Want to truly explore India? Get on that bicycle
The Dekho Apna Desh series, promoted by the Ministry of Tourism, talks about how India is best seen on a bicycle. Over to the cycling duo of Tejaswini Gopalaswamy and Gurdeep Ramakrishna, who run Unventured Expeditions:
Having travelled to various parts of India and across different parts of the world, one of the things that makes us interested about India is that every 200 kms food, culture, the way the people speak or their way of life changes. That’s what inspires us to get out and travel and we have chosen the humble bicycle as the means to get around and explore India. So, I am going to introduce to you an idea of exploring India on a bicycle and share with you, insights into the diverse landscape and local culture and take you through the 360-degree view of India at the pace of a pedal.
Bicycle travel is the perfect pace to travel as it gives you ample amount of time to soak in everything around you, interact with locals and yet it’s fast enough to take you from one place to another.
We really liked riding in India at a slow pace as it’s not just about visiting the tourist spots. It’s more than that. We are going through the villages at a pace that helps us to understand that them, which is great.
Bicycle tours are conventional and we are not bound by time, space or the itinerary. It helps you to explore things as it comes, and every day appears new. You have the freedom to pedal as fast as you can and slow down if needed, to see the nature and people around you.
As someone rightly said, it’s about the journey and not the destination.
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