The Mahindra Adventure Off-Road Training Academy, Igatpuri
India’s first off-road training facility that lets enthusiasts get first-hand experience of off-roading from the best in the business. Situated in the lush and wild hillsides of Igatpuri, Maharashtra, it has terrain built for adventure. The academy has its own fleet of Mahindra Thar 4x4 CRDes’ that are exploration-ready. All you need to do is book your slot online and show up.
Just a 3-hour drive away from Mumbai, the Off-Road Training Academy offers 4 courses to choose from.
- Getting Dirty (Basic)
- Trail Survivor Course (Intermediate)
- Global Explorer (Advance)
- Mahindra Certified Off-Road Trainer (NEW)
Pond Rush I & II
B.I.M I & II
Balance Bridge Gap
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Getting Dirty (Basic Course)
This course is for the first time off-road enthusiast. It’s an elementary course where participants join in the morning and are through by afternoon. The focus is to keep things simple and let participants enjoy 4-wheel drive driving in a safe and controlled environment. Course cost is Rs 7500 per head and includes the Thar CRDe 4x4 Trainer Vehicle along with trackside refreshments.
Trail Survivor (Intermediate)
This course is one level above the Getting Dirty course. Tasks from Getting Dirty are included in Trail Survivor as well, but here the theory is more technical – delving deeper into the vehicle dynamics and driving techniques.
The obstacles are tougher along with the added challenge of night off-roading. The Trail Survivor is an overnight course and the course fee of Rs 17500 per head also includes twin-sharing accommodation at Nashik (Taj Gateway, Express-Inn or IBIS as per availability).
There’s no pre-requisite for entering the Trail Survivor (read you don’t have to do the level 1 course to enter Trail Survivor). But in order to enter the Global Explorer Course, you must finish the Trail Survivor Course first.
Global Explorer (Advanced) (Not yet open for public)
The Global Explorer Course will be held over 2 nights and 2 days and will feature tougher obstacles, intense driving and a competition between the participants on the last day. A participant must complete the Trail Survivor course in order to be eligible for the Global Explorer. This will cost approximately Rs 25000 per head and will include the Thar 4x4 CRDe Trainer Vehicle, hotel accommodation (twin-sharing) and meals along with Mahindra merchandise.
Mahindra reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any event without prior notice.
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