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The Toughest Road Trips in India for Serious Travellers. This List Is Not for the Fainthearted

HolidayIQ.com logo HolidayIQ.com 08-07-2016

Beware! These roads are not for the ones who know the four gears of a vehicle. You need some serious skills to maneuver on these roads.

1. Leh to Kargil

Leh to Kargil: Nitin: You feel like a free-spirit. Nothing beats the experience of discovering Leh and re-discovering yourself. Pitstop 1: Drass War Memorial Pitstop 2: Suru ValleyWhere to eat: Hotel ShangrilaAnd if you feel like staying back overnight: Carvan Sarai HotelVishal Gupta: Located on a hill, the terrace offers beautiful views of the mountains, river and city. The room we got was a spacious, clean and with hot water. They prepare delicious food. We asked to serve dinner in the room, and we had breakfast while enjoying views of the mountains.May temperatures: Around 5°CDistance: 210 kmRoute: via NH 1D - 18 Ratings, 18 Reviews, 10 Sightseeings, 4 Photos © Wikimedia Nitin: You feel like a free-spirit. Nothing beats the experience of discovering Leh and re-discovering yourself. Pitstop 1: Drass War Memorial Pitstop 2: Suru ValleyWhere to eat: Hotel ShangrilaAnd if you feel like staying back overnight: Carvan Sarai HotelVishal Gupta: Located on a hill, the terrace offers beautiful views of the mountains, river and city. The room we got was a spacious, clean and with hot water. They prepare delicious food. We asked to serve dinner in the room, and we had breakfast while enjoying views of the mountains.May temperatures: Around 5°CDistance: 210 kmRoute: via NH 1D - 18 Ratings, 18 Reviews, 10 Sightseeings, 4 Photos

Nitin: You feel like a free-spirit. Nothing beats the experience of discovering Leh and re-discovering yourself. Pitstop 1: Drass War Memorial ; Pitstop 2: Suru Valley ; Where to eat: Hotel Shangrila ; And if you feel like staying back overnight: Carvan Sarai Hotel

Vishal Gupta: Located on a hill, the terrace offers beautiful views of the mountains, river and city. The room we got was a spacious, clean and with hot water. They prepare delicious food. We asked to serve dinner in the room, and we had breakfast while enjoying views of the mountains. May temperatures: Around 5°C ; Distance: 210 km ; Route: via NH 1D 

2. Kargil to Srinagar via Drass 

Kargil to Srinagar via Drass: Ashwani Aggarwal: Asia's most adventurous road way! The sand-soil-green-brown-white-grey with contrasting mountains you will encounter while climbing it on wheels.Pitstop 1: Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, SrinagarPitstop 2: Dal Lake, SrinagarWhere to eat: Mughal DarbarAnd if you feel like staying back overnight: Zamrud Hotel, SrinagarBaljit Singh: Very nice views of Dal lake. Location, property, service, and climate all were very good in Srinagar. Best for a halt. It's very good to stay. Service was good enough. Ample parking space. Food was good. View was very good. Lift facility was there. 3 Star facilities were there. May temperatures: Around 18°CDistance: 202 kmRoute: via Drass - 54 Ratings, 54 Reviews, 47 Sightseeings, 6 Photos © america.pink Ashwani Aggarwal: Asia's most adventurous road way! The sand-soil-green-brown-white-grey with contrasting mountains you will encounter while climbing it on wheels.Pitstop 1: Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, SrinagarPitstop 2: Dal Lake, SrinagarWhere to eat: Mughal DarbarAnd if you feel like staying back overnight: Zamrud Hotel, SrinagarBaljit Singh: Very nice views of Dal lake. Location, property, service, and climate all were very good in Srinagar. Best for a halt. It's very good to stay. Service was good enough. Ample parking space. Food was good. View was very good. Lift facility was there. 3 Star facilities were there. May temperatures: Around 18°CDistance: 202 kmRoute: via Drass - 54 Ratings, 54 Reviews, 47 Sightseeings, 6 Photos

Ashwani Aggarwal: Asia's most adventurous road way! The sand-soil-green-brown-white-grey with contrasting mountains you will encounter while climbing it on wheels. Pitstop 1: Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, Srinagar ; Pitstop 2: Dal Lake, Srinagar ; Where to eat: Mughal Darbar ; And if you feel like staying back overnight: Zamrud Hotel, Srinagar

Baljit Singh: Very nice views of Dal lake. Location, property, service, and climate all were very good in Srinagar. Best for a halt. It's very good to stay. Service was good enough. Ample parking space. Food was good. View was very good. Lift facility was there. 3 Star facilities were there. May temperatures: Around 18°C ; Distance: 202 km ; Route: via Drass

3. Srinagar to Udhampur 

Srinagar to Udhampur: Sofea Hakim: The best way to travel is to go by road as the roads are good and very scenic. We had food from a local dhaba and had tea, which was made of sattu.Pitstop: Patnitop, UdhampurWhere to eat: Pine View Hotel & RestaurantAnd if you feel like staying back overnight: Hotel Singh AxisSandeep: It is nice place. Not so good not so bad, only good. We are stayed there in night. There service are nice. Views are so so. It is nice for friends. It is nice for family. Nice hotel. Its was nice too good not so bad. Thank you so much. Great place, nice view. May temperatures: Around 32°CDistance: 230 kmRoute: via NH1A - 8 Ratings, 8 Reviews, 29 Sightseeings, 2 Photos © HolidayIQ Sofea Hakim: The best way to travel is to go by road as the roads are good and very scenic. We had food from a local dhaba and had tea, which was made of sattu.Pitstop: Patnitop, UdhampurWhere to eat: Pine View Hotel & RestaurantAnd if you feel like staying back overnight: Hotel Singh AxisSandeep: It is nice place. Not so good not so bad, only good. We are stayed there in night. There service are nice. Views are so so. It is nice for friends. It is nice for family. Nice hotel. Its was nice too good not so bad. Thank you so much. Great place, nice view. May temperatures: Around 32°CDistance: 230 kmRoute: via NH1A - 8 Ratings, 8 Reviews, 29 Sightseeings, 2 Photos

Sofea Hakim: The best way to travel is to go by road as the roads are good and very scenic. We had food from a local dhaba and had tea, which was made of sattu. Pitstop: Patnitop, Udhampur ; Where to eat: Pine View Hotel & Restaurant ; And if you feel like staying back overnight: Hotel Singh Axis

Sandeep: It is nice place. Not so good not so bad, only good. We are stayed there in night. There service are nice. Views are so so. It is nice for friends. It is nice for family. Nice hotel. Its was nice too good not so bad. Thank you so much. Great place, nice view. May temperatures: Around 32°C ; Distance: 230 km ; Route: via NH1A 

4. Pune to Goa via NH4

Pune to Goa via NH4: Yogesh: It’s an amazing drive experience between Pune and Goa. Satara is fantastic. The roads are clean and are in fantastic condition. The only thing you need to remember is take a right from hotel Kaveri once you pass Kolhapur, this will take you through the Amboli Ghat, which has some amazing nature trails. The route is safe for travelling during the day as well as night.Pitstop 1: Kaas LakePitstop 2: Amboli GhatWhere to eat: Kanase DhabaAnd if you feel like staying back overnight: The Tubki ResortVineet Kumar: Excellent hotel. Very vear to Patnem (2 mins walk), Palolem (1.5 km). Good value for money. Other visitors were mostly from Russia and UK. Breakfast was average but very good WiFi and prompt reception is very big plus. Highly recommended for families to try for 2-3 days stay rather than 1. Cover beaches like Patnem, Palolem, Rajaram, Agonda. Still Patnem is the best and very close to the resort. And yes the resort is very safe.May temperatures: Around 30°CDistance: 450 kmRoute: via NH4 - 66 Ratings, 66 Reviews, 11 Photos © waytoindia.com Yogesh: It’s an amazing drive experience between Pune and Goa. Satara is fantastic. The roads are clean and are in fantastic condition. The only thing you need to remember is take a right from hotel Kaveri once you pass Kolhapur, this will take you through the Amboli Ghat, which has some amazing nature trails. The route is safe for travelling during the day as well as night.Pitstop 1: Kaas LakePitstop 2: Amboli GhatWhere to eat: Kanase DhabaAnd if you feel like staying back overnight: The Tubki ResortVineet Kumar: Excellent hotel. Very vear to Patnem (2 mins walk), Palolem (1.5 km). Good value for money. Other visitors were mostly from Russia and UK. Breakfast was average but very good WiFi and prompt reception is very big plus. Highly recommended for families to try for 2-3 days stay rather than 1. Cover beaches like Patnem, Palolem, Rajaram, Agonda. Still Patnem is the best and very close to the resort. And yes the resort is very safe.May temperatures: Around 30°CDistance: 450 kmRoute: via NH4 - 66 Ratings, 66 Reviews, 11 Photos

Yogesh: It’s an amazing drive experience between Pune and Goa. Satara is fantastic. The roads are clean and are in fantastic condition. The only thing you need to remember is take a right from hotel Kaveri once you pass Kolhapur, this will take you through the Amboli Ghat, which has some amazing nature trails. The route is safe for travelling during the day as well as night. Pitstop 1: Kaas Lake ; Pitstop 2: Amboli Ghat ; Where to eat: Kanase Dhaba ; And if you feel like staying back overnight: The Tubki Resort

Vineet Kumar: Excellent hotel. Very near to Patnem (2 mins walk), Palolem (1.5 km). Good value for money. Other visitors were mostly from Russia and UK. Breakfast was average but very good WiFi and prompt reception is very big plus. Highly recommended for families to try for 2-3 days stay rather than 1. Cover beaches like Patnem, Palolem, Rajaram, Agonda. Still Patnem is the best and very close to the resort. And yes the resort is very safe.May temperatures: Around 30°C ; Distance: 450 km ; Route: via NH4

5. Tezpur to Tawang

Tezpur to Tawang: Nilesh Deshpande: Scenic beauties, dangerous haphazard turns and friendly people greeting you all the way from Tezpur to Tawang.Pitstop: Bomdila MonasteryWhere to eat: Himalaya restaurantAnd if you feel like staying back overnight: Hotel Gakyi Khang ZhangRachit Mittal: It's probably one of the best place to stay in Tawang, its very close to Monastery, but little far from town centre (We still manage to walk, so not that far). They have decent rooms with heater (which is a must). They have a restaurant and they serve food in room as well, one needs to order 20-30 mins in advance, they are prompt to call and remind you for that.May temperatures: Around 15°CDistance: 325 kmRoute: via NH229 - 63 Ratings, 63 Reviews, 29 Sightseeings, 23 Photos © welcomenri.com Nilesh Deshpande: Scenic beauties, dangerous haphazard turns and friendly people greeting you all the way from Tezpur to Tawang.Pitstop: Bomdila MonasteryWhere to eat: Himalaya restaurantAnd if you feel like staying back overnight: Hotel Gakyi Khang ZhangRachit Mittal: It's probably one of the best place to stay in Tawang, its very close to Monastery, but little far from town centre (We still manage to walk, so not that far). They have decent rooms with heater (which is a must). They have a restaurant and they serve food in room as well, one needs to order 20-30 mins in advance, they are prompt to call and remind you for that.May temperatures: Around 15°CDistance: 325 kmRoute: via NH229 - 63 Ratings, 63 Reviews, 29 Sightseeings, 23 Photos

Nilesh Deshpande: Scenic beauties, dangerous haphazard turns and friendly people greeting you all the way from Tezpur to Tawang. Pitstop: Bomdila Monastery ; Where to eat: Himalaya restaurant ; And if you feel like staying back overnight: Hotel Gakyi Khang Zhang

Rachit Mittal: It's probably one of the best place to stay in Tawang, its very close to Monastery, but little far from town centre (We still manage to walk, so not that far). They have decent rooms with heater (which is a must). They have a restaurant and they serve food in room as well, one needs to order 20-30 mins in advance, they are prompt to call and remind you for that.May temperatures: Around 15°C ; Distance: 325 km ; Route: via NH229

In pics: Scariest roads in the world 

Old Yungas Road- Bolivia: Known as “The Death Road,” Old Yungas has been named the “world’s most dangerous road” by the International Development Bank in 1995. More than 200 people die yearly in trucks, cars, and public buses due to the roads’ sharp turns and scary cliffs. The good news; an alternative road was built so you have a much safer option. The Scariest and Most Dangerous Roads in the World

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