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Indian Couple Drove a Road Trip from Mumbai to London | Covering 19 Countries in 72 Days



Mumbai to London

Indian Couple pulls off a Mumbai to London Road Trip by covering 19 Countries in 72 Days. While we keep making and busting your travel plans, the couple from Mumbai let go of their hang-ups and set out for the challenging road trip. On March 23, 73-year-old Badri Baldawa started on the road trip with his 64-year-old wife and 10-year-old granddaughter in their BMW X5, crossing 19 countries on 72 days by covering 22,200 km, before reaching the London.

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Mumbai to London

Mr. Baldawa, steel exporter and the chartered accountant by profession, hails from Karnataka and now lives in Mumbai with his family. The spontaneous adventure trips seem like a norm with the Baldawas. He had traveled up to one of the base camps of Mount Everest, driven from Mumbai to Badrinath, has gone to Antarctica and has driven across Iceland in 2015 along with his 10-year-old granddaughter.

The Couple started chalking out the plan on last year along with some colleagues and decided to go to Imphal and then make their plan to London through Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, China, and Russia. In an interview, Badri Baldwa said, “There was no other route to drive from Mumbai to London: if I were to drive via Pakistan and Afghanistan, there was no assurance that I would make it alive. We couldn’t go north via Tibet, as China would not allow it.”

Mumbai to London


Mumbai to LondonWhen they reached Imphal, they were joined by 12 other vehicles on the same trip. The group had links with the Indian government, and so Indian Embassy made the arrangements for their stay and dinner. He also talked about the largest distance they covered in a single day; a distance of 930km from Warsaw (Poland) to Brussels (Belgium).

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He said, “On that day we had breakfast in Warsaw, lunch in Cologne, and dinner in Brussels.” Their journey through 19 countries, was a complete eye-opener for them. From infrastructures to brilliant landscapes they got to see it all.

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