Journey Of A Lifetime: Bangalore To Paris In A Car

On April 8, 2015, the Baid family, having 4 members – Anand, Punita, and their kids Yash and Driti, went on a daring journey from Bangalore to Paris, in a car (Fiat Linea). They traveled for almost 111 days and went to 11 countries before reaching their destination, France.

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Fiat Linea – The Fifth Member of the Family


This adventurous family traveled through Nepal, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain and finally reaching Paris. A one hell of a journey to the eleven heavens.

The Route

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“It took us around 7 months to plan and prepare for this epic journey, doing ample of research and getting visas in order,” says Anand.

They Encountered earthquake in Nepal and were stuck for almost five days, but that didn’t shaken their spirit.

Baid family believes that this traveling experience has enriched and enhanced their knowledge of different cultures, and provide a better understanding of how world works to their children, which cannot be given by textbooks. Also, the school principle was generous enough to provide an extended break for kids for this long journey.


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Patola Palace, Lhasa, Tibet


Anand and Punita had taken a whole lot of precaution and and went on this journey with all the required medicines, in case of any emergency, and cooking equipments with them.


They traveled through Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Uzbekistan and Turkey during May and June

Bangalore paris Car

Ashgabat – The Capita and largest city of Turkmenistan

Bangalore paris Car

Door to Hell – A Creator burning for more than 45 years

Bangalore paris Car 111 days (19)

Tourugart Pass – Kyrgyzstan

Bangalore paris Car

Emam Square – Iran

Bangalore paris Car

Gur-e Amir Mausoleum – UZBEKISTAN


Family did a lot of photography while going through Majestic Turkey

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Bangalore paris Car Turkey

Bangalore to paris in Car, Turkey


The Baid Family told that, they had never pre-booked any hotels in the Journey, it continues to be a seek and stay routine for them.

In July, Family entered Greece from the Ispala border, and had a pleasing time there

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Bangalore paris Car 111 days (1)


After this exciting journey ends in Paris, they flew Back Home, having Car shipped back to India, safely

Bangalore paris Car


They have achieved an incredible task and became a precedent for every traveler. At this moment we can vaguely recall the words said by Mark Twain.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”

For more pics of their journey, visit their Facebook page here.

Images – OverlandStories