Grand Trunk Road is one of the of South Asia's oldest and longest major roads. The road, often called as the "Gernaili Sadak" (the Generals' Road) and Sadak-e-Azam ('The Grand Road') covers a distance of 2,700 km (1,700 mi) running s through parts of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Chang La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.374m (17,631ft) above the sea level, located in the Leh district of Union territory of Ladakh in Indian Jammu and Kashmir. It’s one of the highest roads of the country. Altitude sickness is a common phenomenon here, so you are suggested not to stay there for more than 20 minutes.
Niti Pass is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.070m (16,633ft) connecting Uttarakhand, a state in the northern part of India and southern Tibet, an autonomous region of the People's Republic of China.
Leh-Manali Highway is a high mountain road situated in India. It spans over a length of 479 km (298 mi) among the Himalaya mountain range. It passes through some of the world’s highest mountain passes, with a mean altitude in between 2 to 3 miles above sea level. Uncertain weather, high altitude, extreme cold and no civilization for miles make this a very treacherous track. Carry extra fuel and feel close to heaven.
Three Level Zigzag Road is probably the most dizzying road in the world. Located in the Sikkim Indian state, in the Himalayan mountains, the road features more than 100 hairpins in just 30km. It's one of the most famous hairpinned roads in the world. Get your adrenaline pumping on this exciting road.
Razdan Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.557m (11,672ft) above the sea level, located in the Gurez valley of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It’s one of the scariest roads in the world. The road is winding and in many places bordered by a drop of hundreds of meters unprotected by guardrails.
Kolli Hills Road (Road MDR181) is the name of a dangerous mountain road located in Kolli Hills or Kolli Malai, a small mountain range located in central Tamil Nadu in Namakkal district on the east coast of South India. The road features 70 continuous hairpin bends.
Shipki La is a high mountain pass and border post on the India-China border, at an elevation of 3.930m (12,894ft) above the sea level. The border is no longer open for non-residents. The pass is traversed by the National Highway 5, the former NH22.
Bum La Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5,000m (16,500ft) above the sea level, on the Himalaya mountain range, in Arunachal Pradesh, at the Indo-China border. The road to the pass has disastrous conditions and only 4 wheel drives are allowed with competent driver.
Located on the border between the states of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh in India, driving from Kishtwar to Keylong is one of the most terrifying experiences in the world.
Located on the southern part of Asia, the terrain of the country is varied and often presents great challenges. The mountains of India are home to several elegant overnight facilities, boasting scenic views and fresh mountain air.
Rohtang Pass (or Rohtam Pass) is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.979m (13,054ft) above the sea level, located on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. The pass is traversed by the Leh-Manali Highway. Every new season, the road crew has to struggle with their GPS to dig out the road buried under the layers of snow. However, massive and deadly landslides continue, giving the pass its name, which translates to ground of corpses.
Located in India’s northern Himachal Pradesh state, the Aut is one of the most dangerous tunnels in the world and has become very lethal for traffic coming from both side. It’s dark inside as there are just a few bulbs. There are no CCTVs or fire fighting facilities.
Jalori Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.134m (10,282ft) above the sea level, situated in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, in India. The pass is the nearest mountain pass from Delhi, approximately 600 km away, and is featured on every adventure tourist’s map.
At 5.882m (19,300ft) above the sea level, Umling La is one of the highest motorable roads in the world. Located in the east of the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, in India, there is a real risk of AMS (altitude-mountain-sickness) and death due to Pulmonary Edema and Cerebral Edema.
Zoji La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.528m (11,575ft) above the sea level, located in the Kargil district of Ladakh, in India. This strip of rock is not the place for a Sunday drive. It’s said to be one of the most treacherous passes in the world.
Taglang La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.328m (17,480ft) above the sea level, located in Ladakh region of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Located in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, in India, the Karcham-Chitkul road is one of the most exciting drives in the world. The road includes gravel and asphalt sections bordered by a drop of hundreds of meters (many hundreds of feet) unprotected by guardrails.
Khardung La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.359m (17,582ft) above the sea level located in the Ladakh region, Jammu and Kashmir, India. The narrow dirt road to the summit was built in 1976 and opened to motor vehicles in 1988. It’s one of the highest motorable roads in the world.
Mana Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.582m (18,314 ft) above the sea level, located in the Himalayas on the border between India and China. It’s one of the highest vehicle-accessible passes in the world. It is a part of the road to Mana Top that rises to 5.610m (18,406ft) but the actual pass is at a lower height.
Saach Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.420m (1,4500ft) above the sea level, located in Chamba District, Himachal Pradesh, India on the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas.
Munnar is a popular hill-resort town in the southwestern state of Kerala, India, at an elevation of 1.700m (5,600ft) above the sea level. The town is located on the Western Ghats, in the Idukki district.
Located in the Indian state of Jharkhand, the road linking Ranchi and Jamshedpur is said to be haunted by a white lady. Most of the accidents occur at night on this stretch of the highway.
Mount Abu is a hill station at an elevation of 1.183m (3,881ft) above the sea level, located in the desert state of Rajasthan, in western India.
Spiti Valley Road is one of the toughest adventure roads left on this planet. It’s located in a desert mountain valley, high in the Himalaya mountains in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Carved into the mountains it’s said to be one of India's most dangerous roads.
Neral-Matheran is a steep mountain road with a length of 8,9km, located in Raigad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. You've got to be really careful with the wheels because of pathetic road conditions that could test the patience of even the most seasoned drivers. But you really deserve a medal if you've driven on the road.
Kinnaur Road is the name of a scenic cliff-hanging drive through the seemingly bottomless Baspa river gorge in Sangla Valley in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, India.
Nathu La is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.310m (14,140ft) above the sea level, located in the Himalayas, on the border between China and India.