In the age of technology and wireless communication, road trips may very well be the last genuine way of exploring the world. And they get even better, if you're not taking the usual path.
Now, every mountain lover in the country has either heard of or already explored the more popular circuits in the Himalayas, such as the Manali to Leh route. But there's so much more to north India than is seen in films, documentaries and travelogues. This curated road trip is for those looking to explore the best of the Himalayas.
This road trip starts off from Delhi. The first day is an eight to nine hour drive to the beautiful city of Shimla. Next morning drive down to Sarahan, while making a pit stop at Narkanda. On the third morning, you reach Kharapathar, stopping mid-way at Rohru. On the fourth day, you drive down to Chakrata, spend a day there, and on the fifth day you enter Dehradun.
Total distance: 867 km
This is the suggested route:
Delhi — Shimla – Sarahan – Kharapathar – Chakrata – Dehradun