We all have become very travel-centric, especially after the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, which were in force for close to a year and a half. The desperation to travel has even added a few words to popular dictionaries. So, at this point, there will be several takers for a long or a short vacation to a foreign country from India. And for some of these foreign destinations, you can travel via roads in India as well. Let us get into these countries one by one.
This is one of the best holiday destinations across the globe that Indians can go to via road. Additionally, Indians don’t require a visa and can drive to Nepal on an Indian driving licence. In order to get to this foreign country from India, visitors or tourists must reach Sonauli in UP, which borders Nepal. It is definitely one of the most delightful trips to take via road and worth trying at least once in one’s lifetime.
Yes, if you don’t want to take the plane then you can go by road to reach Thailand. The trip is worth every effort of yours but you require a valid passport and special permissions. To travel from India to Thailand, people need to take the India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral highway. The road trip begins in Manipur, going all the way to Thailand’s Mae Sot. With a drive involving 3,200 km in its entirety, it would take close to a week to complete the road journey.
This is another foreign country that you can travel from India on road. You are not required to have a visa or passport for the journey, however, you need to preregister your personal vehicle prior to entering Bhutan’s border. The perfect way to reach Bhutan from India by road is from Jaigaon town in West Bengal, which is just 4.3 km from the border town of Bhutan, Phuentsholing.
It is very much possible also to travel to Malaysia by road from India. But before taking the journey make sure you have your passport, visa and driving licence in order. To travel to Kuala Lumpur, the capital city, one needs to cross the international borders of Myanmar and Thailand as well. It would take a little over 3 days to travel via road from India.
In case you are game for a long drive to your holiday destination, then Turkey can also be a good option. The entire journey is bound to give you fun and excitement in abundance. The best way for a road trip from India to Turkey would be: New Delhi — Lhasa (Tibet) — China — Kyrgyzstan — Uzbekistan — Turkmenistan — Iran — Turkey.