One of the newest routes on the block, the Srinagar-Leh Highway is an amazing route to discover the magic of staggering mountain peaks and blue water bodies serenading across the pebbled roads and olive green forest cover. Now named the Highway 1D, the new road follows the trek of the Treaty Road that was carved out in the year 1870 by Maharaja Ranbir Singh as part of a treaty with Thomas Forsyth to join Central Asia with Srinagar; the Srinagar Leh highway was declared a National highway in 2006. The 422 kilometers of ultimate road trip becomes difficult when done on a bike. Explore the 14,000 feet Fotu La Pass and the 12,000 feet Zozi La passes, considered the most serene figures in the valley. Pass through one of the most authentic Kashmir life with Drass village located at 170 kilometers from Srinagar.
Beat the reputation that comes second only to Siberia in the list of coldest regions in the world.
2. Spiti Valley
Geographically, Spiti is a land between Tibet and India. This Himachal ecstasy is a paradise for fanatic bikers. Open sky and uninterrupted traffic, Spiti offers exceptional experience that showcases the life of monks walking past you and the only colours in the horizon are marked by the Buddhist hope flags.
Explore the virgin peaks of Himalayas overlooking the valley in opulence. Nearby regions include Kinaur, Lahaul and Kulu. Route along the road begins its carnival at Shimla and continues along the river Beas till Manali. Best biking season remains from April to October. Separated from the mainland by Rohtang pass and the Kunzum Pass, Spiti is magnificent biking trip ready to be devoured this season.
3. Rajasthani ordeal
The land of colossal challenges, Rajasthan offers great biking destination. Explore the desert from the cities like Jaisalmer, Udaipur till Ganganagar that lies precariously close to the Indian international border. Stretch of barren lands dueled only by poisonous reptiles, camels and desert cats, Rajasthan is a hard destination to crack. The great Indian Thar is a miraculous reflection of the royalty of the Princely state. Palaces, temples and exotic water bodies make this a perfect biking destination. If luck is by your side, you may turn the time at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary or the Ranathambhore National Park. Fly along the trails of Flamingos that arrive in India from Siberia as part of annual migration.
4. Rann of Kutch