Mahindra Adventure has released their calendar for Season 3, including dates for The Great Escapes in 2013. In addition to seven existing locations, three new locations Shillong, Hyderabad and Ooty have been added. The event consist of Multi-Day expeditions, such as the Monastery Escape, Royal Escape and Tri-Nation Escape (India, Bhutan and Nepal for 14 days) and Authentic Goa.
Then there are specific seasonal challenges such as Spice Challenge and Monsoon Challenge, which are based on TSD (Time Speed Distance) rallies. The Mahindra Adventure Challenge (MAC) – Intercontinental 2013 has also been announced, where eight automobile magazines will get a chance to explore eight destinations in Chile, Australia, Spain, Italy, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and South Korea, in a Mahindra vehicle.
Mahindra Adventure has also launched an off-road Training Academy. The 28-acre training centre at Igatpuri is India’s first dedicated facility providing training to off-roading enthusiast and newbie’s to learn how to off-road safely and enjoy it thoroughly. Slots can be booked online at www.mahindraadventure.com. The courses offered will display automotive technology. Customized Mahindra Thar 4x4s equipped with radio sets are being used as training vehicles at the facility.
The academy provides three courses. Basic (Getting Dirty), Intermediate (Trail Survivor), Expert (Global Explorer) And Depending on the course selected, the participants can learn the various techniques’ of 4WD theory (part-time 4WD/full-time 4WD), components of a 4WD system ,what to do and what not to do, use of off-road equipment, terrain-specific driving techniques and learn emergency repairs. Mahindra Adventure also enters for the first time into INRC, becoming the first ever manufacturing company to entry into the INRC in India.
|Great Escape||Multi-day Expedition & Challenges|
|Shillong GE-101-||26th May|
|Hyderabad- GE-102||23rd June|
|Kottayam GE-103||30th June|
|Lonavala GE-104||6th July||Monsoon Challenge||24th -28th July|
|Monastery Escape Classic||24th July to 3rd August|
|Monastery Escape classic leg2||5th August to 15th August|
|Goa GE-105||17th Aug||Authentic Goa||Aug12th- Aug17th|
|Sakleshpur GE-106||1st -2nd Sep||Spice Challenge||5th-8th Sept|
|Chandigarh GE- 12th Oct||12th Oct||Trination||20th -26th Oct|
|Jaisalmer GE-107||23rd Nov|
|Guragon GE-108||7th Dec|
|Chennai GE- 109||21st Dec|
|Royal Escape||2nd-8th Jan|
|Off road trophy/Adventure night||22-24th Jan|