Actress and an avid traveller, Gul Panag recently went on a challenging, women-only expedition, with her friend Swaty, from Manali to Leh in her customized Mahindra Scorpio Getaway, covering 2257 kms in 13 days. The adventures and experiences of this journey are captured in a three-part series ‘Off Road with Gul Panag: Ladakh’ which will air on the Discovery Channel, starting March 27, 2015 at 8pm.
Produced by Tittar Lodge Productions for Discovery Channel, ‘Off Road with Gul Panag: Ladakh’ covers Gul’s journey from Manali to Rohtang, onwards to Keylong, Jispa, and Tsokar before entering the Indus Valley and exploring never seen before parts of Ladakh. Other highlights include passing the iconic Gata Loops – the 22 hairpin bends that ascend over 400 feet – and taking on the three highest motorable passes in the world, Khardung La, Taglang La and Chang La.
Gul’s tough and rugged Mahindra Scorpio Getaway will be christened the ‘Super Milo’ after her late pet Beagle. Her customized Mahindra Scorpio Getaway boasts of specialized enhancements such as:
- Heavy duty winch
- High lift jack
- Metal off road bumpers
- Additional lights
- Suspension lift
- Premium traction tyres and steel wheels
- Mechanical locking differential
- Roof top tent with side awning
- 40 litre auxiliary fuel tank
- 100 litre stainless steel water tank
- Cargo bay roll cage
- Specialized rooftop carrier
- Diesel tuning box
- Dual battery management system
- C.B. radio
- Roof mounted revolving search light
- The vehicle also carries a portable gas burner and an oxygen cylinder to combat High Altitude Sickness.
‘Off Road with Gul Panag: Ladakh’ will be simulcast on Discovery Tamil every Friday at 8 pm, starting March 27th and will have repeat airings every Saturday at 8 pm. The series will later air on TLC and Discovery Turbo in end-April and May respectively.
Here is the complete telecast schedule: