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Why You Should Road Trip on the NH6

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At about 1900 km long, the NH6 runs through Central India like a blood carrying capillary through India's remote hinterland connecting two important commercial centres of Mumbai and Kolkata. Commerce, culture, wildlife and agriculture, this road showcases the vibrancy of India.

Why You Should Road Trip on the NH6:

  1. The Oberoi, Mumbai (Maharashtra)
  2. MTDC Holiday Resort Aurangabad, Aurangabad (Maharashtra)
  3. Mehfil Inn Hotel, Amravati (Maharashtra)
  4. Radisson Blu Hotel-Nagpur, Nagpur (Maharashtra)
  5. Himalaya Park Hotel, Bhilai (Chhattisgarh)
  6. Muba's Machaan, Raipur (Chhattisgarh)
  7. Upahar Palace Hotel, Sambalpur (Odisha)
  8. Nawana Forest Rest House, Simlipal (Odisha)
  9. Swissotel Kolkata, Kolkata (West Bengal)

1. Begin from the seat of modern prosperity, Mumbai

Begin from the seat of modern prosperity, Mumbaisource: www.magowa.com

Mumbai is the best place to start this journey. You stock up on all the information and supplies you will need. From here you scale the western ghats near Sangamner and make you way to Aurangabad. 

Laxmitahapa: Mumbai is a city where dreams come true. Its also surrounded by sea in it. There are several temple and masjid such as siddhivinayak at prabhadevi and haji ali at mahalaxmi. It is a city of all where people come from all over the world. It is also called Financial city of India

Budget staysSahara Hotel

Mid-range staysTaj Lands End

Luxury staysThe Oberoi

2. Rendezvous with a bygone era, Aurangabad

Rendezvous with a bygone era, Aurangabadsource: commons.wikimedia.org

Famous for its proximity to the Ajanta and Ellora caves, Aurangabad is named after the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Apart from Ajanta and Ellora, the city also serves as a transit point for Pitalkhora, Daulatabad, Khultabad, Paithan and Shirdi. The road from Aurangabad takes you to Amravati where you cruise along the NH6.  

Ganesh: Aurangabad is a city in Maharashtra. This city is very beautiful with good attraction like Bibi ka Maqbara, Pavan chakki, Aurangabad univercity, ellora ajanta caves.

Budget staysHotel Atharva

Mid range staysHotel Raj

Luxury staysWindsor Castle Hotel

3. Historic and natural heritage, Amravati

Historic and natural heritage, Amravatisource: www.amravationline.in

670km from Mumbai, Amravati was the seat of kingdoms of the past. It was the capital of the legendary Vidarbha Janapada and the name of the capital city, Kundinapura. Many rulers and associated religious beleifs and architecture have left Amravati with unique culture and diversity. This is also the gateway to the Melghat Tiger reserve, a refuge for rare wildlife. 

Rajesh: Amravati is most famous for Ambadevi and Ekvira Devi Temple in heart of city. Old city is surrounded by wall of fort with gates such as Jawahar Gate Amba Gate etc. Now city is developed beyond fort walls with areas of Rajkamal Chowk, Jaistambh Chowk and Irwin chowk. It has area called camp comprising govt offices and residential with large open spaces.

Budget staysHindustan International Hotel

Mid range staysHotel Vandu International

4. The city of oranges, Nagpur

The city of oranges, Nagpursource: www.baps.org

The city is an ideal place to restock your supplies and rest a night. A cosmopolitan city with loads of historic places and great shopping, Nagpur is also the gateway to Natural wonders like the Tadoba Tiger reserve and Nagzira National Park. The many orange orchards aorund the city are famous for the Nagpur Orange

Chetan: Nagpur is a great city famous for the orange and also called orange city. This city also known as Tiger Capital and holds a trophy for Greenest city In Asia in 2012-2013 there is greenery all over the city there is less amount of pollution as compared to other cities.

Budget staysThe Legend Inn

Mid range staysThe Pride Hotel

Luxury stay: Radisson Blu Hotel-Nagpur


5. Industrial Bhilai

Industrial Bhilaisource: www.viewphotos.org

Leaving Maharashtra NH6 enters diverse Chattisgarh and the first big stop is Bhilai. The Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP), located in Bhilai, in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, is India's first and main producer of steel rails, as well as a major producer of wide steel plates and other steel products. Bhilai is also the gateway to many historic places like Sirpur and Kawardha, which played an important role in the spread of Buddhism in the 7th and 11th centuries. 

Suchismita: One of the quietest city in India. Very simple ,small city with very nice people. Its a very neat city all necessary things are easily available. Away from flashes of metros but you will enjoy your stay. It has good hotels to stay. Places to visit- Maitri Bagh, Surya Treasure Island, Nandanvan Shopping, Supela, Sec-6 mkt, Civic Centre Food.

Budget staysHotel Amantran

Mid range staysHotel Ashish International

Luxury stays:  Tulip Inn Bhilai

6. Natural heritage, Barnawapara

Natural heritage, Barnawaparasource: www.cg-04.com

On the NH 6, crusing through the capital Raipur, you reach a natural paradise. Deciduous jungles of terminalia, Sal, Teak and Bamboo with a dense Indian Gaur and sloth bear population characterise the Barnawapara wildlife sanctuary in Chhattisgarh. It is a land mass of undulating terrain dotted with numerous low and high hillocks well forested area of North-eastern corner of Raipur district. These forests are home to the Baiga Tribe. 

KK Sahu: As my title suggests it is an untapped tourist destination ready to explode in tourist map of India if developed and nurtured well enough. Really if you want see natural beauty up-close enough within the climes of virgin tribal lands hitherto untapped by tourists and not developed & promoted by the government.

Budget Hotel: Muba's Machaan

Mid range: Mayura Hotel

Luxury: VW Canyon

7. Dams, forests and culture at Sambalpur

Dams, forests and culture at Sambalpursource: odishabuzz.com

Leaving Chattisgarh and moving into Odisha, Kolkata seems closer now. Sambalpur is a collage of modernity and time locked culture. The hirakud dam is a symbol progressive power fuled economic activity and the temples , Debrigarh wildlife Sanctuary and the Kandhamal district represent the breathing soul of this land. Truly spectacular stop over on this exotic route. 

Rahul: Sambalpur is a cultural and beautiful city of west Odisha. This city named by the temple maa samaleswari. Samaleswari temple located in the heart of city in middle of city samaleswari temple build by king baladeva singh. Sambalpur city is full of their rich culture like sambalpuri saree is famous in world sambalpuri songs like rangabati and dalkalhaire are world famous for her music.

Budget Hotel: Panthanivas -Sambalpur

Mid range: Sheela Towers Hotel

8. Magical Simlipal

Magical Simlipalsource: www.thehindu.com

Similipal, which derives its name from ‘Simul’ (Silk Cotton) tree, is Tiger Reserve situated in the northern part of Ordisha’s Mayurbhanj district about 330 km from Sambalpur. This is another natural paradise on the NH6. The earrstwhile hunting grounds of the Rulers of Mayurbanj, the rugged terrain of this magical wilderness is home to rare biodiversity and the lair of the Tiger. 

Subasis: Calm and quite environment. Excellent journey for them who hate crowds. Its an wonderful natural environment where the tribes live. Photographers will get a good opportunity to take shots of wonderful landscapes.

Budget Hotel: Lulung Forest Lodge

Mid range: Toshali Jungle Lodge


9. The City of Joy, Kolkata

The City of Joy, Kolkatasource: yourstory.com

Kolkata, the city of excellent cuisine, history, lovely people and an inviting atmosphere. There is so much to experience and share as you contemplate your journey through the breath of India. Spend some alone time at the Howrah bridge, assimilate what you have accomplished. 

Budget staysMayur Residency

Mid range staysHyatt Regency Kolkata

Luxury staysThe Oberoi Grand

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