These Stunning Photographs From A Solo Bike Trip From Coimbatore To Leh Will Make You Go Wow

He covered an astonishing 11,124 km in 77 days.

Sai Kumar, a resident of Coimbatore, was working in Qatar in what he describes as a monotonous job. After he could not take any more of his "robotic" life, he quit his job and returned to India and did whatever person who quits a job ideally should do — travel.

After much planning and research, he took his Thunderbird 500 and set off alone to Leh. It took him 77 days, which included a couple of stops here and there, and a 14-day stay at Leh. He covered 11,174 km.

Kumar said to HuffPost India, "Although the idea was to cover the entire country but budgetary constraints and the flood that affected Bihar stalled the plan. So, while on my way to Leh, I took the Western Coast, and on my way back I rode through Central India and went till Kanyakumari and eventually came back to Coimbatore."

Kumar mentions his parents were skeptical of his plan because it seemed highly unsafe. On the contrary, Kumar mentions, he met some very nice people. "Maybe it was my good luck, I don't know. But I met some very lovely and helpful people," he says.

"You think you are doing a very great job by riding all the way to Leh but then I met a guy who was walking to Ladakh! Then I met people who were cycling to Ladakh. It has been a humbling experience," Kumar says.

From running out of petrol to minor accidents to falling sick, Kumar had a true-blue traveller's experience. You can check all his pictures here.

Some of his photos from the journey are here:

The beautiful coastal side in North Karnataka

The trusted companion, Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500cc

The second largest Shiva statue, Murudeshwar

A waterfalls tucked away in a corner, on the way from Goa

En route to Gujarat, with sheepish company

Vijay Vilas Palace in Kutch, Bollywood's favourite

En route to Rann of Kutch

The mesmerising Rann of Kutch

Serene village side in Rajasthan

Punjab, the food basket of India

When the going gets tough, in Himachal Pradesh

Sach Pass at 14,500 ft

The blissful Ladakh

The Thiksey Monastery in Ladakh

Zanskar Valley

Everyone's dream destination, Pangong Lake

Must be heaven

Near the clouds in Rohtang Pass

The Taj Mahal

UNESCO World Heritage Site, Khajuraho

Char Minar in Hyderabad

The southernmost point of India, Kanyakumari

In God's own country, Kerala