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‘Road trip’ down memory lane: 3 college friends in their 60s on a merry tour

Despite the difficulties brought about by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the three friends made sweet memories after all.

The pandemic may have brought our lives to a sudden halt, but some people are surely making the best of their time — like these three college friends from Chandigarh, who decided to embark upon a road trip. 

All they had to do — all of them now in their 60s — is make a phone call to each other. Soon after, the three college friends went on a 4,500-km journey, a road trip that took a month and 10 days.

The trio — Robin Nakai, wife Amrita, and their friend Usha — drove through Udaipur, Mumbai, Ganpatipule, Panjim, Hampi, Bengaluru, and Chennai before flying to the Andamans. They stopped at Puducherry on their return journey, NDTV reported.

“We have been a trio since the days of Bob Dylan and Woodstock in the 70s. We’ve done some crazy things together and always had each other’s back,” Robin said.

Robin went on to explain how such trips meant venturing into the unknown, and how they took a flight to the Andamans after making stops at Bengaluru, Hampi, and Chennai and drove down from Port Blair in the south to Diglipur in the north. The distance between the two is 300 km but road conditions made them spend 16 hours. The trio also passed through some of the dense forests with an escort vehicle.

Despite the difficulties brought about by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the three friends made sweet memories after all.

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