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5 of India's best long distance biking routes

By Finserv MARKETS - Aug 22,2019
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Discover India On The Bike And Be Safe With A Bike Insurance.

Travelling by motorbikes is one of the best ways to explore a place. In a country like India, where diversity abounds and places are as different as chalk and cheese, a bike is definitely the ideal choice of vehicle to travel by. From hills to valleys to plateaus, there is so much to see and enjoy. A bike will be the ideal companion to cruise through long highways or to off-road through treacherous mountain passes. At the same time, remember to buy bike insurance and ensure your and your vehicle’s safety.

It is the best way to explore a place’s diversity. Not only can you travel to any nook and corner of the country, but you can also stop pretty much anywhere on your route if you wish to observe something. You can also absorb the culture and make stops on the road for a cup of tea, which is one of the best places to interact with locals.

Travel broadens our mind and travelling by bike is an adventure by itself. However, it is necessary to be prepared before you set off on your bike to an unknown place. It is essential to carry medical supplies, and it is best to renew or buy bike insurance before you go on your trip. The Bajaj Allianz Bike Insurance, available on Bajaj Finserv MARKETS, is one of the best insurance plans in India which covers even the repair or replacement costs for expensive parts such as the engine.

While there are a lot of choices as far as scenic routes go, we have compiled the best five routes in India that a bike aficionado will definitely enjoy.

  1. Manali to Leh:

No bike ride is as exhilarating as the one from Manali to Leh. The route is breathtaking, with scenic points dotting the entire road. You will be treated with some gorgeous views as you cross mountain passes like Khardung La, Rohtang La, Gulaba and Darcha Pass. Leh is also home to several Buddhist monasteries which you should visit. Just make sure to be dressed in warm clothing as this area records some of the lowest temperatures in India.

  1. Jaipur to Jaisalmer via Jodhpur:

The best way to explore this region is by bikes. With forts bedecking these cities and most of the landscape, it makes for a great ride. Riding a bike on these roads feels like a journey through history. You can make multiple stops and explore the rich heritage of the state of Rajasthan. The best time to ride on this route is from November to February, as summers in the state tend to be very hot but winter is quite pleasant. Buy bike insurance, no matter when you go, because the desert locales may affect your bike in ways you may not have anticipated.

  1. Manali to Spiti Valley:

This route, located in Himachal Pradesh, presents you with spectacular views of the Himalayas. Riding through here, you pass many beautiful mountains and valleys and some spots that you should definitely visit are Chandra Taal Lake, Kee Monastery, Pin Valley, Tabo, Naka, Kalpa, Sangla, and Shoja. The best time to visit this region is from May to July when all the roads are more likely to be open. This area is prone to landslides so be sure to keep yourself informed before heading out. Make sure to get the Bajaj Allianz Bike Insurance, available on Bajaj Finserv MARKETS, which will cover any damages that the bike or you might sustain in case of landslides. This is one of the best bike insurance policies in India, since it provides cover in case of natural disasters like earthquakes, lightning strikes, floods, hurricanes and of course, landslides. With bike insurance from Bajaj Finserv MARKETS, you also get access to a network of more than 4,000 garages that offer cash-free servicing.

  1. Shillong to Mawlynnong:

This route is an absolute treat for nature lovers. You can start from Shillong, head to Cherrapunji, which is locally called Sohra, then travel to Dawki and finally end up at Mawlynnong which houses the Living Root Bridge and is Asia’s cleanest village. In Dawki, you can also take a boat ride on the lake which is shared with Bangladesh. You can also walk up till the Bangladesh border and eat “jhaal moori”! While this route can be accessed at any time of the year, monsoons are dangerous for outsiders especially around Cherrapunji because of the clouds that have a tendency to block visibility for several hours. The roads have sharp turns and it is advisable to practice extreme levels of caution while traversing this route. Be sure to buy bike insurance because riding on these hills can cause damage to your vehicle in ways you may not have anticipated. An insurance equipped with zero depreciation cover will allow you to settle claims without paying for depreciation a vehicle is bound to incur on these roads.

  1. Guwahati to Zemithang:

This bike ride will take you from Guwahati to Nameri National Park to Dirang, Tawang and finally Zemithang. While the total riding distance is approximately 900km, it should take you about 10 days to cover the entire route. The route is a joy for nature lovers as it is surrounded by lush green plants and you will ride past lakes, forests and mountain passes. Ride through this route anytime between April to August to get a sense of true adventure.

These are just some of the routes that bikers can ride through in India. Even apart from these, there are several weekend rides you could go on, such as from Mumbai to Goa, or from Chennai to Pondicherry. Wherever you go, make sure to renew your Bajaj Allianz Bike Insurance from Bajaj Finserv MARKETS so that no matter where you are, you can always have access to help in case of unforeseen incidents. It is the best bike insurance with variety of features including round-the-clock assistance which ensures that you always have access to towing facilities, taxi facilities, as well as legal aid no matter where you are or what kind of accident befalls you and the bike.

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