Guinness Travel Record: Two Pondicherry students travel 23 states across 35000 km in public transport

G.V. Dheelepan and J. Adamsonraj have created a Guinness travel record in the category, 'Journey by the longest scheduled public transport in a single country.'

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People are yearning to travel in this amid Covid-19, but the lockdown restrictions had made traveling difficult. Two men from Pondicherry have traveled the entire country via public transport with the objective of creating confidence among people, that they can travel amid the pandemic by adhering to the Standard Operating Procedures.

G.V. Dheelepan and J. Adamsonraj have created a Guinness travel record in the category, 'Journey by the longest scheduled public transport in a single country.' Dheelepan is a research scholar from the Department of Tourism Studies, Pondicherry University, and Adamsonraj is alumni of Pondicherry University. 

Reportedly, Dheelepan and Adamsonraj commenced the journey from Puducherry on February 7, 2021, covering India via public transport. They changed 43 trains, 34 buses, and 8 flights. Both traveled around 35,583 kilometers, covering 23 states and 4 union territories in five months. The journey made them explore the diverse cultures, traditional cuisines, and more. Reportedly the memorable part of their trip was Agartala as they loved its traditional food.