Kerala to Bhutan road trip on a motorbike | 6,500 kms in 22 days

GoPro self-portrait of joshi Daniel crossing the bamboo bridge over Ajay river in West Bengal, India on KTM Duke
Crossing the bamboo bridge | Ajay river, West Bengal, India
Inverted little planet (tiny planet) self-portrait of joshi daniel at Buddha Dordenma, Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu, Bhutan
Inverted little planet (tiny planet) self-portrait | Buddha Dordenma, Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu, Bhutan
GoPro photograph of Parvathy Krishnan at Buddha Dordenma, Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu, Bhutan
Parvathy Krishnan | Buddha Dordenma, Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu, Bhutan
Inverted little planet (tiny planet) self-portrait of joshi daniel during the trek to Tiger's Nest (Paro Taktsang), Paro Valley, Paro District, Bhutan
Inverted little planet (tiny planet) self-portrait | Tiger’s Nest (Paro Taktsang), Paro Valley, Paro District, Bhutan
GoPro self-portrait of joshi daniel riding KTM Duke in the rain in Naidupet, Andhra Pradesh, India
Riding in rain | Naidupet, Andhra Pradesh, India

These are few of the images shot during our Trivandrum, Kerala to Bhutan road trip on KTM Duke motorcycle: 6,500 plus kilometres in 22 days. All the images where shot using the new GoPro Max and GoPro HERO8.
During the trip google maps took us through many beautiful village roads, but ended up as off-roading rides. Ignoring maps helped us ride on highways.
Getting immigration for me was easy, but getting the RTO permit for the motorcycle took almost a day. The new rule states that riders need a local escort with them during the entire journey in Bhutan. The vehicle permit costs Rs. 200/day. But the escort/taxi/cab cost comes to Rs. 2,500 to 4,000 per day, can be expensive if you are traveling in a small group. Nevertheless the day spent in RTO was fun meeting many other riders from India.
Food in Bhutan is great. You get great beef dishes and local Druk beer.

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75 Replies to “Kerala to Bhutan road trip on a motorbike | 6,500 kms in 22 days”

  1. Great shots and article! I was also interested in visiting Bhutan but the cost seems a bit high for few days to a week… I’ll still browse around and maybe one day I’ll visit it 😉

  2. 6500 kms on the road and nothing can be more adventurous and Bhutan has been my favorite destination, I loved the way nature is nurtured by the beautiful people there. Your work of art is an inspiration for all of us. It only comes with deep dedication to the passion that we are so fondly fallen in love. Wishing many more success the year ahead.

    Wishing you a wonderful 2020 Happy New Year!!!
    Signing Off 2019 from wondering “Makeup & Breakup.”
    :D

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