K2K Cycle Ride: Day-wise Highlights

Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni from Freedom from Diabetes is setting a new benchmark through his cycle ride from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. 4000km in 35 days.

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#Day 41 THE FINAL DAY Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 98 km from Thirunelveli to Kanyakumari Highlights 1. I was very happy as I was going to accomplish my dream today. Began the day at 4.15 after good rest. Fortunate to have cyclists from Nellai Bicycle Club to accompany me up to 25 km. Thanks to Mr. Kannan. 2. En route the scene was picturesque. I saw many wind mills. 3. We reached near Kanyakumari by 12.30 p.m. We were suggested by Gangadhar ji to take pictures as we reach our destination. 4. I saw made a video describing details of my bicycle. 5. Reached Kanyakumari by 2 p.m. 6. Went to Gandhi Mandap from where we could see Vivekanand Rock Memorial 7. Clicked by dream photo from a professional photographer with me lifting my bicycle above head. This will be a memory for forever. 8. Visited Vivekanand Rock Memorial 9. Received a surprise call from Zomato while we were going to visit Bhagavati Temple. Thanks to Chandrashekar T V my mentor for arranging a cake. 10. Thanks to everybody who made this possible. 11. Special thanks to my wife Poornima, my daughter Amodini and my friend Pruthvi.
Kanyakumari -7 kms more
5Kms to go!!!! Hurray🚴‍♀🚴‍♀
4more to go.....🚴🚴
3km to go....
2Kms only🚴‍♀
Just 1 km to go...
Thank you Almighty, my parents, my in-laws, Dr.Pramod Tripathi, well wishers, friends, supporters, hosts, my wife Purnima, daughter Aamodini and  friend Pruthvi for being part of this K2K Cycle journey and contributing towards its success. I have now reached Kanyakumari and have realised the dream that I dreamt 10 years ago🙏🙏🙏
Team K2K
Waiting for our turn to board the ferry to Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Reached our destination Kanyakumari at 2pm. Number of cycling days- 3️⃣7️⃣ Rest days - 4 Overall duration - 41days Cumulative distance by Cycle - 4️⃣0️⃣6️⃣1️⃣ kms
Great Tamil poet Shri. Thiruvalluvar🙏🙏🙏
Pious place where Swami Vivekananda meditated for 3 days.
We are having dinner at Vivekananda Kendra. The food at Ashram tastes devine.  Thank you Venkat ji and Rajkumar ji
#Day 40 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 108 km from Virudhunagar to Thirunelveli Highlights 1. It was a great stay at Virudhunagar. Thanks to the rotary club members. 2. My day began at 4.15 am. En route I across Ramco Cement Factory 3. Parippu vada - a dal-based breakfast 4. Reached Thirunelvelli at 1.30 p.m. 6. Thank you Usha Raman ji, the founder principal of the school, Chitra Vasudevan ji and T K Ramesh DTM TK Ramesh ji for a grand welcome, grand lunch, opportunity to ride cycle with 25 students and later address 300 + students. We are thankful to the staff and students of Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal Golden Jubilee Matriculation Higher Secondary School. 7. Flag exchange with 2 rotary clubs also took place in Thirunelveli. 8. Extremely eager for tomorrow as it is going to be the D-day. I will reach my dream destination Kanykumari.
Passing by Ramco Cement company near Virudhunagar
Pre sunrise snap
Sunrise with harvested maize 🌽🌽 field in the foreground
For a change having parippu Vada in the morning. Was feeling hungry
Just 98kms away.... Will reach tomorrow
Reached our destination - Thirunelveli at 1:30pm
Addressing students at Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal Golden Jubilee Matriculation Higher Secondary School
Very warm welcome at the school..
Thank you Usha Raman ji, the founder principal of the school, Chitra Vasudevan ji and DTM TK Ramesh ji for a grand welcome, grand lunch, opportunity to ride cycle with 25 students and later address 300 + students. We are thankful to the staff and students of Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal Golden Jubilee Matriculation Higher Secondary School.🙏🙏🙏
Flag exchange - Rotary club of Thirunelveli and my club, Rotary Highgrounds Bengaluru, in the presence of DG Rtn. Muthu.
#Day 39 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 110 km from Dindigul to Virudhunagar Highlights 1. It was difficult to get up at the set time but I managed to wake up at 3.30 a.m. Lef Dindigul a bit late at 4.45 a.m. 2. Witnessed a beautiful sunrise and met Mr. Periswami who had travelled all the way from Madurai to meet me. 3. Met few Rotarians at a temple visit which was great. 4. Tried pearl millet porridge with buttermilk 5. Reached my destination by 1.45 p.m. It was a nice feeling of accomplishing my goal even after starting late. 6. My stay at Virudhunagar was arranged at Ram Residency. Thank you Rtn. Sudalai ji, Rtn Vijaya Kumar ji, Rtn. Pathinettam ji , Rtn DG VR Muthu ji for taking care of our stay and food at Virudhunaga. 7. Thanks to all members and office bearers of Virudhunagar Rotary club for calling a special meeting. Talked about our K2K journey and introduced FFD. 8. Excited for tomorrow as it is going to be the final day of my journey with lot of things planned. 9. Stay tuned
Just before the sunrise...
Day 38 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 131 km from Namakkal to Dindigal Highlights - 1. It was great visiting Namakkal Anjaneyar Temple and Narasimha Temple in Namakkal. Our stay at a hotel arranged by Rotary was very comfortable. The day started on a good note at 4.10 a.m. 2. I rode few kilometers and stopped at Anands a famous place for breakfast. 3. En route I saw a ground water recharging unit which was superb. 4. Amodini my daughter had a chance to take bath in tank which was refreshing for her 5. I realized it was getting hotter and hotter. So had to drench myself with water. 6. Reached Dindigal at 2.50 p.m. 7. Addressed around 15 - 20 Rotarians in Dindigal and exchanged flag of my club with 5 clubs in Dindigal. Thank you Jennifer and office bearers of all clubs 8. I am almost reaching my destination. Feeling excited for tomorrow's ride. stay tuned ...
Do you want TAE and KOLDRINGS in HOTAL Garudan ???   (Just take a look at the photo)
New coverage in Chitradurga
New coverage in Chitradurga
Reached our destination Dindigal at 2:50pm
Addressed around 15 - 20 Rotarians in Dindigal and exchanged flag of my club with flags with 5 clubs in Dindigal. Thank you Jennifer and office bearers of all clubs🙏🙏🙏
#Day 37 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 122 km from Puvidham to Namakkal Highlights 1. Puvidham is an interior remote village so there is a scare of dogs chasing, barking and even biting. I started my day at 4.10 a.m. and faced trouble due to some dogs but could manage it. There was little bit of elevation so it took a while to reach the highway that was 9 km away. 2. One needs to cross ghats en route to Namakkal. I had to travel the other side of the road as one lane was closed due to some accident but I continued. 3. Took a break at Salem a district in Tamil Nadu 4. Reached Namakkal early by 5.30 p.m. as there were lot of events waiting for me. 5. It was great visiting Namakkal Anjaneya Temple a 1300 year old monument with an 18 feet tall Hanuman ji idol. 6. I also visited another temple Narasimha near Anjaneya Temple 7. I got a chance to address the Rotarians in Namakkal which was great 8. Also met Anand ji the seed saver who grows more than 200 variety of seeds which are on the verge of getting extinct 9. I am just 400 km away from my goal destination which excites me. Stay tuned...
News Coverage in Chitradurga
News Coverage in Chitradurga
News Coverage in Chitradurga
Dindigul Rotary program
Reached our destination Namakkal now
Anjaneyar temple - Namakkal- 18ft tall and 1300 year old temple🙏🙏🙏
Thank you Karthik ji and Anand ji for coming and meeting us. Anand ji is a SEED SAVER and he grows and distributes more than 200 varieties of local varieties of seeds
I am pleased to exchange my club's (Rotary Highgrounds) flag with Namakkal Rotary club. I shared my cycling journey and shared tips on how to reverse diabetes
Thank you Shri. HKN Swamy ji for a very comfortable stay at your home🙏🙏🙏
Thank you Venkat Pavan for coming and meeting me at Electronic City early morning
News coverage in Haveri
Huge statue
Beautiful Tamilnadu..
#Day 35 REST DAY Highlights 1. Day 35 was going to be a big day for Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni with several events arranged during the day. The day began with a mini cycle ride to Cubbon Park near Vidhan Sabha. Got great pictures with Vidhan Sabha as background. Visited Engineering college too. 2. Had session at Century Club, addressed a press meeting at Press Club, visited East Cultural Association in Indiranagar, felicitation at Rotary Club, Indiranagar. 3. Thanks to President Suhasini, Chandrashekarji, Bangalore high grounds and all FFD participants who made my day. 4. Tomorrow's plan to cycle from Bangalore and reach Puvidham. Stay tuned for further updates...
*We had great cycle ride today morning near Vidhan Soudha. Thanks to Rotarian and FFD member  Chandrashekhar ji for coordinating this *🙏🙏🙏
#Day 34 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 84 km from Tumkur to Bangalore Highlights 1. Day 34 plan was to cycle a distance of 84 km from Tumkur to Bangalore. Tumkur a city from Karnataka is also known as 'Education Hub" . My stay in Tumkur at Sujata and Shivakumar ji place was a memorable stay. I got up at 3.30 a.m. and began my ride at 4.30 a.m. before dawn. 2. Faced issues with front disk break of my bicycle which were solved at a high-end cycle shop Cadence90. 3. It was great meeting old classmate Raghu, my maternal uncle Shridhar ji, cousin Rupa and FFD participant HKN Swami en route. 4. Learned warmup and cooling exercises from Deepu. 5. Tomorrow is going to be a big... stay tuned
Happy to meet Shridhar mama, Nirmala mami, my cousin Roopa and Raghavendra in Bengaluru
Reached Bengaluru (BTM Layout) at 2:15pm.
🛑🛑 Greetings FFDians/Rotarians/Cyclists and all Health Conscious People  As most of you are aware Rtn Veernarayan Kulkarni is doing this amazing Cycle Ride from Kashmir to Kanyakumari to spread awareness on Diabetes reversal. On his way to Kanyakumari he is having Bengaluru stop on March 10th, 2023.   Let's assemble in large numbers to cheer him and show our support for this noble cause. Please register your participation through the Google form. https://forms.gle/8S4okpVXdXDTwxUv5
#Day 33 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 144 km from Chitradurga to Tumkur Highlights 1. Thanks to Navin for arranging a great stay at Chitradurga 2. Began cycling at 4.30 a.m. 3. Covered 60 km. 4. While riding towards Tumkur witnessed an unfortunate incident. It was an accident between two huge vehicles. Went to the accident spot, called the emergency and got help for injured people. 5. Began with my journey. 6. Had light breakfast at 10 a.m. 7. Had a refreshing swim in the 500 acre Kallembella lake near Sira, Tumkur 8. Reached Tumkur at 6.15 p.m. 9. Thanks to Mr and Mrs Shivkumar for arranging a stay in Tumkur 10. Had early dinner 11. Went to Rotary club of Tumkur where an interaction and felicitation was arranged
Today's wind forecast...
#Day 32 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 100 km from Ranebennur to Chitradurga Highlights 1. Thanks to Shri Mohan Dhumal for arranging a comfortable stay in Ranebennur 2. Got up at 2.35 a.m. and began riding early 3.40 a.m. 3. Cycled 20 km and took rest at 5.40 a.m. 4. Cycled towards Davangere 5. Met Prashank and Carolyn Blake our participant Gretta Blake's son and daughter-in-law 6. Thanks to them for a wonderful breakfast 7. Had lunch, rest and proceeded to further journey at 4.30 p.m. 8. Reached Chitradurga at 6.30 p.m. 9. Thanks to Mr. Navin for arranging a comfortable stay at Chitradurga 10. Thanks to President Madhu for arranging an opportunity to address Rotarians 11. Visited other Rotary Club Rotary Chitradurga to be greeted well by rotary members there
Thanks to Madhu ji and all members of Rotary Fort club for honouring us and providing opportunity to address club members about the Cycling journey and FFD🙏🙏🙏
Thanks to all members of Rotary Chitraduga club for arranging interaction with Press member🙏🙏🙏
Afternoon nap under the tree, in chilli field😴😴🛌🛌🛌
Wind speed is 21KMPH..
Reached our destination Chitradurga
#Day 31 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 140 km from Dharwad to Ranebennur Highlights 1. Going to be a long cycling day so started got up at 2 p.m. 2. Began cycling at 3.15 p.m. from LIC Office Dharwad 3. Reached Bankapura toll 70 km from Dharwad by 8 a.m. 4. Cycled further to reach Vijayalakshmi and Satish Deshpande house where we had FFD style dal-based breakfast 5. Took rest between 11 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. 6. Began cycling at 4.15 p.m. 7. Reached Ranebennur at 7.15 p.m. 8. Thanks to Ravindra Kulkarni my old friend to have arranged a talk about FFD and cycling experience
Having Freedom From Diabetes style breakfast at smt. Vijayalakshmi Deshpande ji's house in Haveri. She is FFD participant & active FFD Club member.😋😋😋
#Day 30 Rest Day Day 30 was a rest day for Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni Highlights 1. Took proper rest 2. Got ready to go to Hubballi 3. Thanks to Shivanand Kumbhar the principal of GTTC for giving me the opportunity to address around 100 students and faculty 4. Exchanged flags with Rotary Navanagar Hubli 5. Thank you Rotarian B. B. Desai and Shivanand Kumbhar ji 6. Thanks to Anand Nayak for honouring me 7. It was great to meet old friends 8. Travelled back to Dharwad my own place to get set for tomorrow
I had the opportunity to address and motivate around 100 students and faculty of GTTC, Hubli. The talk was mainly around how to choose a goal and persue it  Thank you @Shivanand Kumbar  Shivanand Kumbar ji for this opportunity.
Exchanged flag of my club (Rotary Highgrounds Bengaluru) with Rotary Navanagar Hubli. Addressed close to 50 members of Rotary, FFD participants and public at Hubli today. Thank you Rtn. B B Desai ji @B. B. Desai  and @Shivanand Kumbar  Shivanand Kumbhar ji for this opportunity.
With Freedom From Diabetes club members in Hubli. Thank you for honouring me🙏🙏🙏
Thank you Shri. Anand Naik and friends for honouring us and motivating us.🙏🙏🙏
#Day 29 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 82 km from Belgavi to Dharwad Highlights 1. Feeling great as I completed exact one month of my K2K campaign. 2. Began cycling at 4.50 a.m. from the point I had left 3. Thanks to Dr Ranganath Rathod a cyclist from Dharwad and Dr. Major Angadi for coming to receive me 4. Reached Kittur, visited a historical place of Rani Chennamma of a freedom fighter 5. Garlanded by Kittur cycling club 6. Thanks to Dr. Mahendra from Dharwad 7. Visited Integrated Hospital at Belur. Thanks to Dr. Parag, Dr. Charulata Melvanki and M. D. Patil 8. It was great meeting Shripad Kulkarni en route 9. Visited my wife's school Gurukul School and met teachers and her friends 10. Reached my home at 1.20 pm., took lunch made by my mother. 11. Reached the place where a talk was arranged by M. D. Patil and Shivanand Kumbhar near LIC office, Dharwad 12. Shared my cycling experience. 13. It was a satisfying day
Reached my home town Dharwad!!!😇😇🎉🚴‍♂️🚴‍♂️🚴‍♂️🥳🥳🥳
Interaction with Veer is organised at the eye camp by Rotary club Navnagar. We all can meet at Rotary school, Navanagar at 9:30 am on 5/02/2023
Thank you Dr. Ranganath Rathod ji and Dr. Major Angadi ji for cycling with me, honouring me and providing us with appetizing breakfast 🙏🙏🙏
Thank you Dr. Kaulgud for coming from Dharwad to Kitttur and welcoming us. Thank you for the beautiful photos and videos.🙏🙏🙏
Warm welcome by teachers of Gurukul school and neighbours
Visited integrated hospital at Belur. Thank you Dr. Parag and Dr. Charulata Melvanki, M D Patil for inviting us🙏🙏🙏
Addressed around 100 people to evening and shared my K2K journey and FFD. Thank you @Shivanand Kumbar  Shivanand Kumbhar ji and MD Patil ji for arranging it at short notice🙏🙏🙏
#Day 28 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 115 km from Kolhapur to Belgavi Highlights 1. Thanked Shashi ji our FFD participant for a great stay at their place in Kolhapur 2. Began riding at 4.30 a.m. 3. Faced road strips issue for some part of the route for which had to go down in to shoulder of the road 4. Had minor elbow injury and got first aid done. 5. Covered 2 ghats 6. Had lunch at 2.15 p.m. 30 km before Belgavi 7. Reached Belgavi at 6.15 p.m. 8. Exchanged flags at Ajanta Cafe and met rotarians 9. Met Mayuraji a cancer survivor and iron man herself. 10. Thank you Mahantesh ji and Malini ji for hosting us at Belagavi
We Citizens of Dharawad are meeting at this place, Karnataka Rajya sarakari noukarara sanghada sounskrutika samudaya bhavana to Greet Veernarayan Kulkarni who is cycling from Kashmir to Kanyakumari for awareness on Diabetics. Date : 4-3-2023,  Time: 6pm All are invited for the function.
Breakfast time.. Thank you Shashi ji for the soft and homely khichidi
#Day 27 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 125 km from Satara to Kolhapur Highlights 1. Thanks to Mr. Jadhav President of Rotary Satara for all the arrangements 2. Began cycling at 4.15 a.m. 3. Thanks to Suresh Mane ji for his special tips 4. Breakfast break at 9.45 a.m. 5. Stopped at Kaneri Math 6. Thanks to Mahesh ji of Kaneri Math 6. Reached Kolhapur by 1 pm. 7. We had a great welcome with diyas and tikka at Shashi ji our FFD participant's place 8. Day ended by 10 pm
Our destination for today is Kolhapur.... 123 kms to go..
We had satvik meal at Kaneri math, Kolhapur. Thank you Mahesh ji and all volunteers. Thank you Shivanand ji for suggesting this.🙏🙏🙏
🛑🛑 Greetings FFDians/Rotarians/Cyclists and all Health Conscious People  As most of you are aware Rtn Veernarayan Kulkarni is doing this amazing Cycle Ride from Kashmir to Kanyakumari to spread awareness on Diabetes reversal. On his way to Kanyakumari he is having Bengaluru stop on March 10th, 2023.   Let's assemble in large numbers to cheer him and show our support for this noble cause. Please register your participation through the Google form. https://forms.gle/8S4okpVXdXDTwxUv5
Dinner plate - Methi bhaji, Shevga fry (boiled and fried drumstick), brinjal and potato bhaji, salad, dal and jeera rice. Beautifully decorated rangoli makes the food more appetizing.. Thank you Shashi ji..🙏🙏🙏
#Day 26 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 118 km from Pune to Satara Highlights 1. Began the journey from FFD office at 4.15 am 2. Suresh Mane and Suresh S joined me 3. Chandrakant Mane too joined me near Navale bridge 4. Had breakfast 5. Left towards ghat at 10 a.m. 6. Reached Wai phata 7. Thanks to Chandrakant and Suresh ji for accompanying me 8. Had lunch and took rest 9. Began cycling towards Satara at 5 pm. 10. Reached Satara at 6.30 pm 11. Thanks to Parinita Karandikar for helping us connect with Rotarians and arranging our stay at Hotel Radhika palace.
Today's SAKAL news Paper 👆🏼
Thank you Suresh Mane ji, Chandrakant Mane ji and Suresh Shekatkat ji for accompanying me for 79kms today from Pune. It was a great gesture from your end.🙏🙏🙏
Thank you Hotel Abhiruchi staff who cleaned the floor and gave enough space to sleep.
Starting from FFD office. Suresh Mane ji and Suresh S ji are riding with me today
Satara just 100kms away... Here we come Satara..
Crossing New Katraj Tunnel - 1.5kms. Thank you for this beautiful photo🙏🙏🙏
Having Maharashtra's famous Vada pav. Thank you Suresh Mane ji and Chandrakant Mane ji for the breakfast🙏🙏🙏
#Day 25 It was the second rest day in the whole 40-day journey from Kashmir to Kanyakumari for Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni. Highlights 1. A million thanks to Dr. Pramod Tripathi for hosting my stay in Pune. 2. Reached FFD office at 6.30 to begin a short cycle run of 12 km in the city 3. Visited the renowned Dagadusheth Ganesh Temple, Shaniwar wada, Jangli Maharaj temple 4. There was a brief meditation which was wonderful 5. Came back to FFD office we I had an interactive session with FFD staff, mentors, cyclists. 6. Had a healthy breakfast in FFD office 7. Attended a press conference at Patrakar Bhavan. Thanks to Mr Samir FFD PR to have arranged it. 8. Had flag exchange ceremony in the evening. 9. Met and thanked Dr. Malhar for encouraging me to take up cycling.
We have started from FFD office
Press conference at Pune
I am elated in exchanging my Rotary club (Highgrounds, Bengaluru) flag with 3 rotary clubs of Pune - Rotary Gokhale, Uptown & Metro. Thank you Dr. Renu, Dr. Madhura Vipra for arranging the talk and flag exchange
With Dr. Malhar & Suresh Mane and team
Thank you Suresh Mane ji for this honour
My favourite Puran poli (lunch) at Dr. Pramod's home
Press conference at Pune
#Day 24 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 87 km from Khalapur to Pune. Highlights 1. Thanks to Pruthvi's uncle and aunt for the accommodation and stay 2. Began the day at 5.15 a.m. 3. By 6 a.m. was ready to climb the gradient 4. It was steep, had to walk along with bicycle for some distance 5. Reached Khandala at 8 a.m. 6. Had breakfast 7. Suresh Mane who has done Jammu to Shrinagar joined me at Dehu Road 8. Had lunch in Pimpri 9. Thanks to Dr. Pramod Tripathi for being the host in Pune 10. Had wonderful dinner 11. Went to sleep after discussing next days plan
Newspaper coverage in Bharuch.
Reached aamchi Pune!!!
#Day 23 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 110 km from Vasai to Khalapur Highlights 1. Began the day at 3.50 a.m. 2. Reached Ghodbunder road at 5.30 a.m., had snacks 3. Reached Thomas ji's (FFD participant) place at 8 am 4. Had wonderful breakfast 5. Saw Flamingo Lake 6. Five people cycled with me, great experience 7. Reached Khalapur my destination 8. Thanks to Pruthvi's aunt for Lunch 9. Thanks to Rotarian Prashant and Vaijayanti Rangarajan for arranging venue and talk
Reached the legendary Thomas Ji's place. Having breakfast now at his place. Thank you Tushar for this selfie.
Today, I did 103kms from Vasai to Khalapur via Thane and Navi Mumbai. Reached at 3pm
Thank you Thomas ji, Sanjivini ji and Piyush ji for accompanying me for the cycling..🙏🙏🙏
Having Millet Dosa, Dhokla and Fruits in Thomas Ji's house. Thank you for the tasty and homely Breakfast
Delighted to exchange my club Rotary Bangalore Highgrounds flag with  Rotary Kharghar Midtown Club Thanks to our FFD participant Vyjayanti ji and Rotarion Anamika ji and Prashant ji for arranging this session🙏🙏🙏
FFD Participants/ Alumni in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai
Attendees at the Rotary Kharghar Midtown.. We had close to 50 participants.
#Day 22 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 125 km from Silvassa to Vasai Highlights 1. Began the day at 4.20 a.m. 2. Road was downward slope 3. Covered 90 km by 8.39 am 4. Had breakfast 5. Reached Vasai by 11.30 a.m. 6. Thanks to Nandkumar ji and Biju George for arranging a comfortable stay at Rudra Shelter International. 7. Had a beautiful interaction over dinner with Rotarians 8. Rotary Pin given.
Reached our destination Vasai. Thanks to Rtn. Nandakumar ji, Anjana ji and Dr. Naval ji for  helping us with accomodation today.🙏🙏🙏 This has been my best average speed of 19.9kmph in the 100km + category. There was good slope and truck traffic wasn't much. It was fun riding today.
I am receiving pin on behalf of my Rotary Highgrounds club from Rotary Club of Vasai. Thank you Byju George ji, Nandakumar ji, Purushottam ji, and Denis ji for the honour. Thank you for providing us with the accommodation and taking care of our food 🙏🙏🙏
#Day 21 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 130 km from Surat to Silvassa Highlights 1. Began the day at 4.15 a.m. 2. Cycled till 8.30 where had breakfast at Darshan Desai's native place, thanks to him. 3. It was a hot day 4. Reached Silvassa by 2.45 p.m. 5. Thanks to Dr. Naval for arranging our stay at Hotel West Side. 6. Had flag exchange ceremony 7. Addressed 10-12 rotarians about FFD. 8. Thanks to Rotarian Anjana Desai
Koushal ji from Ambica Nursery gave us Star fruit. Thank you Koushal ji 🙏
Reached our destination at 2:45pm.
Proudly exchanging my club Rotary Bangalore Highgrounds flag with Rotary Club of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Thank you Dr. Naval and Rtn. Anjana ji for the arrangements.🙏🙏🙏
Addressing Rotary members at Silvasa
Idada, Khaman and jilebi - breakfast
Pictures inside the Salt Satyagraha Memorial
#Day 20 Important milestone of the journey for completing 2000 km, half way mark Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 83 km from Bharuch to Surat Highlights 1. Left Bharuch early morning 4.15 a.m. 2. Faced issues with disk break but solved them with friends help 3. Met Darshan Desai and Dr. Ashish who cycled with me. It was great experience 4. Reached Surat at 10.00 a.m. 5. Thanks to Neha from FFD for arranging a fabulous breakfast 6. Thanks to Shobana ji for arranging our stay at Officers gymkhana in Surat 7. Visited Sam's centre where cyclists are trained for performance 8. Exchanged flags with Rotary West Club 9. Had dinner with musical night. 10. Great day, great satisfaction of covering half the journey
Surprise!!! I have reached my destination Surat....
Rotary flag exchange with Rotary club, Surat West.Thank you Bhavesh ji, Tanmay ji and Darshan ji for making it possible at a short notice🙏🙏🙏
Happy to announce that I have completed 2️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ kms of riding and crossed the half way mark. Another 2️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ kms in the next 20 days to go. Thank you for all your support and encouragement.🙏🙏🙏
#Day 19 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 83 km from Vadodara to Bharuch Highlights 1. Woke up early got ready by 4 but found front tyre punctured. 2. Got the tyre and disk break repaired. Thanks to Pruthvi and Kamal ji from Bangalore to help me. 3. Left Vadodara at 5.20 a.m. 4. Thanks to FFD participant Mr. Balaji to guide on the route to Bharuch. 5. Met several cyclists en route. 6. Reached Bharuch at 12 noon. 7. Got settled at Hotel Shalimar, Bharuch 8. Visited Statue of Unity near Kevadia, Gujarat 9. Had a wonderful visit 10. Came back to Bharuch, had interaction with TV channel and GJ16 peddlers group 11. Had dinner and went to rest
Reached today's destination - Bharuch
Met Manoj Sinha in Vadodara. Thank you for cycling with me for some distance.
Thank you Vishal ji, Sandhya ji and young prince Madhav for being such a wonderful host.🙏🙏🙏 We relished Karnataka style dinner.  Young Madhav is bundle of energy and Aamodini liked playing with him.
Thank you Balajee for being a great support and guiding me on the route.🙏🙏🙏 I am happy to meet Rama Devi, my school classmate after 33 years. Thank you for coming and meeting us.🙏🙏🙏
Iron Man of India - Loha Purush Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel - He United fragmented India.
Just guess is it Sunset(💜) or Sunrise (💙) --- Aamodini
Interacted with cyclists (GJ 16 Pedallers) and members of Rotary club of Mehsana. Thank you Nilesh Barot ji for connecting us with Rotary club of Bharuch. Thank you Kishore ji for exchanging flags🙏🙏🙏
#Day 18 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 111 km from Ahmedabad to Vadodara Highlights 1. Began cycling at 4 a.m. 2. It was great experience talking to Dr. Nishit Shah an orthopedist who accompanied me for 30 km. 3. Had breakfast 4. Came to Anand. 5. Visited IRMA where had informal discussion with professors and staff 6. Thanks to professor Shambu for arranging my visit at IRMA and lunch at their place 7. Visited Amul Dairy Plant and learned about plant and working. 8. Reached our destination Vadodara by 6.40 pm 9. Welcomed by FFD participants of Vadodara, had beautiful interaction with them till 8 p.m. 10. Took Dinner at Vishal and Sandhya ji's place which was our place of stay for day 18
Started my ride Dr. Nishit in Ahmadabad.
News coverage in Mehsana
Interacting with faculty and staff of Institute of Rural Management - Anand (IRMA) Discussed about my cycling journey and about FFD.
With FFD participants in Vadodara..
Interacting with Rotary and FFD members in the park
Receiving beautiful memento from Rotary and FFD teams in Vadodara. Thank you very much
#Day 17 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 75 km from Mehsana to Ahmedabad Highlights 1. Thank you Nilesh Barot for accompanying me 2. Cycled 60 km, had breakfast 3. Got cycle repaired Revolutions Cycle Shop 4. Reached Smriti ji' place, took some rest 5. Went to Asha ji placed where I had a talk with 40 people 6. There was an interview by Gujarat Magazine and TV channel 7. Received a check of Rs. 3000/- from a trust which Asha ji is a part of. 8. Shayari recitation 9. A presentation about 7 causes of diabetes was given by Dr. Kiran Vaswani. 10. Visited one school where I had a talk on benefits of cycling 11. Visited Decathlon and purchased arm covers and dehydration kit for future journey
Dhokla, Khamal, Handvi, sandwich dhokla, Patra - Gujarati breakfast today
Our Mehsana host - Nilesh Barot and family
Reached today's destination Ahmedabad. We are being hosted by FFD participant Smriti Dagur ji.
Thank you Smriti ji. We enjoyed staying with you and your family.
Thank you Ashaji (second from left) for arranging the session in Ahmedabad. You had planned it very well with snacks being arranged for all 40 people.  Other unique thing of Ahmedabad session is  1. We had 12 FFD participants. Your planning and execution was meticulous.  2. Shayari on my cycling trip  3. Beautiful location - huge bungalow
#Day 16 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 115 km from Abu Road to Mehsana Highlights 1. Began the day at 5.20 a.m. 2. Reached near Palanpur at 8.45 a.m. 3. Had breakfast 3. Reached Mehsana by 2.30 p.m. 4. This was the earliest ride till today 5. Had lunch 6. Took some rest and got ready for a talk in the evening 7. Had a wonderful session at the Rotary Club Mehsana with 70 people including cyclists, Rotarians and locals 8. Thanks to Nilesh Barot for being a wonderful host. 9. Thanks to Darshan Modi, President of Rotary Club, Mehsana
Rotary Club of Mehsana
Happy to ride some distance with these cyclists who had come down from Mumbai to ride the Mount Abu peak...
It's becoming hotter day by day... It's now around 34 degrees Celsius... Quick 5 minutes nap at a puncture shop enroute..
On my way to Mehsana..
#Day 15 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 118 km from Sumerpur to Abu Road Highlights 1. Left the LIC guest house and began the day early 2. Road towards Abu was steep and bit challenging 3. Visited Trinity School en route 4. Had lunch 5. Cycled 8-10 km more from the decided destination 6. Reached Dharmshala our stay point for the day 7. Had interaction with 7-8 people about diabetes reversal 8. Thanks to Rotary President Dilip ji and office bearers and rotary members for comfortable accomodation
Beautiful sunset near Abu Road..
Interaction with Rotary members at Abu Road on how to achieve Freedom From Diabetes. Thank you Dilip ji for taking care of stay and dinner today.🙏🙏🙏
Reached our destination Abu road...
I wish I had beard like the gentleman in the photo..
Thank you Shri Aman Dutt ji, Shri Ram ji and Shri Bhupender ji for the comfortable stay at LIC guest house, Sumerpur
News coverage - khedapa
#Day 14 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 145 km from Jodhpur to Sumerpur Highlights 1. Started the day early at 5.30 am 2. Reached Pali bypass by 10.30 am 3. Cycled another 20 km and had a break at dhaba 4. Left the dhaba at 5 p.m. 5. Met huge traffice 6. Reached Sumerpur at 8.30 pm. 7. Thanks to Aman Dutt ji for arranging LIC Guest House. 8. Had delicious dinner of dal bati churma
A short break at NAMASTE INDIA!!!
Thank you Sudharani ji( Pruthvi's aunty), Mahi and little princess Vishnu for the warmth and homely environment . Spent a day with them ate Dosa, rice and sambhar heartful. Thank you for packing lunch for us 🙏🙏
Jodhpur news coverage
Jodhpur news coverage
Jodhpur news coverage
Celebrating today's successful ride with Rajasthani special Faluda icecream
Jodhpur to Sumerpur - 145kms
#Day 13 It was a Designated Rest Day. Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni took rest in Jodhpur as planned. Highlights 1. Stay at Umed Bhavan was excellent 2. Visited my friend Pruthvi uncle's house. 3. The pilot car had some issues so gave it for servicing 4. Had a haircut and head massage from Ashok Sen. 5. Had sumptuous meal in the afternoon 5. Took 2-hours refreshing nap. 6. Got the cycle serviced at the famous Ajit Cycles (since 1948). 7. Hitesh bhai the cycle shop owner serviced the cycle free of cost for our generous work. 8. Had a talk at Rotary Hall with 3 FFD participants Shashi, Rathore and Aman ji which was absolutely fruitful. 9. Had a spread out dinner at Aman Dutt's place where I got to taste a unique 'Gulab Jamun Sabji" 10. Cycled back to Housing board
Today was rest day. It was a short city ride today.
Thanks to Rotary club of Jodhpur for the opportunity to address the audience on reversal of diabetes. Thank you President Rtn. Ajit Mehta ji, office bearers and Aman ji.
#Day 12 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 146 km from Nagaur to Jodhpur Highlights 1. Prepared myself for the longest cycling day 2. Dr. Balvir had arranged for 2 interactions with villagers. 3. First talk in Kherapa went extremely well. 4. Second talk in Baori was excellent too 5. Reached BSF campus by 5 p.m. 6. Had a good time interacting with 100 BSF jawans 7. A comfortable stay arranged at 100-year old Umed Club
We tasted authentic Rajasthani food. We had badiya/mangodi sabji, methi laddi, mooli ka achar.  Thank you Girilaji and entire family for the tasty food.🙏🙏🙏
We tasted authentic Rajasthani food. We had badiya/mangodi sabji, methi laddi, mooli ka achar.  Thank you Girilaji and entire family for the tasty food.🙏🙏🙏
Thank you Dr. Balveer Dr. Balveer Shekhawat for arranging the talk at BSF Jodhpur. It was my honour to address more than 100 BSF personnel 🙏🙏🙏
Thank you Hitesh Bhati  Hitesh ji for servicing my cycle for free. Thank you for your contribution towards this mission. My cycle got new front light, rear gear shifter and Scott handle cushions.
Nagaur to Jodhpur -146kms . Reached Jodhpur in the evening at 4:30pm.
It is the most humbling experience we have had in our K2K journey till date. Our host for yesterday, Babulal ji and family are large hearted. They stay in a neat and clean one bed room house in Nagaur. They let us sleep in the only available bedroom. The family of four slept in the kitchen just to make sure that were warm and comfortable. This is the true indication of the old adage "Athiti Devo Bhava". Thank you 🙏.
Thank you Narendra ji 🙏for arranging our stay with this wonderful family and letting us  know that most of the farmers grow organic wheat, jowar and Bajra here in Nagaur.
#Day 11 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 118 km from Bikaner to Nagaur Highlights 1. Left Bikaner LIC guest house thanking Mr. Aman and Soni ji 2. Visited Karni Mata Temple also known as Rat Temple 35 km from Bikaner. Enjoyed food in the temple premises. 3. It was a Hot day needing some rest. 4. Reached Nagaur at 8 p.m. 5. Home stay at Narendra and Babulal ji's house
Afternoon nap at a dhaba..
Unique names in Rajasthan
We are back at Rat temple. We were here when were going to Kashmir.
Camel cart.
Interaction with students at Rasisar, Rajasthan
Left Bikaner and heading towards Nagaur 🙏
National centre for Equines and Camel
News coverage of Interaction with Border Security Force - BSF at Fazilka, Punjab.
Workers at sandstone.
Reached our destination, Nagaur. Distance covered 118kms.
#Day 10 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 128 km from Arjansar to Bikaner Highlights 1. Stay at Arjansar was at ex-surpanch Magharam ji house - excellent stay 2. Feeling a bit sleepy... took short nap and got back on track 3. Reached Lunkaransar at 12 afternoon and had lunch 4. Reached Bikaner by 7.20 pm. 5. Had a talk Rotary club members in Rotary Bhavan, Bikaner
Day 10
Thank you Magharam ji for our comfortable stay at Arjansar🙏🙏🙏
Entering Bikaner city
Arjansar to Bikaner - 128kms
Talk at Rotary club Bikaner. Thank you Arun ji for the opportunity to address Rotary members.
#Day 9 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 117 km from Sri Ganganagar to Arjansar Highlights 1. Had comfortable stay at Jeetendra Pal ji's house 2. Enjoying 20 km riding with Jeetendra ji 3. Lunch at a Dhaba 4. Saw spectacular sand dunes 5. Reached Arjansar at 7 pm. 6. Visited Goshala managed by Laxminarayan ji 7. It was dusty and windy but an easy ride.
Cycled 20kms with Jitendra ji. 🙏🙏🙏
Khatiya PE khana and Khatiya PE Sona..at a road side dhaba...
Welcome at Goshala🙏🙏🙏
We reached our destination, Arjansar. It was a comfortable ride.
#Day 8 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni on his journey from Ladhuka to Shriganganagar. Distance covered 90kms (approx) Highlights 1. Met BSF Jawans and spread awareness about the mission of Freedom from Diabetes. 2. Press coverage in Fazilka, Punjab
Thank you so much Shri Leeladhar Sharma ji who made these arrangements( FFD talk at temple, beating retreat at border and stay with Dinner at Haveli) at Fazilka and lastly FFD talk at BSF office Fazilka. 🙏🙏🙏🙏
Thank you Shri Sushil ji and Smt Ranjana ji.
Press coverage in Fazilka, Punjab
Fazilka to sriganganagar - 90.27Kms
On the saddle....
#Day 7 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covering 76 kms from Ferozpur to Fazilka! Highlights 1. Visit Beating Retreat: Unmatched feeling at the Indo-Pak border. 2. Felt divine visiting the Balaji Mandir. I had a golden opportunity to spread awareness amongst 200 devotees about Freedom from Diabetes 3. Visited one of the oldest printing presses. 4. An unmatched feeling in a 150yr old magnificent traditional Haveli!
Thank you for adjusting my cycle brake pad🙏🙏🙏
Today I am riding my cycle for Ferozpur to Fazilka which is parallel to Indo Pak border. Border check post is 25kms from here.
We crossed Jalalabad this afternoon..
Reached near Fazilka. There is a beating retreat program near the border which we need to attend at 4:30 p.m. I have loaded my cycle on the car so that we can reach the border in time. I will come back to this spot in the morning tomorrow and start from here.
#Day 6 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 109 km from Amritsar to Firozpur. Highlights 1. Had home stay at Jasmindar's place. 2. Took a session at Bajwa Hospital arranged by Dr. Amarjit. 3. Had talk at Community Capacity Building.
Thank you Gera ji for the wonderful breakfast today morning. Thank you Jasmindar ji for the lovely home stay at Amritsar 🙏🙏🙏
Gurudwara at Bandala
Visited Jallianwala Bhag
#Day 5 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 115 km from Pathankot to Amritsar Highlights 1. Had a very good stay at Shree Navjot Nayar place in Pathankot 2. Had a great experience cycling with 7-8 cycling enthusiasts till Barth Sahib 3. Had a talk with 9th class students at Batala 4. Had a talk at Bajwa Hospital for doctors, nurses, and patients 5. Visited the golden temple 6. Had a wonderful day
Cyclists from Pathankot joined me for around 20 kms. We went to Baanth Gurudwara where Gurunanak Ji's elder son stayed for 62 years.
Thank you Navjot Nayar ji for riding along with me. This is a huge motivation for me.
Press coverage in Fazilka, Punjab
Mustard and wheat.
Jaggery At Gurdaspur
Heading towards Amritsar
Day 5: Pathankot to Outskirts of Amritsar
We had the opportunity to address around 25 Doctors, staff and patients at Bajwa hospital in Amritsar Thanks to FFD Club member Jasmindar Kaur ji for organising it.🙏🙏🙏 The talk was on the topic Say Freedom from Diabetes
It's 10:45pm. We visited the beautiful,  enchanting, mesmerizing Golden Temple in Amritsar. Thank you @Jasminder Kaur Jasmindar ji for being our guide and making us aware of the history and taking us through the temple.
#Day 4 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 104 km from Jammu to Pathankot. Highlights 1. Video after reach jammu punjab border. 2. On his way to Pathankot 18 km. 3. Met our Jawan. 4. Passed through Chenani-Nashri Tunnelway.
Starting my journey from Jammu with blessings of Guru Nanak🙏🙏🙏
I couldn't meet Harpyas ji @⁨Harpyas Singh Jammu Cyclist Ref Gurmukh Batala⁩ in Jammu. He drove 25 kms from Jammu to meet me. He is a avid cyclist, ultramarathoner, entrepreneur and an environmentalist. He and his team have planted more than 20,000 trees. He has done 600 kms of cycling and marathons. On his birthday, he runs number of kilometres equivalent to his age. Last time he ran 52 kms on his birthday.  He is planning to run 220kms ultramarathon.*  Honoured to receive a medal as appreciation from Harpyas ji 🙏🙏
Day 4: Snack break under the Banyan tree... Have covered around 70kms today.. 30kms to reach Pathankot.
Sweet potato chat
Day 4: Jammu to Pathankot- 104kms
We had the opportunity to address 25 participants in Pathankot on the topic "Say Freedom from Diabetes" Thank you Sunil ji and Navjot ji ,Navjot Nayar for arranging it. We met the group of cyclists who will ride with me for some distance.
Thank you Sunil ji for the momento..🙏🙏🙏
Thank you Navjot Nayar Navjot ji for the wonderful dinner with the entire family.🙏🙏🙏 The meal had lot of items and it was very tasty.
Dinner Time
#Day 3 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 80 km from Udhampur to Jammu Highlights 1. Met our Jawans 2. Journey begins
Day 3: Distance covered - 88kms
We have reached Jammu. We will be staying at the Gurudwara. We thank Nermal ji  , Harpyaz ji, Harpyas Singh and Gurmukh ji for providing us with the accommodation. 🙏🙏🙏
#Day 2 Mr. Veeranarayan Kulkarni covered 91 km from Banihal to Uddhampur Highlights 1. Thankful to our host Nisar Khoja ji 2. Began from Banihal. 3. Had lunch in Ramban 38 km from Banihal 4. Visited Chanderkote hydroelectric power station en route
Beautiful view from our room!!!!  Today's plan - we will start from Banihal and reach Udhampur. They total distance is 91 km. We are being hosted by Vishal Thapa ji
Started our journey from Banihal. Thank you Nisar Khoja ji and Ashish ji for our comfortable stay at Banihal. The temperature outside was 1 degree Celsius, but inside, it was cozy and comfortable 🙏🙏🙏
Thank you Nisar Khoja ji for hosting at Banihal.
Day 2: Lunch time At Ramban. Covered 38kms till now.
Chanderkote hydroelectric power station
Day 2 ride Completed from Banihal to Udhampur- 90 kms
#Day 1 Mr. Veernarayan Kulkarni covered 96 km from Shrinagar to Banihal. Highlights 1. The iconic Journey begins from Ghantaghar of Lal chowk in Shrinagar. 2. Visited MS Emmsons - cricket bat factory
Good morning The Day has come. I will be starting my K2K Cycling journey from Srinagar's iconic Lal Chowk today morning.  Thank you all for your wishes and blessings🙏🙏🙏
Ghantaghar, Lal chowk, Shrinagar
Reached our destination- Banihal.