If you are a traveller who is ready to experience some adventure then this news is for you. Generally, people travel by air when they want to visit London from Delhi but from now you can travel from Delhi to London by road. Yes, you read that right!
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A Gurgaon based private company made an announcement on 15th August about their new plan “Bus To London”. According to the announcement now travellers can go to London by road and the travel time will be 70 days. This will be a one-way trip.
Before it all began, and India gained the notice of the Western tourist seeking a slice of ‘oriental mysticism’, there have been two sorts of overland travellers on these routes – those who took organised bus tours like Indiaman, Albert, Silver Express etc. and then there was the Hippie Trail. Hordes of young men and ladies packed themselves in “magic buses” and travelled overland from Europe to Asia, in search of ‘enlightenment’.
The most popular and first amongst them was a 1957 trip by a bus named The Indiaman. The bus began its journey with 20 passengers on board. Departure from London on April 15, 1957, it reached Kolkata on June 5. The same bus returned to London on August 2, 1957. A single fare cost was 85 pounds and 65 pounds for the return journey. The bus passed through France, Italy, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran and Pakistan before finally reaching India.
Now, the time has come to roll that dice the other way! Adventures Overland is all set to start on its very own dream bus which will restore that vibrant era gone by, but with supreme comfort and luxury. How would you feel about becoming part of the longest bus journey in the world spanning 2 continents, 18 countries and covering 20,000 km?
As a part of the journey, you’ll explore thousands of pagodas in Myanmar, meet rare species of Giant Pandas in Chengdu, hike the Great Wall of China, visit the historic cities of Bukhara, Tashkent & Samarkand in Uzbekistan, and cruise on the Caspian in Kazakhstan. You will unwind in historic European cities like Moscow, Vilnius, Prague, Brussels and Frankfurt before concluding the journey in London. After reaching London, the bus will start its maiden journey back home taking same route to reach India.
It will be the longest bus journey within the world. The bus will travel through Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, and France.The journey will begin in May 2021.
The whole trip from Delhi to London will cost Rs 15 lakh per person.
The 20-seater bus is being built right now and will be equipped with business class seats. The company has said that it will take care of visa arrangements for its passengers.
You don’t have to go the whole way as the trip will be divided into four categories and passengers can choose different destinations. The cost will be be calculated based on their choice. The whole trip from Delhi to London will cost Rs 15 lakh per person.
“We planned this trip after tons of individuals hooked in to travelling expressed their wish for a road trip to London” Adventures Overland co-founder Tushar Agarwal told. “This was announced on Assumption and that we hope that the primary bus to London is going to be flagged off in May 2021. We have not started the registrations thanks to the coronavirus spread. The registrations will start after taking stock of the coronavirus situation altogether the countries.” He also said that the corporate will lookout of all facilities, including arrangements for stay in 4-star or 5-star hotels.