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Best Biking Routes in India | Biking Tours in India

Written by Khushi Maheshwari

Exploring the country’s stunning cities and towns by bike is not only a great way for exploring new parts of the world; it’s also a great way for experiencing a trip filled with adventure, excitement, and lots of fun. I mean, what better way to experience India than on a bike! But there is a must-have for experiencing the best and that’s the listicle of best biking routes in India.

If you are looking for the best biking routes in India, there is a lot to choose from. From desert tracks to mountain passes, wide roads and a variety of locales, there are plenty of routes that will suit anyone’s tastes. With some of the best biking routes in India, let us make it easy for you to get started even if you’ve never ridden before as biking on a beautiful route will make the trip more thrilling.

Here are some stunning biking routes across India that will amaze you!

1. Meghalaya

The northeastern state of Meghalaya is an ideal place for adventure seekers, who all want to spend some quality time with their family or friends. After all, what’s better than riding along the beautiful banks of waterfalls or through dense forests while on your bike?

Meghalaya is a touristy place that will make you go into ecstasies when you let yourself emphasize its beauty! Let’s proceed with one of the best biking routes that you can take to discover Meghalaya.

Meghalaya’s best biking route

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The perfect route to explore Meghalaya

Guwahati – Cherrapunjee – Mawlynnong – Shilong – Kaziranga – Guwahati

  • DAY 1: Start your bike trip with Guwahati and travel through the main attractions of the place.
  • DAY 2: Commence your second-day journey at Cheerapunjee with Nongriat Village. After that, drive to Double Decker Root Bridge via Tyrna Village.
  • DAY 3: Head towards Mawlynnong which will take around 3 hours. Taking the route to Dawki, one can reach Shillong and enjoy the major attractions at the place.
  • DAY 4: Shillong to Kaziranga will be a long ride, so pack your essentials accordingly. There is another way, where you can reach Kaziranga after spending some time at Jowai – Umrangso – Haflong, en route.
  • DAY 5: Head towards Guwahati. Go for the major attractions, winding roads, and café hopping. At night, drive yourself to enjoy the river cruise at the mighty Brahmaputra.
  • DAY 6: Final departure.

MAIN ATTRACTIONS:

  • Kamakhya Temple
  • Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Saraighat Bridge
  • Tyrna Village
  • Double Decker Root Bridge
  • Umiam Lake
  • Elephant Falls
  • Shillong Peak
  • Jungle jeep Safari
  • Elephant Safari
  • Kakochang Waterfalls.

Wondering how to prepare yourself for the bike trip or what are the things that you have to keep in your mind while planning your bike trips? Read about it here: Things to keep in mind when planning a bike road trip.

2. Tawang

Tawang is a great place to head to! It bestows the best experience of biking in India, as it passes through many beautiful valleys and hill stations. The road trip in Tawang is like no other. You are not only riding through beautiful scenic beauty places, but also you may see wildlife, like Elephants and tigers.

Tawang is a small town in Himachal Pradesh and one of the most popular hill stations in India. Let’s proceed with one of the best biking routes that you can take to discover Tawang.

Tawang’s best biking route

Best biking routes to Tawang
This is how you can explore the beauty of Tawang

Guwahati – Bhalukpong – Dirang – Tawang – Bumla Pass – Tawang – Bomdila – Guwahati

  • DAY 1: Start your journey at Guwahati, and then head towards Bhalukpong.
  • DAY 2: In the morning, head to Dirang. Forget not to take the route of the Kameng River to enjoy its beauty.
  • DAY 3: Drive to Tawang and enjoy the main attractions of the place mentioned below itinerary.
  • DAY 4: Next day, visit PTSO Lake, Bumla Pass (Indo-China Border), and Sangetsar Lake (Madhuri Lake) and relish the moment.
  • DAY 5: This is the day to visit the most-known Tawang Monastery (Gaden Namgyel Lhatse). After that, head towards Bomdila.
  • DAY 6: Taking the route through Tezpur, reach Guwahati to put an end to your Tawang’s journey with a lot of memories and relishing moments.

MAIN ATTRACTIONS:

  • Tawang Monastery (Garden Namgyel Lhatse)
  • Tawang War Memorial
  • Kiwi Garden
  • Hot Spring
  • Sela Pass
  • Jaswantgarh
  • Nuranang Water Falls.

You might also like: Tawang FAQs answered

3. Uttarakhand

On the Uttarakhand Bike Trip, you will be able to explore some of the most beautiful places in India which are famous for their beauty and adventure. From stone riding to mountain biking, Uttarakhand has something for everyone who loves twisting paths on winding roads and towering mountains. The beauty of Uttarakhand never ceases to amaze anyone. With every turn and twist your senses engage with its natural beauty.

Different routes on Uttarakhand Road Trip offer different experiences and to enjoy it the best way one needs to choose the best route. So let’s proceed with one of the best biking routes that you can take to discover Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand’s best biking route

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Explore Uttarakhand with the best route

Rishikesh – Chopta – Joshimath – auli – Joshimath – Kausani – Munsiyari – Binsar – Jim Corbett

  • Day 1: Start your Journey at Rishikesh.
  • Day 2: Drive from Rishikesh to Chopta. It will take around 6 – 7 hours covering 160 km.
  • Day 3: Trek to Chopta Chandrashila which will take 7-8 hours.
  • Day 4: Head towards Joshimath, which is the gateway to several Himalayan mountain climbing expeditions. It will take you around 6-7 hours to reach here.
  • Day 5: Joshimath – Auli – Joshimath is what you can follow for this day. It will take only 2-3 hours for you to complete your bike journey.
  • Day 6: Drive to Kausani which is 190 km away. It will take you around 8 hours to reach Kausani. En route, you can enjoy scenic views and exotic beauty.  (190 km drive | 8 hrs | 1,890 m)
  • Day 7: Kausani to Munsiyari (170 km | 9 hrs | 2,300 m)
  • Day 8: Head towards Binsar and spend a day going through the main attractions. It will take you around 8 hours to reach here.
  • Day 9: Binsar to Jim Corbett (180 km | 8hrs | 900 m)
  • Day 10: Final Departure

MAIN ATTRACTIONS:

  • Triveni Ghat
  • Kedarnath Temple
  • Roop Kund
  • Valley of flowers
  • Jim Corbett National Park

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4. Spiti Valley

Spiti is a beautiful region in the Himalayas, near the India-China border. Its amazing scenery, unique culture and immense history make it a dream for all travellers. The bike trip to Spiti will take you through dense forests as well as majestic landscapes; all this in less than a week!

There are a few things such as the right itinerary that you should know before you hit the road to Spiti. So let’s proceed with one of the best biking routes that you can take to discover Spiti.

Spiti’s best biking route

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Looking for the best bike route for Spiti? That’s here!

Delhi – Jibhi – Chitkul – Kalpa – Dhankar – Kaza – Chandratal – Manali – Delhi

  • DAY 1: Start your journey from Delhi, and then head towards Jibhi.
  • DAY 2: Afterwards, head towards Chitkul(the last village of India).
  • DAY 3: Next day, head towards Kalpa. This will take you around 3 hours for covering 60 km.
  • DAY 4: After enjoying a day at Kalpa, head towards Dhankar. Take the path such that you visit Nako Village and Tabo Monastery. Kalpa to Dhankar is 7 hours-long drive.
  • DAY 5: En route, traversing through Pin Valley and Mudh Village, enjoy the breathtaking sandy tracks and reach Kaza.
  • DAY 6: Enjoy a day at Kaza, and head towards Chandratal. It is a 5 km drive.
  • DAY 7: Next day, drive yourself to Manali and enjoy the 7 hours of the ride.
  • DAY 8: Spend a day in Manali and do the local sightseeing.
  • DAY 9: Final departure.

MAIN ATTRACTIONS:

  • The Key Monastery
  • Kunzum Pass
  • Chandratal Lake
  • Pin valley National park
  • Chicham Bridge

Suggested read: Best time to visit Spiti – Winter Vs Summer

5. Ladakh

Ladakh is known for many things like mountains and its cold climate, but a little less known is that there are always surprises around the corner in it. This astounding place always comes first to mind whenever someone plans to go for a bike trip. Wondering why? Well because it gives one the experience of the lifetime!

By following this itinerary, you will find an experience like no other. So let’s proceed with one of the best biking routes that you can take to discover Ladakh.

Ladakh’s best biking route

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Ladakh’s best biking route

Delhi- Manali- Sarchu- Leh- Nubra- Pangong- Leh- Jispa- Manali- Delhi

  • DAY 1: Start your journey from Delhi, and then head towards Manali.
  • DAY 2: Afterwards, head towards Sarchu while traversing through the iconic Rohtang Pass/ Atal Tunnel.
  • DAY 3: Next day, head towards Leh taking the route through Tanglangla, Moore Planes & Upshi. It will be 7 hours ride before you reach Leh.
  • DAY 4: Enjoy a day exploring the main attractions in Leh with your bike. Try getting off the beaten path for a day, and you will find an experience like no other.
  • DAY 5: Head towards Nubra for another on-bike experience. En route, stop at the Highest Motorable Road in The World, KhardungLa for some snacks.
  • DAY 6: This day is for Pangong. It will take you 8 hours to reach Pangong from Nubra.
  • DAY 7: Traversing through Chang La Pass, head back to Leh. This day’s journey will be 230 km, which will take you around 7 hours.
  • DAY 8: After enjoying a day at Leh, head out for Jispa.
  • DAY 9: Head back to Manali for the final departure.

MAIN ATTRACTIONS:

  • Gata Loops
  • Magnetic Hills
  • Pagal Nallah and Chhota Darrah Rivers
  • Pangong Tso
  • Tso Moriri
  • Zanskar Valley
  • Nubra Valley

Must Read: High Passes of Ladakh that Bikers love

If you are planning a bike trip, then this list of the best biking routes in India is all that you need. So are you ready to explore the best places and experiences of your life?

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