Come summer time of 2021, meet big pandas and cross the Gobi desert, as Adventures Overland takes its purchasers from Delhi to the British capital
That’s proper. Adventures Overland’s subsequent magnum opus of a plan contains taking its purchasers to the British capital in a giant crimson customised bus. The one-way journey will take 70 days and can cowl 18 countries and 20,000 kilometres.
Setting off from the Indian capital it is going to traverse the traditional Silk Route, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Chengdu in China the place one can meet big pandas, the Gobi desert, Great Wall of China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium, and take a ferry from the port of Calais in France onto the port of Dover, UK.
The journey is scheduled for May 2021 and Tushar Agarwal and Sanjay Madan, the founders of Adventures Overland, plan to make it an annual journey very like their Road to London self-drive street journeys that began in 2017. “A lot of people approached us, expressing interest in a road trip to London, but they did not want to drive. That is how the idea of a hop on hop off bus tour came about,” says Tushar.
With fixed street journeys, particularly to far-flung South America and Africa, taking on most of their time, Tushar and Sanjay hardly discovered the time to put the plan into movement. “But now with the lockdown we were relatively free and planned out the entire bus ride,” he says. The journey is damaged into 4 legs: South-East Asia, China, Central Asia and Europe. The intrepid travellers have the choice of doing the total tour from begin to finish level, or they will even be part of the workforce from designated cities in one in every of these countries. “Most people who come on these journeys are seasoned travellers, who now want bigger adventures in life,” says Tushar.
While locations like Paris and Hong Kong possibly the primary that individuals consider when they need to go on a vacation overseas, Tushar says, the thought right here is to take them to areas that they usually don’t consider. “That is why we have bypassed Western Europe. The beauty of this journey is, you will get to see unexplored parts of the world,” he says. Once the travellers attain London, they will both keep on longer or fly again. The bus will stay in the town for a month after which come again to India with a brand new set of individuals from London.
While the bus will present all creature comforts, the one factor lacking is a restroom, due to hygiene causes. “But this is a route we have travelled on multiple times and it has good infrastructure. We will stop for short breaks every two hours,” says Tushar, including, “Just bring along your positive attitude.”
The journey is priced at ₹15 lakh per head. Log on to www.bustolondon.in