Best Self Drive Road Trip in india


Road trip is an amazing way of taking a break from a life full of responsibilities and Chaos. And if you are self-driving, then it will even work as a stress-buster too. There are numerous choices for self driving road trips to take in India. No matter which city or town you live in, you will have some great options to choose from. If you are planning a fun yet adventurous road trip anytime soon, here are some of the suggestions on best self-drive holiday places in India for you.

  1. Manali-Leh

The summer or mid-October time is the best time to travel to Leh from Manali. A total of 15 hours or more may be taken to complete this journey.  And if you are planning the trip after October, then you will have to drive through the snow covered roads. The scenic and eye-popping beauty on this route is one of a kind and you will enjoy the trip thoroughly for sure. If you feel like  taking a break on this journey then you can stop over at the Circuit House in Lahaul Valley.

  • Distance between Manali and Leh: 472.7 km 
  1. Mumbai-Goa

Goa is one of the most exciting places especially for youngsters in India, and the road trip from Mumbai to Goa is even more thrilling. If you want a smooth and safe road, you can take the Pune-Kolhapur route as it is more convenient for everyone. And, if you are travelling with your children, you can take the Chiplun-Ratnagiri Route and take a tour of the Karnala Bird Sanctuary which will surely be a treat for the children’s eyes. However, the Chiplun-Ratnagiri Route is very congested in some of the areas and a little rocky and tricky.

  • Distance between Mumbai and Goa: 590 km
  1. Guwahati-Tawang

A road trip from Guwahati to Tawang will take you to the snow-clad wonderland mountains and land full of Buddhist culture. The natural beauty of this trip is outstanding to watch, but a little tricky too. It actually tests your driving skills. On the way to Tawang from Guwahati, you will come across many stalls and shops where you can stop by and have some delicious and yummy momos and noodles.

  • Distance between Guwahati and Tawang: 566 km
  1. Jaipur to Jaisalmer

While you take your road journey from Jaipur to Jaisalmer, you will experience the authentic and real taste of Rajasthan. There are several tourist attractions in Jaisalmer that you will be able to see upon reaching there. 

  • Distance between Jaipur to Jaisalmer: 555 km
  1. Pondicherry to Kovalam

Around 12 hours will be taken to complete this road trip. The time is too much but will surely leave you at peace. It is considered to be one of the best coastal road trips in India that you will enjoy. You will cross beaches, mendows  greenery and many shops and dhabas that offer mouthwatering food options and coconut water.

  • Distance between Pondicherry and Kovalam: 636.5 km 
  1. Delhi to Lansdowne

Lansdowne is no doubt one of the most beautiful places in North India. You will be able to visit museums, churches and other attractions in the hill station. The road trip from Delhi to Lansdowne is no less than the mesmerised beauty of nature and mother earth.

  • Distance between Delhi and Lansdowne: 228 km
  1. Ahmedabad to Kutch

Don’t forget to plan your self drive tour in India including one from Ahmedabad to Kutch. On your trip from the city full of chaos to white deserts, you will cross various landscapes. The road is smooth and fine. However, to avoid traffic and chaos, it is better to start your trip early in the morning as it will also keep you fresh. Between these two places, you will find Wild Ass Sanctuary and Hodko Village and are beautiful and exquisite to watch. You can buy a lot of handicraft items at Hodka Village. Try to visit the Kutch during the full moon nights. You will be delighted to see the beauty of the night. 

  • Distance between Ahmedabad and Kutch: 454 km
  1. Darjeeling to Pelling

If you want to experience HEAVEN on Earth then you must take a road trip to this Eastern India’s route, from Darjeeling to Pelling. On this road trip , you will be surrounded by picturesque and scenic landscapes, lofty mountains, verdant green tea gardens, to name a few. There are several food stops that you will come across on this trip where you can enjoy some yummy and mouth watering momos, noodles, and tea. It is a better option to avoid the plan during Monsoons time as roads sometimes get blocked because of heavy rains. 

  • Distance between Darjeeling and Pelling: 72.8 km

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