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5 Domestic Road Trips That You Need To Take In 2021

July 29, 2021Clock image2 mins

The Himachal Pradesh Road Trip

If you love adventure, and love the mountains, then a Road Trip in Himachal Pradesh is what you need to do. The best part is that Himachal Pradesh is very well connected with popular hubs like Delhi and Chandigarh, from where you can start your Road Trip.

Manali - Leh Road Trip

There are plenty of different circuits in Himachal Pradesh itself, that you can cover, such as the Shimla - Chitkul - Spiti Circuit, or the Manali-Leh via Atal Tunnel, or the Dalhousie - Chamba circuit, or the Kangra Valley circuit including Bir - Palampur - Dharamshala, or the Kullu - Tirthan Valley circuit including Kullu - Manali - Kasol - Manikaran - Tirthan Valley.

Uttarakhand Road Trip

Also, known as Devbhoomi (The Land of Gods), Uttarakhand is blessed with natural beauty, as its home to not only some beautiful alpine meadows, lakes, rivers, mountain peaks, but also the famous Jim Corbett National Park.

Uttarakhand is also home to the famous Char Dham Yatra comprising Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri, which is why an Uttarakhand Road Trip should definitely be on your radar. You can also put on your trekking gear, and tick off famous Himalayan Treks such as Kedarkantha, Nag Tibba, Chandrashila, Kuari Pass among others, which are also some of the best Winter Treks in Uttarakhand.

View from Dayara Bugyal Trek in Uttarakhand

One thing which is a much have on these road trips is a secure & safe payment option such as SBI Credit Card. And if you are an SBI Credit Cardholder, make sure to install the SBI Card Mobile App on your smartphone to make your life easy while taking road trips in India in 2021.

Not only does this App allow you to manage your card account with ease, but also helps in making contactless payments on the go, by using SBI Card Pay - where the users can make contactless payments, by simply tapping their NFC enabled android phones on the merchant POS machine and Scan to Pay option - where the users can simply scan Bharat QR code and make fast and secure transactions.

That’s not all! One can even make easy travel bookings and pay for their flights, bus and hotels through the E-Store on the SBI Card Mobile App.

Madhya Pradesh Road Trip

The Heart of India, Madhya Pradesh is home to some of the Best National Parks in India including Panna National Park, Pench National Park, Kanha National Park, Satpura National Park and Bandhavgarh National Park.

If you are a wildlife enthusiast and want to spot the big cats in the wild, a road trip in Madhya Pradesh, covering all these National Parks should definitely be on your radar. And along with these National Parks, destinations like Pachmarhi (Near Satpura), Khajuraho (Near Panna), Orchha, Sanchi, Bhedaghat (Near Jabalpur), Chanderi can also feature on your Madhya Pradesh road trip, out of which Sanchi along with Khajuraho and Bhimbetka are UNESCO world heritage sites.


Rajasthan Road Trip

If you are interested in forts, palaces, royalty and history, then a road trip to Rajasthan should be on your radar. There are plenty of UNESCO world heritage sites in Rajasthan such as Amber Fort in Jaipur, Jaisalmer Fort, Kumbhalgarh Fort, Chittorgarh Fort among others.

Photo by Jan Gemerle on Unsplash

Places like Jaipur - Pink City, Jodhpur - Blue City, Jaisalmer - Golden City, Udaipur - Lake City should definitely be on your Rajasthan road trip, along with Ranthambore National Park, Sariska National Park and the Keoladeo National Park which are also some of the Best National Parks in India.

 Also, the roads in Rajasthan are in excellent conditions, which will make your Rajasthan road trip, an even better experience.

Kerala Road Trip

Also known as God’s Own Country, a road trip in Kerala should be on your list if you want to experience the tranquility of the backwaters, the lush green tea plantations and some beautiful drives through forests and paddy fields.

Popular stretches in Kerala that make for excellent road trips are Munnar to Thekkady (Gateway to Periyar Tiger Reserve), Alleppey to Changanassery, Kozhikode to Wayanad and Kottayam to Vagamon among others.

By Travel Blogger, Arnav Mathur

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