Great Escapes are single day off-roading events where one can enjoy an adventure filled day with us.
Yes. You need to own a Mahindra vehicle to participate in Great Escapes.
There are three different activites organized at Great Escapes, - A) 2WD (two-wheel drive) trail drive for vehicles like KUV, XUV, Nuvosport, TUV, Scorpio 2wd; - 4WD Trail drive (four wheel drive) for Thar 4x4 and Scorpio 4x4; and Off-Roading Trophy - a competitive event where one can compete against the best off-roaders in the country. The winners from each round make it to finals, where the last man standing wins a new THAR.
Off-Roading trophy is a competitive event where Mahindra 4x4 owners tackle a set of obstacles on which they are judged. The winners of each Great Escape then battle it out at the Grand Finale at Igatpuri and the last man standing wins a new Thar.
The Great Escape venues are announced on social media and on Mahindra Adventure’s website by or before one month prior to the event dates.
The cost for Great Escape is Rs 4,000 for two people, at select locations the cost is Rs 5,000 for up to 4 people.
Yes there is an option to pay at the venue. However, the payment must be done in cash and there is an extra Rs 1000 charged at the location.
The additional cost for each participant is Rs 1000, to be paid directly at the venue
All paid participants get Mahindra Adventure merchandise (t-shirts and caps).
The trails are tested by professionals before the event, and are carefully curated with our vehicles in mind. So, these trails are not difficult. At all Great Escapes, the event marshals will be around to attend anyone who needs help, this includes recovery services.
The tracks are designed in a way to cause no damage to your vehicles. However, note that driver error can cause damages to the vehicles. We have alternate routes planned if one does not wish to attempt a particular stretch on the trail.
The trail drive starts by 10:30 and finishes by 2:30pm. However the end time can be a bit longer depending on the on-ground circumstances particularly due to changing weather and terrain.
Yes. We do have a “With you Hamesha” vehicle at all locations and if the damage is not very bad it can be fixed at the venue and the cost has to be borne by the owner/driver of the concerned vehicle.
Off-roading Trophy is a competitive event which is open to all Mahindra 4-wheel drive vehicles. In this event participants compete against each other through a series of obstacles, which puts one’s driving skills, co-ordination with co-driver, strategy and decision making, along with vehicle preparation to the test.
Participants are judged on four parameters - total number of flags collected (+5 points per flag), number of cones dropped (-5 points per cone) and the rest of the marks are decided on vehicle preservation, safety and driving technique (out of 10).
At each location participants get a chance to participate in two categories – Stock and Modified.
Vehicle Classification for Off-Roading Trophy Vehicles
The participants will be judged on the following criteria:
1. Flag Points
2. Cone Penalties
3. Vehicle Preservation/Safety/Driving Technique
We do have back up drivers for emergency purposes only. Mahindra Adventure drives are for driving enthusiasts only.
The self-drive Mahindra owned 4x4 & the accommodation is on twin sharing basis. We would do our best to pair you with another single supplement. If we do not get a single supplement to pair with you, you would have to pay up for 2 people to participate in the drive.
Other than the extreme drives like Mustang & Snow drive, all our expeditions are family friendly.
We have scores of women drivers participating in our events and we normally have more than 5 women on each trip. The expeditions are managed by professionals and are safe to attend.
Every effort is made to carefully choose the bio-break stops at the cleanest place available. However, since the adventure events go to remote places there could be a situation where in one has to use a desolate area.
We provide best available hotel accommodation at any given location. If the accommodation is not 4/5 star, rest assured there isn’t one available around.
We do cater to veg & non veg requirements. However special dietary requirements may not be possible as the expedition goes to some really remote places where getting basics itself sometimes a task.
On expedition’s involving high altitude and long hours of driving, we do not recommend children below 10 years of age and senior citizens above 60 years of age.
Club Challenge is a team based competition specially for off road clubs with a Mahindra 4x4. Individual entries are not accepted.
Club challenge invite is sent to clubs basis the merit and standing of the club in off roading circles. The discretion of sending an invite to club is entirely with the Mahindra Adventure team. However, please write to us on [email protected] with a detailed information on the club, weather you have builds pertaining to the classifications ready to compete, a deserving application can get an invite.
SR will be shared with the participating clubs only.
This event is open to Mahindra 4x4s only
Entry fee includes
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Monsoon challenge is a Time Speed distance format rally. It’s all about managing average speeds and involves a good navigator and driver combination.
This event is open only for Mahindra owners and customers are expected to get their vehicles to participate.
Monsoon challenge recognises people with various skill sets. There are various classes of trophies for beginners and professionals that provides level playing feild.
This rally is being organised by experts who are also great mentors. One can sign up and learn techniques of TSD rally
Monsoon challenge is a Tarmac rally suitable for all kinds of SUVs, UVs and sedans that Mahindra produces.
Children are allowed in beginners class. They share the accommodation provided to the driver and navigator.
Yes, you need to have your own Mahindra SUV to participate in our Camp Out events
You can bring as many people as you wish to, the payment is per person
The accommodation is basic tents, on twin sharing.
One must carry extra change of clothes, mosquito repellant, sunscreen and other essentials
Yes you can bring your 2wd vehicles as there is a special track designed for you there.
Yes, we provide radio equipped trainer vehicles
No we do not provide any pick-up/drop services.
You don’t need off-road experience to participate
Yes, you can. Keep an eye open for announcements on Track Day.
Yes. If you are passionate about off-roading and want to learn the techniques involved we recommend the intermediate course.
Yes, you can come with your family.
No. You don’t need to own a Mahindra vehicle to avail this course.
We provide accommodation to Trail Survivor participants.
Yes. We provide veg lunch for all our participants.