Honda Drive To Discover 9
Driving through the twisty roads of the beautiful North East in the Honda Civic & CR-V was a wonderful experience
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Agustine of Hippo
Travel is an intricate part of an automotive journalist’s life. The job takes you to many places for new car drives and events and it wouldn’t be wrong to say that ‘this breed’ of people are one of the most widely travelled people. While we have travelled almost the entire country covering something or the other, there are still many places we would love to visit. Well, this is where Honda’s Drive To Discover comes in, it takes you to the lesser-known places. The 9th edition was no different, we were out exploring the North East with Honda’s premium car line-up at our disposal, the Honda Civic and the Honda CR-V.
We started the drive from the city of Guwahati, our first stop for the night was the river island of Majuli. Our car for the first day was the Honda CR-V. Powered by the i-DTEC oil-burner, this manual car was a charm to drive. The road towards Majuli was well surfaced with some broken patches. We cruised effortlessly through most of it, the 9-speed autobox making life quite simple. Since Majuli is a river island around the mighty Brahmaputra river, we had to use the ferry to get the cars across to the island. Once the ferry got moving, it was quite intimidating to see the Brahmaputra in all its glory. The current was fast and this river is so wide that you would mistake it for an ocean instead of a river. Moreover, this river tends to flood every year causing great loss to life and property.