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Best Highways to Drive On in India

​Being a very vast country also allows for the fact that India is also one of the most beautiful countries in the world. From the valleys of Manali to high rises of Mumbai to breathtaking vistas of Munnar, there are few other countries which can claim to have as much natural beauty as India. One great outcome of this is that India also has some of the most beautiful highways in almost of Asia. Here is a look at some of the best highways to drive on in India.
  • Jammu to Katra Highway: Until a few years back if you wanted to drive fast in hills, there was almost no choice in India but a few years back the new Jammu to Katra highway was inaugurated. The highway is a 52 km ribbon of automotive perfection that has tunnels, sharp turns, bridges connecting different mountains allowing you breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas. So, rush to drive on this beautiful road but ensure that all your car documents like driving license, car insurance and registration are with you.
  • Kotdwar to Lansdowne Road: Being a hill state, Uttarakhand is host to some of the most beautiful roads and highways in the country. If you are coming from hub-hub of Delhi, you will find this to be the most calming road to drive on. It is dotted on both sides with pine trees, the like of which can only be seen in Bollywood movies. There may be some sharp turns but the views of valley will calm even the most agitates of minds. The catch with this road is that mobile network coverage on the entire road is patchy with only 2G networks providing voice coverage. This means that if you were thinking of driving here with only app based car documents,it is best to carry hard copies and originals. You will obviously have the original of you driving license with you and when you buy car insurance online​, the company would have posted the policy bond to you. Pick up all the original documents and drive away from the mad rush.
  • Yamuna Expressway from Greater Noida to Agra: If you are looking to find road near Delhi where you can just put your car in cruise control and let it do most of the heavy work, there is no better choice that the Yamuna Expressway. Laid on the great plains where you will see nothing but rolling farms for miles and miles, there is no better way to visit the majestic Taj Mahal, none whatsoever.
  • Mumbai Pune Expressway: If you are in the Mumbai area, you must have heard of the Bombay Poona Expressway, officially Yashwantrao Chavan Expressway is the best way for anyone who wants to travel between the two cities. Just make sure that you travel in a car because two wheelers are not allowed on this road. And keep all documents, including the car insurance papers and PUC certificate handy with you because there are checks at entry point and heavy fines are charged if anything is not submitted on demand.

Driving has become a great fun on the highways in India because the overall road infrastructure in the country has improved significantly in the last few years. Follow the traffic rules and you can have great fun!