The undoable has been done. Two women,two bikes, and a journey from Kanyakumari to Leh in just 129 hours. Amrutha Kashinath and Shubra Acharya have now set a record since their journey is the fastest South-North tour done by women on motorcycles. The expedition has registered itself in the ‘Limca Book of Records.’.

The expedition was registered in the Limca Book Of Records as it is the fastest North-South tour done on motorcycles by two women. The trip, as Amrutha puts it, was completely sponsored

Key Takeaways:

  • Amrutha Kashinath and Shubra Acharya have become the first women to complete the journey from Kanyakumari to Leh in just 129 hours. The journey has been completed in record time.
  • Their expedition has been registered in the Limca Book Of Records as it is the fastest North-South tour done by women on motorcycles.
  • Though they had no such plan of completing the journey in a definite time, later, they decided to challenge themselves and completed the journey in five days.
  • The trip was completely sponsored and both Amrutha and Shubra are passionate travellers.

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Women In This Country Do No Prefer Travelling Alone

Amrutha, one of the two women, told Times of India that women  in this country do not prefer travelling alone. They mostly want a male partner for security reasons. However, they want to change this fact. Therefore, though there are a number of notions about the safety of women while travelling, these two women went ahead to prove themselves and succeeded in setting a record.

They also said that the most difficult thing for them while travelling was managing sleep. Shubra and Amrutha said that managing a minimum of five hours of sleep during the expedition was very difficult along with getting up early the next day.

Moreover, Amrutha also said that initially, they had no such plan of travelling in a limited time. But later on, they decided to challenge themselves and ended up completing the journey in record-five days.  “We have covered around two lakh km around the country. Then we covered Bhutan and Sri Lanka. This year we are going to Mongolia,” said Amrutha.

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Registered In ‘Limca Book Of Records’, The Journey Was Totally Sponsored

The expedition was registered in the Limca Book Of Records as it is the fastest North-South tour done on a motorcycle by two women. The trip, as Amrutha puts it, was totally sponsored. Also, both women are frequent travellers. They’ve also gone on a number of other expeditions and meanwhile, also faced challenges during their journey. They have been travelling together for the past seven years. Moreover, they also took a number of training sessions for months to make this journey possible.

They also said that the most difficult thing for them while travelling was managing sleep. Shubra, the other woman in the expedition along with Amrutha said that managing a minimum of five hours of sleep during the expedition was very difficult along with getting up early the next day. According to the two women, Tanglangla pass in Ladakh was among the most challenging stretches as the area is prone to snowstorms and rains.

The two women,definitely, are a motivation for all the women travellers.

Picture Credit: Times of India

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