Road trips are a real gamechanger in today’s travel scene. There is a certain romance to it and when done solo — that too by a woman — it can become a real inspiration. Gujarat-born Bharulata Kamble set a world record on Sunday by becoming the first woman to travel solo from England via the Arctic Circle to India.

Bharulata reached New Delhi on Friday and covered 32 countries while driving Thesolo. Along the way, she spread awareness about saving and educating the girl child. The UK resident had started the journey on September13.

“I could overcome the difficulties such as hostile weather conditions, lonely roads, rules and regulations in different countries due to my willpower. My husband too encouraged and backed me in this endeavour,” an official statement quoted, reported TOI.

The Arctic Circle is 2,792 km and Bharulata is the only woman to cover the distance. The UK resident credited her willpower for feat. She was honoured at a programme organised by the Maharashtra Information Centre in New Delhi.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself welcomed me. It was a valuable moment in my life,” said Bharulata who was born in Navsari district.

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Director (Information) of the Directorate General of Information and Public Relations Devendra Bhujbal was also present at the event.

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