A vast country that India is, by default, hints at its gigantic mess of roads connecting poles-apart places. A city that stretches out its km-long-arms to embrace another city is what we call as highway. Countless villages that one comes across, when on highway, is in stark contrast to altitudinous buildings that stand across the two ends of highway.
Top 10 highways you’ve to add in your diary if road-trips are your cravings.
National Highway 31
Emanating from Barhi to reach Guwahati, National Highway 31 is 1,125 km long. This highway is a gateway to seven sisters of India and is the most dangerous of its ilk.
National Highway 3
Emanating from Agra to reach Mumbai, National Highway 3 is 1,161 km long. It’s counted among the most engaged highways of India.
National Highway 4
Emanating from Thane to reach Chennai, National Highway 4 is 1,235 km long. It is also known as Pune-Bangalore road, passing through some most populous cities of India.
National Highway 17
Emanating from Panvel to reach Kochi, National Highway 17, is 1,269 km long. It is the most beautiful highway , passing through high hills, dense forests and long rivers.
National Highway 8
Emanating from Delhi to reach Mumbai, National Highway 8 is 1,428 km long. It is the first project to be completed of the Golden Quadrilateral Project.
National Highway 2
Emanating from Dankuni(West Bengal) to reach Delhi, National Highway 2, is 1,465 km long . Majority of this highway is the part of Grand Trunk road, which is the oldest asset of Asia, in terms of road.
National Highway 15
Emanating from Patankhot(Punjab) to reach Samakhiali(Gujarat), National Highway 15 is 1,526 km long. One of the major highway of northwestern region is NH 15.
National Highway 5
Emanating from Cuttack to reach Chennai, National Highway 5 is 1,533 km long. It connects Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
National Highway 6
Emanating from Hajira to reach Kolkata, National highway 6 is 1,949 km long. It is the highway that stretches out from the western corner of India to eastern corner.
National Highway 7
Emanating from Varanasi to reach Kanyakumari, National Highway 7 is 2,369 km long. It is the longest highway that merges northern and southern India.
By Prerna Daga