Mumbai-Alibaug Road Trip

Best Road Trips In India: Part 3

Travelling in India is a fascinating experience. Exploring the diversity of India through majestic mountain ranges, lush green plains, and golden sands of beaches can work like therapy; in fact, the best way to escape the hustle of city life and unwind.
And what better way to explore our beautiful country than hitting the roads! Road trips are ideal to explore the unknown. It allows you to customise your itinerary however you want and have the freedom to visit places you want to.
Here is a list of best road trips in India that you should take to take a break from your monotonous life and quench your thirst for travel.

Mangalore to Coorg

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Drive down to one of the most scenic and popular hill stations in South India, Coorg.
This hill station in Karnataka, which sits on the slopes of the Western Ghats, is one of the best places to travel for the weekend from Mangalore. Enveloped in misty mountains and lush greenery that amplify Coorg’s natural beauty, multiple sightseeing options and a horde of adventurous sports make it one of the best travel destinations in India. If you wish to stay here, book your stay at SaffronStays Coorg Toddy Farms, Coorg or SaffronStays Calamondinn Bungalow, Coorg. These are excellent abodes for travellers who want to spend their holidays in a homely setting.

Coimbatore to Kodaikanal

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Known as the Manchester of South India, Coimbatore, has grace and beauty like no other place in India. It has picturesque natural scenery and has all the makings of a great tourist destination in India, even though it has the hustle and bustle of the city.
If you are a person who cherishes peace and calm, then there is another beautiful place nestled in the low-lying Nilgiri hills, Kodaikanal, a 4.5-hour drive from Coimbatore. This beautiful hill station, Kodaikanal, is a popular tourist destination with a gorgeous anomaly of nature. While you are here, you could stay at SaffronStays Nandanvan Estate, Kodaikanal. Engulfed in a 35-acre organic coffee plantation, this 3-bedroom pet-friendly estate was established to enjoy an exceptional cup of coffee with family and friends in the lap of nature. You can enjoy a leisurely trek on the estate or plan a picnic by the stream. Enjoy the scenic locations in a homely setting where you feel that the clock has stopped and you have all the time to relax.

Kozhikode to Wayanad

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Kozhikode is a port city in Kerala, while Wayanad is the spice garden of Kerala. Both the places are gorgeous, and a road trip connecting these two destinations is a memorable experience in itself.
If you want to travel from Kozhikode to the northern parts of Wayanad, you can select from two major options; the first one is via Kalpetta, taking a diversion from Kainatty to Mananthavady. The second option is via Kuttiyadi. Either way, you are in for a visual treat.
Let the eyes feast on the sight of roads winding through dense forests and orchards and let the scent of black pepper, star anise, fenugreek, and cumin entrance you as you drive through these diverse plantations. This mesmerising sight is best experienced from a cottage-like villas like SaffronStays Bella Verdura Wayanad or at SaffronStays Wellbeing Villa Wayanad. Here, you will also get a chance to explore the local cuisine.

We hope you enjoyed this list of road trip destinations. If you want to stop somewhere along the way, opt for SaffronStays; it’s here where you will get the feeling of being at home, even though you are away from it.

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