As we mentioned in the earlier post (Best roads in India for a summer bike trip), India is an absolute Nirvana for road trip enthusiasts with a massive variety of roads it has on offer. Continuing where we left off in the first article, here are 5 more roads in India that are perfect for a summer bike trip:
1) Shillong to Cherrapunji
It’s a shame that the north-eastern states of India are not very popular as tourist destinations. Thy have everything you could ask for on a holiday: a peaceful environment, the kindest people and the most stunning scenery. The road trip from Shillong to Cherrapunji encapsulates the beauty of this state wonderfully as you ride on a winding road with a mountain on one side and a valley on the other. A word of caution – this region receives the highest amount of rainfall on India, so be sure that you can ride a bike in such conditions.
2) Mumbai to Goa
For most people summer means that it’s time to hit the beaches and party, a.k.a go to Goa. If you want to visit the unofficial party capital of India, consider going by road. The route from Mumbai is especially brilliant as it takes you through the ghats and then alongside the Arabian sea as the perfectly laid-out road continues to undulate under your bike’s wheels.
3) Bangalore to Coorg
For those of us who prefer a colder experience than that of a beach, hill stations are the perfect place to unwind in the summers. And Coorg is perhaps one of the best places you can visit if you want to get away from the unexpected heat in Bangalore. The curving road to the ‘Scotland of India’ which is surrounded by an abundance of greenery makes for a wonderful road trip on a bike.
4) Mumbai to Lonavala
One of the most famous hill stations in this region, Lonavala is the perfect place to visit if you want to get away from the humid heat of the summers in Mumbai. The roads to this hill station are absolutely perfect, and the lush green surroundings dotted with waterfalls make for the best scenery you could ask for on a road trip.
5) Old Silk Route
Once the most popular trade routes in the world, the Old Silk Route lies in Sikkim along the border with China. The best feature of this winding and twisting route, besides the many breathtaking landscapes, is the picturesque Mt. Kanchandzongha in the background. This one is a largely unheard of road which makes it perfect for anyone who wants to ride in peace without the possibility of traffic ruining a perfectly good road trip.
Which of these roads would you want to ride on first? Let us know in the comments below. Happy riding!
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