We all love planning road travels and executing but how far do you plan it to be?
Maybe to a hill station or the longest could be Kashmiri to Kanyakumari, but what about we say crossing 15 countries by 23,700 kilometres? Unbelievable right?
But yes this is India to London distance that we are talking about, going from India to London not by air as you would usually do but all by your car.
You must be amazed right now that there is a route connecting India and London. inside your car?
It’s not as difficult as it may seem, and it’s much more exciting and adventurous than simply sitting in the middle of the plane and arriving at your destination after a few hours. Believingly it may not be as difficult as it may seem.
This trip will undoubtedly end up being the best of your life, but planning, organising, and documenting are extremely necessary before they can be carried out. The first thing to keep in mind while thinking about this idea is that it will need a lot of planning and execution it will probably take a year or so to actually put it into action.
There are two possible routes that have been found to reach London by road all the way from India, one that passes through Pakistan and the other one that crosses China. Because it is so difficult to secure permissions that will allow you to transit via Pakistan, China seems to be your only option. The path to the final destination, which passes through 15 different countries, is as follows.
The order for countries would be:-
India ⇨ Myanmar ⇨ China ⇨ Kyrgyzstan ⇨ Uzbekistan ⇨ Kazakhstan ⇨ Russia ⇨ Belarus ⇨ Poland ⇨ Germany ⇨ Netherlands ⇨ Belgium ⇨ France ⇨ UK
How much will travelling through these countries take?
It would take you at least 6 weeks to travel across these 15 nations, but your time would be extended appropriately if you chose to stop and see the locations you were passing through.
You will be planning a road trip that will take you to different countries and it is important to know what things you will need to carry but importantly your documents while everything comes secondary.
So here’s a list of important things you need to carry with you.
Your passport is one of the essential documents you must always have with you in order to avoid problems in the future. Additionally, considering that you will be visiting more than 15 countries, make sure your passport has a few blank pages and an expiration date that is at least a year away.
2. Visas for travellers
Visas are one of the most important things to carry while you are travelling, for several of the nations, you will be visiting on this road trip, including China, Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Russia, the United Kingdom, and Schengen, you will need to have traveller permits with you, just as when you fly. In order to properly plan, make sure to familiarise yourself in advance with the visa application process and the necessary documentation.
3. Permission to travel internationally
Because it will be an international trip you need to have permission to travel across those countries and it will be necessary on this journey to have an international driving permit, although it can only be utilised if it was issued by the Automobile Association of India or the local licensing authority.
4. You must get motor insurance for every nation you pass through on your journey
from India to the UK.
To pass via Myanmar and China, special overland permits that must be approved by the state and the federal government are required. Make sure you apply appropriately because the latter process will likely take longer than the former, which may take around a month.
5. Carry extra cash.
You will need to bring some additional cash with you because this trip will most likely take you quite a long time and money shouldn’t cause you a problem at any place, Since it is well known that US dollars are a widely accepted form of payment, make sure to carry some tiny USD notes with you so you may use them while travelling.
6. Have medications.
Additionally, if you are taking any medications, don’t forget to bring them with you. Have medications in advance too, like you might feel uneasy at times with headache, indigestion or body ache. Consult your doctor for medicines that will suit you at these times, take enough of them so that it lasts you for the entire journey as again it will be a very long time travelling and make sure you won’t run out of them when you are travelling through remote terrain.
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