Coaching classes and their billboards are everywhere. The way they cram so many pictures of students on a billboard, who just cannot score anything less than 99% is scary. No wonder most of the students already wear glasses because they had to stress their eyes to find their picture in the newspaper advert. Our country so far boasts of institutions which will teach you everything that’s in the book, there are very few places though, where they teach you how to write your own book.
Mahindra Adventure is about to change all that. The Mahindra Off-Road Training Academy is where you can learn tricks, which are better learnt reading the Tyre-print on slush, gravel or some sand. The 28-acre training centre at Igatpuri is India’s first dedicated facility which provides a platform to learn everything about off-roading in detail and uses customized Mahindra Thar 4×4’s equipped with radio as training vehicles.
Currently there are two courses on offer:
- Getting Dirty Course:Duration: Half Day (5 hours)Cost: Rs 6,000 per headAccomodation: Not Applicable / Not IncludedMeals: LunchKit: T-Shirt & Cap
This is an introductory course. It is meant to be the participant’s first entry into the 4×4 world. The Getting Dirty Course will last half a day with the participants coming in the morning and departing by late afternoon with lunch being part of the package. The program will include the following:
Basics of 4WD theory
Health and safety
Introduction to off-roading techniques and equipment
Driving sessions on Class III course
- Trail Survivor Course: Duration: 10 hours spread over 2 daysCost: Rs 15,000 per headAccomodation: 1 nightMeals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerKit: T-Shirt & Cap
The Trail Survivor Course is the second grade above the Getting Dirty Course. It is meant for the advanced newbie. The Trail Survivor Course has a duration of 2 days with participants arriving in the afternoon on day 1 and departing on the afternoon of day 2. This program will include everything from the introductory course along with the following additions:
Advanced 4WD theory
Usage of equipment and related safety
Driving sessions on Class II and Class III course
You can register for their courses online at www.mahindraadventure.com. So go on then, learn some skills which thrill.