India Road Trip

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Rohini, my wife, and I embarked on a 'Discover India' journey. Wanderlust took us across India on our modest Santro car and kept us on the road for four months. The India road trip has been till date the most enriching experience of my life. Here's sharing the experience with you.

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  • Great Road Trip!!! Yes really amazing!! Hats off to you both!!! Reminds me of the solo india road trip http://routebyroad.com
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  • This is amazing. How did Santro survive the Indian roads ?
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India Road Trip

  1. 1. India Road Trip 11 August – 02 December 2007
  2. 2. The Characters Kooch – a black Santro Xing, Tautik & Rohini
  3. 3. The ‘Discover India’ Journey 18,673 km, 114 days, 20 states, 61 stops
  4. 4. The Route Bangalore  Hampi  Goa  Ganapatiphule  Pune  Ellora  Ajanta  Ujjain  Udaipur  Chittorgarh  Jodhpur  Jaisalmer  Bikaner  Amritsar  Mc Leodganj  Nagrota  Srinagar  Sonamarg  Kargil  Nimmu  Leh  Sarchu  Keylong  Kaza  Tabo  Nako  Kalpa  Narkanda  Kasauli  Mussorie  Lansdowne  Corbett City  Nainital  Aligarh  Agra  Lucknow  Khajuraho  Allahabad  Beneras  Bodh Gaya  Shantiniketan  Kolkata  Malda  Balurghat  Kurseong  Jaldapara  Guwahati  Shillong  Guwahati  Siliguri  Behrampore  Kolkata  Similipal  Bhadrak  Chilika  Vizag  Ongole  Mahabalipuram  Pondicherry  Madurai  Kanyakumari  Varkala  Periyaar  Coonoor  Bangalore
  5. 5. Highlights Driving through the 3 highest motorable passes
  6. 6. Highlights Jammu-Srinagar highway was eventful with bomb-scare, landslide and shooting stones
  7. 7. Highlights Experiencing the magnetic hill at Nimmu
  8. 8. Highlights Kooch falls into an icy cold stream in Ladakh and the rescue act followed
  9. 9. Highlights Drove to the serene Pangong Tso on Tibet border
  10. 10. Highlights Driving through the barren Spiti Valley
  11. 11. Highlights Tractor pulls Kooch over an overflowing river near Corbett National Park
  12. 12. Highlights Kooch passes over a make shift floating bridge, made by the Army, in North Bengal
  13. 13. Highlights Drive to the wettest place on earth
  14. 14. The Gourmet Makhaniya Lassi in Jodhpur Gustaba, Rista & Kawah from the Kashmiri Wazawan Bogari in Behrampore, West Bengal
  15. 15. The Gourmet Momo, Thenthuk & Thukpa in Ladakh & Himachal Galauti & Kakori Kabab in Lucknow Rabri & Paan in Benaras
  16. 16. Faces of India
  17. 17. Faces of India
  18. 18. Faces of India
  19. 19. Faces of India
  20. 20. Faces of India
  21. 21. Road signage kept us in good humour
  22. 22. Festivals of India
  23. 23. Festivals of India
  24. 24. Festivals of India
  25. 25. Road across India
  26. 26. India road trip: An enriching experience
  27. 27. © Tautik Das and Rohini Datta April 2008 Contents not to be duplicated, reproduced or copied without written permission. For permission please contact tautik@gmail.com

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