GREAT ES­CAPES

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Start­ing May 22, re­live episodes of Kalki Koech­lin’s

Kalki’s Great Es­cape on an 8-day mo­tor­cy­cle ad­ven­ture from Guwa­hati through Arunachal Pradesh, hit­ting Sangti, the Tawang Monastery and far-flung Zemithang, near the bor­ders of China and Bhutan. At Rs 79,000 a head, it ain’t ex­actly cheap. But the price in­cludes the bike. Fam­ily mem­bers can ride pil­lion for Rs 50,000 or in a fol­low­car that seats four, for Rs 57,000. Kalki won’t be join­ing in, but her Dad, Joel, will lead the in­au­gu­ral jaunt. Arunachal Ad­ven­tures, arunacha­l­ad­ven­tures.com

GET THERE SLOWER

In one of In­dia’s more in­ter­est­ing mar­ket­ing ini­tia­tives, Mahin­dra Ad­ven­ture of­fers sup­ported self-drive off-road ad­ven­tures across In­dia. It’s not a Mahin­dra own­ers’ club deal, but the all-Mahin­dra fleet in­cludes Thars, Boleros, XUV500s, Get­aways—with Scor­pios do­ing the lion’s share of the work. Some spots are still left in the June 17-27 “Monastery Es­cape” from Delhi

to Leh—which runs to Rs 2 lakh per cou­ple. You can also freshen up your skills at the com­pany’s Of­froad Driv­ing Academy in Igat­puri, Ma­ha­rash­tra. Mahin­dra Ad­ven­ture, mahin­draad­ven­ture.com

FUR­THER OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

Done with the Delhi to Leh trip? Try La­haul to

Spiti for some­thing a lit­tle fur­ther off the beaten track. Ad­ven­tures Over­land’s next trip leaves July 16. This trip takes you from Delhi to Shimla be­fore loop­ing around to Manali through La­haul and Spiti. The Rs 75,000 price per head in­cludes food, lodg­ing and ve­hi­cle sup­port ser­vices. But you have to sup­ply your own of­froad ve­hi­cle and buy your own fuel. Ad­ven­tures Over­land, ad­ven­turesover­land.com

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