Imphal, March 7
Solo Motorist, Anish Baheti, a qualified Charter Account (CA), originally hailing from Rajasthan and lived in Australia for years, who kickstart his solo motor ride from Ahmedabad in Gujarat from 2nd February this year after riding till Myanmar yesterday returned back to Imphal and visited Imphal Times office.
“I am qualified CA but I inspire people through my talks and through my travel. I recently completed 10000 kms solo bike ride covering entire South India. After that I covered 9 South East Asian countries in 29 days, again travelling solo. This is my first trip cross border solo bike trip the solo rider told a team of Imphal staffers yesterday evening. He left for Silchar early today morning through Imphal Jiribam Road.
Talking to Imphal Times Anish Baheti sad, “I started off the journey from Ahmedabad (Gujarat) and travelled to the state of Rajasthan before entering the state of Uttar Pradesh. From there I crossed the Sonauli border to enter Nepal. In Nepal I covered Lumbini, Pokhara and Kathmandu. From Kathmandu I reached Bardibas before crossing the border to enter Siliguri (West Bengal). From there I went to Kalimpong and then entered Sikkim. From Sikkim I entered Bhutan and from there covering Assam I went up to Tawang in Arunachal. Later I covered Meghalaya and once again entered Assam at Majuli Island. From there I reached Nagaland and from there reached Imphal, Manipur”.
About the reason of his travel Anish Baheti said that his mission is simply to inspire others to travel and see the world, lead a healthy lifestyle and experience different perspective.
“I choose to travel solo as it gives me more freedom. As I cross 6000 kms in 29 days promoting healthy lifestyle and solo travel, it’s worth reflecting the self-mastery that one builds riding on all types of road and experiencing all four seasons”, he said.
6 skills that one will sharpen (especially if one’s riding solo) are Trusting gut, Analyzing risk, Building focus, Taking decisions, Improving patience and Accepting uncertainties, Anish Baheti said.
“Every up is followed by a down and after every down comes an up. Stay balanced under both situations and enjoy the ride, is probably the greatest lesson one gets, riding mountain roads which can be easily related to life” he said.
He said that he planned to cover all the seven states of North East India and enter Mizoram and Tripura. He also wished to cross Bangladesh and covering other eastern states of India reach back to Ahmedabad (Gujarat).