Three months backpacking around India. Crossed overland from Nepal to Varanasi then trip south to Goa, Hampi, Kerela and finally Chennai from where we flew back to Europe.
No van but we did manage to get our mits on an old Royal Enfield now and again. We did a lot of riding around Goa and later in Kerela through tea plantations around the Munnar hill station.
The long distances we usually did on the trains, which we really liked.