Journey of lifetime: Sexagenarian couple drive all way from France to India

Taking the word ‘adventure’ to the next level, a sexagenarian couple drove their four-wheeler from California to Hyderabad.

Published: 14th June 2018 04:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th June 2018 04:17 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Taking the word ‘adventure’ to the next level, a sexagenarian couple drove their four-wheeler from California to Hyderabad. As unimaginable as it may sound, the Hyderabadi couple braved several continents, oceans and islands to arrive in the city on June 12.

The couple - Dr Rajesh Kadakia (63) and Dr Darshana Kadakia (60), doctors by profession in the USA, covered a staggering distance of 37,000 km over 61 days.

Born in Hyderabad, Dr Rajesh and his wife started their journey from Mukthananda Ashramam in New York. According to a family friend, the couple wanted to spend time together after failing to do so throughout their professional lives. The couple took a plane from New York to Paris and their car was sent as cargo. “They carried sophisticated communication devices and were in constant touch with travel advisors,” said P Janardhan Reddy, a family friend.

“There were instances when the high altitude took a toll on Mrs Kadakia when she had difficulties in breathing. As the couple were doctors, they could come out of the situation,” Reddy added.

A journey for the ages:
USA - France - Belgium - Germany - Denmark - Netherlands - Sweden - Finland - Russia - Kazakhstan - Mongolia - China - Tibet - Nepal- India.

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  • babu kantamneni

    Way to go Rajesh! babu from Decatur.
    6 months ago reply
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