Monsoon is widely regarded as the most beautiful weather phenomenon. To add to the natural beauty of this wonderful season, taking a road trips in monsoon could enhance your monsoonal experience, especially if you’re under thirty. There are some things in the world that you can only do when you’re young.
Here’s a list of 7 Road Trips you can take to have the best monsoon experience.
1.Udaipur to Mount Abu
Mount Abu is a popular hill station in the country. Nestled in the Aravalli range with an average elevation of 1200 meters, Mount Abu has a pleasant climate throughout the year. The lush greenery with mist-capped-hills surrounding the region makes the area picturesque. Mount Abu is 160 kms from Udaipur and is a 4-hour ride and is one of the best road trips in monsoon for the people residing in Gujarat or Rajasthan.
2.Bangalore to Coorg
Often called the Scotland of India, Coorg is a hill station located in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. Coorg has on average 25 rainy days per month during the monsoons. The drive to Coorg is a 260km/5 hour jolly ride from Bangalore, with the ghat road’s beautiful curves keeping you in awe at all times. This is one of the favorite road trips in monsoon for Bullet Gangs.
3.Shillong to Cherrapunjee
Cherrapunjee or Sohra is widely regarded as the wettest spot on earth. Especially during the monsoon, it rains almost everyday. The drive from Shillong is only 54 km but the route and the shoe-stopping waterfalls along it will ensure that you spend upto 2 hours to make it to Sohra.
4.Chennai to Pondicherry
Perhaps one of the most striking road trips you can ever take would be such where there is the sea on one side and hills on another. Luckily, there is one such trip you can take without having to overspend. The east coast road from Chennai to Pondicherry is a 160km expressway tucked beautifully between the Bay of Bengal and the Eastern Ghats.
5.Mumbai/Pune to MalshejGhat
Maharashtra’s MalshejGhat in the Sahyadri range has beautiful yet challenging trekking trails and seemingly infinite number of birds that fly by during the season, which will keep nature lovers enthralled throughout the journey. The ghat is more or less 120-130 km from both Mumbai and Pune and is a 3 to 4-hour ride from either city. This is one of the road trips in monsoon where you would see spellbinding views of waterfalls on both the sides of the roads making its way through the clouds.
6.Tezpur to Tawang
Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh has an elevation of over 3000 meters and a sub -15 temperature throughout the season. The drive from Tezpur to Tawang is a 320 km adventure that will take nearly 12 hours and is considered to be the second-highest road in India. The freezing monsoon rain and the blinding fog make this adventure even more exciting.
7.Visakhapatnam to Araku Valley
Araku is a tribal hill station in the Eastern Ghats. The ride from Visakhapatnam is a 114 kilometer joyride spanning 3 hours. As you drive past the countless waterfalls and through the bridges and tunnels on the route, you will also be welcomed by the sweet smell of the coffee plantations that cover the region.
There are more such trips that you can take during this season, which you will remember for the rest of your days. Whatever location or group size it may be, road trips in monsoon under the age of 30 is one of the most satisfying thing.