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Experience the magic of a road trip that burns away all bitter feelings and leaves behind a sense of true satisfaction – all while on your own with some friendly company by the side.
It’s time to bid goodbye to chauffeur-driven rides and rent your own cars from Zoomcar for totally exhilarating travel experiences.
Love trips and tours with friends?
Take these 10 amazing road travel experiences that are sure to delight the fun-loving wanderer in you.
1. Mumbai-Pune Expressway
A weekend trip from Mumbai or Pune to Lonavala is something you must swear by for an amazing time. Rent a hatchback or sedan from Zoomcar to get your friends along for a blissful 4 hour ride through picturesque surroundings and lush green foliage.
The expressway is 94 kilometers long and considered as one of the best roads for trips in India. You can stop over at Sunny Da Dhaba and The Kinara Village Dhaba for some quick bites during the trip.
2. Shimla to Manali
Take a road trip from Shimla to Manali via Mandi to relax and unwind. With the River Beas trudging alongside, there is nothing like travelling with friends and pleasantly enjoying the beauty of nature.
Take a little time off your ride and play in the ice-cold water of the river. The hilly terrain makes the 250 km stretch look a little lengthy but that makes it even more exciting to ride a car.
The ‘Golden Triangle’ trip goes through some of the best historic sites in India. Take a culture ride from Delhi and make stops at Red Fort and Jama Masjid as you head towards Agra.
4. Chennai to Pondicherry via East Coast Road
The ECR road from Chennai to Pondicherry is one of the ideal roads to take when you are travelling on a bike. That doesn’t make car travels any less fun on the route. Get a comfortable 4-seater and ride with friends to Pondicherry. Grab the latest Zoomcar offers to avail instant discounts on self-drive car bookings.
Enjoy the changing reflections of the sun on the water as you cross the 160 km stretch between the two places. The route goes through Mahabalipuram (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Kalpakkam, Mudaliarkuppam and Marakkanam (famous for large salt pans).
5. Guwahati to Tawang
Take a SUV to own the hilly terrains from Guwahati to Tawang. The road trip is quite long and could be tiring for one rider to ride all the way up to the top. However, there is no dearth for scenery and visual attraction on the route.
Enjoy the snow clad mountains in their full glory along with Indian Army camp, Buddhist shrines and beautiful bridges along the way. You will be going through places such as Cherrapunji (wettest place on Earth), Imphal and Kaziranga. Don’t forget to enjoy hot momos, tea and other snacks from tasty little dhabbas on the road sides.
6. Chennai to Munnar
Visit Munnar, the mystical tea town in God’s own county of Kerala during the summer. Take a weekend trip from Chennai on a sedan to truly enjoy the long yet refreshing road trip. It is greenery all the way on your trip down to Munnar.
The 600 km trip is breathtaking with some of the most beautiful sceneries you would ever see. Start your ride at the crack of dawn to reach the destination close to sun set. Keep your cameras ready and get click-savvy through the blissful ride.
7. Mumbai to Goa
The path to the party capital of India is all the more exciting as the place in itself. The National Highway 17 which connects Mumbai to Goa needs no introduction. Make sure you have a hatchback or sedan car to breeze through the picturesque route which has several food joints in between.
Make a pit stop at Chiplun which is approximately 250 kilometers from Mumbai to refuel your tank and get some tasty food. The ideal time to take a trip is during the months of mid-November to mid-February when the breezy climate is perfect for a long drive.
8. Bangalore to Ooty via Mysore
The road from the Silicon Valley of India to one of the most serene hill stations is a perfect combination of green scenery and old manor houses. With occasional tall buildings for sighting, the road to Ooty via Mysore is perfect to soothe your jittery nerves.
A compact car should be ideal since the roads can get narrow at some places. Book your self-drive car on Zoomcar and enjoy a leisurely ride to the Queen of Hill Stations in the South.
9. Kolkata to Puri
There are plenty of surprises along the way on a trip from Kolkata to Puri. The pretty and well-maintained roads will leave you awed. The idyllic journey and the destination in itself will totally calm your mind and soul.
Hop on a sedan car with your buddies and take the lazy trip with as many stops as you want throughout the journey. Never miss out on the lovely beach-side sunset at Puri and the taste of succulent crab fries from local vendors at the beach.
10. Ahmedabad to Kutch
Get behind the wheels to enjoy a 400 km ride from Ahmedabad to Kutch that can take an approximate 8 hours with stops in between. Get your own four wheeler to drive from Zoomcar and whiz into the endless expanse of white salt desert at Kutch.
The best time to take a travel in this route would be from November to February. This is the time when the Rann Utsav festival is in full swing and you can get to know the colorful life of the people in the area. You’ll regret it if you miss out on the kite festival at Kutch. It is one of the most spectacular events in Gujarat.
All said and done, where will you be ‘zoom’ing now?