Cycling around the city is quite ecstatic. Especially the experience of riding on popular roads. The renowned landmark, the glimpses you witness, the people you meet and even the hassles you encounter. This surely moves the heart of every cyclist and transforms them from within. No matter which part of the city they ride.
The culture, the terrain are pretty diverse. And everyone has a different thing to say.
Recently, we happened to ask our cyclists on Facebook about their favourite places to go cycling in India. And we were overwhelmed with the responses we received. We simply want to grab our bicycle and pedal our way to soak in these popular destinations.
Here’s what they had to say:
1. Tezpur in Assam to Nyukmadung in Arunachal Pradesh
2. Bhubaneswar – Konark-Puri
3. The Victoria Loop via the Strand in Kolkata
Watch this Youtube Video by Biking Jay to have a better look at this cycling route. If you are a newbie and want a good practice a good 7 km then this route is perfect for you along with good uphill and downhill roads along with a flyover.
4. Anchetty near Bangalore
“This cycling route has got all the challenges & thrill needed for a cycling ride,” says Cyclist Mohan Subramanyam
5. Parwanoo-Kasauli Old Road Climb
6. Bhor Ghat
7. Route Stretching Beyond Bannerghatta Forest, Bangalore
8. Mumbai Eastern Express Highway and Palm Beach Road
9. Mumbai Aarey Colony Route, Uttan Hills, and Yeoor Hills
10. Manjari Village Ride, Pune
11. Gaurav Path, Surat
“It’s a short route but lovely riding route.” says cyclist Chavan Mamata
12. Sangameshwar- Devrukh- Marleshwar, Ratnagiri
13. Ichalkaranji Nandani Shirol, Kolhapur
14. East Coast Road, Chennai
15. Necklace Road, Hyderabad
16. Any Ride Along The Khadakwasla Backwaters
“The Khadakwasla Backwaters are just around 15 km from the heart of Pune. Cycling along the backwaters is idyllic – roads are not too wide and in a good state of repair, there’s ample tree cover, and most importantly, not much traffic. This is in contrast to the road on the other side of the lake, a similarly scenic route, but with more motorized traffic to deal with – I’ll cover this route soon enough.
The backwater route offers several stopping points, like the villages of Kudje, Mandvi, and the bird watching point at Sangrun. There are a couple of climbs as well, as a truly superb climb to the Jarsheshwar temple.
While riding, you’re either seeing the Khadakwasla lake on one side, or mountains on the other – saying this is a scenic route would be an understatement. If you want a longer ride, you can go on to Mutha, from where you can turn back towards Chandani Chowk (45 km) or onwards to Lavasa. Alternatively, ride on to Panshet dam, and return across the lake for a nice 60 km circuit.” says cyclist Brian Fernandes (Indian Cyclist)
So if you’re looking to explore some new cycling routes, make sure to keep these favourites in mind. Also, if you haven’t shared your favourite cycling route with us, comment below and let us know!