Some roads in India are meant to be most scenic while providing a one-time life experience to every traveller. Well, roads are supposed to be beautiful, as the journeys make more memories than the destination itself. And roads of India live up to their reputation which few of them are “Rameshwaram Pamban Bridge, Mumbai To Pune Expressway, Gangtok To Lake Tsomgo & Nathu-La Pass, Manali To Leh Highway and Bangalore To Ooty.”
Apart from the beauty factor, there are some scariest ones also, where you will give up even before even taking the first step. “Highway to Hell” is the perfect phrase used for some of the deadliest roads of India on which you will not want to travel willingly, and even if you go they will scare you to death. Most trained drivers also pray to GOD before travelling on these roads. At Least you should know the names of those roads. So, here they are.
Here Are The 9 Most Scenic But Deadliest Roads Of India:
Kishtwar Kailash Road
Located in the Kishtwar District of Jammu and Kashmir, this is one hell of a narrow road without railings that goes up to 100 miles. This road will take you to the “Kishtwar Kailash base camp situated at a height of 6451 meters”. If you are highly skilled in driving and want to go on an adventurous journey of your life then you should drive on this road.
Khardung La Pass
Khardung La Pass is the silk route which connects India and China. The road is counted among the scariest in the world and opens the entrance of Nubra Valley for you. From October to May this road remains closed due to severe weather conditions. Mountain sickness is common for travellers on this road and tries not to slip because of frozen ice.
Chang La Pass
Being at an altitude of 5,360 m above sea level, this road remains covered in snow throughout the year. Roads are not only slippery because of frozen ice but travellers can also feel a deficiency of oxygen. These difficulties had made this highway the third highest motorable road in India.
This road is known as the riskiest highway in India, as it was built by cutting through the mountain. Unpredictable sharp turns and narrowness of the road at such a height can make a driver’s mind terrified. National Highway 22 or NH 22 was also shown in the History Channel’s “IRT Deadliest Roads” series for its dangerous conditions.
Leh Manali Highway
This road is the deadliest among all because of the blind turns, you never know what’s coming and with one mistake you will be in the Baspa River.
Neral Matheran Road
There are sudden sharp turns and narrow roads followed by hairpin turns. Some areas of this road do not have guard railings to save you. Because of rain, the road becomes slippery and the risk of landslides becomes inevitable.
One mistake of a driver can make the vehicle fall down from an altitude of 3,538m. ZojiLa Pass is feared because of its deep cliffs, narrow roads and being covered in snow all the time. You will take this route if you ever have to go to Leh from Srinagar.
At an Altitude of 3979 meters, this pass has a history of being one of the deadliest roads in the country. Valley of Lahaul and Spiti is connected to Kullu through this road. This mainly opens from May to November and drivers have to face a lot of traffic jams during the open month. This road is closed many times a year due to heavy snowfall, landslides due to rain and more problems.
Nobody can escape Kinnaur Road, all the drivers get nervous every time they travel through this route. Accidents are very common on this road, and weak hearted are not allowed to drive here. Tranda Dhank is a tourist attraction but also has taken many lives, so be careful while driving through it.