It is said that if you want to really test your relationship, you should take a road trip together. Spending hours in a closed space for days can lend a different perspective to even the most ardent of lovers. However, if you truly believe in the strength of your relationship or are simply too optimistic as a person, here is a list of the most gorgeous routes you could take for a road trip with your significant other:
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Instead of your partner, let the western coastline take your breath away as you drive along this route. If you’re feeling enterprising, you could stop by Ganpatipule or Karnala Bird Sanctuary depending on your chosen route. Perhaps, someone should make a couple version of Dil Chahta Hai around this road trip!
Time to reach: Approx. 11 hours
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If there is anything as mesmerising as the iconic route of the Darjeeling toy train, it is this beautiful route to Pelling from Darjeeling. Forget chatting over a cup of coffee; strengthen the bond of your love over cups of Darjeeling chai instead. Indulge in a bit of culture and spirituality by visiting monasteries that line your route.
Time to reach: Approx. 4 -5 hours depending on the route taken
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Drive from one snowy paradise to another as you listen to every possible version of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’. Let the soft humming of the River Beas which runs along the route keep you and your partner company as you sing and squabble through your journey.
Time to reach: Approx. 7 – 9 hours depending on the route you take
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If your partner is a mystery, then do try to understand them as you drive through an equally enigmatic place known as North East. No amount of praise from National Geographic or other travel portals can capture the essence of the strikingly beautiful route of Guwahati to Tawang. Why Tawang, you ask? One of Asia’s largest monasteries calls Tawang home. Let the winding roads stand as a metaphor for the many turns that your relationship takes, and the journey to and fro Tawang an indicator of how well you complement each other.
Time to reach: Approx. 14 hours
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Let the windows be down as you take in the refreshing air from the surrounding Nilgiris. The greenery around and the smooth road ahead (apart from a few rocky patches), makes for a romantic journey, indeed.
Time to reach: Approx. 6 – 8 hours
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A little bit of thrill and adventure won’t dampen the romance, would it? A drive through Bandipur Tiger Reserve, with a possibility of coming across an elephant on the road is what keeps the excitement alive, after all! Stop by Wayanad, a scenic paradise, for some stunning pictures of Nature and you.
Time to reach: Approx. 7 hours
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A quaint town of French origin is what awaits you at the end of the smooth drive down the East Coast. If you’re feeling ambitious, hire a convertible and enjoy the unobstructed views of the sea, and the waves crashing against the sides of the road.
Time to reach: Approx. 4 hours
What are you waiting for? Update your playlists, pack your bags, and head to what is sure to be a memorable road trip with your partner.