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Old 20th January 2012, 15:55   #16
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Hi Subodh,
please find every thing about Mahinda Adventure on FB page & on website. Also sharing Thar website as lot of content is shared between them-

www.facebook.com/mahindraadventure
www.facebook.com/mahindrathar

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The Royal Escape flag off and first day was a great start. Even though the morning was cold and foggy, it didn’t subdue the thrill of adventure in the hearts of our hardcore adventure seekers, including children. First day of the Royal Escape journey- the teams started from Delhi, from stopping for a sumptuous spread at palaces, to a welcome performance by the local artisans of Bikaner and a lot more! Here are some of the exhilarating moments captured in pictures.

On a cold and foggy morning in Delhi, the cars begin to arrive
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Flag- Off
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Mahindra Adventure Chief, Bijoy Kumar Y, at the briefing session
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For the first time ever children make their way into a Mahindra Adventure drive
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Participants receive their mementos
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More pics of Day 1:

6.30 am - Cars line-up for the first day of Royal Escape
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Cars waiting for the rest of the convoy to catch up
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Mandwa - Lunch at a royal castle
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A lavish buffet await all teams
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Local artisans welcome Royal Escape participants
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Sirish Chandran, Editor - Overdrive, completes the MA tradition, marks Day 1 with a goodwill note for all
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Hi Subodh,
please find every thing about Mahinda Adventure on FB page & on website. Also sharing Thar website as lot of content is shared between them-

www.facebook.com/mahindraadventure
www.facebook.com/mahindrathar

www.mahindraadventure.com
www.mahindrathar.com
Thanks Vinod will look it up. Never knew that Mahindra was so proactively pushing these events. That's a great thing to promote vehicles as well as to quench the thirst of enthusiasm.
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Day 2 - Royal Escape – 29th Dec

Day 2 - From the ostentatious Laxmi Nivas Palace the Royal Escape gang headed towards Jaisalmer via Pokaran. 400 kilometres of dune bashing, off-road driving and some of the best highways later we reached Sam dunes near Jaisalmer. Dune bashing was followed by an engaging performance by Queen Harish, dancing, fireworks and a splendid meal. Take a look at the pics!

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Villager marvelling at the Thar
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Queen Harish entertaining the guests
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Sweep calling Vinod
Sweep calling Vinod : Lovely reading about it again. Wish the next Escape comes around soonest. Over and Out.
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Just wanted to share the experience on dune bashing on 2nd evening. We were running late, by the time we reached near SAM dunes it was about 5.00 p.m The idea was to catch the sunset. We started off road about 6.00 p.m with some light left. Choose two hills on each side divided convoy into even & odd numbers. The one on the right side was tougher. Some 5 vehicles were able to cross it but the bigger problem was how do you come back????

One recovery vehicle also was on the other side forcing me to climb up at any cost to recue others. With lot of difficuilty climbed the dune and positioned myself to winch out 3 vehicles. Was one of the toughest recoveries made inch by inch! Finally when all were out there was a participant who wanted to go on the otherside just because she wanted to try it out as others did!!! It was a tough time convincing her to understand that we don't have time and recovery after sunset and 30 vehicle convoy waiting for us to get back to hotel isnt a good idea. Finally managed to stop her at the crest and reverse just to be customer centric. The convoy started rolling to hotel to call it a day. Phew!!

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brilliant stuff vinod, and nice pictures as well. love the lineup in the desert
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Day 3 - Royal Escape

After a wonderful stay at Jaisalmer, the Royal convoy heads to the Manvar desert camp for an overnight stay in beautiful tents and the sands all around…

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Some more pics of Day 3...

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brilliant stuff vinod, and nice pictures as well. love the lineup in the desert
Thanks Allan! Being a part of such convoy is fantastic!! 30 vehiclesmoving were as long as a road train!
You are welcome to be a part of this next year.

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Sweep calling Vinod
Sweep calling Vinod : Lovely reading about it again. Wish the next Escape comes around soonest. Over and Out.
Waiting for chandigarh escape and so are the customers. See you there.

p.s- Day 3 tent accomodation was the best according to me. The ambience there was simply amazing. Best stay even though we stayed in royal palaces elsewhere.
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Check out the Thar yump pic!

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Day 4 - Royal Escape
After a wonderful overnight stay at the gorgeous Manvar Desert Camp the team heads back to Alsisar for New year eve celebrations

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