The monsoons are here! Sizzling pakoras, hot piping chai, and a long drive with your loved ones is all what you look forward to at this time of the year. You can never get enough of the rainy season if you are a pluviophile (the one who loves rainy days).
Here are some alluring road trips in monsoons that you can take across India:
Chandigarh to Kasauli
One the favourite road trips for North Indians is from Chandigarh to Kasauli. A summer’s retreat, Himalayan Express Highway is a gateway to hills from Chandigarh. The exotic 27.5 km stretch cuts through Shivalik ranges and is truly what we call ‘Highway to Hills’. The feel of the misty breeze going through your hair and embracing your skin is delightful.
Distance: 58 km
Road condition: Excellent
Pune to Igatpuri
The misty drive from Pune to Igatpuri is a ‘Highway Paradise’. Malshej Ghat on the way offers a picturesque view of the splendid valleys and crystal clear lakes. It is one of the majestic monsoon holidays in the Western Ghats.
Distance: 242 km
Road condition: Very Good
Jodhpur to Udaipur
The road from the Blue City, Jodhpur to the city of lakes, Udaipur is full of scenic views. The highway passes through the rocky Aravalli ranges that makes the ride even more adventuresome, especially during the monsoons. Don’t miss the mind-blowing view from the Monsoon Palace in Udaipur. You can take cheap Jodhpur to Udaipur Flights and then rent bikes to enjoy road trips to all the other regions.
Distance: 258 km
Road condition: Good
Ahmedabad to Mount Abu
If you are a biker, then this road trip should definitely be on your bucket list. The route, from Ahmedabad to Mount Abu, is a treat for all the riders. The road is smooth as silk and passing through a tunnel for reaching Mount Abu is mesmerising. You must take this fun-filled road trip with your friends.
Distance: 225 km
Road Condition: Very Good
Route: Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar-Mehsana-Patan-Palanpur-Mount Abu
Puri to Konark
The road from Puri that leads to Konark is most famous for its spiritual standpoint. The road is lined with beautiful trees and looks like a dreamy aisle in monsoons. The Konark Sun Temple looks even more exotic during rains.
Distance: 36 km
Road Condition: Very Good
Route: Puri-Konark Marine Drive
Raipur to Chitrakoot Falls
The horseshoe-shaped Chitrakoot Falls gets humongous in monsoons and is also referred to as the Niagara Falls of India. The overwhelming beauty of these falls is an ecstatic treat to the soul. Chitrakoot Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in India. A road trip from Raipur to Chitrakoot Falls is filled with awe-inspiring views.
Distance: 335 km
Road Condition: Good
A highway drive is always nice, but during monsoons, it is just amazing. Watching the raindrops fall on the leaves and the aromatic smell of earth when rain drops touch its surface gives us enough reasons to take a ride out and just hit the road.
Born and brought up in a serene hill station of Almora, Kanika Agarwal has a passion for travel. She is an avid traveller and likes to express simply by words of her experience. She strongly believes that ” Life is either an adventure or nothing at all”.