Are you aware of the fact that the National Highways in India are considered as the life line of road communication in India? In fact the National Highways are those expressways that connect the cities and the rural villages within the country in the same thread. The network of National Highways are maintained and also managed by the Indian Government.
Such is the popularity of the National Highways that they are quickly becoming very popular as tourist destinations as well which are prompting several hospitality businesses to run their resorts on these highways. If you are a traveler at heart, why don’t you do something entirely out of the box this summer while planning your vacation? How about exploring the various National Highways in India?
If you like the idea, here is a quick guide that covers some interesting facts about the different National Highways in India. Read on to know more and plan your next holiday that can bring you a huge adrenaline rush.
The busiest highway in India- National Highway 8
The National Highway 8 is 90 km long and has 6 lanes between Delhi and Jaipur. This is not only the busiest highway in India and the subcontinent but is also one of the best in the country. This highway connects the capital city of Delhi with the financial capital of India, Mumbai.
When you travel through this marvelous highway, you can enjoy the vast scenery that comes across. You can also make your stops at some of the most popular tourist destinations that fall along this highway.
Some such destinations are Alwar which is known for its vast Olive plantation and also the dessert Kalakhand, Jaipur, the pink city doesn’t really need any introduction and also Sariska which is known for its major tiger reserve and wildlife sanctuary. Also our resort name La Premier is near Jaipur Delhi Highway which is quite popular among people looking for wedding resorts in pink city.
Longest National Highway in India- NH 7 covering Varanasi to Kanyakumari
The National Highway has been renamed as National Highway 44 recently and it is one of the major networks of road that connects North and South of India. This is the longest highway in the country and runs across six states and is connected to some of the major Indian cities like Varanasi, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Madurai and Bangalore.
If you plan to explore the longest highway in India, there is a lot of stopover places that you can stay put to. For instance, in Bangalore, you can stop over at the Fantasy Golf Resort. In Varanasi, there is Hotel Surabhi International where you can stay put. Similarly, for all other Indian states that this highway covers, there are numerous resorts with excellent quality food and service that are ready to serve you with complete dedication.
The shortest national highway- National Highway 47A
Just like NH7 is the longest of the National Highways in India, the NH 47A is the shortest in the road network of the country. It covers a distance of only 6 km and connects Willingdon Island in Kochi with Kundannor in Kerala.
If you are planning for a quick trip to Kerala, you might travel on this NH 47A and can relax for a day or night at the Crown Plaza Kochi in Kundannor.
Haunted Highway in India- NH 33 in Jharkhand
The National Highway 33 in Jharkhand that connects Bahri in Hazaribagh district to Baharagora in East Singhbhum district is considered as the haunted highway of India.
According to the frequent travelers of NH 33, neither safe driving tips nor ardent prayers to the Almighty help in saving lives on this stretch of highway. People while traveling from Ranchi, make sure to stop by for a quick prayer at the Taimara Ghati Hanuman and Kali Temple. Similarly people traveling from Jamshedpur do the same at the Van Devi Temple to ensure that the trip on NH 33 is a safe and life saving one.
You might not be aware that this highway is also hit by the Maoist rebels frequently and thus people are afraid of traveling on this highway especially after the sunset. This highway is probably the only one in India where the number of fatal accidents is extremely high. It is needless to mention that there are no resorts or hotels in this area as people are fearful of the ghosts and feel that their prayers do not work.
If you are courageous enough and would want to check out the haunted highway for yourself, you can do so at your own risk. However don’t forget that it is here that you read and learnt about the haunted highway!