Top 5 Routes for Riding Solo in India

Have you ever wanted to visit a place but it’s almost impossible to convince all your friends at once? How about a solo trip? More and more people are traveling solo nowadays and it’s the best way to have an immersive experience. No nagging, no strict itineraries, and no arguments. You make all the decisions for yourself. A trip alone on your bike through these 5 best routes in India is sure to give you an adrenaline rush.

1) Manali to Leh

Leh is the mecca for all motorcyclists. Starting in Manali and passing through some of the most treacherous roads in the world, the route to Leh is filled with experiences. It is one of the routes that test your mettle and your relationship with your bike. The best time for riding solo on the Manali-Leh Highway would be the months of July, August, and September.

2) Jaipur- Jodhpur- Jaisalmer

The desert terrain is as enticing as it is mysterious. A ride from Jaipur to Jaisalmer will provide you a window into the rustic rural lives of Rajasthani people. The cities are home to a lot of cultural and historical icons such as forts, palaces, temples, and monuments. The plus point of a bike trip is that you have the liberty to stop anywhere you want, to indulge in events, savory cuisines and festivals. The best time for a solo trip across these desert cities is from November till February as summer months are very harsh.

3)  Sikkim-Darjeeling

The Himalayan regions of Sikkim and Darjeeling are a treat to the eyes. A ride through the meandering hilly roads of the area passing through forests and tea gardens is sure to rejuvenate your soul. One can also make a trip to the untouched North Sikkim for the views of its majestic lakes and valleys. You can stop at various locations to eat local food and interact with the local people. The best time is from March to June and September to October. The rainy season is not recommended.

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4) Chennai to Pondicherry

The marine drive between Chennai and Pondicherry is very popular in the riding circles. Riding solo on the East Coast Road with the sea on one side and lush paddy fields and villages on the other will make for a perfect weekend getaway. Many pit-stops can be made at the Sardas Dutch Fort, Alamparai Fort ruins, Serenity Beach, etc. on the way. The best part about this trip is that it can be enjoyed all throughout the year without worrying about the weather.

5) Kerala Motorcycle Tour

There is no better way to explore God’s Own Country than on a motorbike. The riders generally start from Cochin and ride to the hilly areas of the state. Meanwhile one gets to witness beaches, dense forests, tea and coffee plantations, and backwaters all in one trip of Kerala. The summer months between March and May are the best time for your solo biking trip.