“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey” could be the best quote for describing road trips in India. There’s no better place than India to experience the vastness of different cultures altogether. From the oldest city to the newly formed Union territories, India is filled with surprises. Therefore, to experience the real flavours of India, road trips are the best option. And the “golden quadrilateral” is something to consider.
Your favourite people, 5846 km, 12 states, 81 cities, one road, one trip and memories for the rest of your life. For all those adventure seekers, this impeccable road trip would be the epitome of their travel stories. So, here’s the guide perfectly curated for you to experience every possible thing on this grand road trip.
Info: The Golden Quadrilateral is a national highway network connecting the most of the major industrial, agricultural and cultural centers of India. It forms a quadrilateral connecting the five major cities of India, viz., Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai and Jaipur.
The journey starts from the country’s capital, Delhi, reaching the city of love, Agra will be the first milestone (231 km). Take as much as time you need to explore the wonder of the world “Taj Mahal” and other heritage sites which the city has to offer.
12 hours’ drive from Odisha, lie the city of Destiny, Vishakhapatnam. 12 hours on the go must be really tiresome so give your body some rest and when you’re travelling spirit is back on track, start exploring the city. Vishakhapatnam is all about landscapic and attractive beaches. Quite a perfect place for romanticizing your trip and take along some beautiful moments with your loves ones.
Do you know which is the longest natural urban beach in the country? Well its Marina Beach in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The city is home to Fort St. George, build in 1644 and now turned into a museum showcasing the city’s roots as British military garrison and East India Company’s trading outpost. Apart from the historical significance of the city, the state is pretty much aesthetic in terms of its wilderness. It’s the home for two of the very famous hill stations, Kodaikanal and Ooty. Also, take some mini stops at Vellore, Bangalore and take a detour to Mysore.
At the distance of 289.7 km lies the diamond city of the world, Surat. It is called so because about 90% of the world’s diamond is polished in this city. The top 3 things to do in Surat is to visit the Surat castle build in 16th century by Ahemdabad King Sultan Manmood-III to defend the city form frequent attacks which has devastated it. Secondly, if you’re someone who finds ghost stories very intricate then Dumas Beach is a must visit place. It is listed among top 35 haunted place in India. Ah!! Who doesn’t like waterparks? I guess majority of us do enjoy going there, right? Amaazia waterpark is one of the Asia’s largest water park and we are quite sure you won’t regret going there. Gujrat tourism is pretty much acclaimed all over the world.