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Image gallery: 2017 OVERDRIVE Independence Quattro Drive

Team OD  /
01 Sep 2017 16:00:13 IST

We recently returned from yet another epic Independence Quattro Drive, where we went to the Rezang La war memorial in Chushul, to pay our respect to fallen soldiers. The journey was long and challenging, but we made it back safe and sound with one more story to tell our readers. Here's a look at our journey through the Himalayas in images.

JW Marriott, Chandigarh: What's better than starting and ending an epic expedition like the IQD with some good food, rest and opulent five-star hospitality? Nothing, of course! Our hospitality partner, JW Marriott Chandigarh, had all of that taken care of. The event started on a high note, with participants leaving from Chandigarh in style after a night at the beautiful hotel, and the end of the trip was no different, with everyone finding respite in the luxurious rooms and delicious food.We started the epic journey from the JW Marriott hotel in Chandigarh

IQD Independence Quatrro Drive Layout 2017-2For the larger part, the climb up to Baralacha La is spectacular. Smooth roads with magnificent views are only marred at a spot or two by these crossings where the water breaks the road and creates landslides

IQD Independence Quatrro Drive Layout 2017-8Selfie opportunities are aplenty on this drive. Every where you look there's something amazing to capture

IQD Independence Quatrro Drive Layout 2017-24Curious kids greet us along the way, mostly to find out if we have any chocolates

IQD Independence Quatrro Drive Layout 2017-4The rather majestic looking Audi Q7s fit right in with the majestic looking mountains

IQD Independence Quatrro Drive Layout 2017-11The road from Tangtse to Chushul is under massive renovations.

IQD Independence Quatrro Drive Layout 2017-13Loose gravel, dirt and large stones make the journey hard on the Audis. Our only puncture was on this route!

The road to Chushul is often desolate in places. Windswept mountains and plains are constantly cold and arid. It's good to have someone looking over your shoulder in these areasThe road to Chushul is often desolate and can be a little eerie because of the windswept mountains and plains which are constantly cold and arid

IQD Independence Quatrro Drive Layout 2017-17The campsite at Chushul surrounded by rolling mountains

IQD Independence Quatrro Drive Layout 2017-31Driving on the banks of the Pangong Lake, again a mix of water crossings, rocky paths and loose stuff

IQD Independence Quatrro Drive Layout 2017-25The crystal clear water and blue tinge of Pangong Tso make it a spectacular sight

IQD Independence Quatrro Drive Layout 2017-19The participants of IQD 2017 gather around the memorial erected in honour of Major Shaitan Singh and the 114 gallant 'Ahirs' of the 13th Kumaon Battalion who made the ultimate sacrifice defending our border at Rezang La

We hoisted another flag outside the war memorial and sang the national anthem. The dark hills you seen in the distance are in ChinaWe hoisted another flag outside the war memorial and sang the national anthem. The dark hills you seen in the distance are in China

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 70.12 Lakhs
Displacement
2967cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
248
Max Torque(Nm)
600
Mileage
14.75 Kmpl

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