Aiming to drive through over 28 countries and covering over 31,000-km, 42-year-old former lawyer Bharulata Kamble is set to become the first Indian woman in the world to drive solo from United Kingdom
Aiming to drive through over 28 countries and covering over 31,000-km, 42-year-old former lawyer Bharulata Kamble is set to become the first Indian woman in the world to drive solo from United Kingdom to India in 75 days.
Through this journey, Ms Kamble wants to spread the message of saving the girl child and empowerment and education of women in India. She also aims to raise funds for the provision of medical care for the underprivileged people in rural India.
The journey will begin in July 2016 from Luton in the UK and she plans to complete the whole journey in 75 days and reach Mahad in Raigad district by September 2016 where Dr B.R. Ambedkar had protested against untouchability.
This international journey will also be observed and recorded by the Guinness World Records. It will be the longest car drive undertaken by a woman. Ms Kamble plans to enter India from the Imphal border from where she will drive towards Delhi and various other states and reaching Maharashtra via Gujarat and Rajasthan. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis will be welcoming Ms Kamble on her arrival in Maharashtra.
Further, the journey will include 5,500-km of driving in mountains at an altitude of around 3,700 metres and 2,500 km of drive through deserts. The journey will also include driving through the non-tarred roads, rocky terrain and forests.
To prepare herself for this journey, Ms Kamble has also completed three test-trips to adapt herself to long driving hours.