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 5 elements of nature in Indian best road trips

Through this post we just tried to identify elements of nature in Indian best road trips. 5 elements of nature are Sky, Sand, water, fire and Breeze(air). Many of us crazy about long drives. Bikers love to travel along high ways. There are many destinations in India which leads with beautiful road trips with these nature elements. India is beautiful country with diverse climates, Himalayas to oceans and desert to deltas. This leads to beautiful road trips through out country. whether you travel in car or bike enjoy your journey with breezy beautiful scenes and peaceful climate. Don’t miss these amazing trips that you must take once in lifetime.

1. Sky – Elements of nature in Indian best road trips

elements of nature in indian best road trips

Shimla to Manali road trip

Shimla – Manali – Rohtang pass – Leh Road

Yes, we almost feel that we are touching sky at highest elevation 17500 ft. Manali high way trip is most beautiful road trips in India with amazing views from valleys to meadows and passes to snow. Shimla to Manali is 250 km takes 6 hrs for journey. Manali to Leh covers 500 km and takes 2 days for trip. Leh – Manali high way is second highest motor able road in the world, it’s dream journey for adventure junkies. It has highest elevation 13000 – 17500 ft.

Visiting places – Shimla, Kullu, Lahaul & Spiti valleys, Manali, sarchu, Rohtang & Tanglang pass.

Best time to visit – August and September

2. One of elements of nature in Indian best road trips – water

Mumbai – Lonavala – Mahabaleswar

In this amazing trip we can see stunning water falls and in season can soak in rain. It’s 7 hrs drive through western ghat with most beautiful and scenic views.  NH- 48 is amazing road with green pastel color in between streams will ask you to touch ! but rain answers this question by showering. Meanwhile Waterfalls  ask a selfie, with out trekking down any where. Mumbai to Lonavala is 85 km and Mahabaleshwar is 265 km.

Places to visit – Lonavala, Khandala, Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar


Best season to visit – July to September

3. One of elements of nature in Indian best road trips – Sand

Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry (150 km )

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coastal road trip

Through out trip one can enjoy sea shore with sand. This trip starts from beautiful Marina beach in Chennai. After 55 km (1.30 hr) beautiful journey on East Coast road we reach Mahabalipuram. It is amazing shore temple in south India. Then enjoy sea view from road while moving towards Pondicherry.

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4. One of elements of nature in Indian best road trips – Fire

Jaisalmer – Barmer – Bhuj – Rann of Kutch  (650 Km)

While comparing sand heat to fire we can feel the heat power when traveling from Jaisalmer to Kutch. It’s a best golden sand dunes route leading to white salt sand. Jaisalmer to Barmer is 150 km, a lovely journey while observing sand dunes and camels. Then after reaching Radhanpur, take NH – 15 to reach Bhuj.

Places to visit – Jaisalmer, Radhanpur, Rann of Kutch

Best time to visit – November – February. If you want to visit full moon nights at Kutch plan accordingly in February.

5. Element of Nature – Breeze

Mysore – Bandipura national park – Ooty – Coonoor (150 km)

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Ooty to Coonoor road trip

Mysore is historical city from here with in 100 km comes Bandipura national park. It is great entertaining place for wild life lovers. Then Enjoy cloudy cool breeze to reach Ooty and Coonoor. Mysore – Ooty road is beautiful breezy road.

Places to visit – Mysore, Bandipur National park, Ooty, Coonoor.

Best time to visit – November to March , it’s time for pleasant windy days.

Last but not least Rameswaram – Pamban bridge road trip is excellent that one should experience once in life time.

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Gayathri Sharma is travel enthusiast from India. Adventure lover, Travel blogger by profession. She loves to write on Indian tradition and culture and always fascinated by Indian temples.Read some good articles about Travel around the world from her website YatrasBlog.


  1. Sarvana says:

    Wonderful list of road trips.

  2. Loved the way you have captured places using the elements of nature. Enjoyed the read.

  3. Anil Bali says:

    Good article on roads, done all except Leh via Manali! Did u return same way by road or via Zoila or flew back?

  4. Abhijit says:

    Beautiful pictures. I almost envy you. Great post.

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