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5 Heavenly Locations for Road Trip Fanatics

A well-planned road trip creates memories that last a lifetime. Meandering roads, deep valleys, forest green trees, gushing waterfalls, and a little rain is the perfect landscape to get lost in your thoughts while listening to a special road-trip playlist. Whether with friends or family, on a bike or in a car, road trips have a unique charm. Head out of family hotels in Manali, double-check your preparation and set off on this memorable journey.

1. Manali to Leh

An 11-hour road trip spanning over 479 km, this route is a mecca for bikers and a delight for adventurers. At 14,000 feet high and passing through a couple of 5000m high passes, you will see a breathtaking view of the snow-clad Himalayas and might even get snowfall on your way. This trip is on the bucket list of all experts and travellers with prior experience of going on long road trips. The route was built as an alternative to the Srinagar-Leh road. Many consider this route one of the top sightseeing road trips in India. Royal Enfield bikes and SUVs are the preferred vehicles for this trip and keep in mind that it’ll be tough to find petrol pumps for most of the trip. Army camps at Sissu, Sarchu, Keylong and Pang offer medical facilities. Townhouse Oak ROYAL BLISS is one of the best family hotels in Manali that you can check out to start this road trip.

2. Manali to Shimla

A distance of 270 km covered in 12 hours with a scenic view of majestic mountains and deep valleys, this exciting road trip takes place on NH88 from Shimla, merging onto NH21. The roads are well maintained, with enormous rocks bordering one side and deep trenches bordering the other. However, a car is the best way to travel leisurely and try out mouth-watering foods at local eateries. Shalaghat, Dalda Mode and Bage offer breathtaking landscapes which can be exciting for photographers and visual content creators. Once you arrive in Shimla, check in to Capital O 86079 Tourist Homes, which offers a lovely view of the valley.

3. Guwahati To Tawang

A road trip in North East India is every road trip fanatic’s dream. The scenic 14-hour road trip spanning over 445 km from Guwahati to Tawang offers picturesque mountainous terrain, trees lined on both sides and several stops with splendid views. Turn on your road-trip playlist and get lost in the long winding roads. Remember to obtain an Inner Line Permit and pack snacks and water bottles because roadside eateries are scarce. Once you arrive at a tea stall, gorge on delicious momo and Maggi. Indian Army Canteen is available at Sela Pass and Jaswant Garh.

4. Bangalore To Munnar

For an authentic south Indian road trip experience, you must try the 10-hour route from Bangalore to Munnar. Covering a distance of 477 km, coconut trees, windmills and gushing waterfalls line this scenic route. Professionals working in Bangalore are invited on this road trip to relieve the stress and monotony of professional life. So prepare an exciting playlist, get in your car, and set off on the journey of a lifetime. Well-maintained roads offer a smooth journey, and the landscape is full of forests, tea gardens, streams and bridges. Top sightseeing spots are plenty on this route, and travelling through Bandipur and Mudumalai National Parks is also promoted. One of Munnar’s best places to stay includes OYO Home 77946 Skylark.

5. Shillong To Cherrapunjee

A small road trip that packs a punch, Shillong to Cherrapunjee covers a distance of 54 km and takes around 2 hours to reach. This trip to the second wettest place on earth will surely leave you spellbound with its exotic terrain, the beautiful Khasi Hills, mesmerising waterfalls, green valleys and a heavenly misty journey. Try out the local cuisine at roadside eateries and authentic meals prepared with bamboo. Be sure to pack umbrellas, raincoats and insect repellents.


Roadside eateries selling local cuisine, a mesmerising view of the scenic landscape, some friends and a great playlist are the recipe for a successful road trip. Once you reach your destination, family hotels in OYO offer to take care of you while you rest and rejuvenate for your next trip.

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