15 Best Motorcycle Road Trips In India For Every Passionate Biker

Here’re the best Bike road trips in India that every passionate Motorcycle rider must know.

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Travelling in India is not just about staying at different destinations and sightseeing. There are a lot of experiences that come added to it. Today’s generation has defined travelling in a very different way — very different as compared to our forefathers. Unlike the leisure-seeking maniacs, there are those modern-day vagabonds who hunt for adventure and thrill just to have once-in-a-lifetime experiences. In our part of the world, travellers today aren’t just restricted to local transportation to explore the destinations. They now even travel by bikes!

Be it gigantic Himalayan ranges or longish coastlines, bikers are high with enthusiasm to vroom on the country’s most beautiful roads. So, for the country’s all the biking peripatetics, we have compiled a list of the 15 best bike road trips, check them out.


1. Manali to Leh Road Trip

Manali to Leh Road Trip

Total distance 473 kilometres
Route Manali – Sissu – Raling -Keylong – Jispa – Sarchu – Leh
Travel time 2 days

Riding bikes from Manali to Leh is a sure adventure. During this road trip, you will be able to see the real beauty of the Himalayas. Riding a stretch of 473 kilometres at a high altitude (more than 3000–4000 meters) can certainly give you goosebumps. Rohtang La and Khardung La are some of the passes on these routes that are definitely an adventure for any passionate biker.

The Manali to Leh motorcycle tour will mesmerize you with its beautiful landscapes, amazing valleys and picturesque mountains. Out of the total road trip of 473 kilometres, around 150 kilometres ride is a dirt road travel that will test your bike riding capabilities. You can take a night halt at Sarchu, Jispa or Keylong. It usually takes 2 days to fully enjoy this road trip and July to September are the most favourable months to ride here.


2. Manali to Spiti Valley road trip

Manali to Spiti Valley Bike Trip

Total distance 196 kilometres
Route Manali – Chhatru – Batal – Pangmo – Spiti Valley
Travel time 5 hours

The road trip from Manali to Spiti Valley is another breathtaking expedition. What surely will attract you here are the beautiful mountain ranges and valleys. The travel distance isn’t much but the terrains are somewhat challenging. You will have to cover a total distance of 196 kilometres and the route will take you through Chhatru, Batal and Pangmo.

Nearly 20 km away from Spiti Valley lies Hikkim village where you can see the ‘World’s Highest Post Office’ — built at an elevation of 4440 meters. During your road trip, you can also opt to take a halt at Chander Taal and enjoy deluxe camping, stargazing and bonfire.


3. Shimla to Manali road trip via Mandi

Shimla Manali Kullu Road Trip

Total distance 249 kilometres
Route Shimla – Mandi – Kullu – Manali
Travel time 8-9 hours

Both Shimla and Manali are popular tourist destinations in India. And taking a road trip from Shimla to Manali can make your travel more enjoyable. The route via Mandi and Kullu adds more adventure and excitement to this journey. Riding alongside river Beas can be a mind-blowing experience for any motorcycle rider.

During the voyage, you will come across various scenic views, snow-clad mountains and Deodar forests. The distance between Shimla to Manali is 249 kilometres and a biker generally covers it in a day’s time. From Manali, you can also ride to Rohtang Pass (distance is 50 km from Manali) which is at an elevation of 3978 meters.


4. Guwahati to Tawang road trip

Guwahati to Tawang Motorcycle Trip

Total distance 509 kilometres
Route Guwahati – Bhalukpong – Dirang – Tawang
Travel time 10-11 hours

If you wish to go on a scenic ride on the eastern terrains of India, Guwahati to Tawang road trip can be the right pick for you. The entire road trip is 509 kilometres long and it takes 10-11 hours to cover this distance. Starting from Guwahati, located in the Assam state, the trip stretches to Tawang, located in the Arunachal Pradesh state.

During this road trip, you also pass through Bhalukpong and Dirang villages. At Dirang, you can visit the LDL Buddhist Monastery. Throughout the ride, you are exposed to the lush green Himalayas and when you are in Tawang, you come across the gigantic Himalayan ranges covered in snow. While on your trip to Tawang, you also pass through the famous Sela Pass, located at an altitude of 4170 meters.


5. Kolkata to Digha road trip

Kolkata to Digha Bike Road Trip

Total distance 184 kilometres
Route Kolkata – Bagnan – Nandkumar – Contai – Digha
Travel time 3-4 hours

The Kolkata to Digha road trip is another mesmerizing tour in the eastern part of India. It is a 184 kilometres long trip that includes itineraries like Bagnan, Nandkumar and Contai. It usually takes 3-4 hours to cover this road trip. Throughout your ride, you will come across various scenic locations and plenty of restaurants that offer delicious cuisines, including the traditional seafood. Once you are in Digha, don’t forget to spend time with your loved ones on the beachside.


6. Delhi to Agra road trip via Mathura on Yamuna Expressway

Delhi to Agra Road Trip Yamuna Expressway

Total distance 238 kilometres
Route Delhi – Noida – Mathura – Agra
Travel time 5 hours

Riding from India’s capital city Delhi to one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the World‘ — the Taj Mahal — is another delightful tour for motorcycle riders. Vrooming on the Yamuna Expressway can surely add more adventure to this trip but make sure that you don’t violate the speed limits because it is a freeway and taking risks might bring some trouble to you. The Yamuna Expressway starts from Noida and the total distance of the trip is 238 kilometres. Riding via the sacred city of Mathura can be a phenomenal experience for a traveller and once you reach here don’t forget to taste the popular sweet Peda.


7. Delhi to Ranthambore road trip via Jaipur

Delhi to Ranthambore via Jaipur Bike Trip

Total distance 436 kilometres
Route Delhi – Gurugram – Jaipur – Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore)
Travel time 9 hours

The Delhi-Jaipur-Ranthambore road trip is 436 kilometres long and usually, it takes 9 hours to cover the distance. We also recommend you to spend some time in the Pink City, Jaipur to enjoy the ride to the fullest. During your journey, you will pass by the picturesque Aravalli hills and along the route, you will find plenty of Rajasthani Dhabas to please your taste buds.

When in Jaipur, you should visit the popular Amber Fort and ride in the walled city (Old Jaipur) to experience the Rajasthani culture. On your way to Sawai Madhopur, you will pass through the yellow mustard fields. The city Sawai Madhopur is co-located with the Ranthambore National Park and therefore, to go for a Tiger Safari, you will have to halt your motorcycle ride and rent an open Gypsy from the National Park’s ticket counter.


8. Jaipur to Jaisalmer road trip

Jaipur to Jaisalmer Motorcycle Trip

Total distance 558 kilometres
Route Jaipur – Makrana – Kuchaman – Nagaur – Phalodi – Jaisalmer
Travel time 10-11 hours

Another one on our list of bike riding tours is a Jaipur to Jaisalmer road trip. If you are one of those crazy riders who loves riding amid the desert, just head for an exciting road trip from the Pink City, Jaipur to the Golden City, Jaisalmer. The road trip is 558 kilometres long and it takes 10-11 hours to cover the distance. Itineraries include Jaipur, Makrana, Kuchaman, Nagaur, Phalodi and Jaisalmer.

The best time to go for a Jaipur to Jaisalmer ride is between October to February. Throughout the trip, you will come across beautiful forts and ancient architectural structures. And many traditional Rajasthani eateries fall on the route to satiate your hunger.


9. Ahmedabad to Mount Abu road trip

Ahmedabad to Mount Abu Road Trip

Total distance 237 kilometres
Route Ahmedabad – Kalol – Mehsana – Palanpur – Mount Abu
Travel time 5 hours

Riding from Ahmedabad to Mount Abu is as pleasing as the rides stated above. It usually takes 5 hours to cover the distance of 237 kilometres, motorcycling through the towns like Kalol, Mehsana and Palanpur. As a rider, you will be exposed to the culture of two states — Gujarat and Rajasthan. What’s even more delightful are the delicious cuisines offered at the traditional Dhabas. Throttle your motorbike to Nakki Lake and experience the serenity of the place. You may also visit the famous Dilwara Jain Temples. November to February is the best time for this excursion.


10. Mumbai to Goa road trip

Mumbai to Goa Road Trip

Total distance 587 kilometres
Route Mumbai – Pune – Satara – Kolhapur – Belgaum – Goa
Travel time 10-11 hours

Mumbai to Goa road trip is the most recommended one for the winter season. Between December to February, you will be surprised to see the beauty influenced by Christmas and New Year. It is a 587 kilometres long road trip and it takes around 11 hours to cover the entire distance. The route also includes beautiful destinations such as Lonavala and Satara. The journey from Mumbai to Goa has lots of scenic spots. Throughout the tour, you will find plenty of cafes and restaurants to satisfy your hunger. The NH 17 highway is smooth enough to let you ride effortlessly.


11. Bengaluru to Ooty road trip via Mysore

Bangalore to Ooty Motorcycle Trip

Total distance 278 kilometres
Route Bengaluru – Ramanagara – Mysuru – Ooty
Travel time 6-7 hours

The ride from Bengaluru to Ooty is quite a pleasing one — full of scenic views. It takes 6 to 7 hours to complete the 278 kilometres long road trip, routing through cities like Ramnagara and Mysuru. If you have an interest in history, do visit the Mysore Palace.

Although, the Bengaluru to Ooty road trip can be enjoyed throughout the year, but the most recommended season to enjoy this road trip is between August to October. When approaching Ooty, the Nilgiri ghats are worth a view and from Ooty, you may also extend your trip to Bandipur Forest to see nature’s pristine beauty and greenery. Spend some time camping here or else, you can also go on an Elephant or Jeep Safari.


12. Bengaluru to Goa road trip

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Total distance 556 kilometres
Route Bengaluru – Tumakuru – Davanagere – Hubballi – Goa
Travel time 10-11 hours

For any avid biker, riding from Bengaluru to Goa can be a delightful journey. To deliver you the best motorcycling experience, this 556 kilometres long route has roads in very good condition. It usually takes 10-11 hours cruising through Tumakuru, Davanagere and Hubballi cities to complete this road trip. Beautiful landscapes will appeal to your eyes and the local eateries throughout the journey will keep your stomach full. The best time to take this ride is between December to February.


13. Visakhapatnam to Araku Valley road trip

Visakhapatnam to Araku Valley Bike Trip

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Total distance 114 kilometres
Route Visakhapatnam – Kothavalasa – Srangavarapu Kota – Araku
Travel time 3 hours

If you are looking for a road trip in the country’s southern part then riding from Visakhapatnam to Araku Valley can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you. During your journey, you will ride on the wavy roads with lush green hills all around you. It is a 114 kilometres ride which passes through Kothavalasa and Srangavarapu Kota. On the way, you can also visit Tatipudi Reservoir, Galikonda View Point and Borra Caves. While riding towards the terrestrial region, you will also see coffee plantations. A perfect time to go on a Visakhapatnam-Araku Valley road trip is between October to March.


14. Chennai to Puducherry road trip

Chennai to Pondicherry Road Trip

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Total distance 153 kilometres
Route Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Mandavai – Puducherry
Travel time 3-4 hours

It is one of the best bike road trips in India — a road trip from Chennai to Puducherry. It connects India’s metropolitan city Chennai to the Paris of the East, Puducherry. The best part is that you ride alongside the sea on the East Coast Road. To cover a stretch of 153 kilometres it takes around 3-4 hours. Early morning, this entire route looks beautiful with the sunlight reflecting on the shores.

Before reaching Puducherry, the route takes you through Mahabalipuram (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Kalapakkam (Famous for the nuclear facility, Pudupattinam, Alamparai Fort and many other picturesque locations. Once you reach Puducherry, have coffee at the sea-facing cafes.


15. Chennai to Munnar road trip

Chennai to Munnar Motorcycle Trip

Total distance 278 kilometres
Route Chennai – Neyveli – Tiruchirappalli – Dindigul – Munnar
Travel time 12 hours

The road trip from Chennai to Munnar is also a good option for the riders down south. It is a 278 kilometres long tour and takes 11-12 hours to complete this journey. This trip is a perfect fusion of lakes, forests, waterfalls and scenic valleys. During this road trip, riders can also rest in Trichy, Dindigul, Theni and Bodi. You will be surprised by the abundance of beautiful photography spots.

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  1. Some great information there. It’s amazing to know about all places. Very helpful.

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