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6 Best road trips for summer 2023

6 Best road trips for summer 2023

By Suchira Ray

14 Mar, 2023

It's never too late to ignite that adventure sense in you. Summer 2023 is fast approaching, and what better way to beat the heat than by embarking on a thrilling road trip across India? Be ready to get lost in the diversified landscapes of India. Leave everything behind and rejuvenate your heart and soul with the smell of the fuel and soil. With so many incredible destinations, we've narrowed it down to the top 6 best summer road trips of 2023 that you simply can't miss out on.


This road trip takes you through the heart of Rajasthan, where you'll see the royal grandeur of Jaipur, also known as Pink City. The drive is just over 280 km and takes around 5 hours, passing through the bustling city of Gurugram and the rustic charm of the Shekhawati region. You can also visit the Hawa Mahal, a palace known for its unique honeycomb-like structure, and shop at the vibrant bazaars. Don't forget to try delicious local delicacies like Dal Baati Churma and Gatte ki Sabzi. And with the brand new eight laned Delhi-Jaipur super expressway, you'll experience a faster route among the rugged regions of Aravalli. Zoomcar can help make your experience even smoother, and with their 24*7 roadside assistance, you can drive worry-free!

Best things to do:

  • Explore the Jaipur City palace, Amer, Jaigarh, and Nahargarh Fort
  • Visit the Hawa Mahal
  • Shop at the vibrant bazaars
  • Try local delicacies like Dal Baati Churma and Gatte ki Sabzi


This road trip is suitable for you if you want a scenic route. Lose yourself in the sheer beauty of the majestic Himalayas and refresh your soul. On the Delhi to Manali route, enjoy the greenery of Punjab and the hairpin bends of Himachal, lush valleys, sparkling rivers, and breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks. The journey covers a distance of approximately 550 km and takes around 14 hours, and Zoomcar is here to take care of your journey in the rough regions. Feel free to take several breaks to pause, breathe, and enjoy the moments in front of a great panorama.

You can also go beyond Manali to explore the Rohtang Pass, a popular spot for adventure activities like skiing and trekking. With picturesque views, chilled weather, beautiful people, and not to forget the famous food joints of Murthal on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway, the Delhi-Manali road trip is one of the best summer road trips of 2023. And feel free to check in at our hostel in Manali and have a relaxed and fun time after a long drive.

Best things to do:

  • Visit the Rohtang Pass for adventure activities
  • Explore the Hadimba Temple
  • Enjoy old Manali's cafe and culture
  • Try Himachali cuisines like Madra and Dham


Who doesn't want to recreate 'Dil chahta hai's Goa road trip? This is a classic road trip that every traveller must experience at least once in their lifetime. The route takes you along the western coast of India, where you'll pass through charming coastal towns, verdant hills, and endless stretches of beaches. The great Arabian sea will keep accompanying you from time to time. The distance is roughly 600 km and can take 10 to 12 hours, depending on your chosen route. Stop at the stunning Dudhsagar Falls, one of India's highest waterfalls surrounded by lush greenery. Get many pictures for your grams or yourself and create incredible memories from this road trip and your Goa stays. 

Best things to do:

  • Visit the Dudhsagar Falls
  • Explore the historic Aguada Fort
  • Visit the beautiful beaches in Goa and try seafood


South India is never out of charm, and the Bengaluru to Ooty journey is definitely one of the best road trips of summer 2023. A journey through the lush greenery of South India, this road trip is a nature lover's paradise. You'll drive through the Nilgiri Hills, passing by verdant tea estates, glistening waterfalls, and misty mountains. The distance between Bengaluru and Ooty is around 270 km, and the journey takes approximately 7 hours. And Zoomcar is ready to provide you with its best facilities. They have multiple car options from a short distance to a luxury experience according to your needs. Check out their website to find out more about the lucrative options.

Best things to do:

  • Visit the Pykara Falls
  • Explore the Botanical Gardens in Ooty
  • Go for a nature walk in the Nilgiri Hills and try local tea


Another best road trip of summer 2023 would be Jaipur to Udaipur. The road through the green Mewar states of Rajasthan takes you from the pink city to the city of lakes, Udaipur. Along the way, you'll pass through small villages, majestic forts, and vibrant street markets. The distance is around 400 km, and the journey can take 7 to 8 hours. Taste a bit of royalty from our hostel in Udaipur at a stone-pelting distance from Lake Pichola and the heart of the old Udaipur city. You can explore the stunning Udaipur City Palace, boating on Lake Pichola, and enjoy a colourful sunset followed by a Rajasthani dinner in any Lakeview restaurant. 

Best things to do:

  • Explore the City Palace in Udaipur
  • Visit the famous Lake Pichola and take a boat ride
  • Explore the Chittorgarh Fort


Coorg, also known as Kodagu, is a beautiful hill station in the Western Ghats of South India. The drive from Bengaluru to Coorg takes you through picturesque landscapes, including coffee plantations, cascading waterfalls, and dense forests. The distance is approximately 240 km, and the journey takes around 6 hours. Along the way, you can visit the beautiful Namdroling Monastery, the Dubare Elephant Camp, and the charming town of Kushalnagar. Once you reach Coorg, you can trek through the stunning landscapes, visit the famous Abbey Falls, and indulge in some delicious Coorgi cuisine. And if you don't get your vehicle, you need not worry; Zoomcar got your back with their wide range of petrol and diesel cars. Choose your comfortable option and make beautiful memories on the road.

Best things to do: 

  • Visit the Monastery and Elephant Camp
  • Trek through the landscapes
  •  Savour the cuisine

India is a country of many facets, diversified languages and cultures, and different terrains and weather. The more you explore, the more you know, and nothing can beat the thrill of a road trip. Moreover, fear not if you're worried about finding accommodation and transportation! Make your road trip even more convenient by booking your stay with us at The Hosteller and renting a car with Zoomcar. We offer comfortable and affordable stays along these road trip routes at various locations. Zoomcar provides hassle-free car rental services, allowing you to choose from a wide range of cars and making your journey smoother. 

With The Hosteller  and Zoomcar , you can enjoy your road trip without worries and focus on making unforgettable memories. Lucky for you, Zoomcar is giving an exclusive 20% for first time rental users. Use code 'ZCHOSTEL25' on their website. So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to hit the road and embark on an epic adventure across the stunning landscapes of India! 

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