Best Motorcycling Routes in India-Part 1


A long, serene motorcycle ride should be on everyone's bucket list. We have compiled a short list of the most scenic and enjoyable motorcycling routes across the country. Check out the routes below:

Ladakh and Kashmir


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This is an obvious choice as this route is considered to be one of the best motorcycling routes in the world. The breath taking scenery and the cold mountain air is sure to deliver an unforgettable motorcycling experience. This route includes the famous Khardung La-one of the highest motorable roads in the world. The best part about this route is that you are literally bombarded with different route options. Based on your taste you can ride through sand dunes, Lakes, Monasteries or passes.

Recommended Route: Manali->Rohtang La->Sarchu->Taglang La->Upshi->Leh

Recommended Season: May to August

You have the flexibility to alter the route to suit your endurance and taste. There are plenty of companies offering motorcycles for hire in Leh.

Pollachi to Athirapally


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The first route takes you through snow-capped mountains. This route gives you the best monsoon riding experience in India. The ride takes you through two states (Tamil Nadu to Kerala).  Enjoy the lush vegetation and the cloudy skies as you fly past the scenery on your motorcycle. There are plenty of breath taking attractions like Waterfalls and reservoirs. You might also catch a glimpse of the occasional fauna in the area.

Recommended Route: Pollachi->Valparai->Vazhachal->Athirapilly

Recommended Season: Preferably the Monsoon

NH 66


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If Coastal roads are your thing, look no further than the NH66. This is one of the most scenic coastal routes in India. Start your journey in Mumbai and ride all the way to Goa, while stopping at Ratnagiri on the way. Now, make your way into Karnataka, stopping at Karwar. Recharge yourself there and proceed on a scenic ride to Mangalore. From Mangalore, make your way into Kerala and stop at Bekal. From there you have the option of riding to famous Kerala Destinations like Kochi, Allepey, Thiruvananthapuram etc.

Recommended Route: Mumbai->Goa->Karwar->Mangalore->Bekal->Kochi->Allepey

Recommended Season: Winter

Please take all the necessary precautions to enjoy your ride without compromising on safety. Stay tuned for more routes in the next article. 


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