Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road. This quote by Jack Kerouac depicts the beauty of a trip one experiences while being on a road. There are many things that change when we take a trip. From people to feelings, everything takes a new face while you take time to explore and discover new things. Same is the case with road trips, you never know what you are going to see or experience unless you take one. But have you ever taken a road that make you felt like the road to death? If no, then here is the list of such roads and if yes, then, you’ll find them more interesting and scary than your previous experience.
- North Yungas Road, Bolivia: Known as the Road of Fate or Death Road, North Yungas Road is 56 km long stretch of road that connects Coroico to La Paz in Bolivia. It has been named as the most dangerous road in the world as annually 200 to 300 travelers die while driving through this road. The breath taking twists and turns will make you scream out loud if you are afraid of heights. The location of this road is in such a way that 2 vehicles cannot pass at one time and if they try to do so, one of them falls down.
- Karakoram Highway, Pakistan: Connecting the Sinkiang Uighur of China and Gilgit–Baltistan of Pakistan, across the Karakoram mountain range, Karakoram Highway is one of the highest paved international roads in the world. Named as the “Friendship Highway” by both the nations, it plays a major role in the trade and other connections between them. The reason why we have added it to this list is because it is highly prone to floods and landslides that has caused many destructions. Though there are certain views which are spectacular but overall it is a very dangerous route and shall be taken at own risk.
- Dalton Highway, Alaska: This 414-mile long road in Alaska is yet another road that has managed to take its place in this list of the most dangerous roads. If you are wondering that the pictures are so serene and amazing yet we have kept it in the list, then take a drive through the road and experience the flying rocks and potholes, you will understand yourself. It starts from Elliott Highway in north of Fairbanks and stretches up to Deadhorse near the Arctic Ocean and the Prudhoe Bay oil fields. While you plan to take this road, remember that you will find yourself nowhere.
- Zojila Pass, India: Located on the Indian National Highway, between Srinagar and Leh, Zojila Pass is a high mountain pass that sets in the Himalayan mountain range. It is major road that connects Leh and Ladakh to rest of the world and is at a height of 3,528 metres. The dangerous paths and the scary mountains are enough to prove its virtue. Though many travelers have tried to get over this risky road but several have even failed to survive with the nightmares. This 9-km long road is both a lifeline and a death road for people.
Now when you have the list, keep it handy so that you don’t take them on your next road trip. And if at all you are planning to put your life in risk, carefully follow some travel tips for a better experience.