The East Coast Road from Chennai to Pondicherry is one of the most iconic drives in South India. Developed years ago, this route has been a favourite with weekend travellers from Chennai. The road winds along the east coast of India, with the Bay of Bengal on your left as you drive. Mahabalipuram is a veritable pit stop on the way, to explore ancient Pallava temples.
The Bangalore to Hassan drive promises as many adventures on the road as at the destination. While heading to the Hoysala wonders off Hassan, stop at the Jain pilgrimage of Sravanabelagola to see the towering statue of Bahubali. The ride through the countryside offers a glimpse of local life and gorgeous views of swaying fields on both sides of the roads.
Cutting through the sandy landscape of Rajasthan, the black-tarred road snakes through the heart of the state. Fantastic vistas unfold on every bend as the road swerves around insipid rockscapes only to open up to vast sunburnt stretches, with a silhouette of camel herds and their shepherds.
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