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Most Dangerous Roads Of India




1. Khardung La
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Claimed to be the highest motorable pass in the world, Khardung La reaches at a height of around 5602 m and is located in Ladakh region of India. The road looks scary for the easily invincible height but the zealous souls often dare to take the challenge of a motor bike ride in this pass. Khardung La lies on the Caravan Route which was once the popular Silk treading route between India and China. The route is stretched from Leh to Kashgar in Central Asia. 


2. Chang La
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The Chang La is the main gateway to the Changthang Plateau located in Indian Himalaya. It has an elevation of around 5,360 m and claimed to be the third highest motorable pass in the world. Located in Ladakh region this route lies on the way to Pangong Lake from Leh. This 134 km long route remains snow-covered throughout the year and due to its extreme height one can feel scarcity of oxygen. 
 


3. Kinnaur Road
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The road is found in the southwestern part of Himachal Pradesh. The scariest part of this route is the carved and blind turns which make collision between the moving vehicles a regular incident. The road is carved out of hard rocks and might turn extremely narrow and scary at certain points. 


4. Leh-Manali Highway
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Perhaps the riskiest ever highway in the country - Leh-Manali route spans over a length of 479km and connects Jammu and Kashmir state of India to Manali in Himachal Pradesh. This snow covered road is enclosed with lofty mountains on both the sides which makes it prone to landslides. 


5. Zoji La
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Traversed by the Srinagar-Leh Highway, Zoji La Pass is one of the most dangerous mountain passes in India. The pass is located at an altitude of around 3538m and easily gets muddy during rainy season which makes it hard to pass. Heavy snow storms, strong winds and regular landslides make this route a perilous one in the Himalaya. 


6. Rohtang Pass
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Located at a height of around 3979m above the mean sea level on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of Himalaya, this route is located in Manali. This route is very significant for the people travelling to kullu as it connects Kullu Valley with the valleys of Lahaul and Spiti. Unpredictable landslides, heavy rains may cause road jam for an uncertain period of time. 

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Located at a height of around 3979m above the mean sea level on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of Himalaya, this route is located in Manali. This route is very significant for the people travelling to kullu as it connects Kullu Valley with the valleys of Lahaul and Spiti. Unpredictable landslides, heavy rains may cause road jam for an uncertain period of time. 

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Remember Kareena in Jab We Met, dancing on the the song "Yeh Ishq Hai" - it was shot in Rohtang Pass.

Located at a height of around 3979m above the mean sea level on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of Himalaya, this route is located in Manali. This route is very significant for the people travelling to kullu as it connects Kullu Valley with the valleys of Lahaul and Spiti. Unpredictable landslides, heavy rains may cause road jam for an uncertain period of time. 

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Remember Kareena in Jab We Met, dancing on the the song "Yeh Ishq Hai" - it was shot in Rohtang Pass.

Located at a height of around 3979m above the mean sea level on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of Himalaya, this route is located in Manali. This route is very significant for the people travelling to kullu as it connects Kullu Valley with the valleys of Lahaul and Spiti. Unpredictable landslides, heavy rains may cause road jam for an uncertain period of time. 

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Located at a height of around 3979m above the mean sea level on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of Himalaya, this route is located in Manali. This route is very significant for the people travelling to kullu as it connects Kullu Valley with the valleys of Lahaul and Spiti. Unpredictable landslides, heavy rains may cause road jam for an uncertain period of time. 

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Remember Kareena in Jab We Met, dancing on the the song "Yeh Ishq Hai" - it was shot in Rohtang Pass.

Located at a height of around 3979m above the mean sea level on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of Himalaya, this route is located in Manali. This route is very significant for the people travelling to kullu as it connects Kullu Valley with the valleys of Lahaul and Spiti. Unpredictable landslides, heavy rains may cause road jam for an uncertain period of time. 


7. Nathu La
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Nathu La is located at a height of 4,310 m above the mean sea level and turns highly precarious as it faces heavy snowfall during winter and regular landslides in monsoon. The pass is the connecting route between China and Indian state of Sikkim. 


8. Tirupati
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Tirupati is one of the most visited religious spots in the country. It is located on the highlands of Eastern Ghats at the elevation of around 853 mts. The roadway connecting Tirupati with the other cities of Andhra Pradesh turns prone to accidents for the number of loops and twists. At certain points the route turns very steep and people driving needs to take extra precautions to avoid accidents. 
Photo Courtesy : Flickr, Ghummakkar, Mridula



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