aah :( Yeah since the season is getting over and there was some unrest with the taxi mafia I believe. So people must be flocking there now
but this year its all booked so cant make it
I really wish to
Thanks for the tips Sushant! Are you doing a bike ride?
2 primary locations to begin the trip are manali and delhi. either of the trips would be approximately 2 weeks long. if interested i'll post more details here.
hey people. if anyone wishes to scratch off this itch sooner than later, i plan to scratch it within next 1 month rather than waiting for a year. the last trip leaves by the 3rd week of september. and if a minimum of 18 people are ready we can get our own trip.
For a more competitive pursuit, there's The Raid De Himalaya -- an endurance testing, weeklong race on two wheels from Shimla to Leh.
The Adventure of biking to Khardung la Pass (Leh), the highest motorable pass in the world is one of those things that has made it everyone's itch list.
Great hearing your road trip stories! How easy is it to take a road trip for someone who's new to India? Keeping in mind traffic rules..
On Saturday had a road trip to Pune from Mumbai...on Pune -Mumbai expressway,...lonavala,khandala...enjoyed car drive
@Pankaj Glad I could help :D
@VaisakhiMishra I did the road trip and it was magnificent! Just had a week but there couldn't have been a better way to ring in a new year. Drove through the coast and surprisingly Goa was not such a highlight! Some other tiny beaches along the way stunned me. Thank you!
@VaisakhiMishra - Thank yous so much! This is very useful, really appreciate. I think I will take the coastal route as well. But it's good to know that there are many options to detour even if one takes the madurai route!
@Pankaj M - Hi! though I haven't done a road trip from Mumbai to Trivandrum I know a friend who had done it 6 years back. There are 2 ways Bombay-Bangalore-Madurai-Trivandrum (Mostly highway and old towns) or BOmbay-Goa-Gokarna-Mangalore-Kerala(Semi Coastal). If you take the highway path, try and visit Hampi, Madurai, Salem and Kancheepuram which are small detours on that road otherwise the semi coastal track has amazing stop points is scenic almost throughout the journey. He had taken the semi coastal path and had halted at Mangalore Goa Gokarna and Bangalore due to which the trip took him 13 days on bike. But the timeline totally depends an how much halt you want to take. Also the roads get pretty bad in certain patches and the highway past Mangalore has some serious harking issues right till Trivandrum....Hope this helps. :)
Hello, I am planning a road trip (self drive) with some friends from Mumbai to Trivandrum. Any tips? How many days should we factor for a comfortable drive? Any mandatory stops that we should not miss?
I plan to go on a road trip between 10th Nov to 15th Nov 2015 covering Ahmedabad to neighboring place(s).
Thinking of a Bike trip.
Thinking of a Bike trip.
@Saurabh agree! bike trip has its own charm :) Though I can only do short distances on a bike somehow..
Was Thinking of a Bike trip... u know u can feel the Air.... Stop on small tapris for tea & Snacks .... :)
Chandigarh - Manali Highway (NH 21) -
The foodies and the ones in love with their cameras shall absolutely fall in love with this route.
@Imroze.. Mumbai to Goa drive is amazing.. You can either take the highway or go through ghatis with lotta small villages on the way.. Should do it once..
Even the Guajrat Highway is great actually!
Yes, Exactly and specially the Mumbai - Pune travel by train is great.
I think Delhi to Leh will be exciting too! what say?
I would love to go on a road trip from Mumbai to Goa.
Chennai 2 Pondicherry ecr road v good
Agree! Though there are many many nice highways for long drives. The charm of a Mumbai- Goa roadtrip with friends is unmatchable :)
Hey....looks like this too popular an itch. What will be the best route for a road trip India? I am guessing Mumbai Goa, na??