Mahindra Marazzo Ocean Trail: Day One: Kolkata to Mandarmani
Exploring the unexplored east coast in the Mahindra Marazzo
The west coast of India has been explored to the tilt and even places that were termed ‘untouched’ are now popular tourist attractions. With the Mahindra Marazzo Ocean Trail, this time we at evo India are on a mission to explore the unexplored. Starting from Kolkata we are driving along the East Coast of India and will be making our way to Puducherry. Along the way we will be soaking in all the sights and sounds that make the East Coast of India truly mesmerizing.
Mahindra Marazzo breezes past city traffic
Having started off in Kolkata today, we were met with the hustle and bustle of the charming old city. The hustle and bustle usually translates to a tough time behind the wheel. But the Mahindra Marazzo was a breeze to maneuver in traffic with the light clutch and smooth shifting gearbox. After a light meal at the iconic 92-year-old Flurys cafe, we were all set for a quick glimpse of all the sights of Kolkata. We spent some time driving around the majestic Victoria Memorial in the heart of the city and were in awe of the amazing architecture. On our way to the eventual destination for the day, we passed over the Hoogly river on the Howrah bridge.
Read the test drive review of the Marazzo in this link
Stretching the legs of the Mahindra Marazzo on the Ocean Trail
Moving out of the city, we found some highways to stretch the legs of the 1.5-litre heart of the Mahindra Marazzo. Triple digit speed cruising was easily taken care of. The highways had to end soon end though, and we were faced with negotiating the tight roads leading up to Mandarmani. The Marazzo comfortably dealt with all that. By late evening we were at Mandarmani, the longest drivable beach in the country. Tomorrow seems like a fun day and we are making our way towards Bhitarkanika national forest.
Mahindra XUV300 driven, read the test drive review here