Empty wallets didn't prevent two youngsters to travel from Wayanad to Kanyakumari on foot. Vijay Babu and Sanif Babu intend to convey a simple message - don’t ever shelve your travel dreams due to paucity of funds - through their 600km journey on foot from Wayanad, a north-eastern district in Kerala, to Kanyakumari, a coastal city in Tamil Nadu.
The duo was particular to travel light and packed just three pairs of dress and a tent when they started their arduous trip from Kavummandhan in Wayanad. Though Vijay and Sanif covered 50km on day one, they couldn’t walk the expected distance in the following days due to adverse weather conditions. During their journey, both made it a point to visit all the tourist centres on the way.
The earlier expeditions of Vijay and Sanif, who are avid travellers, were well planned in advance but this odyssey had impromptu written all over it. People they meet on the way usually buy food and other essentials for the duo and also arrange space to pitch tent.
Vijay, who was working abroad, had to return home due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Sanif, a trained photographer, is doing odd jobs to earn a living.