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Best Motorcycle Roads in India

This is an ode to some of the best roads in India, roads I have treaded Β on a motorcycle.

My intention is to create awareness and provide as much information to help the motorcycle enthusiast and this list shall keep growing as I get upclose with many more such dream roads.

Wear a helmet to witness them πŸ™‚

Road: Hassan- Belur highway, Karnataka

  • Condition: Excellent
  • Type: Single lane
  • Distance: 38kms
  • Toll: No
  • Intent: Built for an in-line 4
  • Interceptor: No
  • Traffic Density: Medium
Hassan - Belur Highway, Karnataka
Hassan to Belur Highway
Another view of Hassan-Belur highway, Karnatake
Thank you UNESCO for this one

Road: NH48 – Nelmangala to Bellur Cross, Karnataka

  • Condition: Excellent
  • Type: FourΒ  lane
  • Distance: 75kms
  • Intent: Built for an hypersport
  • Toll: Not yet (expect them soon)
  • Interceptor: No
  • Traffic Density: Medium
NH48 - Nelmangala - Bellur Cross Highway, Karnataka
NH48 – Nelmangala – Bellur Cross Highway

Road: SH55 – Jalasoor, Karnataka to Cherkala, Kerala

  • Condition: Excellent
  • Type: Single lane
  • Distance: 40kms
  • Intent: Built for a 600
  • Toll: No
  • Interceptor: No
  • Traffic Density: Low
SH55 - Jalsoor - Cherkala Highway, Kerala
SH55 – Jalsoor – Cherkala Highway

Road: SH88 – Mysore to Madikeri, Karnataka

  • Condition: Excellent
  • Type: Single lane
  • Distance: 118 kms
  • Intent: Built for an inline4
  • Toll: No
  • Interceptor: Yes (between Kushalnagara to Madeikeri)
  • Traffic Density: High
SH88: Mysore - Madikeri Highway, Karnataka
SH88: Mysore – Madikeri Highway

Road: Kunigal to Magadi, Karnataka

  • Condition: Good (2kms of untarred surface)
  • Type: Single lane
  • Distance: 35kms
  • Intent: Built for a 600
  • Toll: No
  • Interceptor: No
  • Traffic Density:Low
Kunigal - Magadi Highway, Karnataka
Kunigal – Magadi Highway

Road: Nilambur, Kerala to Gudalur, Tamil Nadu

  • Condition: OK, expect minor rough patches
  • Type: Single lane
  • Distance: 54kms
  • Intent: Built for a 250
  • Toll: No
  • Interceptor: No
  • Traffic Density: High (mainly trucks)
Nilambur, Kerala - Gudalur, Tamil Nadu Highway
Nilambur – Gudalur Highway

Road: Munnar to Mattupetti Dam, Kerala

  • Condition: Awesome
  • Type: Single lane
  • Distance: 13kms
  • Intent: Best relished on 0bhp machine
  • Toll: heck, No
  • Interceptor: No
  • Traffic Density: Low (apart from the yellow board idiots)
Munnar to Mattupetti Dam, Kerala
Munnar to Mattupetti Dam

Road: NH209 – Chamarajanagar to Bannari , Karnataka

  • Condition: Awesome
  • Type: Single lane
  • Distance: 65kms
  • Intent: Built for the KTM Duke 200
  • Toll: heck, No
  • Interceptor: No
  • Traffic Density: Medium (watch for those TempoTraveller’s ferrying temple tourists)
NH-209 - Chamarajanagar to Bannari, Karnataka
NH-209 – Chamarajanagar to Bannari

So many roads to ride; may we never run out of them πŸ™‚

25 responses to “Best Motorcycle Roads in India”

  1. Sakthi Ganesh Avatar
    Sakthi Ganesh

    Nice work Ajay. Hope to see more logs

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Thanks Sakthi, They will keep coming; lets ride together soon πŸ™‚

  2. Suraj Avatar

    Thats awesome i have been on some of these roads on my 200.

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Thanks Suraj, time do them on the KTM πŸ™‚

  3. shamakabir Avatar

    Awesome blog and informative too.. definitely need to try these roads

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Thank you Shama, I am sure you and Kabir will have an kickass time riding these roads πŸ™‚

  4. ganeshvelt Avatar

    wowwwwwww, I want to add some roads here, dam I miss riding on those roads, nothing like that here maga. The nalemangala to hassan road is just awesome, I always wanted to take a 150+ hp on that road, specially the bits after in sakleshpur is just amazing, the mountains and curves. Wayanad to Kozhikode is a awesome stretch, then Kozhikode to palakkad is a awesome stretch. The whole NH 17 is awesome the beach on side most of the time, it has bad traffic in places but in the night it is a awesome road. aaaaaaaa i want to go for a warm weather bike ride

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Yeah nothing like riding the big bikes on such scenic roads, come back for a vacation we will ride out πŸ™‚
      I want to cover Kerala after the rains, the greenery will be mesmerizing !!

  5. Karthik Avatar

    Except for Munnar I have been on other roads. They truly are as you described. Just one small technical correction. Your mentions of single lanes are actually two lanes, and your two lanes (Nelamangala-Bellur Cross) is 4 lane. Both sides are taken into account when saying “2 lane” or “4 lane”

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Thanks Karthik, updated the post accordingly πŸ™‚

  6. Ritam Avatar

    Thanks Ajay for sharing these beatiful pictures of your Bike and the scenic highways which looks like lots of fun. Glad you are living the dream!!! Congrats Dude!
    I ride a rx135 4speed 2012 stock bike. My dream has always been to some day ride an RD350 and THE ‘R1’.
    you might like to try Chennai to Pondy ECR*(East Coast Road) highway and the Pondy to Tindivanam 4lane highway(a little too short for my liking). I have always wanted to ride an R1 on the ECR. there are a few scary turns but otherwise you can hit some thrilling speeds. There is a surfing contest happening in Pondy this wk end if you are interested.

    1. Ritam Avatar

      My Bad! I meant rx135 2002 model not ’12. πŸ˜›

    2. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Thank Ritam – yes ECR is on my to-ride list πŸ™‚
      Visiting Pondy over this weekend is unlikely, my best wishes to your RD and R1 dreams πŸ™‚

  7. naresh Avatar

    I’m impressed…you tried out jalsoor to cherkala aswell.

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Thanks Naresh πŸ™‚

  8. Philip Avatar

    Amazing! thanks so much for sharing these………… looking forward to riding together soon

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Sure Philip πŸ™‚

  9. Sanjay Avatar

    Wonderful blog Ajay, Hassan – Belur highway is just an all in one package, superbly even surface, awesome greenery….I am on it once I get my Daytona.

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Thanks Sanjay πŸ™‚ look forward to your travelogue with the 675 πŸ™‚

  10. Vaibhav Jain Avatar
    Vaibhav Jain

    Good job with the blog. Found it really helpful. Thanks!

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Thanks Vaibhav πŸ™‚ Ride Safe

  11. rahuljawahar Avatar

    nice post bro

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Thanks Rahul πŸ™‚

  12. swathi Avatar

    Which bike would u prefer for long distance ride???

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Hi Swathi – I prefer to tour on sportsbikes rather than a conventional tourer or cruiser

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