Mud, slush, rocks, logs, drops, climbs, scary angles – this is the stuff that every true-blue off-road enthusiast gets excited about. Off-roading, like most motorsport is a fairly expensive pastime, and not everyone who owns a four-wheel drive vehicle indulges in it. And then there are those who would love to get that adrenalin rush, but don’t own a four-wheel drive vehicle. Thar Parking:
Off-Road Adventure Zone is a new off-road park located just off the Gurgaon-Faridabad road, and caters to both types of enthusiasts. Those who have four-wheel drives and want to explore their capabilities and those who don’t have four-wheel drives, yet want to drive one. Vikramjeet Sharma, an avid off-roader himself, co-founded this Off-Road Adventure park on 4 acres of land to further the sport. We sampled this track last Sunday and it had us wanting more. This off-road park is open all week during the day. The charges are very nominal as well. If you own a four-wheel drive SUV and want to try out its capabilities, you just have to pay Rs. 1,000 for two hours at the track. If you don’t own a four-wheel drive SUV and yet want to drive one, you can rent one at the track for Rs. 3,500 for two hours. The four-wheel drives on offer are customised Maruti Gypsies and Mahindra Thars. Of course, if you break it, you pay for it. There are experts to guide you as well. The track also has all safety features in place to make for a safe and contained environment for off-roading. There are medical and fire emergency services on standby. Now for a sample of what’s in store for you. Articulation, articulation, articulation:
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A tight squeeze:
Conquering the trenches takes patience and skill:
Wheel on a log:
Tackling the rocks is all about precision:
The track explores the limits of your vehicle's articulation and angles:
The track hands you extreme climbs and descents
Precision driving is called for:
Or still rocking?
Whichever way, it's a splash pool for grown ups...
Open to all shapes and sizes of SUVs and off-road vehicles