These are the 10 most dangerous roads in the world

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If you thought dangerous roads were just stretches of potholes to give you a bump on your head, then think again.There are far worse roads around the world,which when negotiated, will make your hair stand on end. As common highways for those living in the vicinity, you should consider yourself lucky never needing to drive down one. This list of 10 most dangerous roads around the world, pose a real challenge to any driver, testing both courage and determination. Passing through treacherous mountain gorges, sharp U-turns and nerve racking hairpin bends, some of them even pass through active war zones. A helmet is well advised to prevent a stray bullet in the head.

1 Rohtang Pass, India

Rohtang! The word itself is daunting enough. Would you consider driving through a road whose name means ”Pile of corpses”!

Situated in the eastern Himalaya at an elevation of 4000 meters, the Rohtang Pass stretches from Kullu to the Lahaul and Spiti valley. It is open to traffic for just 7 months a year from May after the snow melts to November.The pass is notorious for its unpredictable weather, regular snowstorms, mudslides and avalanches. Its worst accident was marked in 2010 when a raging snowstorm stranded almost 300 tourists.

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Rohtang Pass, India

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