Hyderabad: A 100-day pan-India road trip covering 18,267 km across the country. This is a wheeled adventure that began on March 17 Mitra Satheesh, 40, a professor at Government Ayurveda College in Kochi, on Saturday March 17 in Hyderabad.
His eleven-year-old son Narayan gives him company on this epic car tour.
Aiming to cover about 800 km a day, Mitra has already covered Thiruvananthapuram, Kanyakumari, Pattamadhai, Tirunelveli, Madurai, Thanjavur, Puducherry, Chennai, Ongole in Andhra Pradesh and Nalgonda in Telangana state.
“I want to promote traditional Cheriyal painting in the state of Telangana. I went and met the artists. We also visited the Chaya Someshwara Temple in Nalgonda, a wonder in itself, ”he said.
Mitra, who explained how the trip took place, said after the Covid-19 pandemic that she was caring for coronavirus patients at her Ayurveda university, which had become a Covid care center. “It was a spontaneous decision, and my family, especially my husband, supported me for the tour,” she said, adding that she was always fascinated by travel.
“I have been driving for more than 11 years; and in May 2019 I made my first solo adventure trip to Bhutan. I learn new cultures, new traditions, eating habits, relationships and mentalities, ”he said.
“India is such a beautiful place to explore. Through my “Deko Apna Desh,” I call on all women to travel places. Men should support women in this. Travel is an investment that provides wonderful memories. Don’t plan your trips to be expensive. It’s about experiences, not comfort or luxury, ”he told Deccan Chronicle.
On Sunday he visited the Old City and had a feeling of Hyderabadi flavors.
Mitra only travels during the day, traveling about 800 km, sometimes less, depending on the conditions and time of the trip. “Before I get to a place, I research about that area and that place,” he said. “I take a lot of care with food and I carry cereal and milk in the car,” he said.
In his next stage, after starting on Monday morning towards Hyderabad, he will head to Kondapalli, then head to Rajahmahendravaram, Visakhapatnam, see the Borra Caves and the Araku Valley, after which his plan is to enter Odisha and then drive to Calcutta, in the northeastern states, and then take a turn toward the northern states.