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Some Of India’s Toughest Terrains Accessible Only By Road

India is a potpourri of various cultures, traditions, languages and most importantly locations. Not just that, its geographical differences are also shocking, a quality that bleeds out to our vacation plans. It’s safe to say, that the surroundings largely mirror the fervor and diversity of its people. These places, irrespective of whether man made or natural, give you the adrenaline rush.

Here is a list of places in India, accessible only through Road, that too tough roads:

Drass

Drass
Temperature drops to as low as -40 degrees during winters

It is the second coldest habitable area in the world and the coldest one in India. The militancy watch is strong in this area and it is also known as the gateway to Ladakh. The landscapes are a mixture of ruggedness and greenery and that has a Beauty of its own kind.

Khardung La

Khardung La
The Road to and from Khardung La

This pass is world’s highest motorable road. It is situated in Ladakh and can be accessed from Leh in a 3 hour drive. The roads are winding, the altitude is insanely high and don’t even get us started on the temperature. The sunlight is so direct, it may blind you. Even in mid-August, it may snow here!

Siju

Siju
One of the natural limestone caves in Siju

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Situated in Meghalaya, it is interspersed greatly with mysterious caves that are terrifying to the weak hearted. Not just that it is also famous for featuring one of the most notorious, hanging bridges of the entire globe made of nothing but gnawed away rope and chipping wood!

Kailash Mansarovar Pilgrimage

Kailash Mansarovar Pilgrimage
The Hues of the Kailash peak at different times of the day are mesmerizing

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This is a trek involving reaching up to altitudes that are 18,000 feet high just to check out Mount Kailash. It is regarded as a sanctimonious and spiritual journey, and some practitioners and yogis do it almost every year (no kidding) bare foot, most people have a hard time combating the temperature, nausea and severely blurred vision, but once you are here, it’s like being close to heaven.

Bhangarh fort

Bhangarh fort
Apart from the scary stories, this place has a beauty of its own

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The thing is, even if you wanted to go here, no train or flight will take you. Situated in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, it is regarded as the most haunted place in India by the ASI (Archaeological Survey of India). The place is out of bounds, for villagers believe spirits haunt the place and there have been various reports of deaths and abductions. If however, you have a strong nerve, you can check this place out for the beauty of the surrounding landscapes and some adventure!

Kishtwar Kailash

Kishtwar Kailash
Do you get an idea how scarily adventurous this journey can be?

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The road leading up to this base camp is a very narrow passage. There is not even enough room for one vehicle, let alone railways and flights.

Gurudongmar Lake

Gurudongmar Lake
The breath taking beauty of the Gurudongmar Lake

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Situated in Sikkim, it is one of the highest lakes in Asia. You can only come here if you have prior permissions. The lack of oxygen is a serious issue here but on a more positive note, the beauty of this place will take your breath away!

You can always watch “Into the wild” before taking any of these trips. Good luck!

Read Also: Trek Up The Old Hindustan Tibet Road In This Sanctuary In Himachal

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