The Seven Most Scenic Roads in India

The scenic roads of India offers spectacular view of roadside forest, green lush trees, deep valleys and majestic mountains. Kerala is known for its green roads and famous to have India’s most scenic driver along with the long coastal line of Arabian sea and Western Ghats roads.

Kodaikanal-Munnar Road


The Kodaikanal-Munnar Road cover 81 km amazing journey through the Dindigul and Theni District of Tamil Nadu and Idukki district of Kerala. Kodaikanal-Munnar Road is India’s one of the most beautiful and scenic road, surrounded by Roadside forests,Rivers,Berijam Lake and the famous Pillar Rocks.

East Coast Road


The most beautiful road along with the coast of the Bay of Bengal connecting city of Chennai to Cuddalore via Pondicherry. East Coast Road or State Highway 49 is a two lane highway in Tamil Nadu and offers many places of interest along such as Marundeeswarar Temple,Tiger Cave,Alamparai Fort and Mahabalipuram, An UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Nilgiri Ghat Roads


The Nilgiris District has many Ghat Roads located in the Nilgiri Hills and part of the Western Ghats mountains. Most of these Ghat Roads are heavily forested mountain roads and contain a number of sharp hair-pin bends, major five common Ghat Roads leading into the Nilgiris are Kotagiri Ghat,Coonoor Ghat,Gudalur Ghat,Sigur Ghat and Manjur Ghat.

Leh-Manali Highway


The Leh–Manali Highway is located at average elevation of more than 4,000 m (13,000 feet) and the highest one is at Tanglang La mountain pass. It is one of the most dangerous road in the world and open open for only about four and a half months in a year in summer between May or June.

Kerala State Highway 17


The beautiful state highway 17 passes between the Anaimalai Hills and the Palni Hills, through or near 3 important protected areas and offers opportunities to spot wildlife in unspoiled forests. State Highway 17 also offers majestic view of Anaimudi Peak,Munnar tea garden and Eravikulam National Park.

Mysore To Coimbatore

The Mysore to Coimbatore using the National Highway 209 offers adventures driver through the ghat section from Bannari to Hasanur through Dimbam Ghat in Tamil Nadu. Dimbam Ghat section is the meeting point of the Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats in Erode and known for having 27 beautiful and dangerous hairpin bends.

Mussoorie-Dehradun Highway

The Mussoorie of Uttarakhand is well known for its hairpin bends and curvy road drive through the majestic mountain and forest. Mussoorie-Dehradun road offers amazing view of green nature, deep valleys and roaring Hills.

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  • Pechukut says:

    I’ve been on Nilgiri ghats road and Leh-Manali highway and also NH212 throught Bandipur forests. But I have to admit Sela Pass – Tawang – Bumla Pass highway is the most beautiful road in India. Once you travel to these places, you’ll realize most other travel destinations are over-rated. The road is breathtakingly beautiful as well as scary.

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