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Sun, 07 Jul


VINS Hospital Auditorium

Cycling the Narmada

Sharing the Narmada Parikrama Experience on Bicycle by Sameer Gaikwad

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Cycling the Narmada
Cycling the Narmada

Time & Location

07 Jul 2024, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm IST

VINS Hospital Auditorium, Productivity Road 99, Urmi Society, Opp. Haveli, Akota, Vadodara, Gujarat 390007, India


About the Event

Event Overview: "Cycling the Narmada" by Sameer Gaikwad

Join Sameer Gaikwad as he shares his remarkable journey of completing the Narmada Parikrama on a bicycle. Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect:

About the Journey:

  • Journey Details: In March-April 2023, Sameer      Gaikwad, originally from Vadodara, embarked on a solo journey around the      Narmada River. Shedding his corporate life, he travelled minimally,      relying on the kindness and support of those he met along the way.
  • Experience: Discover the facets of life      along the Narmada River. Understand why this river holds such reverence      that it inspires people to undertake pilgrimages around its entire 1300 km      length, covering both banks.
  • Slow Travel: Gain insights into slow      travel, engaging with the heart of India, its people, and the natural      beauty of its hills, valleys, rivers, and forests.

Discussion Topics:

  1. Narmada Parikrama: What is it, and why is it      significant?
  2. Cultural and Social Insights: Explore the history,      geography, and social lives along the river. Was this region the cradle of      human habitat in the Indian subcontinent?
  3. Travel Experience: Learn about the spirituality,      interactions with diverse faiths, and relationship management encountered      during the journey.
  4. Planning the Journey: Understand the planning and      execution required to complete such a journey, whether alone or as part of      an organized tour.

About the Book - "Cycling the Narmada":

  • Minimalist Living: Focuses on living minimally      and making a purposeful journey.
  • Spiritual Insights: Shares experiences and      interactions with people of different faiths.
  • Origins of Belief Systems: Offers leads on the origins of      various belief systems, including tribal, aboriginal, modern, and saintly.
  • Travel Guide: Provides notes, links, routes,      and maps for planning your trip, either solo or in a group.

Special Offer:

  • Price: Available for Rs 699/- online      (Amazon, Flipkart, Pothi).
  • Meet-up Price: Get a special price of Rs      549/- per copy during the meet-up.

Come and interact with Sameer Gaikwad to learn more about his simple travel story and life parables. Whether you are planning your own journey or just seeking inspiration, this book and session are for you!

This event has a group. You’re welcome to join the group once you register for the event.

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