A drive compassed collaboratively by Jeepers of Bangalore Jeep Club and Jeep India at the lush and green Sakleshpur. The onset of monsoon and the winds of change had set a great stage for yet another initiative of ‘Mission One Earth’.
The trail from 17th June 2022 to 19th June 2022 was accomplished with a CSR to plant more trees and upkeep the nature’s tranquility. The 2 nights event with 22 Jeeps and 44 members including the support of venue courtesy from Machaan Plantation Resorts, had a CSR to plant 22 trees in the foothills of western ghats.
Our Jeepers covered a total distance of around 600kms including 18kms of constricted off-road experience inside the plantation travelable tracks. The convoy, flagged off from Hotel Dhruvathare on Bangalore-Hassan NH75, passed through the highways and country roads to reach the first stopover at Shettihalli Church. A picturesque place known for the ruins of an ancient church which submerges under water during monsoon.
Then the convoy drove through countryside which Jeepers love to, rather than taking the highways to reach the resort. Everyone was welcomed by the resort management team with lot of surprises curated for the BJC. The entire resort was prepped up for the BJC Jeep Trails. The evening was well spent by the pool side with a cocktail barbecue and for the first time our Jeepers from BJC introduced distinct Jeep themed cocktails.
The day two started off with a sumptuous traditional breakfast and a drive for first off-road drive experience. The drive was led by Jeep Meridian passing through deserted plantations with steep inclinations. While a few struggled others took it cool uphill. The Jeepers also gave away few sweets and couple of sports goods to the children of plantation workers.
The quick break for lunch was back at resort with lip smacking local cuisine and some delicious deserts to continue our drive. The second part of the drive was to a hilltop with breathtaking views. The path was extremely narrow and return from hilltop was a steep incline. In the third part the drive was into a different plantation maneuvering the twisted paths and crossing the stream with an out of the world experience drive girdled with green plants and trees.
The high tea was hosted in an ethereal estate by a small water stream to conclude the drive experience. New Jeepers were talking about their vehicle’s capability and were astonished by the performance that was delivered by the machine in such tough terrains. The drive back to resort was through pitch dark wilderness roads and all Jeeps’ lights were shining upon the greenery around. The day ended with a gala dinner by few more trail theme-based cocktails served on the house.
On day three the Mission One Earth Trails concluded after the Jeepers planted the saplings in resort vicinity to add more greenery and surge oxygen levels for coming years. Jeepers headed back to their homes with lot of memories and goodies to cherish the moments spent during the Trails.
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