road trip in india


Posted by Avis on January 28, 2020 | people viewed

                                                                   “To travel is to take a journey into yourself”

                                                                                                      -Danny Kaye

When life becomes one humdrum routine, travel comes as a great rescue. The joys of such adventures help to discover things about oneself. Road-trips in India can be fun and memorable and it helps to disconnect from the daily concerns and work-related exigencies. Considering all these, going on a trip, especially in nature, is an investment worth making. So, why wasting time, come let us explore reading about the seven mesmerizing road trips in India, ideal for every travel enthusiast


mumbai to goa road trip

The azure blue waters of Goa brimmed with abundant serenity, is definitely a heavenly experience to live for. Be it the Portuguese style churches, old forts, the casinos, the flea markets or the beach shacks, the places and cuisines of Goa are varied in nature and a visit to this place will definitely leave a mesmerizing effect forever. Mumbai to Goa is one of the best road trips in India, attracting a flock of tourists from all over the world who come over to relish its bygone era and rich history.

Things to explore in Goa:

There is an abundance of places to explore on a trip to Goa:

  • Basilica of Bom Jesus
  • Fort Aguada
  • Kitesurfing at Morjim beach 
  • Sea Bed Walking 
  • The Anjuna Flea Market

How to Reach:

The best time to visit Goa is August- March. You can hire a self-drive car rental from so you can enjoy the freedom of roads. Take the NH 4 for a road trip to Goa, a simple, smooth and straight with a 590 km long four-lane road.


bangalore to hampi

If you want to visit the city of ruins which welcomes one with rusty colors and fascinating landscape, then the road trip to Hampi is truly a historical delight for travelers. An ancient village in the south Indian state of Karnataka, Hampi is famous for its numerous ruined temple complexes dating back to the Vijayanagara Empire.

Places to Explore in Hampi:

Cited as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hampi is an open museum with more than a hundred locations to explore.   

  • Hampi Bazaar
  • Stone Chariot
  • Sri Virupaksha Temple
  • Tungabhadra Dam

How to Reach There:

The best time to visit Hampi is from October to March. The road distance between Bangalore to Hampi is 363 km, so convenient and fastest way to reach from Bangalore to Hampi is by car. With Avis car rental in India, you can hire a self-drive car in Bangalore at reasonable prices. 

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Chandigarh to manali


Nestled in the mountains of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh, Manali is full of beautiful valleys, spectacular mountains, and lush greenery. It is located north of Kullu Valley, also known as the ‘Valley of the Gods’. Towered by alpine mountain ranges that are covered with fir, pine and oak trees, Manali is one picturesque city. Rohtang Pass is situated at a distance of about 51kms from Manali. Visit Manali for an enthralling experience that will remain cherished in memory.

Places to Visit:

  • Gulaba
  • Himvalley Amusement and Cultural Park
  • Arjun Gufa
  • Tibetan Monasteries

How to Reach There:

Manali during the summer is probably the busiest time of the year. The best and most comfortable way to reach Manali is via road. To reach Manali, you can hire car rental services in Chandigarh or New Delhi from Avis car rental in India.





A well-known tourist destination, Mahabalipuram/Mamallapuram is all about ancient buildings, cave temples and beaches. The group of monuments at Mahabalipuram has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It might be one of the shortest road trips in India, but that doesn’t mean it’s not full of surprises.

Places to Explore:

  • The Shores of Mahabalipuram
  • The Shore Temple of Mamallapuram
  • Tiger Caves
  • Pancha Ratha
  • Krishna’s Butterball

How to get there:

Mahabalipuram is close to Chennai and can be easily visited, preferably during the winter. The best time to visit Mahabalipuram is from October to February. Mahabalipuram is 58 km from Chennai, so you can also avail car rental services in Chennai to explore all these places.



Nathula Pass


Located at an altitude of 14450ft, The Nathula Pass is famous for its surreal natural beauty, and it’s enriched history. This pass holds its importance as the crossroads between India and China. The abundance of nature’s beauty along with historical significance will leave an enchanting effect on the soul. A trip to Nathula Pass will leave one with a sense of fulfillment and every bit of the experience is worth it.

Places to Explore:

  • Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir
  • Stairs to Indo-China Border
  • Tsomgo Lake
  • Watershed War Memorial

How to get there:

The best time to visit Nathula would be during the summers (April-mid June) and autumn (October-November). The Pass is open for visitors for five days a week- Wednesday to Sunday and the entry is allowed only through permit passes. You can opt for a self-drive car rental in Kolkata so you won’t have to worry about permits. 



21 km away from the popular hill station Ooty, this enchanting hill town of Tamil Nadu is popular for its slopes of tea plantations, misty hills, and greenery, plush coffee plantations. It is a great place to find out all your inner nature peace and hangout with hills and valleys. Peace at its best and you shall enjoy your drive to the hilly areas and terrain high altitude. 

Places to visit in Coonoor:

  • Nilgiri Mountain Railway Toy Train
  • Toda tribal village
  • Catherine falls

How to reach there:

Winter season (October-March) is the most enjoyable season for sightseeing and outdoor activities in Coonoor.  The fastest way to reach Coonoor takes 6 hours, which is via road. You can avail the car rental services from Avis India, at reasonable prices. 





This hilly and green town in Rajasthan is a never miss part of a road trip itinerary, if you are traveling to Jaipur. Ranthambore is blessed with rich flora and fauna and it is also acclaimed for its natural beauty and ruins of the erstwhile rulers. Tourists from different places across the world prefer visiting Ranthambore to witness the intriguing wilderness and a trip to this Rajasthani paradise is always something to cherish.

Places to Explore:

  • Ranthambore National Park 
  • Ranthambore Fort
  • Jogi Mahal
  • Dastkar Ranthambore

How to reach there:

Ranthambore National Park remains open from the months of October to June and winters (October – December) are the best time to visit this place. Ranthambore is well-connected to Delhi via road. The Park is located around 400 km away from the capital city. You can hire our car rental services in India to reach the park. 

So this is our compilation of seven mesmerizing road trips in India! If you’ve any queries or feedback, feel free to ask us in the comment section below!

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