Can you deny that? Well, not at least if you are a passionate biker and the endless highways fascinate you more than anything else in the world.
For an adventure junkie who loves bike and biking, the nooks and corners of India offer aplenty. From the soaring mountains of the north to the rugged coastlines of Chennai, from the unending desserts at Rajasthan to the wildlife sanctuaries of the North-east, biking along the way can feed your wanderlust at its best.
While it’s always a pleasure ride wherever you travel on the wheels, there are a few places that give you a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience. Let’s explore them before you set forth for your next biking trip in India.
Delhi to Leh
Thanks to Bollywood for making this route already popular. More than half of the biking trips in Northern India are focussed on this route. Biking along the endless highways will literally make you feel at the top of the world while beholding the dramatic changes in the scenery. Starting from Delhi to Chandigarh, followed by the lush mountains around Manali and gradually ascending up the barren landscape to Leh is surely going to give you an experience that you will cherish forever. Beginners might choose Manali-Leh stretch due to the shorter distance.
As you climb up the mountainous tract, the spectacular backdrop will give you every reason to love your trip more. On the way, you pass through Khardung La, Rohtang La, Gulaba and Darcha pass. While the trip allows you plenty of sightseeing options, you should never miss Hall of Fame, Magnetic hill and Sangam during this trip. Carry windproof jackets & thermals while riding up.
Guwahati to Tawang
As the meandering road takes you through the lush green landscapes of the Himalayan range, you will adore this biking trip even more. Indeed a scenic ride in a rightful manner, the motorcycle tour from Guwahati to Tawang will take you on a rendezvous with nature’s bounty. A short distance of 550 km will let you cross some of the finest places along with Sela Pass, which is known to be the highest motor vehicle friendly road in the world. While winters get extremely chilly in this region, bikers usually choose the time from March to October for biking exploration in this route.
Shillong to Mawlynnong
Biking through this route is an absolute treat for nature lovers. While the spectacular vistas bring you an immaculate visual treat, your lust for the adventure ride gets quenched on visiting the Elephant falls, Mawsmai Caves, Dawki Bridge, and the Living Root Bridge. Considering the average number of halts along the way, a biking trip on this route would take about 5 days to complete.
Delhi to Ranthambore
This is one of the most iconic biking tours you will ever come across. The route might not need you to tame the wilderness of the mountains, but it takes you on a tryst with the tradition & heritage of the country. Apart from the breathtaking vistas, you can behold the magnificence of the old forts and palaces while sharing the rustic roads with camel and buffalo carts. From the colorful villages to the regal cities, this is one of the most favored routes among the bikers.
Chennai to Pondicherry
For a weekend trip, this route is an excellent option. Pretty short in terms of distance, it takes few hours to travel from Chennai to Pondicherry. Known as a great weekend getaway, especially for the people from Chennai, a ride along the East Coast Road will take you through scenic views of the beach, lush green rice fields and numerous fishing villages along the route. Though you would hardly have a few stops on this route, there are quite a few that are worth a visit. Your sojourn to the French town is one of the most happening biking tours in India.
Biking tours in India are growing in popularity as the country’s vast and varied terrain holds great appeal to motorcycle enthusiasts. A few years back, the biking tours were steered by the foreign organizers. However, with the growing popularity, many Indian travel agencies are becoming a part of it. So if you are a bike enthusiast, why wait anymore? It’s time to let your passion fly high.