Pune men to cross South America by road

UNI
Saturday, 23 September 2017

Pune: Three travel enthusiasts from the city, Anil Damle, Anant Kakatkar and Arvind Mehendale, along with Cristain Vangent from Argentina, have taken the challenge to cross the entire South American continent by road.

Their road journey will start from Ushuaia on October 7 in a 6-seater KIA-Sorrento car.

Talking to UNI, Damle said today that the journey will take the four through the countries of Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru,and Ecuador, finally ending in Faro Punta Gallinas in Columbia,covering as much as 14,600 kilometers in at least 44 days of travel.

Pune: Three travel enthusiasts from the city, Anil Damle, Anant Kakatkar and Arvind Mehendale, along with Cristain Vangent from Argentina, have taken the challenge to cross the entire South American continent by road.

Their road journey will start from Ushuaia on October 7 in a 6-seater KIA-Sorrento car.

Talking to UNI, Damle said today that the journey will take the four through the countries of Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru,and Ecuador, finally ending in Faro Punta Gallinas in Columbia,covering as much as 14,600 kilometers in at least 44 days of travel.

Last year, in October and Novermber, Damle, Kakatkar, Huned Chunawala and Kaustubh Shejwalkar, did a road trip from Cape Town of South Africa to Cairo in Egypt, driving across the entire continent of Africa.

This travel was recorded in the 'India Book of Records' as they were the first Indians to complete this road trip.

The trio's current adventure will start from Cape Horn, the southernmost tip of South America, in Chile.

It will then take them through the world's biggest water falls the Iguazu Falls. They will then visit Puerto Merino Glacier, the only glacier in the world which is increasing in size, and then they will cross Megellan Straits by ship.

They will then visit the world's largest national park.'Torres Del Paine', travelling through Chilean and Argentinian Patagonia, on to Buenos Aires, after which they will enter Chile again and go up to an altitude of 14,000 ft to Atacama desert.

From there they will travel through Peru, visiting Nazca Lines, Cusco and Machu Picchu. In Peru, they will also visit Titicaca Lake and then drive through Ecuador visiting Quito.

After Ecuador, their journey will take them through the Andean Mountains into Columbia, finally reaching the nethermost point of South America -- Faro Punta Gallinas, situated at 71.66 degrees North.

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