Posted on 26th Feb, 2015
It isn't really about India or any other country for that matter. It isn't about the hills or the plains or the cities as well. It isn't about summers, monsoons and winters either, but then what is it about?
What it really is about, is the awareness that we surround ourselves with, it is about the slow pace at which we agree to proceed to appreciate the beauty that it is. Most roads mentioned here have been traversed by a lot of people, the only difference being the readiness to appreciate the beauty in small things, in everything.
One of the most beautiful roads that i've ever driven on is the road from Puri to Konark. The canopy makes it appear absolutely splendid. Make sure you don't speak much when traveling on this route, else you'll miss a lot!
The ride from Shillong to Cherrapunji was equally mesmerizing, if not more. The early morning fog, the mist in the air and the splendid beauty all around. I couldn't have asked for more! It is a distance of 55 kms that takes you through a mesmerizing journey to the Khasi hills.
The road joining Jammu and Srinagar, numbered NH 44 is a road tripper's delight. The famous Jawahar Tunnel that connects Jammu with the Kashmir Valley is located on this route. You're in for a surprise as soon as you exit the tunnel! This route offers magnificient views of the mighty Himalayas towering above you.
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The road connecting Gangtok to Lake Tsomgo is absolutely stunning! You're above the clouds, literally! Tsongmo Lake or Changu Lake is a glacial lake, located approximately 40 away from Gangtok.
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The unexpected entry in the list is the NH6 running through Odisha - you're probably not going to believe me until you see the pictures. Also, the roads aren't four laned, but you'll see in the pictures why I added this here.
Siddharth has been wandering throughout the country in search of better meanings to the answers he already has. Having cycled and walked through the country, he finds his peace in the mountains and in working with little stars and communities that are oft ignored. A smaller description would define him as one infected by Wanderlust and love for the society. You can follow him on Facebook and also his site 'Asidity'.
Road Trips, Beautiful Roads of India, NH6, Jammu, Srinagar, Shillong, Cherrapunji, Lake Tsomgo