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6 Reasons Why You Should Plan A Road Trip From India To Thailand

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The India-Thailand highway is a great initiative to improve connectivity between Southeast Asian countries and India. While the news has undoubtedly pleased the frequent road-trippers living in India, HolidayIQ Travellers list reasons why should consider a road trip to Thailand.

6 Reasons Why You Should Plan A Road Trip From India To Thailand:

  1. Nagaland
  2. Manipur
  3. Assam
  4. Kaziranga (Assam)

1. Immerse In The Countless Cultures


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Immerse in the charming culture of three countries while you are on the road trip. You will surely meet different people and witness the countless cultures. HolidayIQ Traveller Rajaram Bidkikar says, “Hornbill festival is organised by Govt of Nagaland every year for 10 days from December 1st to 10th showcasing the rural and tribal culture of Nagaland with festivities ranging from tribal dances, war dances, harvest dance and marriage dance. They organize various competition like chilli eating, log puling, cart pulling and motor biking. It is a 10 day enjoyment along with visit to the neighbouring villages.”

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2. An International Road Trip Sounds Fun! Doesn’t It?


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Don’t you feel that domestic road trips are too mainstream? Why spend your time and money on the road already taken? An international road trip with the sight of three countries is sure to excite you. The trilateral highway is said to connect Moreh in Manipur to Thailand's Maesot through Tamu in Maynmar, Mandalay and Myawaddy.

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3. Savour The Authentic Local Cuisines On The Road


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Tantalise your tatse buds with the various cuisines while you pass. A must-try are the burmeese biryani and the green thai curry. Also, the highway passes through the states of Assam, Nagaland and Manipur. These northeastern states serve the most amazing food. Do stop to savour some authentic local cuisine and alcohol. HolidayIQ Traveller Babita Goyal from Kalimpong shares, “I want to write about the food culture in North-East India which many might not many know about. Having stayed in the North-East for 30 years, I would say that the food here is exceptional in its own way. North-East india has it's own food. Smoked meats, fiery chillies, chicken and pork dishes flavoured with bamboo shoots and chutneys and curries are the dishes of these states. The North-Eastern states also have an exceptional variety of sweet dishes. In Sikkim - seal roti is very famous. It is eaten with spicy potato and is mainly prepared during the festivals. Assam has jaggery and peetha. Nagaland is known for the black rice pudding known as nap naang. Pukhlein made of jaggery & rice is the staple dish of Meghalaya. The dishes are lip-smacking. The food culture is amazing.”

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4. Capture The Beautiful Vistas


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While the highway takes you across different countries, learn interesting facts about the history of these places. HolidayIQ Traveller Satyendra Dwivedi from Bangalore shares, “One of the most beautiful lake I have seen. I can compare this with Pangong Lake near Leh, and Crater Lake in Oregon USA. No pollution because human can't stay here for long because of high altitude. When we visited, it was completely frozen. We could see ice and snow everywhere. Amazing experience! But keep in mind nothing is free. It is long journey (8 hours both way from Lachung) on very bad roads (Can we call roads).”

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5. Seek Adventure At Places You Stop By


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Try taking small treks and adventure activities at places you stop by. The Thalon Caves are one among various historic sites of Manipur, located at an altitude of 900 mt above sea level and is around 80 km from Imphal. The caves, which also provide the first concrete evidence of Hoabinhian culture in India, lie under Tamenglong district. Discovered in the year 1946 by the then Maharaja of Manipur, Budhachandra, the cave is located amidst darkness and makes an interesting visit.

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6. Do Not Forget To Have A Tryst With The Wild


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And yes, do not forget to explore the awesome variety of wildlife. Click a gazillion selfies along the way. HolidayIQ Traveller Shilpa Shinde, a HolidayIQ Traveller says, “Ofcourse the jungle safari for the rhinoceros is the prime reason to be here. Also, about 2 km from the park, do check out the entire village erected by the Assam government to emulate the lifestyle and the architecture of local tribes in Assam.”

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