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6 Most Scenic Road Trips Across India

These beautiful trips need to feature on your travel bucket list!

Shimla to Manali

shimla-manali road trip

This scenic road trip through mountains has the River Beas trudging alongside. If you want to break away from urban life and unwind in the lap of nature, you need to do this. 

Visakhapatnam to Araku Valley

Araku valley

The best time of doing this road trip is during the monsoons when the Eastern ghats are covered in a lush green carpet. The drive from Vizag through curving roads, serene hills and stunning landscapes will fill your heart with joy and calm down your senses, melting all worries away.

Guwahati to Tawang


Northeast is beautiful and this trip connects two absolute ends—from Guwahati in Assam to Tawang in Arunachal. In the entire journey you get to see ancient monasteries, rugged landscapes, beautiful lakes, high mountain pass and waterfalls. 

Chennai to Pondicherry


The coastal town of Pondicherry is well known for the French quarters and the road leading to it from Chennai is beautiful. For most part of the drive, you will have the sea on one side for company and interesting eateries along the way.

Bangalore to Bandipur Forest


You will drive quite a bit through the dense forest. Not only do you get to soak in the wild, raw landscape but you might also come across deer, elephants and other animals nonchalantly crossing the road. 

Puri to Konark


Odisha has many picturesque places and the less travelled roads leading to them are pretty as a picture. The Puri-Konark highway makes for a scenic drive along the sea coast. The canopy formed by the trees on either side of the road, the misty breeze, clear blue skies and the idyllic beauty will delight your senses.