Motorbiking Routes In India: If you are an avid biker, and can’t wait for the lockdown to end to get your bike running again, we feel you. We can’t get our bikes out right now, but we can read about beautiful biking routes in India and dream of crossing them off our list once COVID-19 ends. For the wanderers and the dreamers, India has the best routes. The joy of experiencing new cultures, and new mystic lands on your two wheels is unparalleled with any other pleasure in this world. The prospect of biking on an endless road just tempts the child in you to embark on a journey of self-exploration.
Take a look at the favorite and most scenic motorbiking routes in India
- Delhi To Leh Through Manali – Leh, And Leh – Srinagar Highway
Hands down, the most popular route in India. It is the dream ride of many people, and the views of this route will leave you speechless. You will see cobalt blue skies, dazzling rainbows, and sparkling lakes pure like magic, this route is utterly magical and will leave you mesmerized. Beauty and more beauty. You will cross Chandigarh, and Manali, and reach the beautiful Jispa. This route will throw everything one could want into a motorbiking adventure tour, from long plain highways to tricky mountain passes to river crossings.
You get to cross mighty passes like Rohtang La, Baralacha La, Tanglang La, Chang La, Zoji La, and the mighty Khardung La, which is considered the world’s highest motorable pass along with several other low and high-interest passes. This extraordinary motorbiking adventure will take you to some of the dream destinations like Manali, Pangong Tso, Nubra Valley, Leh, Kargil, Dras, and Srinagar. Your entire journey will be filled with beauty every single minute of it.
- Cliffhanger Route-Sach Pass
If you like extreme adventure, this is for you! Sach Pass is a high-altitude pass in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated at an altitude of 4,420 meters and connects the Chamba Valley with the Pangi Valley. The pass is open from June or early July to mid-October. The roads are narrow and unpaved. The terrain is quite rough, the road is quite uneven and the weather is quite unpredictable. It is the gateway to the Pangi Valley. You can enter this route from Kishtwar in Kashmir, Chamba, or Manali in Himachal Pradesh. Because of the extreme riding conditions and intimidating cliffs, the route is known as the “Cliffhanger Route.” Sach is a great option if you want to travel the off-beaten route, with most of the ride on dirt and mud tracks.
- Spiti And Lahaul in Himachal Pradesh
Spiti is a desert mountain valley located in the northeastern part of Himachal Pradesh in India. With mesmerizing valleys, beautiful views, wide snowy plains, sun-kissed snow peaks, and gorgeous glaciers, this mountainous cold desert is often compared to Ladakh. The entire route will leave you spellbound, the access to the valley is usually through Shimla via Rampur and Pooh or from Manali by crossing the Rohtang Pass and Kunzum Pass. Shimla Access is open throughout the year and is a preferred route for extreme snow riding. Due to heavy snowfall at the higher passes, the movement from Manali is closed in winter. It has fewer passengers than Leh and is relatively less crowded, which is a plus. Scattered villages come your way in Spiti while the pristine stream of the Spiti River is your near-steady companion. The entire route is scenic.
- Guwahati in Assam to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh
Tawang also known as Dawang will flatter you with the sheer natural beauty wrapped in spirituality. The ride from Guwahati to Tawang will expose you to breathtaking views, the ride till you enter Arunachal Pradesh in Assam is beautiful meadows, fields, and forests. The hairpin bends along the winding mountain roads marking the entry into the most northeastern state of India. 80% of Arunachal Pradesh is covered by forest and mountains, which will give you a raw and untouched experience of mankind. Connected to the rest of India via the Sela Pass, Tawang, also known as the ‘Land of Monpas’, is historically a landmark. The famous city is an important part of the Silk Road and commemorates the sacrifice of the men who defended our country across the borders. The natural beauty and solitude of the Gudpi and Chong-Chugmi ranges, the Tawang Chu River, and the Tawang Valley are spectacular.
Super clean, full of greenery, and ‘all organic’ since 2016, Sikkim has lush tree-lined, super-steep valleys that rise to the spectacular snow-clad eastern Himalayan peaks in the north. Sikkim is also home to the third highest mountain in the world, Khangchendzonga (8598m). Feel the cool mountain breeze on your face as you head towards the beautiful Gangtok and then to the North Sikkim plateau, where you will be left speechless to see the Gurudongmar Tso Lake. Gurudongmar Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world and India at an altitude of 5,425 meters (17,800 ft). Unveil the hidden gems as you head to Yumthang Zero Point, where you’ll see lots of snow, craggy trails, and perhaps a frozen river. The entire route is scenic and features emerald alpine valleys and mystic waterfalls. From monasteries, and temples to the skies and people full of warmth, the whole place is glowing with colors.
Bhutan is no ordinary place. Also known as Druk Yule, which means “Land of the Thunder Dragon”. Bhutan is home to the pristine Eastern Himalayan landscape, with snow-capped peaks towering above lush forests and lovely little villages. The villages are filled with majestic dream-like fortress-like dzongs and monasteries, many of which host spectacular Tshechu (dance festivals). Ride along the west-east highway of Bhutan which is equally challenging and thrilling. The entire road trip is comprised of winding roads that go up and down thousands of feet, which will keep your adrenaline rushing. Some of the dream places to ride in Bhutan are Phuntsholing, followed by Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, and the beautiful Phobijkha valley. You will come across spectacular valleys, ridges, and quaint villages. The chanting of the monks and the chimes in the monasteries will surely put you in a swoon!
This road trip will be full of different flavors. Begin with your ride to Pondicherry, the city of beautiful and clean beaches. Explore the beautiful French colonies and their architecture. Head to Thanjavur, which is famous for art, painting, and architecture. Then ride to Rameshwaram, famous for its beaches, and temples, and as a revered destination for Hindus in India; A part of the Char Dham pilgrimage. Then ride to Madurai, Munnar, and beautiful Ooty. Taste all the different flavors that come your way. Enjoy the lush green trees with tea gardens and backwaters and paddy fields. The entire route will leave you mesmerized. Kerala is known as God’s own country.
- Rajasthan Circuit
Rajasthan Motorbike Tour is the right dose of adventure. Begin your riding tour from Mandawa – a quaint 18th-century town popular for its splendid haveli architecture. Explore the spectacular view of the “Blue City” from the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. You will also come across the astonishing city of lakes – Udaipur. The sunset here is truly mesmerizing. Take a ride to the holy land of Pushkar which is famous for its Brahma temple. End your journey in the colorful city of Jaipur, also known as the “Pink City”. Your journey will be full of royal forts, palaces, palaces, vibrant markets, desert villages, and hot people.
For travel lovers, nothing can be better than exploring the Himalayas on your own two wheels. Devbhoomi, which means the land of the gods encompasses raw nature and the beautiful Himalayas. It is also home to several glaciers including the Ganges. In this route, you will ride from Delhi to the beautiful land of Rishikesh, followed by Chopta, where you can do the Chopta Chandrashila trek. You can then proceed towards Joshimath and Auli which is a Himalayan ski resort and hill station.
You will come across coniferous and oak forests along with the Nanda Devi and Nar Parvat mountains. Head towards Kausani and enjoy the panoramic view of Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Panchchuli peaks. When you reach Binsar, the wildlife will really amaze you. You can then ride Jim Corbett with your camera ready (not while riding) and then come back to Delhi with beautiful memories.