Mumbai, 04 January 2018: The first edition of the ‘India Myanmar Thailand’ Expedition held under the Mahindra Adventure umbrella brand concluded this week, as twenty vehicles consisting of the Mahindra Scorpio, the XUV500 and the Scorpio Getaway rolled into Guwahati. The expedition from Guwahati to Bangkok via Myanmar and back was on the road for 28 days.
The gruelling drive pushed both man and machine to their limits as they wound their way through 6000 kms., making for a memorable once-in-a-lifetime experience for the participants. The expedition was flagged off from Guwahati on 24 November 2017 and the convoy 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, against a backdrop of rising pagodas, splendid vistas and exotic local cuisine. The convoy then crossed over to Thailand, passing through its vibrant street life, ancient monuments and pristine beaches, before arriving in Bangkok. From Bangkok the expedition headed back to Guwahati via the same route.
Apart from the adrenaline rush, the participants of the expedition 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 wandered through the once-majestic ruins of Sukho Thai.