Best Road Trips in India

For those, who find joy in travelling, road trips are perhaps the best way to explore and discover the life across different places for adventure and escape monotony. Whether in the east, west, north or south, India offers a plenitude of roads and destinations that make for enthralling road trip.

Road Trip from Delhi to Jaipur via Agra

Travel Route: Delhi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur

Distance: 450 km

Travel Time: 7 hours

yamuna expressway

About the Trip: This is indeed one of the best road trips in India known as Golden Triangle Road Trips. It is a great drive from Delhi to Jaipur. Start your journey from Delhi and drive to Agra via the Yamuna Expressway, one of the country’s finest roads. In Agra, visit the Taj, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Travel to Jaipur the next day and explore the palaces and forts. Also, don’t forget to relish a hearty meal at Chokhi Dhani.

Jaipur to Jaisalmer via Jodhpur

Travel Route: Jaipur – Merta Road – Jodhpur – Mathaniya – Osiyan – Phalodi – Ramdevra – Lathi – Jaisalmer

Distance: 570 km

Travel Time: 9 hours

National Highway: NH 15


About the Trip: Drive to Jaisalmer the ‘Golden City’ from the Pink City via Jodhpur. The drive along the RJ SH 19 from Jaipur to Jaisalmer is lined with villages and towns that embrace you with wide warms. Make a stopover at Jodhpur to indulge in the true Rajasthani heritage and flavours. Along the way you will come across the Kumbhalgarh Fort and the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary that are worth visiting.

Jaipur to Ranthambore

Travel Route: Jaipur – Basi – Lalsot – Justana – Ranthambore

Distance: 180 km

Travel Time: 4 hours


About the Trip: One can enjoy beautiful views of the mustard fields and picturesque villages like Balsi & Lalsot on this road trip. It is one of the most popular road trips in India, as huge numbers of people flock to the Ranthambore National Park to spot a tiger. One can take the route via Tonk. It takes more time but the roads on this route are in better condition.

Delhi to Leh via Manali

Travel Route: Delhi – Chandigarh – Mandi – Kullu – Manali – Rohtang La – Kokhsar – Tandi – Keylong – Darcha – Sarchu – Pang – Upshi – Leh

Distance: 1,019 km

Travel Time: 25 hours

Tour Day: 3 Days

National Highway: NH 1 & NH 21

leh road trip

About the Trip: A road trip in the Himalayas will always be accompanied by gorgeous landscapes wherever you look. The Delhi-Manali-Leh road trip is one of the best road trips in India. Delhi to Manali is a smooth drive but from Manali to Leh is where you get to know the meaning of a treacherous road trip. It is one of the highest and toughest roads to travel. The scenic beauty that the route offers makes a person overlook the tough road.

Mumbai to Goa

Travel Route: Mumbai – Kolad – Mahad – Chiplun – Sawantwadi – Panaji

Distance: 615 km

Travel Time: 10 hours

National Highway: NH 17

mumbai to goa road trips

About the Trip: One of the best drives that are loved by each and every one is the drive from Mumbai to Goa. The NH 17 leads right up to and everyone is sure to be enthralled by the picturesque view that greets travellers along the way. If you’re a birdwatcher, you may not be able to resist stopping off at Karnala Bird Sanctuary. Chiplun in Ratnagiri District is a popular halfway halt for most Bombay-Goa travellers.

Delhi to Mussoorie via Dehradun

Travel Route: Delhi – Meerut – Muzaffarnagar – Sahranpur- Dehradun – Mussoorie

Distance: 280 kms

Time taken: 7 hours

National Highway: NH 58

happy valley mussoorie

About the Trip: A road trip from Delhi to the prettiest hill station in the country is a must for every Delhiite. Enjoy the scenic view of the hills and dhaba food on the way. The entire journey through the hills, streams, and green pastures is simply mesmerising, especially after Dehradun, placing it among the best road trips in India.

Delhi to Rishikesh via Haridwar

Travel Route: Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh

Distance: 230 km

Travel Time: 5 hours

Delhi to Rishikesh

About the Trip: This trip is a must for all the explorers. Rishikesh is a highly frequented destination for sacred tourism and adventure sports like river rafting and trekking. It´d start with adventure and end with spirituality. Rugged terrains, tricky passageways, & daring tracks make the roads a thrill for adrenaline junkies riding off to Rishikesh. This religious journey to Rishikesh is something you can´t miss.

Mumbai to Mount Abu via Vadodara and Ahmedabad

Travel Route: Mumbai – Palghar – Dahanu – Vapi – Valsad – Bharuch – Vadodara – Nadiad – Ahmedabad – Himmatnagar – Abu Road – Mount Abu

Distance: 760 km

Travel Time: 13 hours

National Highway: NH 8

mumbai to mount abu

About the Trip: This Road journey gives you the experiences of 3 different states and cultures – Maharashtra, Gujarat & Rajasthan. The journey would take one through urban towns, villages and then up the hills. The internal roads at Mount Abu were satisfactory and convenient for new comers. There are several filling stations and dhabas on route.

Ahmedabad to Kutch

Travel Route: Ahmedabad – Viramgam – Dhrangadhra – Halvad – Lakadia – Bhachau – Bhuj

Distance: 400 km

Travel Time: 7 hours


About the Trip: Revel in the white beauty of the Great Rann of Kutch and enjoy a short weekend holiday while you explore the roads in India. The stunning white landscapes, the barren desert for miles and beyond, and the colourful contrasts of the local population make your road trip worthwhile. Try to come at a time so that you can witness the full moon at Kutch. The Hodko Village is a must visit for local handicraft shopping and the Wild Ass Sanctuary to have a taste of wildlife in the land of contrasts. Book Now!

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