You don’t like a Hatchback, You don’t like a Sedan, Even you never think of them. The only thing that comes to your mind at first is an SUV, a perfectly designed; go explore, ready to take on every single aspect of Indian Roads. Especially for you, there are many Best Road Trips in India waiting for you eagerly.

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For Sure, Only an SUV can do this. Either it is Mahindra’s Scorpio, Thar, Bolero, A Tata Safari, a luxurious Nissan Terrano or the traditional old Maruti Gypsy, SUV’s always ruled the Indian Roads without any Doubt. And if you own one, most probably you are always thinking of exploring the Best Road Trips in India with your Loved Ones. Here we are providing you with some of the best road trips in India that you surely want to go explore with an off-roader.

  1. Delhi to Leh via Manali

Probably one of the most Desirable and Best Road Trips in India to Test the extreme limits of Your Vehicle as well as yourself. The Trip from Delhi to Leh via Manali is a Journey among the Great Himalayan valleys, Snow Clad Peaks, Frozen Lakes and full of Scenic Beauty. This is a Journey that every Adventure Enthusiast Should explore with their SUV at least once in Lifetime.

The Road stretch for this trip is a long journey of about 1000 Kms and requires 3-5 halts in between. The Trip starts from Delhi, driving on NH1 to Ambala then on NH 21, From Ambala to Manali via the City Beautiful Chandigarh. The Adventure starts from Manali from where you are driving on the Road maintained by the BRO (Border Road Organization).

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Driving through the Rohtang Pass and then through the Keylong Valley will surely be a test of your Driving Skills through Beautiful Scenic Valleys but through difficult, Muddy and Tricky Roads. A drive through the straight road on Magnetic Hill (26 km away from Leh on Srinagar Highway), will be definitely an experience that you will never forget in your life.

Above all, you are having an SUV with you, so don’t forget to try Dune Bashing in Spiti and Ladakh Valley. But do it at your own risk. A road trip from Manali to Leh is one that can fulfill all your Adventures and Dreams that you ever think of in your life with your Best Sports Utility Vehicle. Go Explore the Journey, but with all the Precautions and necessities that this trip demands.

Distance – 1020 KM

Points of InterestChandigarh, Solang Nala, Rohtang Pass, Suraj Tal, Baralacha La, Sarchu                                                                                                                 

Driving Conditions

From Delhi to Manali – Easy and Fun

From Manali to Keylong – Moderate to Hard (Adventure begins)

From Keylong to Leh – Hard as well as Harsh (Adventure beyond Expectations)

Time to Explore– Only B/w May to October

  1. Guwahati to Tawang

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A Trip in the lesser explored part of India; Guwahati to Tawang is a Journey worth exploring for all 4*4 Lovers. The trip starts from the most famous capital city of North Eastern States to the beautiful off-beat destination in Arunachal Pradesh.   A Journey from Guwahati to Tawang with an SUV is a breathtaking and rejuvenating adventure. This Road Trip offers you a Challenging Drive amid Lush Green Forests, Snow Covered Peaks, and the North East Culture.

You will explore the Buddhist style of living, the Indian Army Camps in the way and much more, taking this awesome tour. The Monasteries in the way are some of the must visit while you are heading up to Tawang. This Trip does need 1-2 Halts, Tezpur is that you can choose for a good stay.

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Distance – 508 KM

Points of InterestCole Park, Bamuni Hills, Bhalukpong, Eagle nest Wildlife Sanctuary, Dirang Valley, Gorichen Peak, Tawang Monastery

Driving Conditions      

Guwahati to Tezpur – Easy to Moderate

Tezpur to Tawang – Hard and may be Harsh Sometimes

  1. Chennai to Munnar

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You can also call it a Green Road Trip, as the maximum stretch of this Route, is full of greenery and charming attractiveness. The Winding Road and the Pleasant weather all around the route will surely make your trip unforgettable. The Tea Gardens in-between provides a complete Delight to the naked eyes. Once reached, you can opt for adventures like trekking, hiking and paragliding in Munnar.

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Distance – 590 KM

Points of InterestViluppuram, Trichy, Palani Murugan Temple, Udumalai

Driving Conditions – Easy to Moderate

  1. Ahmedabad to Kuch

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Not always the Hilly Terrains provide you with all the adventure of driving or the adventure of testing you and the capabilities of your vehicle. Some Times a Desert can be more fun. Talking about Best Road Trips in India, Ahmedabad to Kuch is a colorful journey into the Thar Desert (The only desert in India).  If you wish you can drive your SUV to the extreme speed as you can, as the maximum road stretch is straight and with few vehicles on the road. But be Careful, as there is a saying ….Speed Thrills …But Kills…

As of above destinations, this trip also has some seasonal advantages and drawbacks. The best time to explore this trip is b/w October to February so that you can witness the true colors of the region, especially in Full Moon. The Road Side Villages with their particular handicrafts are must visit on this trip.

Distance – 470 KM

Points of Interest Dholavari, Little Rann of Kutch, Great Rann of Kutch, Mandvi Beach, Kala Dungar, Handicrafts Villages

Driving ConditionsEasy> Moderate>Hard (All Depends on Climatic Changes)

  1. Srinagar to Leh

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This is another breathtaking driving route towards the cold desert of India i.e Leh – Ladakh. The journey through this route to reach Leh is somewhat less hectic and less dangerous, but this road trip is a complete delight to nature lovers.

The journey from Srinagar to Leh is full of extraordinary scenic beauty, lush green valleys and some of the highest passes in the world. Kargil is a place in between the journey that will surely remind you of our Nation’s heroes of the Indo-Pak War of 1999. You can also attempt Water Wading in some low water rivers in between the route.

Distance – 415 KM

Points of InterestSonmarg, Drass Valley, Kargil War Memorial, Pattharsahib Gurudwara, Mulbekh Monastery, Moonland, Magnetic Hill

Driving Conditions 

Srinagar to Kargil – Easy to Moderate

Kargil to Leh – Moderate to Hard

  1. Mumbai to Goa

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Among one of the best Highways in India, Mumbai to Goa is a journey that is spectacular in many ways. Although not a tough driving trail, Mumbai to Goa is a Highway that every SUV Lover should explore for a drive full of Nature and Beauty. The Road Trip from Mumbai to Goa through NH 17 (Now renamed as NH 66) is a charming journey amid the coconut Forests and Paddy fields of the Beautiful Konkan Region.

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The Highway is in good condition for driving and a bit challenging in few parts of the region. If you wish to take a Halt in B/w, the Ganpatipule Beach Side is the best option. In all, Mumbai to Goa is a journey full of Natural Scenic Beauty and Fun-filled Adventure. Best time to visit through this Highway is throughout the year, but may be challenging a bit in Monsoon. But in our opinion, Goa is more fun in Monsoon than any other season.

Distance – 588 KM

Points of InterestKarnala Bird Sanctuary, Kolad, Chiplun, Panaji

Driving Conditions – Easy to Moderate

  1. Jaipur to Ranthambore

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From the Pink City of Jaipur to the Beautiful National Park of Ranthambore, this short little trip is a blend of local culture and the wildlife. The road conditions are quite good and you can visit the Forts and small local villages in between for a glimpse of Rajasthani Culture. A no. of Restaurants and Dhabas in the Trip make it a must go trip among Best Road Trips in India.

Distance – 180 KM

Points of InterestDausa, Tonk, Forts, Tiger Spotting at Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary

Driving Conditions – Easy

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  1. Delhi to Nainital

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Nainital is a beautiful Hill Station in Kumaun region of Uttarakhand and also easily accessible by road from Delhi. This trip merely takes 6-7 Hours from Delhi to reach but is filled with full of Natural Beauty. Driving in the forest on the way to Nainital amid pleasant weather and magical views, make this trip a must explore among Best road trips in India. Make sure to visit Jim Corbett National Park, one of the finest national parks in India.

A drive to the Naini Lake and all surrounding Lakes near Nainital will surely adore you with great Adventure in this Beautiful Place.

Distance – 309 KM

Points of InterestCorbett National Park, Corbett Falls, Naini Lake, Snow Point Village, Cable Car Ride.

Driving Conditions – Mostly Easy

  1. Bangalore to Coorg

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The Road Trip from Bangalore to Coorg is on one of the best road trips in South India. The journey is best to witness the Lush Green Forests, the Scenic Valleys, The Dravidian Architecture and much more. There are two popular routes to reach Coorg from Bangalore. First is via Mysore and second is via Channarayapatna. If you are looking The trip is about 260 Km and as you are heading up to Coorg, the natural charm and pleasant atmosphere are quite enough to make you speechless here. Make sure to visit Abbi Falls, one of the top attractions in Coorg.

Distance – 268 KM

Points of InterestNamdroling Tibetan Monastery Bellarimotte Estate, Bhagamadala,  Brahmagiri Hills, Madikeri, Abbi Falls

Driving Conditions – Mostly Easy

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  1. Mumbai to Tarkarli

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Located at a distance of 478 KM from Mumbai, Tarkarli is a beautiful Beach Destination in Sindhudurg District of Maharashtra. The Road crosses through no. of local villages, Ghats, Forts, Sea Shore and a few Towns, which will give you plenty of scopes to explore the diversity of Konkan Region. We suggest you to explore this trip through SH 4 instead of other routes like NH 17 and NH 4. However SH4 is not in that good condition like NH 17 and 4, but it is considered as one of the best Coastal Highways in Konkan Region of India.

The most interesting part of this Trip is that you have to make use of Ferries in some parts of the route, which is an extraordinary experience in itself. As the road stretch is long, you can halt at Ganpatipule Beach which is a popular spot in Ratnagiri. In all, this Coastal road trip is a must explore among Best Road Trips in India.

Distance – 478 Km

Points of InterestAlibaug, Revdanda, Murud-Janjira, Harihareshwar, Bankot, Kolthare Beach, Ganpatipule, Malvan, Tarkarli Beach, Karli River Backwaters

Driving Condition – Easy to Moderate

  1. Delhi to Badrinath

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If you are living in Delhi, a road Trip to Badrinath is a quick escape from the hectic city life to picturesque Hills. The road crosses from many popular Tourist Destinations of Garhwal Region in Uttarakhand. The places of interest in this road trip are Haridwar, Rishikesh, Devprayag, Chamoli, Rudraprayag, and Joshimath.

From Delhi to Rishikesh, the drive is easy and the roads may be a bit crowdy. From Rishikesh to Badrinath, the road is full of the scenic landscape but a little tricky and for a little stretch, there is no Road in fact. Of course, the road trip is somewhat tough but what else can give you more peace of mind after the Blessings of Lord Vishnu in Badrinath Temple.

Distance – 530 KM

Points of Interest Har Ki Paudi, Rishikesh, Devprayag, Chamoli, Joshimath, Badrinath Temple

Driving Conditions 

Delhi to RishikeshEasy

Rishikesh to BadrinathHard to Harsh

12. Mumbai to Mount Abu

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Living in Bombay and getting bored from your daily hectic routine life, and want to spend some days or a weekend in complete peace. The trip from Mumbai to Mount Abu is just for you and is one of the Best Road Trips in India.  Starting along the western coast of India, you will be in the complete lap of nature and peace as you will head up to the only Hill station In Rajasthan i.e Mount Abu. The road conditions are good, almost in all the trip and you can enjoy it to full with your family or friends. If you are not in a hurry, do explore the culture of two of the largest cities of Gujrat, Ahmedabad, and Vadodara.

Distance – 751 KM

Points of InterestSurat, Vadodara, Nakki Lake, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Jasor Sloth Bear Sanctuary,

Driving Conditions Easy to Moderate

  1. Chennai to Pondicherry – The East Coast Road

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Want to travel along the side of coastal line amid the fresh breeze coming right from the sea, The East Coast Road is a must explore trip in India. Stretching for about a total distance of 160 km, Chennai to Pondicherry is a picturesque journey filled with breathtaking views of the Bay of Bengal and the Nature at its best. One can easily see the huge amounts of Unprocessed Raw Salt in the form of Small Mountain like structures along the seaside.

Distance – 160 KM

Points of InterestSadras Dutch Fort, Jagannath Temple, Alamparai Fort Ruins, Pichavaram Mangrove Forest

Driving Conditions Easy

14. Shimla to Manali via Spiti Valley

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This is a trip most recommended for those who are much interested in exploring the toughest Indian roads with full of Adventure, Thrill, and Risk. This Trip covers some of the toughest Driving trails in Himachal Pradesh. The Journey Distance is around 600 Km and can take up to 4-5 days or even more. The route covers Beautiful Sangla Valley, Kalpa, Pooh and some higher valleys of Nako, Ropa, and Chango.

The route covers some of the most breathtaking sightseeing in the Himalayas. You will also have a dip in the life of people who are living in some of the highest points in World. The road condition throughout is very difficult, so it is advisable to take proper guidance and precautions before taking this Awesome Road Trip. Without any Doubt, this Road Trip is best among the Best Road Trips in India for the Adventurous Souls.

Distance – 650 KM

Points of InterestSangla Valley, Ropa, Nako, Keylong

Driving Conditions – Moderate to Extreme 

  1. Hyderabad to Kannur

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Again a long stretched road trip like the first one in this list, but this road trip is one of the best road trips in South India, especially for SUV lovers. Through the influences of Nizams to the Scenic Beaches of Kannur, it is an extraordinary experience in itself.  The roads on this route are in pretty good condition, giving you an opportunity to drive as you wish to. Do explore some great places to visit on this road trip, and we will assure you that you will have a trip again in no time.

Distance – 890 KM

Points of InterestKurnool, Anantapur, Gooty, Devanahalli, Kannur Fort

Driving Conditions – Easy to Moderate

 

Exploring the Tough Indian Roads through the Best Road Trips in India with an Off Roader is an extreme Adventure. This will give you an opportunity to fulfill your utmost travel zeal while testing your Driving ability.

So go explore these Best Road Trips in India with Your SUV. But please make sure to take all precautions and follow all guidelines before going to explore these awesome Road Trips. Because we truly believe that – Safety First – Adventure Next. Have a safe Journey and enjoy the Indian Roads as well as driving your SUV.