9 Best Cycling Routes in India
- RENUKA SHAHANE
- Sep 23, 2015
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If you are an adventure buff and you like to challenge your inner adrenaline, Mountain Biking is one activity that you should definitely try atleast once! And if you think where all you can travel to on a cycle, you will be surprised to see what India has to offer!
Grab that cycle and get going! These images will prove that India is all geared up to be the next big cycling destination! Plan your next vacation to these best cycling routes in India:
1. Munnar to Thekaddy - 84.8 Kms
This scenic route leads to the stunning Periyar National Park. You'll be greeted with beautiful tea and spice plantations on the way. Thekaddy is also India's sole Tiger reserve. Ready for some encounter with the national animal?
Take a Scenic road trip from Bangalore to Munnar by Road
2. Srinagar to Gulmarg - 51.3 Kms
Beautiful route; only accessible in summers. Don't forget to shop for crickets bats from the bat factories. The route is closed in winters due to the heavy snowfall. After the tiring journey, you can take the Gondola ride as a prize!
3. Darjeeling to Sikkim - 126.3 Kms
Backdrop of Himalayas, fresh hair in the wind, rocky tracksand winding roads! Absolutely no human interference for most of the journey will fill your soul with an aura of nature!
4. Manali to Rohtang Pass - 52.3 Kms
Known as the pile of corpses, a dangerous route that will give you an adrenaline rush. The pass connects Kullu Valley withthe Lahaul and Spiti valleys. The iconic Manali-Leh highway transverses Rohtang Pass.
5. Bangalore to Nandi Hills - 61.2 Kms
Up-hill track with 40 curves, extremely slippery in monsoons. Nandi Hills is an ancient Indian fortress that's almost in the clouds!
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6. Manali to Leh - 490 Kms
A historical trade route, one of the highest road passes in the world and definitely not meant for the faint-hearted. While everyone dreams of a road-trip to Leh once in their lifetime, going on a mountain bike is commendable!
7. Kemmanagundi to Mutthodi - 41 Kms
Nature casts its magic spell on this scenic trail which goes through a wildlife sanctuary. Complete disconnect from the outer world, rustic aroma of the forests and vibrant hues of the flowers; who wouldn't want to be here!
8. Pauri to Devprayag - 45.8 Kms
Rewards of this expedition are snowy peaks of Garhwal, confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi which forms the River Ganga. The Garwhal Mountains are also home to the Valley of flowers which is a UNESCO world heritage site which you shouldn't miss on your visit!
9. Mumbai to Goa - 609 Kms
Cycle along the breath-taking western coastline of Maharashtra and you'll experience a chich Boho life till you reach Goa. Enjoy Konkani food, have a bon-fire by the beach and make new friends, inviting! Isn't it?
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