Avinash Varghese (b April 14, 1982) of Manchalloor, Pathanapuram, Kerala undertook a unique solo ride on an Enfield Thunderbird AVL 350 from Kerala’s Kuttanad region situated at an elevation of 2.2 m (7.2 ft) below sea level to Marsimik La at 5,582 m (18,314 ft) in Leh, Jammu & Kashmir, making it the first such ride from the country’s lowest point to the highest. He started the journey from Pulinkunnu in Alappuzha at 4.00 am on Sept 17, 2015 and reached the destination at 2.30 pm on Sept 30, 2015, covering 4,608 km across the length of the country.