Located 400 km away from Ahmedabad is one of the largest salt deserts in the world, the mighty Rann of Kutch. This is an unobstructed 11-hour ride from Ahmedabad. The beauty of this ‘wasteland’, as most of us would think of it, cannot be described in words. One has to see it to believe it. Several mirages welcome you as you enter the barren landscape. Witness the mesmerizing view of huge windmills and salt panning as you make your way through the little Rann of Kutch. The roads are in fairly good condition except for a few bad patches at some places. Best season to take this road trip is from October to March.
Visakhapatnam to Araku Valley
Bangalore – Gokarna
This is one of the best road trips for bikers as the road is very well maintained and the weather along with the surroundings are very supportive. This coastal temple town is 499 km away from Bengaluru and it takes approximately 9 hrs to complete this journey. The whole route is quite scenic and overall it’s a fun drive.
Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry
Also known as the East Coast Road or ECR, this is one of the most beautiful roads for traveling on a motorbike. The reflection of the sun on the water and the seashore temple at Mahabalipuram is a sight to behold. This 160 km long ride can be easily covered in 3-4 hrs. The ideal time to ride a motorbike on this route is in the months of December and January. Be prepared with your camera and lots of stops to capture some of the most amazing sights on the way.
Chennai to Munnar
If you have a long weekend ahead and an itch for adventure, riding to Munnar is your perfect getaway. Situated at 600 km from Chennai, this ride takes approximately 11 hrs to complete. It’ll be wise to make a stopover in between, as riding your two-wheeler buddy for a long time can be quite tiring. Follow this route for beautiful lush green sceneries along the way- Chennai -> Vellore -> Krishnagiri -> Dharmapuri -> Mettur -> Bhavani -> Udumalpet -> Munnar. India is a unique destination for motorcycle rides, just choose your route, get in your riding gear and hit the road. Visiting Munnar this year from the month of July is going to super special as it is the year of the Neelakurinji flower that blooms once in 12 years and that will decorate this entire region in vibrant blue. Even though, you will spot the flower blooming all across the region, the most photogenic spots would be inside Eravikulam National Park and the Neelakurinji sanctuary near Munnar.