Road Tripping … The Asian Way! The Great Escape

The recent opening of the India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) Highway is exciting news for those of you looking for a cross-country adventure! 

Ever gone on a road trip with your friends where you’re constantly squabbling over the places to stop by because each one of you wants to do something different? Well, this road trip is one that will satisfy every travel personality – the foodie, the culture seeker, the photographer, the adventurer, and even the nature lover!

Stop 1: Guwahati (Assam, India)

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This road trip starts in the northeastern part of India, namely Assam. Guwahati is a city that is mainly known for its wildlife, so if you are an animal lover, the wilderness of Guwahati will be a dream come true. For the Instagrammers who are always on the lookout for picturesque spots, head on to Majuli. This is the biggest river island in the world renowned for its spectacular beauty.

Stop 2: Shillong (Assam, India)

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The next destination you probably should stop by would be Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya. A must-see spot at Shillong are the Elephant Falls, where you can view three separate waterfalls combining into one giant waterfall pouring into the body of water surrounding the East Khasi hills. Refresh your tired body by jumping into the cool waters for a swim. With lush greenery all around, this is a visual treat for nature lovers.

Stop 3: Bagan, Myanmar

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After travelling through the natural beauty of Assam, you will reach Bagan, Myanmar. This ancient city is rich in culture and is best experienced up close. After all, road trips are not meant for you to watch the places from your window and doze off once the sun rises! Hop onto a hot air balloon where you can admire breathtaking views of the thousands of temples and stupas dotting the landscape.

Stop 4: Yangon, Myanmar

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From the ancient capital of Myanmar, travel to its modern capital of Yangon. The first thing you will notice when you arrive in Yangon will be the array of tea stalls. Revive yourself from a long trip with a local tea of your choice before exploring the rest of the city. Yangon is known for its unique blend of flavours in its local cuisine, making it a paradise for the foodies in your group!

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