From Mumbai to Gokarna and from Shimla to Manali… 10 unmissable destinations by bus

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New Delhi: While a mini-traveler (minibus/temporary traveler) can take 6-10 cars off the road with 21 passengers, a full-size coach or bus with a capacity of 55 people saves about 10-10 15 cars. This dramatically reduces the carbon footprint per passenger, as buses typically emit less than half of what those cars would be combined.

Traveling by bus can also be stress-free and generally relaxing, as it is economically viable, while saving travelers the hassle of parking, paying tolls, and the stress of traveling long distances, among other things.

In an effort to raise awareness of the role of tourism in the international community and demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values ​​around the world, redBus shares a list of the top 10 bus routes that will help people reach these destinations. tourist. destinations while minimizing their carbon footprint and decongesting the roads.

Mumbai to Panchgani

To escape the oppressive heat of the city, visit the lush hills of the Western Ghats! The landscape changes every few kilometers thanks to the hairpin bends of the journey to the ghats, vast highways, small villages, waterfalls and forts. The bus journey from Mumbai to Panchgani takes about five hours. Panchgani buses often depart from Mumbai. Many private operators operate buses between the two cities in addition to state-operated buses.

Mumbai to Gokarna

Mumbai to Goa must be one of the most popular routes all year round in India, it goes without saying that the whole state is famous for its beaches and laid back culture which generates high demand and high traffic . However, if you want to see secluded beaches and beautiful hiking routes, Gokarna is an amazing option. There are various options for getting to Gokarna, with the bus being the most flexible and least stressful. Bus routes pass through the Western Ghats, making for a well-rounded trip with scenic views and empty, pollution-free beaches.

Pune to Mahabaleswar

It is one of the most scenic drives in Maharashtra and a must see. The highway offers a comfortable ride via the Satara Ghat and ends after a three-hour drive. Be sure to look outside as you pass through this section of the highway for panoramic views of the Sahyadri Mountains. From the central bus station in Pune, several buses leave for Mahabaleshwar. However, there are pickups at many locations throughout the city.

From Shimla to Manali

A 250km journey northeast from Shimla will take you to Manali, the route passing through the majestic and rugged Himalayan mountain range. It takes 7-8 hours to reach Manali from Shimla, which also includes breaks for breakfast and lunch. The dramatic mountains on one side of the road and the deep green valley on the other make the whole Shimla-Manali drive scenic and charming. You can enjoy the breathtaking view of the Beas River in the middle of the road. Buses for this route depart from the ISBT in Shimla.

From Delhi to Leh

Leh is one of the most popular destinations in India, which undoubtedly makes it a must-visit place for virtually every tourist. However, this route is one of the highest and most difficult motorable highways in the world. This bus journey will take you from the cozy plains of Delhi to the chilly heights of Leh via Chandigarh, Kullu, Manali and Keylong. The courage of the driver and passengers will be tested not only by the menacing temperature variations, but also by the grueling altitude. The bus ride ends after 1100 kilometers and 40 hours of heartbreaking desolate surroundings, but for passengers, just pack your bags and board a bus at ISBT Delhi.

Guwahati to Tawang

Guwahati to Tawang is one of the most beautiful and adventurous drives through India, this quite long trip will set you back around 21 hours but considering the snow capped mountains and picture perfect scenery it is well worth it sadness. To reach Tawang from Guwahati, one needs to change buses from Tezpur, after which it takes about 12 hours to reach Tawang.

From Visakhapatnam to Araku Valley

111 km west of the city of Visakhapatnam lies the Araku Valley, surrounded by the thick forests of the Eastern Ghats mountain range. In the Araku valley, you must visit the tribal museum which is dedicated to the many indigenous tribes of the region, known for their traditional Dhimsa dance. The journey from Visakhapatnam to Araku is smoothly covered by a bus in four hours.

Bengaluru to Coorg

Coorg is the way to go if you are looking for a road trip away from the hectic life and schedule of an IT pro in Bangalore. The scenic Coorg region in the southern state of Karnataka is renowned for its lush green landscapes and breathtaking mountain views. The bus journey from Bangalore to Coorg is convenient and takes around 5 hours and 30 minutes.

Bengaluru to Ooty

There are several things about Ooty that are well known. Beautiful forests and famous botanical gardens, in addition to misty streams and waterfalls. Moreover, Ooty is also known for its chocolates. This is where you should ideally go in Bangalore, looking for a fun and peaceful getaway. Depending on road conditions, it will take you six to seven hours to cover the distance. There are many bus operators with regular services from Bangalore.

Jaipur to Jaisalmer

This bus tour showcases the best of Rajasthan. Smooth highways define the eight-hour journey. Keep your eyes and ears open and avoid sleeping as you are sure to spot a few peacocks and elephants on this trip! The journey is made more enjoyable by well-maintained roads and a variety of dining alternatives. Many buses run between Jaipur and Jaisalmer. There are also many pick up points across Jaipur.

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