August 1983 - December 1984
Before the trip, we wrote to the Prime Minister of India (Mrs. Indira Gandhi) and the Minister of External Affairs (Mr. P. V. Narasimha Rao), informing them of our intention of make the trip.
We received responses from both the Prime Minister and the Minister of External Affairs along with a letter from the Ministry of External Affairs.
These letters were instrumental in obtaining visas for numerous countries along the way as I had obtained visas for only 4 countries before setting out on the Journey.
The four countries were:
Visas for the rest were procured along the way.
Letter from Prime Minister - Mrs. Indira Gandhi
Letter from Minister of External Affairs - Mr. P. V. Narasimha Rao
Letter from Ministry of External Affairs