Last updated on - Sep 15, 2016
What comes to your mind when you hear about 'Road trips'? I guess most of you will answer- bizarre destinations, unlimited fun, weird experiences, memories for lifetime, and a lot more. Nothing can beat the pleasure of a road trip with bikes. If you've ever done such a thing in your life just for once, trust me on this, you would crave the same for the rest of your existence.
Being a girl, I can certainly tell how tough it is for us to take a meaty sports bike to the richest trails and ranges in India. Not all girls are made of sugar, spice and all things nice, some are made of adventure, fine beer, brains and no fear. Biking is a rare zest, which is found in a few genre of girls only. Fortunately, I am enlisted in that category and witnessed a road trip with my Bajaj Avenger a recent while back. Wrapping up all those moments in a brief note is too difficult to express. All I could say is 'the trip was the only hilarious experience I have ever had in my entire life of 24 years.'
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Leaving the city traffic, you will observe the gorgeous side of the country possessing elongated mountain valleys, beautiful seaside scenery, endless roads, lush greenery with bits of snow, narrowed roads with a chasm on the other side. On scrounging the web, we have found some splendid destinations in India that every bike rider must visit on his/her dirt bike for once.
Destinations for a Bike Road Trip in India:
If you are a new rider and planning to have a road trip for the first time, let me tell you- this is one of the most arduous routes to attempt at the beginning. The whole trip includes at least 15 days to explore the region thoroughly. A rush can spoil everything. Manali, the name itself makes us envisage the beautiful mountain valleys covered in snow. Reaching there on a bike is like you have climbed Mount Everest (LOL). The Khardung La pass is considered to be a very tough one to perform the maneuvers, and hence, it is advisable to get a guide or complete the trip by joining a motorcycle tour.
Bewitching Factor: Chilly mountain wind, thrilling paths, hurriedness, exotic landscape.
One of the beautiful highways in India is the Shimla-Spiti valley beneath the mountain canyons of Himachal Pradesh. It looks like the valleys have draped the linen of clouds all around. The sight and sounds of nature can be savored with the thrilling experience of a bike ride. To get the best of experience with your dirt machine, start the journey from past Baspa, Kinnaur, Kalpa, and Kaza to end up at the valley.
Bewitching Factor: The spell-bound valley, an insane ride, reaching the peak point.
Kerala is the first choice for every vacation in India. Kannur is a destination there, which can be considered for a bike ride as the route is very long. Amidst the lush greenery, a sports beast can serve the best. Nagarhole and Tholpatty are required to be passed to reach Kuthuparamba via Manandvady. The entire aisle from scratch to the Kuthuparamba has scenic lakes at minor distances where you can take a pause and savor the beauty of panorama.
Bewitching Factor: Delicious local cuisine centers in between the journey, mounted green cliffs.
When it comes to South, the list never ends. Here's another destination from Tamil Nadu to Kerala, which is perfect for a bike journey with friends. Splendidly beautiful, the trail looks like a paradise during the monsoon. However, it may turn out to be risky as the wet areas may lead to accidents. With rain forests all over the place, this could become the coolest trip if you revel every single bit of it. To be precise, the path from Valparai to Athirapally is the best thing to explore on a bike.
Bewitching Factor: Insanely green valley, roller-coaster ride would be too much fun, dams, and reserves on the way, certainly the best place for wildlife lovers.
Heading towards the east, Darjeeling and Sikkim can not be skipped for a bike trip. Start your riding from Siliguri, a city which is situated on the Mahananda River banks and the foothills of Himalayas. Riding via Kalimpong is again something good, which can be done. Take your Royal Enfield and rush it on the Siliguri-Yuksom trail. Pelling and Gangtok will be great pit stops for a long time journey.
Bewitching Factor: Mighty Himalayas, colorful scenery all around, gorgeous Kanchenjunga.
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What is the meaning of a bike ride without challenges? Enjoyment is when you witness a daring route along with hilarious landscapes. Give a shot to Arunachal Pradesh to reach Tawang encountering various cultures and scenic beauties. There's a lot more to explore in the entire region with quite a good number of pit stops.
Bewitching Factor: Snow covered terrains during November and December.
If you consider deserts as one of the least amusing destinations in India, hold on a second!! We bet this would change your mind in a matter of minutes. Yes, riding via a desert could be a bit daunting, perhaps, it would generate thoughts about the damn hot weather. But, just stop thinking about the above factors for a moment. A bike trip in a desert will let you experience the rural culture of our country. Besides, at the end of the day, you'll feel like the ride was so serene and calm owing to the lack of population. Barmer-Bikaner highway is a free and uncongested route to be easily covered via a standard bike.
Bewitching Factor: Indian Thar Desert
Riding on a damp surface always enhances the risk of accidents, however, it is too much fun as well. The Guwahati-Khasi hills is again a destination that must be checked in with a sports bike. Well, all this will let you undergo an amazing experience once the route from Shillong ends up to the Khasi Hills. Dotted with bridges and waterfalls, the east destination is great to have a perfect biking fun.
Bewitching Factor: Waterfalls, living root bridges in Nongriat
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Mumbai to Trivandrum, that too on a bike!! Sounds impractical. Isn't it? But, it is certainly one of the best rides to have. Normally, in a corporate sector, vacations are about to happen once in a blue moon. Still, if you get a chance to get a complete holiday for like 10-15 days, hit on this. From all the aforementioned, this is a little bit easier. The ride encompasses hot beaches of Goa, tourist friendly Cochin and Allepey are the places where you can halt your journey for a while.
Bewitching factor: Riding past the coastline, an endless number of beaches.
Delhi-Mandawa highway would be best when you plan a ride at night and especially for long hours. Besides, there's a plus point for the history lovers as they will encounter the old monuments of India amidst the ancient tourist places. Taj mahal, one of the iconic erections in the country could be your stoppage for a while. Meanwhile, several forts between Agra and Jaipur might cheer you up and excite you to explore more about our culture.
Bewitching Factor: Richness of historical forts and palaces, endless trail.