If taking off to the Himalayas on bicycles and Bullets were already in vogue, there is another cool way to travel that’s hit the trending list – by turning vehicles into drifting homes! It’s a group of youngsters, travelling from Mananthavadi, Wayanad, to Kashmir on an autorickshaw that’s garnering all the attention now.
The journey that began on January 7 from Kattikkulam landed them in Maharashtra on Saturday. Bavali native B Siyad, PM Shafeeq from Mullankolli, Kattikkulam natives PC Sirajuddeen and KV Ashkar are the travellers who thought of this novel idea. Their initial plan of travelling by bikes met with stiff opposition from their homes owing to the risk factors involved in it. So off they went, packing up their bags in an autorickshaw.
When dusk falls, they set up a small tent by the roadside and cook their food. It’s a travel plan they had to postpone due to COVID restrictions. For their makeshift home and vehicle, they bought an old autorickshaw and refurbished it.
Their itinerary includes visiting Hugli, Ajmer, Manali and then proceeding to Kashmir. To be able to fund for the journey, the foursome had picked up many odd jobs. While setting off to the northern end of the country, they don’t forget to update the details of this interesting and eventful journey on social media.