We know that the very thought of driving during the Delhi monsoons makes the most os us cringe, but then there is a certain joy attached to it, too {if done right}. While the ring road stretch at AIIMS might not be ideal for any kind of drive at any time, driving around a few roads around Delhi can help you love the monsoon a little more {and even impress your bae while you’re at it}.

Ridge Road

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Photo source: suchitaxaxa via Panoramio

A drive around the ridge road that stretches from Dhaula Kuan to Pusa Road is the perfect way to feel as if you’re on your way to a hill station. With rocks and trees surrounding you on both sides, you can cruise your way with your windows rolled down and just enjoy the monsoon breeze. A good time for this drive is post 10.30pm, when there’s barely any traffic on the way.

Shanti Path

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Photo source: Krokodyl via Wikimedia Commons[CC BY-SA 3.0]

Beautiful embassies, flowers, lush green gardens and wide roads; this stretch promises a damn good monsoon drive. Don’t bother speeding here, since the stretch doesn’t allow high speeds {it isn’t that long either}, though you can turn up the music and maybe do your own version of carpool karaoke.

T3 Airport Road

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Photo source: Chandan via Flickr[CC BY-SA 2.0]

Anyone who has seen this road knows just how great it is. You can take your car here for a quick spin any time, and even slow down to watch planes take off from the airport. You might just find a few speedsters here looking for a healthy race, though you’d do well to remember you aren’t really Dom Toretto.

Dwarka To Gurgaon

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Photo source: Wikimedia Commons[CC BY 3.0]

This stretch, unlike the one near Ambience Mall, is relatively more open and less crowded. Nights are great for a drive around this area, and the view of city lights behind the lush green cover make the drive even better.

Yamuna Expressway

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Photo source: a? via Flickr[CC BY 2.0]

This one is for all those who love speed and want to experience the thrill of it without being pulled over a million times. Whether it’s testing the limits of your car or just having a relaxed drive, this stretch allows it all, and with superb road quality, too.

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