He is all of 23 but Lucknow lad Gaurav Siddharth is on a mission to get his name in the Guinness Book of World Records by covering 12 lakh kilometers across India on a motorcycle.
Gaurav is reportedly just a few kilometers short of the current world record holder Danell Lynn, who travelled 78,214 kms across the US between September 19, 2014 and August 29, 2015.
Interestingly, Gaurav is scripting his own Motorcycle Diaries.
On the way he ate and drank whatever the locals had to offer.
The bike is a Hero Impulse, which offers a top speed of around 140 km/h. Gaurav calls his orange colour bike Bawri 2.0.
A psychology graduate, Gaurav is the son of a bank manager. He is currently meeting expenses from his own pocket but has said that he’ll seek sponsorship at a later stage.
What kept him going was his determination to experience the vividness of India’s culture, its peoples and traditions, something he had felt first-hand during his 4750 km bicycle trip from Kashmir to Kannyakumari between February 14 and April 9 in 2015.