It’s spring season, and, usually, it’s the perfect time for road trips. You would probably know that because you do it every year! Right? But, unfortunately, this year, at this time, the maximum road trip you get is the daily 1 hour tours that you take to the neighborhood provision store. Depressing!
Now, a cure for corona is yet to come out, and we are sure that the Physicians are well on their way to finding it out soon. But, today, we have come up with a cure for your current sadness. Curious to know what it is?
Well, it’s a list of the Top 5 Most Dangerous Roads in India. The ones worth dying for, in a literal sense! So, stay at home, take this medicine, and start planning on hitting these roads once the lockdown is over.
1. Manali – Leh Highway
Check the “to-do road trips list” of any youngster in India, and you will find this name at the top. It’s one of the most adventurous roads in this country. Spanning over a distance of 479 km, the road offers breathtaking visuals. Narrow slippery paths, sharp turns with no railings, falling rocks, and heavy traffic are enough reasons to make this a dangerous road to take a road trip on.
2. Kolli Hill Road
This is a 46.7 km twisted route that is located within the Kolli Hills of Western Tamil Nadu. It has 70 continuous hairpins that are steep, and most of it has bad patches and potholes. The sight of the valley below, and the lush forests that decorate the winding roadway makes this a top attraction for the thrill seeking roadtrippers.
3. National Highway 22
You probably would’ve seen this image before. In case you are wondering which road this is, it’s the National Highway 22 which runs from Ambala district in Haryana to Himachal Pradesh. It’s a 459 km stretch of steep gorges, broken roads, heavy traffic, and occasional landslides. It is also known as the Hindustan – Tibet Road.
4. Neral – Matheran Road
This road starts from Neral in Rajgad, and ends at the beautiful hill station, Matheran. Even though the road looks pretty smooth and metalled, they are narrow, and comprises unexpected sharp turns that often miss the railings. During the monsoons, the roads get even more horrific as the valley gets covered in fog. It’s a 9 km steep climb, and it’s better to keep the speed under check, especially at the curves.
5. Killar-Kishtwar Road
Yep. You read it right! It’s a ‘Killer’ route, and it’s 120 kms long with loose soil, crumbling rocks, sharp curves, and deep gorges. It connects Killar in Himachal Pradesh to Kishtwar in Jammu & Kashmir, and is easily one of the most dangerous roads in the World, not just in India.
Don’t believe us? Watch the video, then.
So, the deadly roads are waiting. But the question is, Do you Dare?
If yes is your answer, then let us know your pick in the comments.
Curated by: Kiran Reghunath