The GT Road, often called as the "Gernaili Sadak" (the Generals' Road) and Sadak-e-Azam ('The Grand Road') was built by Sher Shah Suri, a visionary Muslim ruler of the Indian sub continent in the 16th century AD. The road originates from Kabul, Afghanistan enters Pakistan near Peshawar through the famous Khyber Pass, skirts the suburbs of Taxila, and goes down to Lahore and crosses into India at Wahgha, finally culminating its 2600 kilometres long journey at Kolkata.
The Zozila (also know as Zojila or Zoji La) is one of the important mountain passes in India. At an elevation of 11,575 ft (3,528 meters) above the sea level, the pass lies Amid Leh in the Western Himalayan Mountain Ranges and Srinagar, on the Indian National Highway 1D.
Jalori Pass is the nearest mountain pass from Delhi, approximately 600 km away, and features on every adventure tourist’s map.
At an elevation of 3,978 m (13,051 ft), above the sea level, Rohtang Pass (or Rohtam Pass) serves as the gateway to Lahaul and Spiti valleys in Himachal Pradesh. About 53 km from Manali, it connects Kullu valley with Lahaul and Spiti which in turn provide access to Leh.
The Chang La (o Changla) Pass, at an elevation of 5,425 metres above sea level, is the third highest motorable mountain pass in the world. Guarded & maintained by the Indian Army (because of its proximity to Chinese border), this heavenly place is covered with snow throughout the year and it's part of the 83 mile road between the Pangong Lake and Leh, the former capital of the ancient kingdom of Ladakh.
Tanglang La Pass, regarded as the second highest mountain pass in Ladakh, is located in between the snow-clad mountains of the Great Himalayas.
Shipki La is a high mountain pass and border post on the India-China border, at an elevation of 5.669m (18599') above the sea level.
Khardung La, at an elevation of 5.359 m (17,582 feet) above the sea level, is a high mountain pass located in the Ladakh region, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Maintained by the Border Roads Organisation, the pass is strategically important to India as it is used to carry supplies to the Siachen Glacier. These roads are not paved and with the frozen mix of ice and dirt for a road it makes one slippery and narrow trail with very deep valleys right next to you. The pass is widely, but incorrectly, believed to be the world's highest motorable pass.
Munnar is one of the most popular hill-resort towns in Kerala and in southern India, located on the Western Ghats, situated in the Idukki district.
Bara-lacha la, also known as Baralach La Pass, or Bārā Lācha La, is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4,890 m (16,040 ft)) above the sea level located in Zanskar range, India. The pass, situated along the Leh-Manali highway, connects Lahaul district in Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir.
Fotu La is a mountain pass on the Srinagar-Leh highway in the Himalayas Zaskar Range in India. Located at an altitude of 13,478 ft or 4,108 m, the Fotu La Pass at the beginning of a descending road that leads past the Lamayuru Monastery down to the Indus River.
Marsimek La, at an elevation of 5,582 metres (18,314 ft) above the sea level, is a high mountain pass in the Chang-Chemno Range in northern India about 100 km (62 mi) east of Leh.
Banihal Pass is a pass across the Pir Panjal Range at 2,832 metres (9,291 ft) maximum elevation. This mountain range separates the Kashmir valley in the Indian state Jammu and Kashmir from the outer Himalaya and plains to the south.
National Highway 1D (NH 1D), also known as Srinagar-Leh Highway, is a National Highway entirely within the state of Jammu & Kashmir in North India that connects Srinagar to Leh in Ladakh.
Red Bull Racing driver Neel Jani took the high road, quite literally, when he drove the Red Bull Racing Formula One show car along the 18,380ft-high Khardung La pass in the Ladakh region of India. Neel Jani's drive from Leh to Khardung La makes Red Bull Racing the first Formula One team to have transported, fired-up and driven one of its cars along what is arguably the most challenging driving terrain in the world.