7 Incredible Winter Road Trips in India Along the Beaches

How many of you like road trips? Whizzing past green forests, following serpentine trails across the mountains, traversing beside the gorgeous beaches, or gliding through the snowy paths. Isn’t it thrilling as well as astounding? India has plenty of opportunities to witness such breathtaking road trips. With its unmatched flora and fauna, the winter road trips in India are a pleasure to experience. The weather is pleasant and comfortable, perfect for a fun-filled journey.

Though it is tough to select the best ones, yet still let me share the 7 best winter road trips in India which you may want to try out alongside the beaches. If you are adventurous and love driving, then you will surely enjoy the trips.

Mumbai-Goa-Gokarna

Mumbai, Goa, and Gokarna are three fascinating places in India, encompassed by nature’s exotic wonders. The sandy golden beaches in each of these cities are alluring and welcome tourists from all over the world and even throughout the year. The road trip covering Mumbai to Goa is very common. But you must extend it up to Gokarna and can feel the difference. Bathing into the soothing breeze and freshness in the air and swaying with the winds blowing past the line of palm and coconut trees is an experience of a kind. The winters magnify the beauty of each of these places furthermore. Who will not love driving across this wonderful train; indeed one of the wonderful winter road trips in India. The total travel time is almost 15 hours, covering a distance of about 737 km.

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Pune-Mahabaleshwar-Ganpatipule

If you want to feel the essence of the mystic views of Maharashtra, you can plan a road trip spanning the cities of Pune, Mahabaleshwar, and Ganpatipule. Dense green forests, pristine sandy beaches, and dazzling hillocks will entertain you throughout the journey. The winters at these places are quite soothing and relaxing, without the usual chill and coldness in the air. Do not forget to stop over and taste some of the local delicious dishes of Maharashtra. You can visit the temple at Mahabaleshwar as well. The journey mainly commences via the NH66 and NH48 highways, covering a distance of about 312 km in 8 hours. It is one of the exciting winter road trips in India.

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-Chandipur-Puri

Spanning through the states of and Odisha, the -Chandipur-Puri is one of the scenic winter road trips in India. Stopping by each of these places, you can easily plan a 3 to 4 days vacation. The journey is a drive along the shores of the Bay of Bengal, a feel of the calm and comforting breeze. You must not miss strolling along the beaches for some time. If you are staying overnight then sunrise and sunset are the best times to be at the sea beach. Also, do offer your prayers at the Lord Jagannath temple in Puri. The drive will be along the NH16 highway, travel time being almost 12 hours.

Kanyakumari-Rameshwaram-Dhanushkodi

If you want to embark on a drive to explore the serenity and pristine beauty of nature. Then the Kanyakumari-Rameshwaram-Dhanushkodi is one of the idyllic winter road trips in India. Not only the weather is calm and alluring, but nature is at its bounty best. You can start your journey after watching the vivid sunrise at Kanyakumari. The road circuit of Rameshwaram and Dhanushkodi will welcome you with its soothing atmosphere and captivating sandy beaches. The best is when you arrive at the destination at Dhanuskodi, with the Indian Ocean on one side and the Bay of Bengal on the other. The journey commences through the NH44 and NH32 highways and via the Dhanushkodi road, the travel time being 9 hours.

Kozhikode-Kochi-Alleppey-Varkala

Quaint coastal towns, stunning lagoons, superb golden sea beaches, and tranquil backwaters are the key attractions of the state of Kerala. Imagine driving alongside these superb natural beauties, divine indeed. That’s exactly what you will feel as you drive along the Kozhikode-Kochi-Alleppey-Varkala circuit of Kerala. One of the fabulous winter road trips in India, adorned by lush greenery, scintillating beaches, and picturesque views. Do not miss watching the sunrise and the sunset at these places as the golden hue of the sun sparkles on the sea waters. The total travel distance is about 351 km and the time taken is 8 hours approximately.

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Vishakhapatnam-Pulicat

Vishakhapatnam or Vizag is prominent for its spectacular beaches. There is a spectacular road trip for you to plan from Vizag to Pulicat. Pulicat is a small historic seashore town in the state of Tamil Nadu. The journey is long almost 778 km via NH16 highway with a total travelling time being 14 hours. The weather during the winters is absolutely entertaining and balmy. You can soothe your eyes with the scenic beauty around.

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Bangalore-Mahabalipuram-Pichavaram

How about a road trip where you can experience the dense mangrove forests, and pleasant beaches along with historic monuments and religious places? I bet you will want to try out this amazing trip starting from Bangalore, passing across Mahabalipuram and ending at Pichavaram. Both the cities Mahabalipuram and Pichavaram are in the state of Tamil Nadu. You will love to watch the picturesque beaches coupled with artistic sculptures, images and monuments proclaiming the rich history of India. And in Pichavaram you will be ecstatic to observe the dense mangrove forests and the estuaries. The entire journey can be covered in 10 hours approximately, a total distance of about 523 km through NH48 and NH32 highways.

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In the next edition, I will be back with more winter road trips in India. But it will be focused on the journeys across the snowy paths. So please stay tuned for the next series on road trips.

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Kuntala

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Kuntala

A blogger interested in travelling and exploring new places and sharing ideas with all. Curious about the unique features of a place and its ethereal beauty.

14 thoughts on “7 Incredible Winter Road Trips in India Along the Beaches

  • January 12, 2022 at 7:05 pm
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    looks fantastic! I love road trips and beaches are always very picturesque! wonderful idea to make such a trip. and India makes it even better in my eyes

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  • January 12, 2022 at 7:53 pm
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    Bangalore looks like a great place to explore!

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  • January 12, 2022 at 8:45 pm
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    What lovely winter trips! Any of these beaches would be great for me. My favourite is definitely Goa, it looks wonderful there.

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  • January 13, 2022 at 12:36 pm
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    Such an interesting post – beaches aren’t something I think of when I think of India but it looks like there are some amazing ones.

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  • January 13, 2022 at 10:29 pm
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    Amazig place, love to walk on the beach with the sunset. They look clean as well, which is amazing!

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  • January 13, 2022 at 10:33 pm
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    Amazing places, love to walk on the beach and espcially, with the sunset. The beautiful of the water and sunset. Thank you for sharing these amazing places!

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  • January 14, 2022 at 8:32 am
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    I do aware that India has a long and pristine coastline along the Indian Ocean and there must be a lot of great beaches to see! Thanks for the list and I would love to visit some of these in the future. – Knycx Journeying

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  • January 14, 2022 at 12:45 pm
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    These look like some amazing beaches to visit. I will definitely have to plan a road trip in India to these gorgeous beaches for sure.

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  • January 15, 2022 at 2:30 pm
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    I love the beach in the last plants. I love to explore a place with lots of trees and nature. I feel at home.

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  • February 10, 2022 at 12:47 pm
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    The state of Odisha hosts some of the most resplendent beaches of the country embraced with the beauty of magnificent Eastern Ghats Mountain Range in India. Each of these beaches have some or the other unique features which owes to their popularity and invites a large number of tourists throughout the year.

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