Indian couple sell tea, save $6 a day to travel the world

One of the major excuses people make for not travelling is the lack of funds. 

So if you are in need of some inspiration, Vijayan and Mohana, an Indian couple both almost in their 70s, should be it. 

Despite being only able to save around 300 rupees ($6) a day they have managed to travel the world off that money.

The couple run a small tea shop in Kochi, a port city in southwest India. 

In a short documentary posted on Twitter shared by Anand Mahindra, the chairman of Mahindra Group, the pair share their story. 

The couple opened the tea shop - the Sree Balaji Coffee House - in 1963. Attracting around 300 to 350 customers a day, the shop is renowned for an excellent cup of tea. 

By collating their savings and applying for bank loans, which they pay off every three years, the couple travel to their country of choice, come home and start the process all over again. 

They want to visit as many counties as possible and so far have travelled to 23 countries including France, Singapore, Switzerland, Brazil, Argentina, the United States and Peru. 

And with no employees, they save money by not having to pay wages.

In the video, Vihjan says travel "will change your mind and your culture" and that to travel is his one true desire.

The video has gone viral, being retweeted over 11,000 times. 

It isn't the first time the couple's story has been told. They were the subject of a documentary Invisible Wings which won Best Film in the non-fiction category at the 2018 Filmfare Awards.