Roads are arguably the most efficient mode of transportation. They take us to places that are not reachable by train or airplane. They play a significant part in a region’s development, remember Silk Route? However there are some roads that are ‘Highway to Hell’. These roads are constructed in extreme locations like mountains or forests. Here is a list of some of the most dangerous roads in India. (ALSO SEE 8 spectacular coastal roads in India) Also Read - TY vs CHT Dream11 Team Prediction Women's Super Basketball League 2020: Captain, And Fantasy Basketball Tips For Today's Taiyuan Textile vs ChungHwa Telecom Match at Banqiao Stadium, Taiwan 4.30 PM IST

 1. Chang La

Changla Pass

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Located at an elevation of 5,360 m, this mountain pass is covered in snow almost all year round. You will feel nauseous and breathless while driving through this route. Carry a medical kit and extra warm clothes if you are planning a trip. Also Read - SPB vs BGR Dream11 Team Prediction, Vincy Premier League T10 2020: Captain And Vice-Captain, Fantasy Cricket Tips Salt Pond Breakers vs Botanic Gardens Rangers at Arnos Valley Sporting Complex at 6 PM IST

2. Khardung La Pass

Khardung La Pass

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Located in the Ladakh region, Khardung La Pass is the gateway to Nubra Valley. The pass, which is heavily guarded by the army, has several hairpin turns. It is not operational between October and May due to the harsh weather conditions. Also Read - Now Other States Need Permission to Hire Workers From Uttar Pradesh, Says Yogi Adityanath

3. Zoji La Pass

Zoji La

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This mountain pass is located in Kashmir at an altitude of 3,538 m and is an important link between Kashmir and Ladakh. The pass is frightfully narrow and usually covered in snow sludge.

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4. Mumbai-Pune expressway

Mumbai pune

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This zigzagging highway has witnessed a number of deaths due to rash driving. Some serious accidents have been caused by landslides. According to a report, between January 2006 and August 2014, about 14,186 accidents occurred on the Mumbai-Pune expressway.

5. Valparai Tirupati ghat

Valparai

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Located in Tamil Nadu, the Valparai-Tirupati ghat has some risky roads that are prone to accidents. The twisting and turning road will keep you at the edge of your seat.

6. Munnar Road

Munnar, the hill station in Kerala sure looks heavenly but the road to reach this heaven is quite rough. The slope and twisting road is dangerous but you should be more alarmed by the local driver driving the bus like a race car.

7. Neral-Matheran road

Matheran


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The road that starts from Neral and goes up to Matheran will surely give you the chills. The narrow serpentine road is as dangerous as it is beautiful.

8. Leh-Manali Highway

Manali Leh

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The Leh-Manali highway, which is featured in many Bollywood movies, is always jammed with traffic. The vehicles move at a slow pace as the route is dangerous. Many portions of the highway are under repair or are damaged. Driving on this road is painful to say the least.

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9. Kinnaur road

Kinnaur

Located in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, Kinnaur road is a cliff-hanging drive with dark narrow underpasses. The road is not operational during heavy snowfall. Be careful while driving through this route.

10. National Highway 22

NH22

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National Highway 22 is one of the most dangerous roads in the world. It was featured in the History’s Channel’s TV series called ‘IRT Deadliest Roads’. The road has a poor bridge, dangerous cliffs and heavy traffic. Poor maintenance and road conditions have made this route hazardous for driving.

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