An unparalleled Motor Rally, a journey that is designed to transport one’sbody, mind and soul through miles of central Karnataka’s scenic expanse over a three day drive. The drive itself is an unfoldment of the self as the inner being responds to the exuberance of the Earth Mother, the becalming ancient temples and the celebration of the spirit through the Arts.
Our drive will be flagged off from Miraya Greens on the 21st of September 2018 at dawn along with the first rays of the Surya Bhagawan, from the south of Bangalore. As we drive through the beautiful heartland of karanataka we will be dispersing seed balls that will soon grow into young saplings and then into trees, greening our environment. By 6pm in the evening we will reach our destination for the night to stay at Hyatt Place, Hampi.
Post breakfast the drive flags off again during the early hours of the 22nd of September to travel through Kishkinda the stronghold of the ancient Vanaraas, that is home to the current day Hampi a UNESCO world heritage site.The richest and largest state in the world during the 15th, 16th centuries before the invasion of the Delhi sultanate, this ancient Temple town of the glorious Vijayanagar Empire nestles on the banks of the Tungabadra River. Home to some of the worlds incomparable examples of architectural splendours from the 7th century, an expansive sanctuary for the Indian sloth bears and the Hemakuta hill it is also known as Pampa-kshetra or Bhaskara-Kshetra.
We will arrive at Hampi by the afternoon to visit the famed temples with a renowned architect and retire for the evening.
The drive flags off again on the 23rd of September to return back to Bengaluru on a different and interesting route.
Right through the 3 day drive the journey will break for lunch at beautiful temples. The Drive will be a discovery of many more ancient temples of great antiquity and beauty. While the Drive itself promises to roll out the best of nature’s bounties and the charming quintessence of the rural landscape, an extremely special treat awaits one during the evenings. The visits to the temples will have short talks from and interactive sessions with experts from the field of Temple Architecture, Sanskrit scholars, artists of repute from Karnataka who will regale the sessions with small precious glimpses of Music, Dance and Art.
One will get to leave a mark of their visit at these temples as Saplings of trees will be planted in an effort to revive native trees and make an attempt to green the temple surroundings. The Rally itself will be a serious sporting event that will follow the Time, Speed and Distance Format as approved by the FMSCI in collaboration with Prosports.
What is a TSD Rally?
Time/Speed/Distance or TSD Rallying is a motor sport that can be enjoyed by anyone with virtually any sort of motor vehicle. Not to be confused with PRO rallying, which is a form of racing, TSD is a course-following event involving control of vehicle speed. Competitive teams comprise of a driver and navigator utilizing a set of instructions detailing the course they must follow and the speeds they must travel. Since public roads are used for those events, speeds are set at or below the posted legal speed limits. The goal is to follow the course correctly and arrive on time at checkpoints encountered along the way. Scoring is based on the difference between the competitor’s actual arrival time versus their calculated arrival time at the checkpoint.
The following slides will give you more information about the rally!
Organizers, Partners, and Sponsors
Heritage Parampara/Heritage’s experience and work in the field of Heritage and Culture will make the drive unique..
- Not-for-profit trusts that have been involved in the dissemination & preservation of our Natural and Cultural Heritage, conducting two flag ship festivals GUDIYA SAMBHRAMA and SRISHTI SAMBHRAMA annually for the past 10 years and in 2018 a first of its kind venture “The Heritage Drive”
PartnersProsports brings technical prowess and capability working per International and FMSCI standards
- a Dedicated Motorsports Management and Promotion Group founded in 2007 by Mr. B.S.Sujith Kumar, Seven Time Indian National Rally Champion. His background in motorsports dates from 1990, and includes positions and consulting work in over 100 events with a host of Motorsport organizations including FMSCI (Federation of Motorsports Clubs of India) and MAI (Motorsports Association of India).
BMW : Principle Sponsors
Black Stone: Associate Sponsors
Engage Digital Partners : a global company will be our content partners.
B.E.S.T ( Bharatiya Engineering Science and Technology Innovation University ) : Our tree planting partners.
Indic Academy brings to the drive scholars, artists and writers of repute
Centre for Soft Power: brings Global participants to the rally.
Miraya Greens : Our Flag off and Finish Line Venue provider
Sekos Architects and Interior Designers- cco-ordination for the tree planting at Hampi
BNM Institute of Technology – Venue for orientation and collaboration for tree planting and Tree trail