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10 Peaceful Road Trips to Go On the Next Time You Fuel Up!

10 Peaceful Road Trips to Go On the Next Time You Fuel Up!

Predictability in travel can be a little boring, don't you think? Why not hit the road instead. All you need is a car or bike. Tank it up, stock it with travel essentials and voila! HolidayIQ reviewers suggest 10 Road Trips You Should Definitely Be Taking RIGHT NOW!

1. Manali

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Snow | Valley | Adventure | Hill

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jaison Netto says, “An adventurous place for a rider It's almost 50kms from Manali and the route from Manali to Rohtang is breathtaking. Lot of hairpins. Awesome and incredible landscapes and decent roads. You will love it more when you start climbing. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer A S shares, “Natural and famous hot water spring I am never ever going to forget the drive from Manali to Manikaran, one of the most thrilling roads of our country. It is a must for all the folks who love to hit road on their cars. Manikaran Gurudwara is built on river Beas about 40 km from Kullu. You cross a bridge on top of Beas River and then reach Manikaran. ” Read Full Review

2. Gangtok

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Lake | Snow | Weather | Border

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rajendra Makharia says, “After a curvaceous uphill drive of about 37 km we finally reached Changu. Everyone wanted to get down but the driver told us that we would stop on the return as the weather may turn foul any time. ...Enchanting Changu (Tsomgo) Lake...Changu is located in the middle of snow-covered mountains on the road to Nathula at 14500 feet ... on the Indo-Chinese border where you can wave at Chinese soldiers on the other side. ...The road is one of the highest motorable roads in India.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sunil Chaurasia says, “Panoramic view for Eyes It's located in Tashi and about 8kms from the Gangtok town. It offers a sweeping view of Kanchenjunga snow peaks on a clear day. In fact the view of Sunrise from here is unforgettable, you will see the Peaks dazzling with changing colours. ” Read Full Review

3. Coorg

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Temple | Coffee | Nature | Hill

HolidayIQ Reviewer Venkatesh Kini says, “ For the rest of the journey which lasted nearly an hour it was a scenic ride with several types of trees and dense vegetation around the road. ...There were several vehicles passing through the forest to the Coorg and Mysore side....The Coorg entrance of Nagarhole national park is around 90kms away from Madikeri near Kutta. The jungle safari was closed apparently due to rain but we were allowed to pass from one gate to another in our own vehicle. ” Read Full Review

4. Ladakh (Leh)

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Lake | Valley | Monastery | Nature

HolidayIQ Reviewer Avishek Singh adds, “Such a beauty and amazing landscape, pious mountains, ever colour changing water, Indian army, nice drive, changla pass, Changthang Sanctuary, chilly winds, blue waters, photography are some of the summary points for this place. I kept sitting on the bank for good No. of hrs till 4 pm when the winds forced me to move out to hotel. No network helps to detoxifying yourselves. Must visit for all.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sowmya Shanmugam shares, “Khardung-la is the highest motorable road in the world, you can drive up the mountains or cycle down the the mountains and witness the spectacular views. You can camp in Nubura valley which is half day drive away from Leh. You can pay a visit to the monasteries or take camel ride in Nubura. Pangong lake is a pristine lake surrounded by hills with different shades of blue. You can also raft in the sangam river in Ladakh.” Read Full Review

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5. Kodaikanal

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Lake | Hill | Forest | Nature

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sundar shares, “We started from Madurai on the same day 31 May, 2014 around 8.30 a.m. by my favorite Maruti 800 driven by myself. Had our dinner @ Temple city hotel by 9.30 a.m. after 30 km drive from Madurai - Bangalore Highways. ...We went to Coaker's walk by 4 p.m. and had a good valley view and also had the views of small villages and dam around Kodai. ...we started a bit early around 8.30 a.m. to Mayoers point, I remember it was a quite a nice but a risky place to walk. ” Read Full Review

6. Munnar

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Ria Das adds, “The best attraction from Munnar A beautiful tea estate it was at Kerala - TamilNadu border. We reached the base of Kolukkumalai tea estate. ...We along with our driver got in the jeep and started our safari....We crossed a small village with some shops and then soon we entered the beautiful tea estate. The spectacular view of the plantation amazed me. The sun was playing with the clouds and our jeep was playing and romancing the bends of the road uphill. The road was very rough and patchy with stones. We crossed some beautiful streams and waterfall. The jeep driver was a great photographer and took our amazing pics with my DSLR. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer JOJI JOSEPH adds, “A blend of plantations view, cool breeze, tranquil atmosphere and scenic beauty One the major plantation center of Munnar, Pothamedu is hardly 6 KMS from Munnar and you can drive up till the viewpoint through the zigzag road. The view point at the top of the Pothamedu hill gives you a panoramic view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in the valley.” Read Full Review

7. Wayanad

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Lake | Boating | Nature | Forest

HolidayIQ Reviewer Saurabh Maheshwari adds, “ You can never get bored on the ride as you will pass by beautiful tea gardens, view of hills covered with Mist and everything you expect in a hill station. This is not cold hill station, just a thin jacket can protect you, that too it will be required in night. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nilova Pande shares, “The elephant heaven Lovely jungle ride, the experience of driving through the serene surroundings is beautiful. You might even be lucky to sight elephants walking along the roads along with their little ones! Best time to visit would be the post monsoon season” Read Full Review

8. Chikmagalur

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Shekar adds, “He took us to Mullayanagiri which was full of mist and so difficult to drive. Visibility was not even 10 feet. ... If you are an ardent lover of photography here is the place. In my case I wanted to have photo of both myself and my wife. Sir. Krishna taxi owner took nearly 150 photos which are so nice. He has open Jeep and charges around Rs. 1800/- plus 200/- driver bata. Carry water, packed food to Mullayanagiri and some ear buds. As I have said October month is very good to explore Chikkamagalur to the core. If you are taking children be care to hold their hands without fail. Do not go hither and thither. For Trekkers, be careful not to venture deep inside the forest as you will loose track. Keep a guide and venture. Explore and enjoy Chikkamagalur.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sunil Chaurasia shares, “Takes around 45 Minutes but it was a scenic drive through a series of peaks with lots of ups and downs :-). Be prepared for a dusty drive. ...Hebbe Falls is situated about 10 km away from the famous hill station Kemmangundi(around 44 Km from Chikmaglur Town) in Karnataka, India.” Read Full Review

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9. Mahabaleshwar

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Hill | Lake | Horse | Weather

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rakhi Yadav shares, “Good place for Long drive I went with my friends from Pune to Mahabaleshwar by car. It was thrilling to drive there in evening as the environment is foggy.” Read Full Review

10. Pahalgam

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Valley | Horse | Nature | Mountain

HolidayIQ Reviewer RAJAN SHAH shares, “Picturesque place Betaab Valley is approximately 15 km drive from the main town of Pahalgam and is named so after the bollywood movie Betaab was shot here years back. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Shailendra Singh says, “A scenic mountain slope with amazing view This is one of the top attractions of Pahalgam so people come with all sorts of crazy expectations often. The beautiful reality of this place is that it is nature's architecture at its prime - it is a beautiful riverside running between mountains that offers amazing views to snow capped Himalayas. Green valley underneath, large grassy outfield and proximity to chilling waters. Amazing place to find peace, take photographs and realize how mother nature has amazing placed under her folds. Best visited when there is less crowd this place just requires you to carry clothes as per prevalent weather. ” Read Full Review

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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