Top 7 Winter Road Trips You Cannot Miss while in India

Aren’t you getting bored at home? 

Aren’t you feeling stuck within the 4 walls of your room? 

Ever since the global coronavirus pandemic hit our planet in 2020, people have studied or worked online from their homes, due to which people are facing hefty traveling restrictions. 

For the last two years, people who are wishing to travel to their dream destinations are not able to travel easily. People are not able to see different destinations during their Holidays. 

But don’t worry, we have prepared a list for all of you! Here, we have listed down the top 7 destinations for the winter season via road. Road trips are a total bliss to anyone who is a nature lover. 

As the very famous saying goes by, “Life is not a destination, but a journey.” Same way, travel enthusiasts will enjoy the route more than the destination. 

To support this, Car rental companies are preparing well by investing in the best car rental software to make the experience smooth for the customers, and improve their business efficiently. 

Here I am listing the top 7 destinations for road trips of India preferred during the winter season: 

  1. Srinagar to Leh Ladakh 

When you are in India, and especially if you are in Srinagar – the largest city situated in Kashmir, you should not miss planning a road trip to Leh Ladakh. Driving through a fresh, cool breeze alongside snow-covered caps will remove all the negativities around you. Jeep safari in Ladakh is one of the must-try activities. You will witness stunning Buddhist stupas and snow-covered peaks while you are driving towards your destination. It has a very serene and blissful environment. Leh Ladakh should be one of the top places on your list. 

  1. Ahmedabad to Rann of Kutch 

There are many charming and beautiful winter destinations out there in India, but Rann of Kutch stands out from the list. One should never miss the mesmerizing white sand dunes at Rann of Kutch. You can start your journey from Ahmedabad – the heritage city of Western India, via road and reach Bhuj City. 

From Bhuj, you can take a local cab or taxi to visit nearby places such as White Rann, Mandvi the beach, and local handicraft shops. There is a special festival organized by the Gujarat government from mid-December to mid-January which is a must-attend event. I bet you, it will be a highly refreshing and relaxing road trip of the year! 

  1. Jammu to Gulmarg 

Want to picture a dreamy Bollywood movie scene in front of you? Then go on a road trip to Jammu and Kashmir. Winter and Gulmarg go hand in hand. The nearest place to start this journey is Jammu. You can get any mode of transportation from Jammu such as bus, car, or taxi. Several car rental companies here are focussing on customer service, fleet management, safe payment transaction, etc. to keep the business well connected and sustainable. With mobility and a car rental system in place, customers are more than happy to explore the place.  While driving from Jammu to Gulmarg you will be mesmerized to watch the snow-covered peaks along with cool, fresh air that is sure to lighten up your mood. Also, try out the famous Gulmarg Gondola ride. I promise that this will be your perfect winter vacation! 

  1. Chandigarh to Manali 

You can start off your journey from Chandigarh by car or bus.  Manali is yet another very famous and known capital for winter tourism. This is the only place where you will experience driving your car along with the river Beas. Manali consists of both natural scenery and historic views as well. 

You can witness snow-covered peaks from the Himalayan Range. The cool breeze blowing and hearing the river rustle around will definitely release all your stress. Trust me, it is going to be one of the most memorable trips of your life. 

  1. Kochi to Munnar 

If you are in India, and if you are placed in Kerala – the state commonly known as “God’s Own Country,” then you will be surprised to know that there are several joyful and attractive places to plan road trips. One such attraction is a road trip to a place called Munnar from Kochi (Cochin). While you are driving through the roads of Munnar, you will witness lush green plantations around you. Munnar is well known for tea and coffee plantations.

The roads towards Munnar are swirling and spiraling in nature. Only a skilled driver can drive through roads safely. If you are a pro at driving then it won’t be a problem, otherwise, we suggest you rent a car with a local driver. Since Munnar is located in the southern part of India, it is quite hot to visit during summers. Therefore, Munnar is a must-visit place during winters. 

  1. Jaipur to Jaisalmer 

Do you love driving through the sand dunes and deserts? How can we skip our enriching and historic, and the largest Indian state Rajasthan while we are talking about the winter road trips. You can reach Jaisalmer and Jodhpur from Jaipur easily via cab or taxi. Once you start your journey you can see endless sand dunes and old historic architecture on your way. Since it is basically a desert region, it is quite advisable to visit during winter. 

  1. Delhi to Nainital

When you are in the Capital City of India, then it goes without saying that there are plenty of places that you can reach within hours by road. Nainital, a Himalayan town in the Kumaon region is one of the easiest and convenient places to travel during winter from Delhi. You can reach Nainital from Delhi through a fantastic smooth car ride. The atmosphere of this place will totally help you change your mood during the post-pandemic phase. During your entire journey, you can see snow-covered mountains and tall coniferous trees all around you. Hence, what are you waiting for now? Go and grab your friend’s circle and visit this beautiful place.  

Conclusion 

For the past 2 years, everyone is locked within their premises. People are not traveling too far-off distances. Everyone is anxious and afraid about getting infected by the deadly virus. These couple of years with Covid fear, it must have been very difficult for all travel enthusiasts. 

The benefit of traveling by road is that you can witness the entire journey. You may pass through several sceneries while reaching your destination. Trust me, road trips are best suitable for all youngsters and adventurous people. You can stop wherever you want while driving on a road trip. Therefore it won’t be a tiring and yet enjoyable one, especially during winters.

Now next time when you plan any of your road trips while in India, refer to the above suggestions. I am sure that this blog will help you plan a great, and a safe road trip ahead. Feel free to share your feedback. We would love to hear from you anytime!

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