One and probably the only thing that stops us from travelling is money. We are convinced that travelling without money is almost impossible.
But two guys, Anuj Khurana and Ishant Kumar Singh Jadaun are here to prove us all wrong. The duo decided to travel the country, with no money. Their aim was just to get a true vibe of travelling across their own country.
They started from Gurgaon.
From Gurgaon, they headed straight to Jaipur with only Rs. 100 in their pocket. After the fuel was over, they left their bikes and began hitchhiking. The idea was to avoid spending money at any cost. And they succeeded. They slept on the road, crashed weddings for food, took lift from truck drivers and sometimes survived the entire day on one meal.
They started their journey officially from Mumbai where the drivers were kind enough to share alcohol with them. Anuj and Ishant met a lot of people on the journey, some of whom were interested in listening to their story and helping them out. Some people offered them food, while some gave them a place to crash. Meeting people, interacting with them and touching their life was their biggest take away from Mumbai.
Next stop was Pune, after which they headed straight to the party state – Goa.
The two slept in tents, met travellers from different parts of the world. They spent days in an aashram, soaked some Vitamin D and made their own food.
But, Bangalore was the place that gave them the best experience.
After a not so easy journey to Bangalore, they shared their story on social media so that people could reach out to them.
And, as luck had it, their 25 days in Bangalore were full of social events. They received over 300 invitations to meet, eat and even stay with different people. In fact, a school called them for a seminar.
Their next stop, and the hardest to reach was Ahmedabad.
It took them 5 nights, and 1900 Km hitchhike to get to Ahmedabad for the Garba festival. The road was tough, but alcohol helped uncomplicate things.
After wrapping up from Ahmedabad, they went to Nainital and Lucknow. Nainital because that’s where it all started for them and Lucknow for food. They took some time off to spend time with their families before deciding where to head next.
But, they did all of this without a plan. Probably to let things be or go with the flow.