Mahindra Scorpio 4x4 AT through Satpura

Like any other culturally rich destination in the world, India is best explored on road. And I don’t mean zipping across on its the highways. Sure that’s fun too, but that’s not exactly exploring, is it? The country’s real flavours are in the towns attached to the highways.

The little gems spread across the nation, each of which has a unique significance, not often featured by the mainstream media. There’s also a tricky detail that dissuades regular vacationers from venturing out of the ‘safe tourist zones’ – the drive there.

We were a bit wary of that ourselves, so we decided to go with cars that we knew would not let us down when the going got rough. A car that would get us around even when there was no tarmac road in sight. A car like the Mahindra Scorpio 4x4 AT.