Udaipur girl hitch hiking for 9 days from Mumbai to Goa
Udaipur girl Heena Vasnani (29) along with two of her friends is on a 9 day road-trip from Mumbai to Goa on a miserly budget of Rs 100 per person per day. Heena, who moved from Udaipur to Mumbai in 2010 is a filmmaker and loves adventure sports. She has planned this trip with two of […]
Udaipur girl Heena Vasnani (29) along with two of her friends is on a 9 day road-trip from Mumbai to Goa on a miserly budget of Rs 100 per person per day.
Heena, who moved from Udaipur to Mumbai in 2010 is a filmmaker and loves adventure sports. She has planned this trip with two of her friends Sukanya Sharma (23), a scuba diver plus a freelance content writer and Ishika Ray (35), who is an architect.
That the three girls are planning to go from Mumbai to Goa by road, is not by itself great or unique. What makes it interesting is that they will hitchhike from Mumbai to Goa and that too on a miserly budget of Rs 100 per day per person.
The girls plan to take a route that runs along the Konkan belt. Ishika says that they had to carefully manage their tour route as getting a lift from the first person directly from Mumbai to Goa would not have been fun. Hence, they have a plan wherein they first hitchhike from Mumbai to Alibaug, and then to Murud Janjira, followed by Harihareshwar, Dapoli, Guhagar, Ratnagiri, Malwan, Vengurla and finally reaching Goa.
The 9-day trip is made even more fun by the budget cap that they had laid for themselves. After googling on minimum wages that people can survive on Rs 37 per day in Rural India and Rs 42 in urban India. So they kept Rs 100 per day as their budget. This would include their per day travel, food and accommodation.
Sukanya said that they would depend on people’s kindness and believe that people along the coastal belt are fairly helpful. They would be banking on this kindness to stay at people’s places or to put their tents in their backyard.
Girls are carrying two pair of clothing, water pack that carries 3 ltrs of water and basic toiletries for their trip along with a tent.
Though the families of the girls initially resisted the idea, they all eventually turned out. Safety was the primary concern. Ishika mentioned that her husband was fairly supportive and just said that “pepper spray leke jao”
– With inputs from DNAIndia