Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
(M&M) recently concluded its first edition of the ‘India Myanmar Thailand’
Expedition held under the Mahindra Adventure umbrella brand in Guwahati. The 20 vehicles that formed the Mahindra
convoy consisting of the Mahindra Scorpio, the XUV500 and the Scorpio Getaway
rolled into the Assamese capital, marking the end of an expedition that took
them all the way to Thailand via Myanmar and back over 28 exhilarating days on
The drive was gruelling,
pushing both man and machine to their limits as they wound their way over a
total distance of 6000 km, making for a truly memorable once-in-a-lifetime
experience for the participants.
The expedition was flagged off
from Guwahati on November 24, 2017. The convoy first drove to Imphal, before
crossing over into Myanmar at the Moreh border. In Myanmar, the expedition
drove through the historic city of Mandalay, followed by Bagan and Yangon, with
the rising pagodas, splendid vistas and exotic local cuisine providing a
breathtaking setting for the journey. The convoy then crossed over into
Thailand where participants immersed themselves in the vibrant street life, marvelled
at the country’s ancient monuments and relaxed on its pristine beaches, as they
steadily made their way towards the capital, Bangkok.
The expedition’s arrival in
Bangkok marked the end of its opening leg as it turned back towards home. The
entire expedition was a potpourri of historic border crossings and days of
relaxation in some exotic locales. Driving across international borders while
experiencing the rich cultural and ethnic diversity left the participants
asking for more.
According to Veejay Nakra,
Chief of Sales & Marketing, Auto Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.,
"We make tough machines but ardently believe that the human spirit is
tougher and indomitable if spurred to its true potential. This exhilarating
journey was an opportunity for adventure seekers to unleash their potential by
finding adventure, becoming one with nature and pushing themselves to their
limits. It isn’t merely a journey but a triumph over the challenges of the
Apart from the adrenaline
rush, the participants experienced the rich local culture at Kisama village, paid
their respects to the brave hearts in Kohima’s war cemetery and visited the
18th century wooden monastery at Nat Tuang Kyuang. They also paid a visit to
the tomb of Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal emperor, and stepped back in
time as they wandered the once-majestic ruins of Sukho Thai.
Source: Mahindra Adventure
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