Miles To Go: The 5 Best Road Trips To Take In 2020

Miles To Go: The 5 Best Road Trips To Take In 2020
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Pack your bags and hit the road.

Simrran Gill
January 12 , 2020
05 Min Read

Your favourite songs on the playlist, a box full of your chosen snacks, your best friends and the road stretching as far as you can see… sounds right out of a dream? Well, it can all come true. All you need to do is call your friends and convince them to take the road less travelled. If you’re a newbie lost in the maze of roads, we tell you what trips to take in 2020:


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We’ve often heard about the rawness of Leh-Ladakh but the journey is half the experience of the trip. High mountain ranges, extreme temperatures, warm sun, a calm river and casual encounters with shepherds - make up this surreal experience. The steep passes, including the Zoji La Pass, and curving roads make this drive truly exhilarating. You also have the opportunity to make it to the highest motorable pass, Khardung La. A word of warning - be extremely vigilant while navigating these high altitude roads.


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A stretch of water as far as you can see and a rail connection on one side, this bridge connects Rameshwaram to the rest of the country. Make sure to roll down your windows (or maybe even get down from the car) and feel the ocean. The drive is a short but memorable one. If you head out further till the end of Dhanushkodi beach, you will see sand and sea merge, and we can vouch that you will never want to leave the place. It is also India’s first sea bridge.

Planning to escape the madness of the city of dreams? What better way to unwind than with lush greenery on either side and smooth roads? The drive from Mumbai to Mount Abu may be long, but it's certainly not tiring. The favourable weather only adds to the experience. You will witness a change of culture every few kilometres as you pass through various highways and villages in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan. And there will always be a reason to stop. The dhabas on the way also ensure you do not miss out on local as well as highway delicacies. 

Karnataka is the land of hidden, pristine beaches. From Mangalore to Gokarna, you will come across a series of these. The water bodies stretch along most of your drive along the west coast. You can actually find a decent parking spot and get to a beach in the middle of the drive. Since the places are far away from any city, more often than not, you will have the beach all to yourself. 


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Mountains, passes, waterfalls, caves, villages. This meditative journey passes through it all. One of the most green and clean drives in the country, it is an ethereal experience that no  roadster should miss. And if you are lucky, a fresh spell of showers will make it even more magical.  

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