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Important Highways of India

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Route (Major Cities): Delhi-Ambala-Jalandhar-Amritsar-Indo-Pak Border
Total Length: 456 km


Route (Major Cities): Delhi-Mathura-Agra-Allahabad-Varanasi-Barhi-Palsit-Bara-Calcutta
Total Length: 1465 km


Route (Major Cities): Hajira-Dhule-Nagpur-Raipur-Sambalpur-Baharagora-Calcutta
Total Length: 1949 km

NH7 (Longest as of 2014)

Route (Major Cities): Varanasi-Mangawan-Rewa-Jabalpur-Lakhnadon-Nagpur-Hyderabad-Kurnool-Bangalore-Krishnagiri-Salem-Dindigul-Madurai-Kanyakumari
Total Length: 2369 km


Route (Major Cities): Delhi-Jaipur-Ajmer-Udaipur-Ahmedabad-Vadodara-Mumbai
Total Length: 1375 km


Route (Major Cities): Delhi-Fazilka-Indo Pak Border
Total Length: 403km

posted Dec 3, 2014 by Salil Agrawal

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3. Khardung La Road

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4. Munnar Road

A narrow Zig-Zag road starting from Kochi. Mist and fog in the Nilgiri ranges is treacherous, and combine this with dangerous high altitude roads without embankments makes a perfect situation for a thriller.

5. Saach Pass Road

Sach Pass is a 14500 ft high mountain pass in Chamba District, Himachal Pradesh, India on the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. It is 127 km (79 mi) from the District Headquarters. It connects the Chamba valley with the Pangi valleys of Himachal Pradesh, India.

6. Keylong Kishtwar Road

Terrifying high mountain trail, with a length of 233 km, located in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, linking Keylong and Kishtwar. It’s incredibly disorienting to look over the edge, or even just to see the valleys a couple thousand feet below you. It’s a mind numbing vertical drop of hundreds of meters so you might want to give it a miss on a windy day.

7. Kunzum La Road

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8. Kolli Hills

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9. Jalori Pass

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10. Rohtang Pass Road

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Driving on Indian streets resemble strolling on a tight rope. You must be truly cautious with the wheels due to despicable street conditions that could test the persistence of even the most prepared drivers. Be that as it may, you truly merit an award on the off chance that you've driven on the accompanying Indian streets and roadways. These are truly numerous roadways to hell.


1. Zoji La Pass 

The flicker of an eye could arrive a vehicle straight down from an elevation of 3,538 meters! Zoji La Pass is one of the nation's most feared streets as it is horribly limited and secured in snow ooze round the season. You'll go over this course while advancing toward Leh from Srinagar. The pass is a noteworthy connection amongst Ladakh and Kashmir.


2. Neral-Matheran Road

This serpentine road will send your heart to your mouth for sure! The road, that goes up to Matheran from Neral, is as smooth as butter. But you cannot speed up due to its narrowness. If you don't want to drive it, there are many share taxis that take tourists in hoards right up to Matheran.


3. National Highway 22

The name 'interstate to damnation' appears to be more proper for this frightening parkway than the current unassuming National Highway 22. Touted as one of India's most unsafe interstates, the street here makes you slice through a mountain. Simultaneously, demise looms over you as precipices and passages all around. National Highway 22 was additionally highlighted in the History Channel's "IRT Deadliest Roads" TV arrangement for its poor support and risky condition.


4. Chang La 

Drivers experience windedness and sickness while going through this course. Chang La is secured with snow consistently and is monitored by the armed force because of its nearness to the Chinese outskirt. It is prudent to convey additional warm garments and a restorative unit with you, as the winds and atmosphere can be amazingly cruel. 


5. Leh-Manali Highway 

Driving on this course is a gigantic torment, in light of the fact that the highway is constantly "trafficked" and you move at a snail's pace. At the point when the snow-loaded street defrost with ice hurls, a few trucks and four-wheelers are said to have endured hopeless harm. 


6. Munnar Road 

Like the Neral-Matheran street, Munnar Road too has twisty turns and high slants. The sweet smell of new tea leaves will waft through your drive, however you will be irritated via rushed drivers who drive on the smooth go as though it were a motorbike runway! 


7. Three level Zig Zag Road 

Situated in Sikkim, these winding streets make for the most grand perspectives. At 11,200 ft over the ocean level, this street will give you the best perspective of the Himalayan crown. The breathtaking streets will send your head into a hissy fit regardless of the fact that you're perched on the secondary lounge. You require exceptional licenses to go through, as the street is not for the timid!


8. Khardung La Pass 

Under the armed force's nearby investigation, this pass is secured with clasp turns that will have the most prepared drivers frightful. Khardung La Pass gives you a passage to Nubra Valley and stays shut every year from October to May because of cruel conditions. 


9. Kishtwar-Kailash Road 

In 2013, competitor Mick Fowler and his climbing accomplice, Paul Ramsden, archived their way through the most risky Kishtwar-Kailash street. The one path way, which crosses through the recently framed J&K area, is dangerous to the point that it will make your GPS quit working for you. The ascension is awful, and one rushed move could arrive you on your deathbed. 


10. Rajmachi Road 

The graveled street arranged in the Sahyadris has a hustle-clamor of trekkers and bikers. The way gets dangerous amid the storms, which makes it troublesome for riders to ride on it. 


11. Kinnaur Road 

Kinnaur street will flabbergast you with its bluff hanging drives and dim tight openings. A modest slip-up, and you will sprinkle into the Baspa stream that will take no opportunity to swallow you. The valley street stays shut amid substantial snowfall. On the off chance that you ever get an opportunity to go through along these lines, please make an effort to remain additional watchful around the perilous Taranda dhank which is scandalous for asserting lives. 


12. Nathu La Pass 

This pass is said to be the most elevated motorable street on the planet. It is one of the three open exchanging fringe posts amongst China and India and is found 54 km east of Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, and 430 km from Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. The street here gets hindered because of monstrous avalanches and snow slime, making driving a terrible affair here.


13. Valparai Tirupati ghat 

It is difficult to achieve the most swarmed sanctuary on earth. Tirupati has a ghat which is entirely hazardous and inclined to mischances. You must be additional watchful while going through the turns and turns that are rich out and about. 


14. Gata Loops 

It's a progression of twenty one fastener twists that you will go over when you're driving on the Leh-Manali carport. The street is said to be spooky by a phantom of a traveler who was covered here. Individuals offer cigarettes and mineral water on the spot and afterward go ahead with their excursion. 


15. Pune-Mumbai Expressway 

Aside from avalanches, the Pune-Mumbai road has a huge amount of reckless drivers surpassing and crisscrossing their direction, which causes some genuine mishaps. There are likewise situations where drivers have dozed in the driver's seat, because of weariness and lack of sleep. A report uncovers that around 14,186 mischances occurred on the interstate between January 2006 and August 2014 and 925 individuals kicked the bucket between January 2006 and June 2013. Further examinations uncovered that 60% of mischances happened because of inconsiderateness and human mistake.