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If you want to explore new places in India, road trips are one of the best ways to do it. Here you have the freedom to customise your itinerary and explore the best places for road trips in India that are not usually covered by the standard tour packages. However, you must remember that certain risks involved while travelling by road, like accidents or medical emergencies, can lead to huge expenses. Hence, you must stay prepared for such unforeseen expenses with the Road Trip Insurance Cover, which provides assistance during instances like loss of your cards or vehicle breakdown and provides financial assistance to cover your emergency travel and accommodation expenses.

Now, if you are a travel enthusiast looking to cover the country by road, you must take a look at the top 8 road trips in India:

1. Leh-Ladakh

A trip to Leh-Ladakh is a part of the travel bucket list for all travel enthusiasts and is one of the top places in India for a road trip. Travelling on the highest motorable road between the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas is a breathtaking experience. To complete this circuit, you can follow the Delhi – Jammu– Srinagar– Kargil – Ladakh– Manali– Delhi route. However, you must note that bikes rented outside Leh are not allowed for local sightseeing. You will have to hire a Leh-registered bike to visit places within Leh like Nubra, Pangong and Tso Moriri.

2. East Coast of India

The East Coast circuit, Chennai – Mahabalipuram– Pondicherry– Pichavaram -Rameswaram– Kanyakumari – Munnar – Yelagiri – Chennai, is a scenic route where you can experience the unaltered ancient Dravidian culture. Starting with the beautiful views of the East coast road, leading to the ancient coastal town of Mahabalipuram, and concluding at the mesmerising tea estates of the Nilgiri hills in Munnar, the road trip through this route will be etched in your memories. And if you choose the right spots, you can also enjoy some scrumptious South Indian delicacies along the way.

3. West Coast of India

The best route to cover the West Coast circuit is Agonda– Karwar - Gokarna – Udupi – Coorg – Wayanad – Alleppey – Kovalam– Kodaikanal- Ooty– Mysore – Chikmagalur. This circuit is a travellers paradise, including everything from beautiful beaches in Gokarna and Kovalam, the breathtaking ghats in Wayanad, scrumptious food in Coorg, and serene backwaters in Alleppey, to the majestic beauty in Mysore. The best time to explore this region is in the winter.

4. The Western Ghats

A trip through the Western Ghats in Maharashtra is one of the best road trips in India by car, especially during the monsoon. If you wish to complete the entire circuit in a single trip, you can follow the Mumbai – Lonavala– Satara – Ratnagiri- Chiplun - Mahabaleshwar – Tamhini – Kolad– Khopoli – Mumbai route. However, if you live in Mumbai/Pune, you can do this in parts over weekends during the monsoon season. While the entire circuit is packed with beautiful views, you can also indulge in some adventure activities like rafting at Kolad. And don’t forget to indulge in some delicious Maharashtrian snacks like vada pav, missal, etc. along the way.

5. Rajasthan

We have all heard about the royal beauty of Rajasthan. Now, it’s time to explore this beauty by taking the Jaipur– Pushkar – Ajmer – Jodhpur– Jaisalmer– Mount Abu - Udaipur– Ranthambore circuit. You can visit the various palaces at Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, etc. to experience the royal beauty and enjoy the traditional Rajasthani hospitality. Later, you can conclude your trip with a safari and camp at Ranthambore. Winters are the best time to cover this circuit. 

6. Valley of Flowers- Uttarakhand 

This circuit is an experience of a lifetime, that includes a road trip, trekking and camping! You can choose the Delhi – Lansdowne– Chopta – Valley of Flowers– Kausani– Almora – Ranikhet– Nainital– Delhi route for this circuit. However, you must note that the Valley of Flowers is accessible only between June and October, and the best time to visit is between July and mid-August when the valley is in full bloom.

7. Old Silk Route- Sikkim

The old Silk Route is one of the most scenic routes in Northern India. To cover this by road, you can take the Siliguri – Darjeeling– Pelling– Ravangla - Gangtok– Lachung– Nathula – Zuluk– Kalimpong– Siliguri route. However, you must note that this circuit has a lot of sharp bends, hence, you must be very cautious while driving here. Another important point to note here is that you will need to get a Restricted Area Permit from Gangtok to travel to Lachung, Nathula and Zuluk.

8. The North-Eastern States

The best way to explore the beautiful North-Eastern states in India is to take a road trip covering all the major states. You can take the Guwahati – Tawang – Kaziranga – Majuli – Kohima – Haflong – Dawki – Cherrapunji – Shillong – Guwahati route to complete this circuit. However, you should know that it is a long circuit covering about 2,000 km and might get tiring. The weather conditions in this region are extreme and volatile, hence, you must enquire about the current conditions before planning your trip.



When you decide to take any of the above trips, you must remember that you will have to carry out detailed research before the trip and stay prepared for any emergency that may arise during the trip. This also includes insuring yourself with an Accidental Death Insurance Policy. This is to secure your family financially in case you succumb to any injuries caused by an accident during your trip. 

So, now that you know about the best road trips in India, wait no more! Get started on planning your next road trip now!

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Road Trips FAQs

Can I take a rented bike from Delhi to travel within Leh?

No, bikes rented outside Leh are not allowed for local sightseeing. You will have to hire a Leh-registered bike to visit places within Leh.

What is the best time to take a road trip through the Western Ghats?

The best time to explore the Western Ghats by road is the monsoon season.

Can I visit the Valley of Flowers anytime during the year?

No, the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand is accessible only between the months of June and October.

Is there an insurance plan to secure my belongings if I misplace my wallet during my trip?

Yes! You can secure yourself with the CPP Wallet Care Plus insurance plan available at Bajaj Markets, which provides financial protection in case your wallet is stolen or misplaced.

What is the cost of the CPP Wallet Care Plus insurance policy?

The premium for this policy is ₹699 for one year.

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