That Thailand to India road trip you’ve been dreaming about can finally become a reality.
The India–Myanmar–Thailand Trilateral Highway will connect Moreh in India to Mae Sot in Thailand, via Myanmar.
The route will measure almost 1,400 kilometres in length and will mark the first time that India is directly linked by land to Southeast Asia in decades.
It’s hoped that the highway will boost trade and cultural exchanges, by allowing the easy transportation of goods between the three countries.
While construction on the highway started back in 2012, a recent development has been announced: the renovation of 73 bridges in Myanmar – originally built during World War II – that will allow vehicles to safely cross the highway, reports the Economic Times.
The work is predicted to take around 18 months, claims Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi, Indian ambassador to Thailand, after which the highway could be opened to traffic from all three countries.
While the route connects just the Northeast of India to the Northwest of Thailand, road trip aficionados have been planning how to extend the trip from New Delhi all the way to Bangkok, using the Trilateral Highway to cross Myanmar.
Here’s what the Trilateral Highway looks like on a map, according to Thrillophilia:
The route will run as follows:
- Moreh (India)
- Tamu (Myanmar)
- Nay Pyi Taw
- Mae Sot (Thailand)
Will you be travelling the highway?