Esha Gupta, 37, quit her corporate job to take on a 30,000 km journey across the country. This long journey which covered 16 states and lasted 110 days was part of her endeavor to prove that India is a safe country for women travelers.
In addition to this, she also earned the title of ‘Longest journey on motorcycle in a single country by a female motorist’.
Her efforts to establish that the country was safe for women travelers comes from the fact that people only talk of the negative aspect without focusing on positivity and good and helpful people that one meets along the way. This solo ride was specifically to draw attention to the encouraging aspect of travelling alone in this vast country.
Esha hails from Lucknow. She worked with the Oberoi Group and for a multinational company but took a break to travel. Her new Bajaj Avenger 220 DTSi kept her in good stead along the route over 16 states which included Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Seemasandra, Telangana, Orissa, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
The trip was sponsored by Throttle – a community for avid bikers, OSS GPS Tracking Solutions, Indian Oil, BAC (Bajaj Avenger Club) and Flipcarbon.
Esha shared her experiences along the route, the friends she made, the local people who were friendly and offered her food and place to stay and about the hotel staff that helped her when she was lost. Now back from her journey, Esha has stories to tell and anecdotes to recount of the entire solo journey she took across the country just to prove that India is safe for women travelers.