A road trip for a cause by 4 young, energetic and charismatic entrepreneurs from Kerala. Starting from Kochi they will set out on a road trip covering 41 cities in India and Bhutan to capture inspiring stories across India. The trip will start from Hotel Le Meridien on February 14 and concludes on March 27.
Four Kochi based Entrepreneurs Mithun Aravind (A-Team Adventures), Krishnakumar (Greenpepper Consulting), Arun Paul (MacMills Consulting) and Nithin George (QPlay Technologies) will embark upon the journey which is titled “The Great Indian Footprint”.
They will be using a Nissan Terrano for the trip and all the real-time information are updated to www.thegreatindianfootprint.com.
Commencing from Kochi on February 14, the trip will pass through Calicut, Mangalore, Panjim, Mumbai, Surat, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Udaipur, Ajmer, Agra, Delhi, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Pathankot, Jammu, Srinagar, Pahalgam, Sonmarg, Kargil, Leh, Manali, Shimla, Dehradun, Nainital, Lucknow, Varanasi, Gaya, Siliguri, Thimphu, Darjeeling, Kolkata, Kharagpur, Cuttack, Puri, Berhampur, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Nellore, Chennai, Pondicherry, Thanjavur, Trichy, Munnar.
This world is not made of atoms, but of inspiring stories. The best of these stories come from the most unexpected places. So we decided to experience and capture some of these first hand. Not by sitting in our cubicles, but by embarking on a 12,000+ kilometre road trip across India for 41 days, covering 41 cities. Carrying just one single mantra: To capture inspiring stories across India! To discover India. To discover ourselves!
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine. Road trips are always exciting and the excitement of what lies ahead keeps us moving. The road has answers to all your doubts!
The great indian footprint is supported by various sponsors including Mathrubhumi, Oyo Rooms, Young Indians.
The team is also partnering with Young Indians (CII) for a noble cause – Say no to horn. During the entire travel, they will try not to honk. They will participate in YI campaign against noise pollution in 11 Indian cities during the course of travel.
The Great Indian Footprint 2016, is a unique road expedition driven by sheer passion for travel across India to discover random acts of kinds by strangers who make this world a beautiful place to live in, says Krishnakumar.
“We hope to come up with some wonderful stories to narrate! The challenge lies in driving through some inhospitable terrain in Jammu like Sonmarg, Kargil, Leh, Dras, Manali, Shimla and Khardung La Pass. We are travelling in a steel home and we aim to make that as enjoyable as possible. We like to call ourselves the ‘Band of Brothers’ because that is how it is going to be- one family!” — words of our expedition leader, Mithun Aravind.
During the course of journey, the team will give away footballs in 41 villages as part of an initiative Football for Peace. Football For Peace, a UN backed sports driven peace initiative to build peace through football is one of the partners.
We are appreciating Indian Army for the super human efforts they take to safeguard our country, in a specially organised function at Brigade, Kargil. We will also felicitate officers and javaans of 3RR battalion at Pahalgam, J&K.
The entire tour is designed by Travel Monk, Europe based travel and tour operator.
Website: The Great Indian Footprint