Sudarshan Rao, a Kannadiga from Bengaluru is on a mission. He has been riding on his bike from Tefrote in England to reach Bengaluru. He started on August 25 and has covered 15 countries and reached Pakistan on October 4.
From the Wagha border he has entered the country. Currently, in New Delhi he spoke to Kannada Prabha Delhi correspondent sharing his experience. He plans to travel to other places in the country for two more weeks and reach Bengaluru by the second week of November.
To reach Delhi Sudarshan Rao had travelled 12,000 km. He still has around 6000 km before he can complete his multi-continent ride and reach his home town. Born to Ramachandra Rao and Saraswathi, residents of Judicial Layout at Yelahanka, Rao graduated from Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru. He went to London on work and has been living there since and even got his UK citizenship.
His frequent travel by flight made him take note of the geographical diversity of our country and he wanted to experience it first-hand. That inspired him to take up the bike travel. He prepared for it for 3 years.
On Aug 25 he started alone but in France he met another biker and they both continued the journey together for some time. After 4000 km ride they were joined by five more bikers at Istanbul, Turkey. He is the lone Indian in the group.
Sudarshan Rao’s bike drives the BMWR 1150GS. Crossing Europe, Turkey, Iran and Pakistan in 42 days, Rao plans to ride across India in the next one-and-a-half months.