July 19, 2017

Indian Couple Pulls Off A Mumbai To London Road Trip In 72 Days, Covers 19 Countries

by Neha Monga

An Indian couple from Mumbai pulled off an epic road journey from Mumbai to London in 72 days. They drove over 22,000 kilometres covering 19 countries.

Badri Baldawa, 73 along with his 64-year-old wife and 10-year-old granddaughter embarked on the journey in March earlier this year in their BMW X5.

Baldawa, who is a steel exporter and a chartered accountant by profession, is not new to spontaneous adventure trips like this. He has previously hiked up to one of the base camps of Mount Everest, driven from Mumbai to Amarnath, travelled to Antartica, driven across Ireland along with his 10 year old granddaughter in 2015  and undertook a 46-hour non-stop drive through Norway to North Cape, just in time to witness the longest night.

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The couple started chalking out the plans for this road trip last year with some friends and decided to take the unconventional route from Imphal and make their way through Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, China and Russia to London

Speaking to The Hindu, Badri Baldwa said, “There was no other alternate route to drive to London from Mumbai: if I were to drive via Pakistan and Afghanistan, there was no guarantee that I would make it alive. We could not go north via Tibet either, as China would not allow it,”

On reaching Imphal, the couple was joined by 12 other vehicles who were travelling on the same route. Since the group had connections with the government, their stay and dinner was managed by the India Embassy.

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The vehicles covered an average of 400 kms everyday by driving for around 12 hours with adequate breaks in-between, however the longest that they covered on a single day was 930 kms from Warsaw to Brussels.

“On that day we had breakfast in Warsaw (Poland), lunch in Cologne (Germany), and dinner in Brussels (Belgium),” Baldawa said.

The road trip has surely made a lasting imapct on the couple.  “It is difficult for me to think of the highlight of the trip, apart from the constant feeling of wanting to revisit those places and spend more time in almost all of them,” Mrs. Baldawa said.

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The couple is now on a mission to share their experiences and inspire and motivate others to follow their footsteps and want to spread the message that age is actually just a number.

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