How often do you spend your time browsing through travel websites? Do you imagine yourself climbing the highest of mountains, cruising down the unexplored roads on your bike or unwinding in the most-exotic beach with a Mai Tai? Well, there’s nothing wrong in imagining, but how about giving your imagination a boost of reality? Enough of the routine and the monotonous work! So, before your legs get too creaky and your bike gets rusted – grab your helmet, suit up, fuel up and hit the road!
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Say Juleh! Leh-Ladakh is the most-popular destination for motorcycle tours in India. The route is the most-challenging one with a dramatic change in scenery and climate. No matter how difficult the route is, the experience is simply mind-blowing. Lose yourself amidst the passes, majestic monasteries and the dotted-mountains. Don’t forget to check out the colorful markets, raging waters of the Indus, and the idyllic cafes in Leh – the mystical land.
Bomdila-Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh)
With its meandering road and lush greenery, North East has a lot in store than you can imagine. This route on the Eastern Himalayas is as beautiful and challenging as its Western counterpart. The only difficulty you might face is the lack of proper roads. But, you can enjoy the unparalleled view of the Himalayas and a fun evening of barbecue and camping.
Even though it isn’t a hardcore biking trip, it’s fun. It will take you through the majestic coastline of Western India. Experience the varied terrains, temples, villages and towns. The ride’s a perfect mixture of adventure, culture, and cuisine.
Rann of Kutch
Had an overdose of hilly terrain? It’s time to hit the plains. Try the straight highways and explore the vast white desert. Also try riding during the night.
Bike your way from the quaint little town of Shillong to the beautiful Mawlynnong. Feel the cloud on your face as you ride along the curvy roads. Enjoy the breath-taking views and the wide valleys. Need a break? There are numerous stalls selling fresh fruits and local delicacies. Dig in, to your heart’s content.
East Coast Road (Chennai to Pondicherry)
If you love riding along the coastal areas, you shouldn’t miss out the picturesque East coast road from Chennai to Pondicherry in Tamil Nadu. Savor the various the shades of the sea and smell the musty yet alluring scent of the coastal area.
Beach or backwaters, tea or coffee… whatever your choice, the tropical land of Kerala will not fail to surprise you. The list is incomplete without mentioning this land of golden beaches and spices. This trip will definitely rejuvenate you.
A popular trekking and biking destination near Pune, the best time to hit Rajmachi is during the monsoons. Get ready to get sloshed in the mud. Riding during this season is a little tricky and messy. Venture off for Rajmachi, if you want to have some real fun.
Great Indian Thar Desert via Barmer, Jaisalmer and Bikaner
Riding through the Great Indian Thar desert is something you mustn’t miss out. Riding in the sand dunes might sound challenging, but the experience is just fantastic. The thrill of conquering the Great Indian Thar desert is simply inexplicable!
Head towards the sleepy town of Lonar if you want to have some quiet time with your friends or just be by yourself. With the serene and picturesque ghats and winding roads, the route to Lonar is just perfect for a easy ride.
If you want to have some real fun and adventure, be a part of The Bike Festival of India at Noida from 4th-5th October, 2014. This two-day extravaganza. brings together biking, adventure, sports and music at the acclaimed Buddh Circuit in Noida. What are you waiting for? Adventure beckons you!