Mahindra the famous XUV maker recently concluded the ‘Tri-Nation Escape 2013’, under the Mahindra Adventure umbrella brand that was held between October 20 and 31, 2013. This drive was marked across India, Nepal and Bhutan, covering a distance of nearly 3,000km.
Twenty five expedition-ready vehicles and 5 services vehicles traversed three countries starting from New Delhi and finishing in Bagdogra over a span of 11 days. The expedition went through the mystical land of Nepal, while making stops at the country’s famous ancient city, Pokhara, known for its lake and fabulous views of the Annapurna range. The second stop in Nepal was at the holy town of Kathmandu, a modern mix of tradition, culture and urbanisation.
From Nepal the convoy traversed through the Land of the Thunder Dragon, Bhutan – a land of happy people, chilly-laden food, breathtaking monasteries & beautiful roads. The entire expedition was a potpourri of road trip madness, historic border crossings and days of relaxation in some exotic locales. Driving across international borders and covering nearly 3,000km while experiencing the rich cultural and ethnic diversity, left the participants asking for more. The Tri-Nation Escape was a trip of a lifetime for all the participants.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Vivek Nayer, Chief Marketing Officer, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “Mahindra Adventure aims to provide adrenaline pumping off road and on road challenges and road trips for SUV enthusiasts in the country. We are pleased to conclude the second season of our international event – the ‘Tri-Nation Escape’. Through this road trip we celebrated the incredible landscape of our region, as the convoy of vehicles passed through our neighbouring countries of Nepal and Bhutan. All the participants experienced the drive of their lifetime while enjoying the spectacular panorama along the way and also experienced the unique cultures of the countries visited resulting in some very unforgettable memories.”
The associate sponsors for the event were 19 0 North; Servo – official oil partner; Oakley – official eye wear partner and Woodland – official adventure gear partner.
En route, the participants were treated to the best hospitality. The extensive dealer network of Mahindra played a big role in making it an experience for the participants to remember. The event was run to motorsport standards giving the participants a chance to experience the ultimate driving holiday.
Route of the Rally:
21st Oct- Monday- Delhi- Shivpatinagar
22nd Oct- Tuesday- Shivpatinagar- Pokhara
23rd Oct- Wednesday- Pokhara
24th Oct- Thursday- Pokhara- Kathmandu
25th Oct- Friday- Kathmandu
26th Oct- Saturday- Kathmandu- Biratnagar
27th Oct- Sunday- Biratnagar- Chalsa
28th Oct- Monday- Chalsa- Thimphu/ Paro
29th Oct- Tuesday- Thimphu/ Paro
30th Oct- Wednesday- Thimphu/ Paro
31st Oct- Thursday- Thimphu/Paro- Chalsa