Four women bikers will start their expedition to 7 countries from Hyderabad covering seven southeast Asian nations in seven weeks. and said that 'they want to introduce Telangana to their neighbors'.
The expedition is led by Jai Bharathi, the first woman to win GoUnesco challenge in 2012 by visiting all the 28 Unesco world heritage sites in India within a year. Shilpa Balakrishnan, A.S.D. Shanthi, a police constable, and Piya Bahadur have notable accomplishments in different fields.
According to Azmeera Chandulal, Telangana Tourism Minister,''These 4 girls will travel to 7 countries, covering a distance of about 17,000 km. Telangana Tourism is providing them all the things they need for the expedition.''
The team will travel through Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Lavos, Cambodia, Vietnam and different parts of India. During their journey, they will visit 19 UNESCO World Heritage sites and 35 UNESCO sites, said Tourism Secretary B Venkatesham here on Saturday.
Speaking to ANI, one of the biker,Piya Bahadur said,''We'll be starting from Hyderabad, across India, crossing over to Myanmar & riding through 7 countries. Bigger agenda is to introduce Telangana to not only India but also neighboring countries. Foreign Ministry is aware of our plan. We have all valid permits & visas.''
The women bikers would ride 400cc bikes and would be followed by a back-up team with logistics. They would also organise cultural evenings at selected pit stops