If we sit down to compile a list of the best road trips in India, the Srinagar to Leh road trip definitely stands out. High passes, precarious cliff edges, wide open valleys - a total dream ride. At 419 kilometres, it offers you some of the best landscapes to gaze at and admire. Feel the thrill of the green valleys of Pahalgam and the wind-chill as you climb up the winding roads of Zozi La. The giant Maitreya Statue at Mulbekh soars high while the battlefield of Kargil gives you goose bumps. The world’s second coldest inhabited place, Dras, will give you a peek into the hardships that people face here and how they manage to keep a smile. The Moonland of Lamayuru will make you believe in fairy tales again. This is not just a road journey, Sringar-Leh highway is a canvas of life in the northern state of Jammu & Kashmir.