Earlier this year five friends and I travelled across India in an Auto Rickshaw aka tuk tuk, covering over 3000kms. Here’s the video I’ve made from our adventure.

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    1. Thanks. It wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be. Took us couple of days to get used to Indian driving conditions but it was all good after that šŸ™‚

  1. Incredible! Is this an organized rally or just something you did? What an awesome way to see the country. I’d go back to India to do something like this. Great video as well.

    1. It is organised by a company called The Adventurist (http://www.theadventurists.com) they have so many other races similar to this. This is also a fundraiser for charity, so not only we get to see India (and other countries) in a unique way, but also get to do something meaningful. highly recommend it.

    2. Nevermind I just spent the last 30 minutes looking at the Adventurists website. I’m hooked. Maybe I’ll see you on the next adventure!

  2. How did you find the safety in India? It is definitely on my bucket list, but I have heard so much negativity about the safety. Also wondering what camera/drone you used?

    1. I didn’t find it that unsafe at all, then again we were driving as a group (six in my team, and we were joined by three girls, so all together there were 9 of us). I will definitely go back again in the future.

      I was using a gopro hero 5 and a DJI Mavic Pro. Really wish I had a DSLR or something. My mate had a DSLR and he took some amazing shots like this one..https://www.instagram.com/p/BX0hPAOAm1r/?taken-by=_dashions_

  3. Many years ago I bought and drove a tuk-tuk from Mumbai to Kolkata to Varanasi. With side-trips it was about 3,500 km and I took over a month to do it. (I stopped in lots of places.) As a long distance biker (Pan American Highway twice, etc.) it was one of the most fun and craziest rides ever. I’m still in contact with several of the people I met along the way.

    Well done and nice job on the video. Congrats.

    Happy travels.

    1. Woah that’s amazing! I really loved south India, people were nice and the food was amazing. I will definitely go back again to spend at least a month travelling around India.

    1. > i so wish I had friends to do this with!

      No problems doing it solo. I picked up dozens and dozens and dozens of passengers along the way. I got invited to weddings, funerals, birthdays, family reunions, graduations, parties, etc.

    2. Iā€™m sure you could assemble a team from here or solotravel easily

      Edit: 2018 trips are completely sold out šŸ™

    1. That was in Udaipur (City of Lakes). We got to see one of the most amazing sunsets I’ve ever seen, we were so lucky.

  4. I visited India a year ago and It was an unforgettable experience. You had a great idea visiting that country by tuk tuk. Did you find difficult to drive in India? Which problems did you have to face traveling in India in a tuk tuk?

    1. I want to go back there again in the future to do a proper trip. we didn’t get to spend too much time sightseeing because we were trying to cover 3000km+ within 2 weeks.

      First day or so, found it hard to get used to the ‘Indian way of driving’ but after that it was all good. We were quite nervous when we drove through Pune and Mumbai because of the heavy traffic. we had few instances where cops tried to get bribes from us but we managed to get out of those. people were super helpful when we broke down, and never ran into any issues tbh.

      1. Thank you so much for all the information you gave me! Infact i remember that one of the main things i noticed during my India trip was the traffic… It was just unique and unforgettable! Anyway I think that you will always remember a so beautiful and unique trip. Which states did you cover?

        1. We started from Kerela (Kochi) and went through Karnataka, Goa, Maharastra, Madhya Pradesh, and finished In Rajasthan (Jaisalmer)

        1. We couldn’t speak Hindi (we are from New Zealand), and they couldn’t speak english. After a while (probably 30mins or so) they got tired of trying to explain us that we have to pay them money to go through that check point, and let us go.

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