There are plenty of driving experiences to suit the different consumer segments in India. Mahindra sponsors the Shillong Great Escape from the 30th of May 2015. One of the more popular off-roading events held in India, the Great Escape offers Mahindra owners a chance to go off-roading in controlled situations created by Mahindra Adventure. The prize trophy awaiting the winner this year is a brand new Thar 4X4.
The Great Escape will see Mahindra customers from Tura, Shillong, Guwahati, Jaintia Hills, Nagaland and other neighbouring North-Eastern states. Winners will be sponsored for the main event to be held in Mumbai Nashik finals where they will be meeting off-roaders from other parts of the country in January 2016. The event is scheduled to flag off from Siloam in UCC road, Umiam.
The portal www.mahindraadventure.com serves as a one-point stop for important information about the contest, the drive, the prize, challenges expected along the way, etc. The rally is usually flagged off from Umiam, Orchid Lake Resort, Ri Bhoi district in Shillong.
The event sees participation from the entire stable of Mahindra vehicles including the Bolero, Scorpio, Legend and the extreme off-roader, Thar 4×4.
An exceptional thought to display the off-roading competences of Mahindra vehicles, Mahindra Adventure acts as a umbrella of series of adventure and motor sports events organised under its banner.
Mahindra Adventure holds a series of events throughout the year such as the popular off-roading event, the Great Escape, numerous Challenges, which are sporting actions that keeps company’s promise of giving challenges of adrenalin pumping. They also sponsor multi-Day Escapes, such as the Royal New Year Escape (6 days) & Monastery Escape (10 days), Authentic Goa (4 days) and Tri- Nation Escape (India, Nepal & Bhutan – 14 days) and more such off-roading experiences unique to the customer thus, testing their skills.
Shillong offers a perfect picture postcard setting for the 1st Great Escape of the season with rolling hills and verdant greens. Also known as the ‘abode of the clouds’, Shillong offers an undulating hilly terrain of Shillong with streams and obstacles that pose a challenge for the experienced and amateurs.
Every vehicle and its participants have to negotiate their share of challenges. Participants also get a chance to soak in the cool climate and enjoy the one of a kind scenic beauty. These include the swollen landscape, mountainous gorges, steep climbs, forest wilderness full of all species of fauna and flora or singing rivulets.
The Mahindra Great Escape as part of the Mahindra Adventure umbrella brand continues to live up to the promise of encouraging the off-roading culture and demonstrating the tough and rugged DNA of Mahindra vehicles. The concept of an all-India ‘Off-Road Trophy’ championship sees fierce competition as participants get a chance to showcase their off-road driving skills through different obstacles.
Winners from regional Great Escapes, which include Hyderabad, Shillong, Lonavla, Kottayam, Chandigarh, Goa, Chennai, Sakleshpur, Jaisalmer and Gurgaon compete in skills for the ultimate trophy.