More and more Indian travellers are on a self-discovery trail, busy exploring places and lapping up the historical knowledge that comes along with it. The quest to attain this “ultimate experience” is driving one category of Indians to shun stereotyped journeys and embark on solo expeditions.
In 2009, when Tushar Agarwal thought about a break from the daily grind of life, he looked at a world map and thought: Why not drive from London to Delhi? He persistently worked at it for a year and embarked on his incredible road trip in April 2010.
“It was a lifetime experience,” recollected Agarwal, who took 51 days to travel 12,000 kilometres in his SUV, traversing Europe, Central Asia, Russia, China/Tibet and Nepal, consuming 1,571 litres of fuel.
“A road trip comes with an experience that is culturally enriching. You connect with local people, see vibrant cultures and meet good and bad people,” he added, saying it was a self-financed expedition.
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