Girls Trip? Here are 10 Road Trip Worthy Spots in India

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Always been planning to take that road trip with your girls but had concerns like safety, distance etc? Don't worry, we’ve got you covered! Nothing beats cruising down the highway with the windows down, the music blasting, and a group of pals for company. The thrill of a road journey is amplified in a nation like India, which is so vast and diverse. If you enjoy a long drive, this list is just the one for you. Right from the journey to the destination, each part would be unforgettable, and your experience would be one to remember for a lifetime. Here is a carefully curated list of spectacular spots that are best experienced by road and would be perfect places to visit with your friends:

1. Delhi to Uttarakhand 

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Uttarakhand, which is considered to be one of the safest destinations to visit in India, is also a pleasant and refreshing vacation. The enchantment of this site can only be felt and seen once you arrive – it's tough to describe in words. Begin your journey in Delhi and travel to Meerut through the Pauri National Highway to reach Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand's Nanda Valley is the most beautiful place in the state. Nainital, Rishikesh, Auli, and Dehradun, for example, are all beautiful places to visit.

2. Mumbai to Goa

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There is no better way to spend a road trip in India with friends than to visit India's beach paradise, Goa. A road trip from Mumbai to Goa is enthralling - all scenic grandeur, with the Western Ghats running the length of the journey. Apart from a fantastic infrastructure, Mumbai, India's financial hub, boasts a plethora of heritage places to see. You can visit them all as you begin your journey towards Goa, passing via well-known hill stations such as Khandala, Kolad, and Mahabaleshwar. The Pune-Kolhapur route via NH4 can be covered in 10 hours nonstop across 590 kilometres (366 miles); with four lanes, it is the preferred and safest route, although there are numerous toll booths along the way, which means paying multiple times. After your trip to Goa, you can stay in a posh resort with your girlfriends. Now it's time to have some fun! Visit Goa's famous beaches, such as Calangute Beach, Baga Beach, and Anjuna Beach.

3. Manali to Leh

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This road journey is really magnificent and must be experienced firsthand. Snow-capped mountains, different valleys, beautiful scenery, and stunning monasteries will spice up your adventure with some hazardous twists and turns. The distance between Manali and Leh is 478 kilometres (297 miles), which should be covered in two days. Make a break at Keylong and again at Sarchu to relax and acclimate to the high altitude, with an average elevation of 4,000m (13,000ft).

4. Bangalore to Ooty

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The gorgeous route, decorated with lush green mountains and scenic vistas, reaches out to nature lovers. Pass through miles of nature on both sides and wonder at the picturesque path. Ride through Bandipur's deep, soothing, and soul-refreshing woodlands, as well as the historic palaces of Mysore's ancient city. You'll be greeted by undiscovered splendour, including acres of tea plantations, stunning waterfalls, and crystal-clear lakes. The route runs for 278 kilometres (172 miles) along NH275 and can be completed in six hours. It is sprinkled with numerous cafes along the way.

5. Bagdogra to Gangtok

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Gangtok, one of India's most worthwhile destinations, should be your first stop on a road trip with your ladies. We're sure the entire journey would be filled with breathtaking scenery, enthralling hills, and lush greenery. Simply take NH10 towards Siliguri and Sikkim, then go to Gangtok through Tsomgo Lake. Gangtok is India's happiest city, where you may participate in a variety of exciting activities with your friends. When you're exploring Gangtok with your friends, make sure to stop at the Rumtek Monastery, Ganesh Tok, Ban Jhakri Falls, and Tsomgo Lake.

6. Jaipur to Ranthambore

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The fastest way to get to Ranthambore National Park from Jaipur is through NH52 and NH552. You can eat at one of the many dhabas along the road. Take the Jaipur-Kota highway until you reach Kothun. Take a left towards Lalsot, continue until you reach Lalsot, and then turn right for Ranthambore. The roads are generally good, with a 20-25 km stretch of terrible road in between. It takes about 3 hours to get there. The greatest time to visit Ranthambore for animal viewing is from April to June, right before the rains arrive.

7. Manali to Spiti Valley

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If you and your girl squad are looking for adventure, start in Manali, Himachal Pradesh's capital, which has a number of tempting tourist attractions, then travel to Spiti Valley, one of India's most popular and breathtakingly beautiful regions. The best way to take to go to this location is via Kaza, Batal, and Losar. While driving through the steep terrains, stop at Chandra-tal Lake, Key Monastery, Kibber, and Dhankarto to take in the scenery and absorb the zen emitted by the distinct Buddhist practises practised here.

8. Ahmedabad to Kutch 

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A journey from Ahmedabad to the Land of White Salt Desert (Kutch) would take about seven hours and 400 kilometres (248mi). While riding past the unique huts line the highways from Ahmedabad to Kutch, admire the magnificent landscapes, eat delicious food, and learn about Gujarat's exquisite art and culture. The roads are well-maintained, but get there early to avoid traffic jams. Make a point of visiting the Kutch Wild Ass Sanctuary after you've arrived.

9. East Coast Road 

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If you're fascinated by the country's rich legacy and its culture inspires you, take a road trip to India's East Coast Road. Chennai to Cuddalore and Pondicherry is connected by this great route. And, guess what? If you take this road trip through Manora, Mahabalipuram, Nagapattinam, and Karaikal with your girlfriends, you're in for a real treat. And somewhere along the way, you'll have the most amazing beach experience of your life. Because a visit to Veerampattinam Beach, Auroville Beach, Promenade Beach, and Paradise Beach will make your days magical and your evenings serene.

10. Kolkata to Digha 

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This fun weekend beach vacation from Kolkata is recommended by almost every Kolkatan. This 184-kilometer (114-mile) stretch of road is bordered with lush forests and picture-perfect views that will leave drivers speechless. Digha can be reached in four hours from Kolkata by NH16 and NH116B, and there are numerous dhabas along the road to keep you fueled. Enjoy some sun on the beach, eat some excellent seafood, watch the amazing sunset on the beach, or go for a pony ride in the shallow waters while you're in Digha.

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