Travel: 22 Indian bikers embark on 4,500 km road trip across three nations
22 Indians set off on an epic road trip to Bangkok via the Asian Highway 1 (AH1) on January 23 covering a distance of 4,500 kms
When the India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway opened last year, adventure travel buffs all over the country were itching to get behind the wheel to undertake this historic road trip.
Located in the Mandalay region of Myanmar, the ancient city of Bagan was home to countless Buddhist temples and pagodas, many of which still survive
The city of Bagan in Myanmar is home to several thousands of pagodas. Pic courtesy/Sanjay Madan and Tushar Agarwal
Travel company Adventures Overland, undertook an eight-day trail that flagged off in Manipur's capital, Imphal, wound its way through Myanmar, and finally reached Thailand, after covering an approximate distance of 4,500 kms.
A fisherman goes about his daily business at Inle lake in Myanmar
Seafood is a huge culinary draw en route. Try it
Sanjay Madan and Tushar Agarwal served as the expedition leaders.
Shop for traditional Asian puppets along the highway
Cross the India-Myanmar Friendship Road
Madan tells us that the number of permissions required for the trip made them plan four months in advance.
The National Museum, Bangkok. pics courtesy/Sanjay Madan and Tushar Agarwal
Travellers at the Shwedagon pagoda, Bagan
The agency first received about 20,000 applicants, but owing to a cost of `3.5 lakh (higher than that of a flight to Bangkok), the final number of adventure junkies was reduced to 20.