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 Comments

  1. 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

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    1. 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 !!

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  2. 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”

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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