India has the second largest road network in the world. Some of the Indian roads are so dangerous that faint-hearted can’t even drive on them. Let’s look at some of the scariest roads in India.
#6 Rohtang Pass: Situated on Pir Pajal range of the Himalayas, 3979m above sea level, this is one of the most dangerous roads in India. Situations here get so harsh that it is closed most time of the year. Landslides are a common occurrence.
#5 Leh-Manali Highway: Its highest elevation is 5,328 m (17,480 ft) at Tanglang La mountain pass and this highway connects Manali valley to Lahaul and Spiti valleys and is maintained by none other than the brave Indian Army.
#4 Kinnaur Road: This road connects Kinnaur district to the rest of the country. The hairpin bends are really dangerous and narrow. Landslides are often and it remains closed from December to May. This is a road only brave-hearts can drive on.
#3 Chang La pass: Situated at an altitude of 5360 meters, this road has the very harsh climate. Travellers have to suffer because of less oxygen. It is also covered in snow the entire year.
#2 Nathu La: It is the connecting route between China and Sikkim. This road is blocked in winters because of heavy snowfall and this road is maintained by Border Roads Organisation (BRO), a wing of Indian Army.
#1 Khardung La: Touted as world’s highest motorable road, Khardung La is situated at the elevation of 5602m. This road is very dangerous and scary and probably the most dangerous road in India too.