A couple of hundred kilometres out of Chennai and things are off to a rough start on the GamingZion India’s Cup Southern Xpress 2015.
The point where north and south India meet, Hyderabad is a city of stark contrasts combining historic monuments with ultra modern business complexes. Today, the capital of Telagana state competes with metropolises like Chennai and Bangalore as India’s IT capital, and with Google and Microsoft being based here it’s easy to see why.
Earlier in May, when newspapers in India announced that Hindustan Motors Ltd would halt production of the Ambassador car, everyone thought this would be the end of the road for India’s most beloved car. But the famous brand is making a comeback with our India’s Cup – Southern Xpress 2015.
When tourists think of travelling to India, they tend to stick to the northern provinces with plans of ticking off the Taj Mahal, the Golden Triangle and sites along the Ganges off their list and usually bypass the south, which we believe is a pity.
Calling all media savvy writers, travellers and PR pros! I’ve just got a place on the Rickshaw Challenge and the India’s thanks to my sponsor GamingZion.com, and I need a couple of travelling companions to come on the road with me on the Classic Run from Chennai to Trivandrum in Kerala, and on the India’s Cup, a new rally going round South India, including stops in Mumbai, Goa, Kerala and more.
This state on India’s southern point is a haven to relax in, not just because of its natural beauty like the stretches of sandy beaches and swaying palms, but mostly because of the relaxed, laid back attitude of the locals. Kerala is India, but a more relaxed version.
We were sad when we saw that the great Indian Ambassador car ceased production earlier this year, which is one of the reasons we feel we’d like to pay tribute to India’s motoring past with this leisurely cultural road trip across India.
When you think of Goa what do you imagine? Pristine white beaches with sparkling waters and shady palms might capture Goa’s stunning coastline, and while thousands flock here a year to lie on a beach or find spiritual enlightenment, we feel that many people visit Goa and don’t really get it.
On the India’s Cup rally, we’re planning to do more than just drive from A to B. As much fun as it is to get stuck on an Indian road somewhere in Tamil Nadu due to a cow that won’t move, we want to indulge a little bit in the local culture.