“Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam" (whole World is my family) and that was my learning from childhood and followed till date, traveling and seeing the world, capturing every moment through my camera was always my dream, so i started traveling like a banjara at the age of 18 and traveled many corners of india along with many cities in 21 countries. I was a typical corporate guy working abroad as a banker and dreaming to leave everything and just to travel across India with my bag pack and camera to see the most diverse place on earth.
Finally one day i decided, left Dubai in the month of July 2019 and came back to india, just planned a ruff itinerary and started my dream trip from Lucknow, started on bike, rode approx. 6900km including world’most treacherous road in himachal & across himalayan belt and yumthang valley in sikkim, also traveled 3200 km by road, air and water so total 10100 km journey i did, i literally used all possible and available transport available in india.. bike, flight, train, bus, truck, ferry and multiple lifts in car and motorcycles. I stayed in a luxury hotel, regular hotels, hostels, homes with local, bamboo cottage, camp and couch too, a true india experience.
Here is my detailed itinerary and some of pics..
Gurugram to Guwahati by flight and then shilong-cherapunji-mawlomg-dawki - bangladesh-dimapur-jorhat- masuli island
Pasighat - Ziro village arunachal - tezpur- guwahati - gangtok - lachung - yumthang- kangchenjunga - namchi
Kalimpong- tukdah - darjleeng - siliguri - kolkata - Varanasi - Allahabad - Fatehpur (my Hometown).
Total Distance covered - 10100kms.
Date - From 11th august 2019 to 10th January 2020
Milestones of life in this trip-
>15th August Flag Ceremony at lalqilla addressed by PM Mr.Modi,
>Attended Ziro Musical festival in Ziro valley Arunachal Pradesh,
>Durga puja in kolkata and pandals
>Dev Deepawali festival in Varanasi
>Trekked around 150 km including 6 best and toughest treks in india successfully.
its my first ever attempt to write any blog so leave your good or bad comments if you traveled with me via my pictures.
Abhinav Gupta (Fernweh Abhi)
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