Spa is a beautiful off-beat resort at Rameswaram that you might like to stay in. 

  • Chennai-Puducherry

Known as the East Coast Road, the Chennai to Puducherry road trip provides you with the rare opportunity to accompany the Bay of Bengal. You can feel the sea breeze in the backdrop of Pine trees as you cruise along the 690 Km long road making it one of the best road trips in India that you can undertake.

You can book your stay at Club Mahindra Puducherry to experience exquisite cuisines, spa treatment, and heart-warming hospitality at the end of your trip.

  • Visakhapatnam-Araku Valley

The 116 Km long road from Vishakhapatnam to Araku Valley is one of the best roads in India because of the pristine view it offers. The serpentine road constantly plays hide and seek with the magnificent Eastern Ghats and the Bay of Bengal, mesmerising the travellers with uninterrupted natural beauty.

  • Gangtok to Tsamgo Lake & Nathu La Pass

Don’t let the short distance of 37 Km trick you. The road is easily one of the most beautiful roads in India, with many points to stop by and take pictures on the way. 

You can explore the beautiful Gangtok city by staying in Club Mahindra Gangtok or Club Mahindra Baiguney

  • Guwahati to Tawang

 The road from Guwahati to Tawang consists of numerous hairpin bends across the northeast's unique mountainous terrain, making it a paradise for adventure lovers seeking an unusual road trip. Remember to secure an inner Line Permit necessary to enter Arunachal Pradesh.

  • Shillong to Cherrapunjee

The Shillong-Cherrapunjee state highway (SH5) remains misty, oozing an enigmatic aura during most of the year. Once in a while, the sky clears, the fog subsides, and one of India’s best highways provides spectacular views for most of its 55 Km journey that no one can ever forget. 

Many travellers prefer the centrally located Polo Towers, a Club Mahindra affiliate property for their stay in Shillong. The only 4-star hotel in the northeast can serve as a base for your Shillong adventures.

Apart from the joy of an unhindered driving experience, these road trips can change your general outlook on life. You might rearrange your priorities and learn to praise the journey rather than focus on the destination.

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