It would be complimentary when beautiful destinations are led by beautiful roads giving an exemplary pleasure on the ways filled with nature’s excellence – verdant landscapes, boisterous rivers flowing through the gorges, mystical unending forests, and snow-capped majestic mountains.
Oh yes! It is possible to traverse such roads. Where? In Himachal that has innumerable destinations to explore. To have a leisurely experience, a road trip to Himachal Pradesh is an ideal one.
In this blog, I will be elaborating some ‘Pro-tips’ that I figured out from my personal experiences gained from many road trips to Himachal Pradesh, which are useful and budget-friendly.
These tips are of great use as they are coming out of the bag of an avid traveler. The tips are handy for planning and implementing measures to bear out a splendid road trip.
A trip by road offers an enhanced pleasure as one would be having the company of friends or family.
So, it is necessary to plan the route, do accommodation bookings, decide the list of places to visit, and many more things involved for a comforting and joyous experience of the journey.
Without having taken care of the impending issues that one may face could dial down the fun, which is the prime motto of going on a trip by road.
The pro-tips that we are going to provide you now will help to have ‘the hassle-free experience’ on a road trip to Himachal.
Here is the list of the pro-tips
The first thing to do! Think about where you wish to go. Himachal is inundated with beautiful destinations. If you are going solo, then it won’t be a problem.
But usually, road trips are much fruitful when family or friends accompany us, making it a connecting experience for everyone travelling with you.
In this case, choosing place/s is important as everyone has her/his own expectations and likings. An approach that can help to decide could be –
As per an adage, “If the first step is taken, half of the work is done”. Once place/s is decided, further actions won’t require much rigor.
Thanks to ‘Google Baba’, planning routes for the trips have become a lot easier. One doesn’t require to waste time in drawing a hands free map on paper, which is not so reliable.
It is highly unlikely that Google maps give wrong information. Let us have a look at the points to follow to pick and plan a road route for your upcoming trip.
Pack minimal and necessary. You don’t need to take all the dresses that make you look good unless the trip is dedicated to a photo-shoot or beauty pageant.
Recall! You are going along with friends or family. There has to be ample space in the car more for people, and may be less for bags.
Of course, you should take what is essential, just don’t pack anything and everything. From my experience, some things you may take along with you are here bellow.
It is imperative to book accommodation beforehand to curb the possibility of not finding it instantaneously after reaching the destination. Moreover, you need to keep into account the expectations of the peers going along.
If a flock of friends are going on the trip, then a budget-friendly hostel could also work. But, if the elderly are accompanying then the stay has to be comforting. Hence, it depends upon how you could suffice the needs of all with little compromise.
Budget plays an important role whilst finalizing the hotel. Many websites provide a solution for this.
A quick search on Google does show plethora of websites offering hotel bookings with reasonable as well as luxury prices.
An added advantage to book a hotel from these websites is reviews and ratings given by erstwhile stayers, which helps to select an appropriate accommodation.
Some essential documents could be asked to present on the trip, either by hotel or roadway cops. As you could be riding in your own vehicle, it is compulsory to have the Driving license and Car Insurance. Likewise, there are other documents that should be taken. The complete list is as follows.
Again! Please don’t forget to take them along with you!
You have already finalized the route and accommodation after discussing it with peers. Still, there are many things left to be discussed and settled. What are they?
It might look like petty things, but these are precursor to any road trip when you are going with close ones. All have to come to harmony. Otherwise, unnecessary squabbles and grudges may come up, spoiling the happy dispositions of everyone.
Foremost! If you don’t have the experience to drive on the meandering roads of Himachal Pradesh, then don’t do it. Hire a cab.
Now, I am assuming that you are going on a trip with your family or flock of buddies. A comforting car is a pre-requisite for that trip.
Choose an apt vehicle. How? Here are few points that can help.
Note: Book a cab from our website at a cost effective price
Food is important. You must not eat unhealthy on the way. Eating from an unknown place can lead to troubles with your health.
Google is quite handy in providing information on this ground too. So, use the facility and pick up places on the way where you can stop by to eat healthy and tasty food.
Another good way to decide on places to eat is by asking the informant, that could be anybody you know who had gone to the same destination via the same route.
The most reliable one could be the hired taxi driver who must be having appropriate suggestions.
Music + fun + close ones = a marvelous road trip.
I don’t think a road trip is complete without a playlist of regaling music.
Some peppy pop songs for you, a few 80’s melodies for dad, added with some spiritual prayers for mom, and Punjabi bhangra numbers for brother.
All the above completes the playlist. Remember, you are the moderator who has to take care of everyone’s needs. So, songs for everyone has to be in the playlist.
A karaoke session whilst driving can add excitement to the delightful road ride. So, sing along.
It could be called a food contingency measure to pacify sudden hunger strokes.
Moreover, the possibility to get stuck in traffic is always there. In such a case, a basket of snacks is a savior.
What should be included in the basket?
Proper planning bears out a cool execution and rewarding result. The above tips are curated for the same.
We’re sure that these pro-trips to plan a road to Himachal Pradesh will be used and appreciated by you. Please take out some time to let us know how you feel about it.