Bengaluru-based IT professional Arunabh Majumdar has been on the trip of his life. This IIT graduate quit his lucrative job at Cognizant and undertook a biking expedition for 25 days from Bengaluru to Bangkok and has had the best time ever.
With a TVS Star City Plus, a 110 cc motorcycle, Arunabh took off on his journey in December, 2015.
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Arunabh made use of the tri-nation highway connecting India and Thailand, through Myanmar, for his journey. For the first part of the trip, Arunabh rode through Tirupati, Visakhapatnam, and Konark to reach Kolkata. He then crossed Guwahati, Silchar and Imphal to reach Moreh, a small town in Manipur located on the Indo-Myanmar border. It is through here that he entered Myanmar.
“I always had a passion for long rides on any vehicle I could get my hands on. During my IIT-Bombay days, I just took off one day on my mother’s Honda Activa through the scenic Western Ghats to reach home at BEL Circle in Bengaluru,” he told The Hindu .Partner Story#MGChangemakers - Episode 2: THE 21-YEAR JOURNEY OF CHANGE | Driving India Into Future
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He entered Thailand through Myawaddy, a town in Myanmar, on January 16 and entered Mae Sot. From here, he rode for 600 km and his expedition culminated in Bangkok on January 18.
Arunabh’s trip has’t been an easy one. He met with a small accident on the way, when his bike collided with a car in Raiganj in West Bengal. He had to make a detour to Darjeeling to get his bike fixed, before continuing on the ride.
The expedition involved a lot of paper work, but Arunabh still feels all that hassle was worth it at the end of the day.
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He told Deccan Herald, “People are very warm and welcoming and the sight of a biker with his bags saddled behind and asking for directions is usually a welcome change. I have stayed with locals in Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Zanskar, Rann of Kutch and a few other places. The nomadic lifestyle is a privilege that I have been lucky to experience.”