Hey, travel lovers out there! The pandemic has no doubt changed a lot of our lifestyles. Ever since the virus outbreak, travel lovers are the most affected ones in terms of freedom. While things start to get back to the so-called normal, the first thing that comes to your mind is packing your luggage and getting back on the roads. This rush to feel free and alive on the streets is something that no travel lover can avoid. We have come up with the ten best road trips to take in India post lockdown for those who have already decided and those planning to embark on a road trip.
Here’s the list:
1. Mumbai to Goa:
Covering a stretch of around 590 kilometres, most travel lovers will take this road after lockdown. This road trip to be the most sought after is the beauty of the Western Ghats and several other places on the way. The beaches of Goa can be ideal places to manage social distancing.
2. Delhi to Ladakh:
When travelling in mind, this is one road trip that everyone would think of. This can be one of the most adventurous domestic road trips. Starting from forests to farmlands and entering the mountains, this trip is capable of making your jaws drop in awe.
3. Delhi to Agra:
If you are looking for a road trip to come back home by night, Delhi to Agra would be amazing. As this is close to the city, you can spend some time in the dhabas on the way to enjoy delicious dishes as well.
4. Guwahati to Tawang:
If you are looking for a road trip in the hills, then Guwahati to Tawang is something you should try. Covered with Snow Mountains all around, Buddhist culture, narrow roads with sharp turns, this will be worth it if you love some adventure.
5. Ahmedabad to Kutch:
If you are interested in going from a city environment to straight through wonderful landscapes, this trip should interest you. On the way, you can stop by and enjoy the Wild Ass Sanctuary and Chhari Dhand bird sanctuary just before you arrive at Kutch.
6. West Coast:
If you cannot choose between the sea and mountains, we have something to smile for. NH 66, starting from Mumbai to Kanyakumari, will take you through the Arabian Sea with the Western Ghats on the other side of the road; what’s more than having the choice of parking your vehicle and enjoying the shade? Of the mountain trees or the beaches.
7. Chennai to Pondicherry:
Connecting Chennai and Pondicherry, this road is by the Bay of Bengal. Taking this road, you can cover Alamparai Fort, Mahabalipuram and Mudaliarkuppam within 4 to 5 hours, and you can be back home by evening. This can make a good and short road trip with family. This road makes sure that you cannot keep your camera away even for a while. The sun rays reflecting off the Arabian Sea is something you don’t want to miss.
8. Delhi to the Valley of Flowers:
If you are a nature lover and like blooms around you, this trip is ideal. This valley is home to beautiful flowering plants and animals like snow leopard and grey langur. You can also drive to Almora and Ranikhet, which are near the valley.
9. Golden Triangle:
If you are interested in rich culture and something historical, then the Golden Triangle is the road you should not miss. From Delhi through Jaipur to Agra, the route offers you forts, varieties of local dishes, markets and folk performances. This trip won’t take a toll on your pocket as there are many budget hotels available.
10. Vishakapatnam to Araku Valley:
This is one such trip that ensures safety during pandemic times as there is not flow of traffic on this route. This is pure nature. It is filled with coffee plantations, green mountains and waterfalls. I hope this article helps you to zero in on which route to take.