For the ones who have the love for extreme sports within and the ones who like adrenaline rushing through their bodies. Bikers get their share of wisdom and satisfaction when they embark on a journey with their beloved bikes. This is the time to unleash the explorer within them and mend roads to self discovery. India seems to be the perfect match for such passionate bike riders. Whether it be the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas or the dense forests of North east or the most deserted places of Rajasthan or the lustrous greens of Kerala in the south the vivid experiences that it has to offer is unmatchable. A motorbike tour provides easy access to remote places as well as helps in understanding the country’s diversity better. The list below includes few of the best places to go on a road trip.
Leh & Ladakh:
One of the dream bike riding destination in India. It is blessed with mesmerizing beauty and splendid locations. This region of Jammu and Kashmir state is a challenge that every adventurous biker would love to take. The rugged trails , rough unpredictable weather and the continuous risk of landslides keep the bikers charged every moment. Ladakh is the land of beautiful lakes, high mountain passes meandering roads and unpaved Buddhist monasteries. While planning the ride one can be spoilt for choices but can never make a wrong choice as each trail has its perks and thrills.
The best riding time of the year is June to October.
A bike trip in this region can offer one of the most adventurous mountain bike trips in India. With slanting hills narrow passes between them and the dense green forests the north east has some of the most humbling landscapes to offer. One may come across unpaved roads and landslides all through the journey but all these obstacles fade away amidst the nature’s splendid beauty.
Best riding time: monsoon
Mumbai to Goa
Deserving all the fame that it gets, Mumbai-Goa is one of the most famous road trips in India. Popularly called NH17 (National Highway 17), this route offers a trip along the western coastline of India. The ride between Mumbai and Goa gives a feel of riding on foreign roads with exquisite landscape to view and cherish.
Gods own country, the land of pristine beaches, beautiful light house and mesmerizing greenery. One is spoilt for choices when it comes to decide the bike route. an ideal trip to Kerala would include a bike ride from Cochin towards the southern Ghats where a wide variety of wildlife could be witnessed. All through the way the tea and rubber plantations keep the rider motivated. During the trip one can get the opportunity to savour the mouth watering cuisine of the state.
Known as the “princess of hill stations” this is one of the best monsoon destinations in India. Situated in the Palani hills of western ghat it offers enchanting waterfalls , lakes and lustrous greens and spectacular views of the ghats.