Tantalizing India sets record of traveling 16470 kms in 17 days


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16470 kms covered in 17 days 19 hours 30 minutes

Three friends –Aadil Bandukwala (Belgaum), Sameer Siddique & Ratheesh Kumar who had set to complete and Tantalize India by traveling 16470 kms, have done it in record time of 17 days 19 hours 30 minutes.

The Trio

The earlier record was 19 days and 23 hours which was festered as a record by Limca Book of Records.

They had begun their trip on June 16th 2010 from Bangalore and they landed back to Bangalore today 4th July, 2010 at 1.30 pm.

Roads in the North East
In the ice

Their dream has come true after having to go through some very rambunctious time driving through Leh Ladakh and the North East. Their car was stuck in ice and had to wait for five hours to get back on the road. In the north east they faced the most horrible time as they had to divert into the forests due to a landslide and they had to go without food for 24 hours and they continuously drove there for 25 hours non stop.

Many had said why this time of the year with rains on the score, but the trio in one voice said, “ If do a record do it with all the adversity possible, so that the next time people will think over.”

With all the adversity behind them they also had some great time in the boat house on the Dal Lake, the fun riding a Jugad in Rajasthan & meeting new people all the while.


After the Limca book of records goes through all the records and data the trio will be officially declared as the record holders for traveling pan India 16000 kms in 18 days.

Congratulations !!!! Aadil Bandukwala (Belgaum), Sameer Siddique & Ratheesh Kumar you have made us proud.

The route they covered:

Bangalore (Karnataka) – Vellore – Chennai (Tamil Nadu) – Puducherry (Puducherry) – Madurai (Tamil Nadu) – Thiruvananthapuram – Kochi – Kozhikode (Kerala) – Mangalore – Karwar (Karnataka) – Panaji – Mapusa (Goa) – Belgaum (Karnataka) – Satara – Pune – Mumbai – Palghar (Maharashtra) – Silvasa (Dadra, Nagar Haveli) – Daman Daman (Daman & Diu) – Bharuch – Vadodara – Gandhinagar – Godhra (Gujarat) – Indore – Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) – Rajgarh – Kota – Jaipur – Bikaner – Ganganagar (Rajasthan) – Firozpur – Amritsar – Pathankote (Punjab) – Jammu – Udhampur – Srinagar – Kargil – Leh – Pang (Jammu & Kashmir) – Jispa – Manali – Bilaspur – Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) – Chandigarh (Punjab, Haryana & UT) – Nahan (Himachal Pradesh) – Dehradun (Uttarakhand) – Delhi (NCT) – Agra – Kanpur – Lucknow – Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) – Patna – Khagaria – Purnia – (Bihar) – Dalkola – Siliguri – Jalpaiguri – Cooch Behar (West Bengal) – Goalpara – Guwahati – Dispur (Assam) – Shillong (Meghalaya) – Karimganj (Assam) – Agartala (Tripura) – Silchar (Assam) – Aizawl (Mizoram) – Imphal (Manipur) – Kohima – Dimapur (Nagaland) – Jorhat – North Lakhimpur (Assam) – Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) – Tezpur – Nalbari – Kachugaon (Assam) – Alipurduar – Madarihat – Mal Bazar – (West Bengal) – Gangtok (Sikkim) – Darjeeling – Malda – Baharampur – Calcutta – Kharagpur (West Bengal) – Baharagora – Jamshedpur – Ranchi – Chaibasa (Jharkhand) – Kendujhargarh – Bhubaneshwar – Sambalpur (Orissa) – Raipur (Chhattisgarh) – Nagpur / Chandrapur (Maharashtra) – Nizamabad – Hyderabad – Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh) – Anantapur – Bangalore (Karnataka).


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  1. Thank you everybody for your wishes! A special word goes out to all the Belgaumites who came to meet and interact with us when we were passing through Belgaum. Thank you Uday and AAB for covering us!

  2. congratulations

    u have inspiered me to do same thing on bike . will break your recored soon….

    again congrtulationsssss

  3. Congrats guys! You have done it. Getting an official word on record is another matter, what matters most is that you have enjoyed the every moment of the journey and have visually and literally treated all the fan-followers for last 17 days!


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