Three women bikers from the Northeast India have scripted history by covering seven Northeast states including Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh, within a span of 7 days.
The three bikers Nirmali Nath from Assam, Onen Nenty from Nagaland and Rosalynn Lushai from Mizoram travelled 300 to 400 kms daily until they reached their final destination — Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh on April 9.
The tour was an attempt to break stereotypes and redefine the Northeast.
The bikers were flagged off from Guwahati on April 3, 2021. They went to Shillong, Meghalaya before halting at Silchar for a night. From Silchar, they headed towards Tripura’s capital Agartala before going to Aizawl in Mizoram, where they stayed for a day. After that, they made a stop at Jiribam in Manipur, before riding to the capital, Imphal. From Imphal, they went to Kohima in Nagaland and then to Dimapur, the state’s commercial capital. After that, they went to Tezpur in Assam, before heading to the final Northeast destination in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. They were flagged in at Kaziranga National Park in Assam on April 9, 2021.
The tour was an effort to explore and bring forth the stories of the seven sisters states and promote the region hence the term redefining northeast was inculcated. Meanwhile, the journey was also an attempt to break stereotypes about women who are mostly confined inside the four walls of their house. They are hopeful that the trip will encourage women to come out of their comfort zone and follow their passion.
“The tour is about breaking the age-old and outdated beliefs portraying the NE States and to portray the NE as a safe destination for all types of tourists,” they said, adding that their aim was also to promote sisterhood among the seven sister States.
While sharing some anecdotes about their journey, the bikers said that throughout the journey they were received by the local peoples with love and support.