Planning road-trips are the best part of every vacation and get you in the right mood even before you reach the destination. There's no better road trip than one where you get to laze around beautiful beaches and enjoy luscious landscapes that fill your soul.
Driving along the coastal belt is where the adventure awaits, so take the wheel and let the sea shores guide you. We've picked some of the best routes for your next road trip:
1. Karwar to Mangalore:
This trip is about 280km with a driving time of about 5 hrs. Between the journey, one can choose to stop at Udupi, Honnavar or Gokarna. You can also choose to take a break and spend some time exploring St Mary's Islands, the uninhabited islands of Maravanthe or the INS Chapel, a massive warship that has been converted into a museum. The natural beauty, the rich culture and the local cuisine will leave you with memories that you will cherish forever.
2. Kasargod to Kochi:
Another breath-taking route is from Kasargod to Kochi. Along the way, you'll find a lot of spots where you can stop to enjoy the local cuisine. If you plan to start early you can stop at some spots and watch the fishermen preparing their boats and nets, which is a sight to be experienced at least once. You can also take a small detour and stop at Muzhappilangad Drive-in beach, which happens to be Asia's only drive-in beach. Located parallel to NH17, the annual beach festival is one of the most popular tourist attractions.
The driving distance is about 369km and driving time around 6 hours and will lead you to some of the most historic forts and remains of the British Era in Thalassery. Moreover, the beach at Kappad is feted as the landing site for Vasco De Gama.
3. Kanyakumari to Dhanushkodi:
One simply cannot miss the opportunity to drive through the East Coast Roads. The drive offers a lot to be experienced - Dhanushkodi is a popular ghost town housing old myths and Kanyakumari is a holy city. The distance you would end up covering would be approx. 329km within 5 hours. The drive is a sheer thrill for those who love to hit the bends. The route itself offers plenty of scenic views.
4. Puducherry to Chennai:
East Coast Road and the road to Puducherry is among the best routes one can experience in Chennai. As you start for Puducherry, you'll get a perfect view of the Bay of Bengal as well as huge salt making setups. Pondy might not be as popular as Goa, but offers a combination of cultures and some of the most stunning beaches the southern belt has to offer. The distance to cover for this trip would be about 170km.
5. Chennai to Tranquebar:
Built along the Bay of Bengal, the East Coast Road is one of the most beautiful state highways, offering picturesque beach views. For a serene pit stop, you can drive down to tranquil Danish outposts for scenic beauty.
To make your road trip truly amazing you need two important things - a great route and an amazing car. Maruti Suzuki Dzire is the true reflection of urbanity with a touch of elegance. It is comfortable and economical which makes it the ideal family car. On the other hand, its powerful engine makes it perfect for fulfilled road trips. The Dzire allows you to enjoy authentic sedan styling, indulgent interiors and seamless enhancements.
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So, it's time to pack your bags and hit the road with the all new Maruti Suzuki Dzire.