Uttarakhand to host second Adventure Car Rally in February 2015

Dehra Dun: Intended to boost Uttarakhand as a safe tourism destination, the Uttarakhand Tourism Board is holding the second Adventure Car Rally from 2st to 4th February.

Announcing the event secretary tourism Mr Uma Kant Panwar said, “motorsport is a valuable addition to Uttarakhand’s adventure portfolio,targeted at mid and high-end tourists.

The state which was hit by massive flashfloods in the River Ganga basin in June 2013 is to pass through roads that have been constructed to international standards.  In all there are 35 vehicles consisting of cars and SUV’s participating who will cover a distance of about 1000 Kms over the four day motorsport event.

Ski Run Fortuner
Ski Run Fortuner

“The rally will pass by some of our most loved tourism hotspots like the world-class ski resort at Auli, and Ramnagar, which flanks the Jim Corbett National Wildlife Park,” said Mr Panwar.

In order to ensure that there are no traffic disruptions, Uttarakhand Adventure Car Rally will follow the Time- Speed-Distance (TSD) format. This is the sober form of motorsport that allows competitors to go slow in thickly populated areas, and stick to specified speed limits at all times.

The rally will touch some of the most beautiful tourist hotspots of the hill state. Starting out from here on 2nd February the vehicles move to Dev Prayag, Karan Prayag, Rudra Prayag, Nand Prayag and to the ski resort of Auli.

New laid out roads takes the motor rally from Auli to Ramnagar on the second day when it also passes by the well conserved Tiger reserve Jim Corbett National Wildlife Park. On day three the rally ends back at Dehradun.

Mr Vijay Parmar, president Himalayan Motorsport who is organizing the rally said, “After the popular Himalayan Rally, motorsport on a smaller scale has been re-started in
Uttarakhand.”

The Himalayan Rally that used to pass through Uttarakhand was last organized about 25 years ago.

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