A fascinating realization dawned on me on this trip. The idea of ‘adventuring’ or ‘taking the road less travelled’ is quite deeply associated with images of burly 4x4s fording through rivers or clambering up dunes. But that’s not where it stops, this idea of trodding the unbeaten path can have a seemingly tamer but no less exciting expression.
A better half of the over 800 km route charted out for us by Honda for the tenth Drive to Discover was along the Karnataka coastline. For me, as with many others, I assume, the idea of India’s western coast revolves around the few beach towns we have around Mumbai and Pune, the new haven for the remote worker that is Goa and the lush backwaters of Kerala. So for every dive that we took off the NH66 on this leg of our drive from Bangalore to Goa, there was a surprise or two in store for me.
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