Road trips are the best way to know a country. Go the trip by bike, then it will be an enchanting experience. Be it national highways or tricky hill routes, you will get thrilled and amazed by what a road can lead to. So, here are 10 best road trips by bike every travel lover and bike lover must do at least once in their life. Touring bikes or touring motorcycles like Royal Enfield Himalayan, Kawasaki Versys 650/1000, Triumph Tiger 800 range, Ducati Multistrada 1200S, Suzuki V-Strom 1000 gives you best experience.
1. Visakhapatnam to Araku
Total Distance covered: 119 km
Time: 4 – 5 hrs
Road Distance in Kms from Vizag to Araku
Vizag to NAD kotha road junction – 12 Kms
NAD Jn to Pendurthi – 10 Kms
Pendurthi to Kothavalasa -9 Kms
Kothavalasa to Tatipudi Jn- 31 Kms
Tatipudi Jn to Tyda – 16 Kms
Tyda to Borra caves Junction- 8 Kms
Borra Caves Junction to Borra caves- 7 Kms
Ananthagiri to Araku – 26 Kms
From the city of destination i.e. Vizag to Aruku valley is 4 – 5 hours journey by road at a distance of 119 km from NAD Kotha road junction, NH5 Visakhapatnam. To see the beauty of Aruku the best way to travel is on road by bike with perfect combination of winter season (October to January). The roads are good and well maintained. You come across various small villages like Pendurthi, Kothavalasa, Tatipudi junction, Tyda, Borra caves as well. You feel that you are in lap of nature surrounded by big trees. On the way you can find the beautiful resorts with great hospitality. From Anantagiri, Araku valley has plenty of coffee plantations on the hill slopes with carzy monkey’s families. The auro in the air makes you to taste local coffee and buy different varieties of coffee powers near the plantation area by the side of the road. The curved roads to top of the hills and valleys with a cool breeze and fog makes you to feel in the heaven. Sense the earshots of waterfalls before continuing the ride. Don’t even dare to take a nap you may miss some many beauties.
2.Delhi – Agra – Jaipur (Golden Triangle)
Delhi Agra Jaipur Tour (Golden triangle), as these three are the most well-known cities of India. Experience and get the witness of diversity and best of the culture of the country. Road way is the best to grab the cultures and living of the people.
Delhi, our countries capital city of amazing treasury of several cultures and perfect mix of food, culture and religion where the past glory has been mixed perfectly. The Red Fort, popularly known as Lal Quila make sure not to go on Monday’s because its closed. And Jama Masjid around 500 m away from Red Fort which is the biggest mosque in India. Followed by India Gate and the Rastrapati Bhavan which is the president’s house.
While Agra is a perfect city to view the Mughal glory, Jaipur is a specimen of the Rajputana grandeur. It takes 4 hours journey from Delhi to Agra via road. The place Sikandar is a mausoleum of the great Mughal ruler, Akbar. The design, scriptures and the stunning structures perfectly resembles the Islamic, Jain, Buddiest, Christian and Hindu themes. Finally, the beautiful Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World which is the symbol pure love. The legendary single white marble structure was built by another great Mughal ruler, Shah Jahan in commemoration of his love for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The admiring majestic Agra fort and Itmad-ud-Daula’s tomb. Both of these structures hold a great significance for the city’s heritage and culture. And it’s the place for best shopping of handicrafts and antique pieces in the evening times.
Pink city, Jaipur the capital city of Rajasthan. It is the most and magnetic city of India. It has the amazing structures which are worth – visiting. The world heritage site of Fatehpur Sikri, sandstone city that was laid down by Mughal emperor Akbar. And the splendid city palance fringed by massive courtyards, beautiful gardens and other wonderful monuments. At last the stunning world’s heritage site Jantar Mantar observatory and the amazing architecture of Nawam Sahab Ki Haveli. These are the perfect structures shows the glory of the country, INDIA.
One of the deadliest road trip which leads to the Heaven on Earth – Leh Ladak. Every bike rider and travel lovers must experience this trip at least once their lifetime. Manali weather is cool and one can freeze while riding the bike. So it’s suggested that to carry the minimalist essentials like a leather jacket, gloves, first aid kit. Sometimes you can’t even find a petrol bunk up to 300 kilometers. So, one must be well prepared before going on this trip. The next destination would be Keylong which is around 115 kilometers. In between, you will pass through Rohtang pass and Kokasar.
Moreover, the route is bit tricky and you have to pass through some narrow bridges which give you butterflies in your stomach. The sight of Himalayas throughout the journey will be motivating you to not to quit this trip. You will reach the Rohtang pass which is about 55 kilometers from Manali. The height of Rohtang Pass is 3350 meters. You can spend some time there and enjoy the nature. After that, you will be heading to Kokasar. The main attraction in this route from Rohtang Pass to Kokasar is A heart-shaped water. Never miss this natures architecture. Lahaul valley is one of the attraction in your way. Always obey the traffic rules for a peaceful trip. By the end of the day, you will reach Kelong.
One of the main attraction Deepak lake, Suraj Taal (Sun Lake) near Baralacha Pass. The altitude here is 4420 mts. All you can see is Mountains covered with snow, Blue sky and clouds. Also, you need to be careful while passing the wooden bridges. Next, you will be reaching Sarchu where most of the people will be halting there. As night journey is full of risks, it’s suggested to take the halt. Never forget to take camping tents with you as it’s really difficult to find a stay there. The altitude in Sarchu is around 4300 mts. Enjoy the campfire and food in the night.
You will be waking up to a beautiful sunrise. And then you will be climbing up to Gata loops, Nakee Pass, Pang, Taglang pass (world’s second highest), Rumptse. Here you can find some rooms where you can change. Another important thing is, always carry some tools repair your bikes. Next, you will be reaching Sindhu ghat. After that Hola, you will be reaching Leh. You will reach Leh at the end of the day. Next morning you start moving to Magnetic Hills. Also, you will get the glimpse of Indian Army. You will reach Changla Pass after few hours ride from Magnetic hills. And then you will reach Pangong lake.
Guwahati To Tawang
With heights of 3048 meters, the birthplace of Dalai Lama, Tawang is a must for every travel enthusiast to go. Tawang is the most sacred place for Buddhists. Tawang Monastery is the most popular one.
Starting with smooth roads and ending up with tricky and curvy roads Guwahati To Tawang is one of the best trips by road. Never think to complete this trip within a single day. It’s full of risk and at the end of the day, you will be regretting doing that. Starting from Guwahati, experiencing Brahmaputra river, within few hours you will reach the hill area. Mountains covered with clouds, beautiful rivers flowing under the road is definitely an eye candy for the nature lover. Also, routes are too narrow and bit tricky. So, you have to be careful and carry minimal precautions and tools with you.
You will experience the roads where rivers travel with you. This gives you a wonderful experience where you can forget all the tensions and just enjoying the nature. The routes are curvy and narrow and you need to be careful every time while taking a turn. Never forget to take a snap at the entry of the Tawang. Tawang is one of the exotic lands of Arunachal Pradesh. The whole journey comprises of Beautiful rivers, sheer mountains covered with snow, clouds and forests. Prefer Bikes with at least 200cc as there will be a lot of breakouts in the entire journey.
Chennai to Puducherry via East Costal Road
Distance- 173 km
Time -3-4 Hrs
These places you must visit before you reach Pondicherry are kovalam beach and mahabalipuram.
Chennai to kovalam (38.4 km) via East Costal Road
Kovalam to mahabalipuram beach (19.1 km) via E Coast Rd.
ECR Road is one of the most beautiful roads in south india with great sceneries and You will experience the roads where sea travel with you, if you start in the early morning it would be better to avoid the heat. Please follow the precautions don’t travel in the night the best timings are 7am to 6pm, from mahabaliburam to till Pondicherry the road is single lane don’t take middle lane its better to go by road side where the bus and truck drivers are too harsh. Happy ride!!
Mumbai to Goa
Approx. distance – 604 km
Est Driving Time – 10hrs via NH5
The Road trip between Mumbai and Goa is one of the best Road trips by Bike we can go for. This attractive route has several food points to answer your food waving’s end route to the beach party capital of India – Goa.
Chiplun is the nearest place to give your journey a break which is allowed 238kms from Mumbai. You can spend some good time here by visiting Parasuraman temple and waterfall in Chiplun.
You can even option to go in a Pune express, if you want to experience the smooth roads. If you are taking this road, then Satara and Kolhapur is a good place to top and Jill your timing as there are many roadside foods.
There Rankala Lake, Panhala fort, and the Jyothiba temple are suggested to until in this way.
BANGLORE TO MUNNAR
Distance – 480 km
Time – 9hrs
Long Trip Yet beautiful, Banglore to Munnar is definitely the best way to unwind and enjoy the journey There are two routes you can go on this trip. The first one although longest but consumes time due to the smooth roads. The route is Banglore – Krishnagiri – Dharmapuram – Avinashi – udumalaipettai – Munnar. And the second route takes 1hr more but if you want to visit Mysore in between you can opt for this route. But this route has its own risks. If you Opt for the first route night time will be the best. This route is a bit tricky as you have to travel through some mountains.
8.Ahmedabad to Kutch
Reaching white sands is thrilling, but what most thrilling is reaching white sand with the bike ride. The best way is starting in morning and reaching there by evening so that you can enjoy the white sand and beautiful under colorful lights.
Almost the journey is on highways. There are many places to stop and eat. Better to go with friends so that you will not get bored. The whole journey is on highways and almost roads will be empty. But you will find a lot of delicious food on the highway.
Before reaching Kutch, the journey becomes difficult for some time as there will be lot sand.