Mumbai: In 2011, Badri Baldawa was returning from London to Mumbai. Unlike other times, his wife Pushpa allowed him to take the window seat. As Mr. Baldawa looked down from the window, he was mesmerised looking at the mountains below. The avid traveller wondered what would it be like to drive through the mountains, but his wife dismissed this as a joke. By May 2016, he began to chart plans. And on March 23 this year, he embarked on the road trip with his 64-year-old wife and 10-year-old granddaughter in their BMW X5, across 72 days, crossing 19 countries and covering 22,200 km, before reaching London.
The 73-year-old steel exporter and chartered accountant, and hiswife, who are originally from Rajasthan but were raised in Karnataka before they found their home in Mumbai, have undertaken long trips before: Mr. Baldawa had hiked up to one of the base camps of Mount Everest …
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