Do you love adventures? Are you looking for the trips that can make you crazy? Here we give you dare to drive in the 10 of most dangerous roads in India that are often called as ‘highway to hell’! These roads can give chills to even the most trained driver because they are built in the regions which take the wrath of nature and can take you to death bed instead of your destination.
Carved out of the rocks, you can find this road in the southwestern part of the Himachal Pradesh. The road is extremely narrow and has sharp blind turns. Hence, the travelers to the Kinnaur district are advised to be careful as a lot of accidents have been reported in the area.
Located at an altitude of 14000 feet, this one is a very popular destination for the tourists in Sikkim. Tourists can visit this only with a proper permit. They can get the permit at Gangtok. During the monsoons, there are landslides which make it dangerous. The turns at Nathu la are precarious and during the snow season, the route becomes tricky.
Zoji La Pass
This road is found on the way to Leh from Srinagar. It is one of the most dreaded roads coz of its narrowness. The pass is covered in snow sludge around the season. It is located at an elevation of 11000 feet. The scenic surroundings are travelers delight but they need to be very careful while driving because one mistake can land the driver straight to either heaven or hell.
Three Level Zig Zag Road
This road is an elevation of 11200 feet above the sea level in Sikkim. You can find the most beautiful scenery and the perfect view of the Himalayan crown while passing from here. The roads are spiral which can send your head into a tizzy. The travelers need a special permit as the pass is not for the weak hearted.
Khardung La Pass
Located in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, this pass makes even the experienced drivers fearful. Many accidents have been reported in this area. The pass has hairpin turns and it’s closed from October to May because of extremely harsh weather conditions.
National Highway 22
National Highway 22 is the most dangerous road that was featured in “IRT deadliest roads’’ of History channel. The road cuts through a mountain. National highway 22 has tunnels and cliffs all around and it is narrow and sharp. It also has bends at very unpredictable places making it scarier. The road is also known for its hazardous condition.
Valparai Tirupati Ghat
Valparai Tirupati Ghat is what you have to cross to reach one of the most crowded and sought after temples in India. There is an abundance of twists and turns and the area is very prone to accidents. The authorities have been implementing several rules for the safety of travelers over the years.
Everyone who has traveled on the Manali – Leh highway knows about Gata Loops. This section of the road is steep and zigzag. It has 21 hairpin bends. The area is also very famous for being haunted. No doubt it is adventurous but frightening as well.
Kolli Hill Road
Kolli hill road is known for its 70 hairpin bends which are also continuous in nature. You can only imagine what it would be like to drive on such a stretch. It definitely needs experienced driving techniques to pass through this road. This road is located in Tamil Nadu. The place is known for a Shiva temple and Agaya Gangai waterfalls.
The meaning of Rohtang is “ground of corpses’’. You can imagine the danger by its name. The place is very famous among tourists. Every year a lot of people visit Rohtang pass for its scenic beauty. The place is known to be prone to landslides and harsh climatic conditions. It is located on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas.
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