2012 Mahindra Great Escape Lonavala

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 EscapeMulti-day Expedition & Challenges
Shillong GE-101-26th May
Hyderabad- GE-10223rd June
Kottayam GE-10330th June
Lonavala GE-1046th JulyMonsoon Challenge24th -28th July
Monastery Escape Classic24th July to 3rd August
Monastery Escape classic leg25th August to 15th August
Goa GE-10517th AugAuthentic GoaAug12th- Aug17th
Sakleshpur GE-1061st -2nd SepSpice Challenge5th-8th Sept
Chandigarh GE- 12th Oct12th OctTrination20th -26th Oct
Jaisalmer GE-10723rd Nov
Guragon GE-1087th Dec
Chennai GE- 10921st Dec
Royal Escape2nd-8th Jan
Tharfest8th-11th Jan
Off road trophy/Adventure night22-24th Jan