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Tips for Visiting India as a First-Timer

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India – country of colors and spices, home to more than one billion people and completely different to everything we know in Western Europe. A visit to the subcontinent can be overwhelming for the first time visitor, but with the following basic tips for visiting India, you will be well […]

Places to visit in India: Top 10 sites in South India on the India’s Cup

Brihadeeswarar Temple Thanjavur

The India’s Cup has been over for over 10 days, which has given us a chance to reminisce about all the wonderful places to visit in India on the way. Our inaugural adventure car rally took us on quite a journey around South India, where we may have broken down […]

The Final Sprint: Driving South India to the Finish Line

"If you can drive an Ambassador in India, you can drive anything anywhere in the world." M. Gandhi

So close yet still quite far to go, the last couple of days of the inaugural India’s Cup posed plenty of challenges for our teams, involving visits to ancient temples, driving to mainland India’s southernmost point and tackling Chennai’s nightmare traffic. But not everyone made it back to Chennai to […]

Kochi: Kerala’s City of Spice and Chinese Nets

Chinese fishing nets in Kochi

Ancient Chinese nets and India’s oldest Jewish community, Kochi is a city that both seduces and fascinates. One of our stops on the inaugural India’s Cup route, we decided to see what this famous Keralan city was all about. Up bright and early, Hindipendent Racing and the Sarriors were impatient […]

Stopping for Tea: India’s Cup Winds its Way Through Ooty and the Nilgiri Hills

Tea plantations in Ooty

The morning after Mysore, our teams decided to head out to Coimbatore taking different routes and at different times. Hindipendent Racing were keen to get on the road early to head up to the Western Ghats and the Nilgiri Hills to explore the land of tea, while the Sarriors wanted […]

A Maharajas’ Palace and Incidents with a Corrupt Security Guard: India’s Cup Does Mysore

Mysore Palace second most popular place to visit in India

Despite the winding roads swerving up into the Western Ghats, our journey to Mysore turned out to be the shortest on the road yet. We even made it in time to explore Mysore’s famous palace, although not without incident since we had an unpleasant interaction with one corrupt security guard. […]

Going Goa Gone: India’s Cup Rests Up in Goa Before Heading South Again

Palolem Beach Goa

From swaying palms and sandy beaches to Panaji’s winding colourful streets, our rest day in Goa saw the fellowship of India’s Cup part ways. The Sarriors went down to the sandy beaches of Agonda, while other teams opted for neighbouring Palolem for their beachside paradise before we continued with our […]

An Ancient City, Surreal Stepwells and a Market of Prostitutes: Discovering Hampi

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Day 4 on the India’s Cup Southern Xpress, we explored enigmatic Hampi, one of India’s most impressive archaeological sites. From ancient temples to stepped tanks, we only scratched the surface of this impressive place before continuing onto Goa for the trip’s half-way point. Waking up with bruises after bumping along […]

The Beloved Ambassador Car Is Making a Comeback with India’s Cup – Southern Xpress 2015

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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.