10 offbeat road trip to explore hidden India

Offbeat road trips in India
zingbus offers

Last Updated on July 14, 2022

Road vacations now seem like such a dream, thanks to Bollywood. But they actually don’t feel less than that.

Exploring the routes is as enjoyable as traveling to a destination, and India has a lot of offbeat places that are perfect for a road trip.

So here are 10 ideas for offbeat road trip vacations and exploring hidden India from the city to get your wanderlust flowing.

offbeat road trips to explore hidden India

Chandigarh to Pampore

Pampore is a little town about 17 kilometers outside Srinagar, yet few people know it. You may take the conventional route via Pathankot, Udhampur, Patnitop, and Anantnag if Pampore is on the way to Srinagar. However, the drive to Pampore (more than 500 kilometers from Chandigarh) will be worthwhile.

Particularly in October and November, you can see the harvesting of the red gold while the farms are covered in vivid purple saffron blossoms.

Delhi to Hamta

Explore the way to Hamta, a hamlet near Manali, where you may clamp in a distinctive geodesic glass dome and savor fine cuisine to get your fill of mountain air.

The dome-shaped tents, perched at an elevation of more than 2,600 meters and overlooking the pristine Hamta Valley and the snow-capped Dhauladhar range, are great places for picnics, walks, and nature trails.

Chennai To Yercaud

The air becomes mistier, the road smoother, and the forests thicker as soon as your wheels leave the urban jungle of Chennai and whoosh past pit stations like Kanchipuram, Vellore, and Dharmapuri. Then, finally, you will arrive at Yercaud after an hour-long uphill trip from Salem and 20 hairpin turns.

Farms abound with coffee and flavorful spices, and colonial buildings provide historical context that will soothe you. 

Bengaluru To Bandipur

You can travel from Bengaluru to Bandipur in under five hours through Channapatna, Mandya, and Mysore. You can see wildlife and nature along the way at the Mandyan Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary and Kokkare Bellur Bird Sanctuary. Make sure to pass through the Bandipur forest department gate before 8 p.m.

Mumbai To Kaas Plateau

Maharashtra got a “valley of flowers” of its own, with over 175 varieties of wildflowers breeding on the Kaas Plateau, which is 300 miles from Mumbai.

Typically a rocky area known as Kaas Pathar becomes a bed of multicolored flowers near the end of the monsoon season, including white Habenaria, Smithies (the Mickey Mouse flower), and the peculiar Aerophagia.

Even UNESCO has recognized this hotspot for floral biodiversity as a World Heritage Site. The area also contains a lake bearing the same name whose freshness will boost you up.

Guwahati To Cherrapunjee

In addition to the promise of rain, the drive from Guwahati to Cherrapunjee offers views of undulating uplands, deep valleys laced with waterfalls, and shades of green all around. The four-hour trip to one of the wettest locations on earth is nothing short of a slideshow of beautiful scenery

. Although tourists swarm the area during the monsoon, the final few months of the year promise fewer tourists. So you may spend a day or two in this Meghalayan highland to explore more of its beauty and waterfalls.

Kolkata To Sundarban Mangroves

Get ready for a journey to the Sundarbans mangroves by packing your bags. The three-hour drive to Godhkali Ferry Ghat offers views of the mist-shrouded countryside. The largest mangrove forest in the world is 90 minutes away by boat.

A vast river delta with mangroves, mudflats, and networks of slender streams and waterways, Sundarban National Park, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to Royal Bengal tigers, sunbathing crocodiles, and tree-climbing crabs.

Bhopal To Orchha

Orchha is a gem waiting to be discovered, living up to its name, which translates to “hidden palace.” It contains some of the best-preserved medieval Bundelkhandi architecture in the nation despite being overshadowed by the splendor of its nearby tourist attractions.

You can enjoy the earthy flavor of Madhya Pradesh on a road journey from Bhopal, which is well under 400 kilometers, especially during the monsoon season. Take the Eran road and spend some time in this historic city, home to monuments from the fifth century.

Pune To Malshej Ghat

Orchha is a gem waiting to be discovered, living up to its name, which translates to “hidden palace.” It contains some of the best-preserved medieval Bundelkhandi architecture in the nation despite being overshadowed by the splendor of its nearby tourist attractions.

You can enjoy the earthy flavor of Madhya Pradesh on a road journey from Bhopal, which is well under 400 kilometers, especially during the monsoon season. Take the Eran road and spend some time in this historic city, home to monuments from the fifth century.

Visakhapatnam To Lambasingi

Lambasingi received little attention from the outside world until the city had its first snowfall in 2012. Even if the hamlet doesn’t entirely transform into a ski resort every year, it is still the only area in South India where it is cold and icy.

Thankfully, it continues to be immune to tourist commotion, and the four-hour drive from Visakhapatnam to Araku Valley is mainly devoid of people. Only a pristine lake and a bird sanctuary can be found to break the spell cast by the coffee plantations, hazy meadows, and cascading falls.

Make your road trip memorable with zingbus

Have you read the blogs and considered where I would get the car for it and how I would manage the budget? Well! Who has told you that a road trip can only be made through a car? 

Taking a bus will cost you far less than renting a car, along with full comfort and fun. zingbus offers you several discounts on your first booking. Also, you may install the zingbus app to take advantage of additional benefits.

Our buses are clean and offer complete luxury and comfort with free wifi, blankets, water bottle, and entertainment/ TV. You can make your booking as per your requirements. Plan a road trip with zingbus. Get your bus ticket bookings done now!

Please Share and comment if you like our Articles!

Share this with your friends:

Thanks for reading our articles! If you enjoyed them, please share and comment! Also download the zingbus app for best bus ticket offers.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *