Bike riders take a voyage to Himalayas

Bike riders take a voyage to Himalayas

Bikers Ranjith Kiggal and Kashyap Mekeri.

Ranjith Kiggal and Kashyap Mekeri from Kodagu have successfully undertaken a bike voyage to the Himalayan region.

The bike ride named 'The ride of life Part-2' kick-started in front of General Thimayya statue in Madikeri on April 14. After the completion of the ride, the duo has returned to Madikeri.

Ranjith and Kashyap have visited Nainital, Badrinath in Uttarakhand and the Himayalan regions, on their Royal Enfield bike.

The distance covered by them was approximately 6,200-km and the preparation began three months ago.

Both of them got in touch with bike riders who had already visited these places by bike. They took the Madhurgiri-Anantapuram-Hyderabad-Nagpur-Jhansi-Bareli route to reach Nainital in Uttarakhand on the sixth day of their ride.

In the course of their journey, they visited Jhulaghat on India-Nepal border and also Rishikesh and Haridwar. From Haridwar, they took the route of Mathura-Agra-Shirdi-Satara-Belagavi-Davanagere-Hassan to return to Madikeri.

Rider Ranjith Kiggal said that they had a fresh experience in visiting these places. They encountered a different atmosphere, people and culture on the route.

Appanderanda Yashwant Kalappa guided their tour, he added.