Himalayan drive 6 tri nation car rally to flag off from Siliguri

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Prashant Acharya
SILIGURI
22 Feb 2018

Time, Speed & Distance (TSD) rally is all set for a flag-off from Siliguri on Friday. The BISWA BANGLA JK TYRE HIMALAYAN DRIVE 6, which is into its sixth edition, will cover 1650 kilometres over five thrilling days and traverse through the Dooars and Darjeeling Hills in North Bengal, and various picturesque routes in Bhutan and Nepal.
Being held in association with West Bengal Tourism, this unique rally aims at promoting motorsports, showcasing the enormous tourism potential of North Bengal and the contiguous areas of Bhutan and Nepal, and boosting People to people connectivity and Drive Tourism between the three friendly neighbouring countries.
More than 100 participants, including top rallyists from the country, will take off from Silliguri on Friday morning and journey through North Bengal’s lush forests that are home to a rich variety of flora and fauna, including the Royal Bengal Tiger, the one-horned rhino and the Asiatic elephant, as well as picturesque tea gardens before entering Nepal trough Kakarbita border hitting the East West highway to the famous jungle paradise Chitwan in Nepal.
“The fourth edition of the hugely successful Himalayan Drive Car Rally, which has become a landmark event in India’s motorsports calendar, saw more than 100 participants last year. It was for the first time last year that a TSD rally crossed the boundaries of the country to go into a neighbouring country, Bhutan connecting peoples of the two countries through adventure motorsports,” said Siddhartha S Bose, director Just Sportz and chairman of the Rally during a press conference held at Siliguri Journalist Club on Thursday.