Pearl of India 2025
Discover this Ancient and Intriguing Land
This India, or the Republic of India to give it its official title, is a land that conjures up a wealth of romantic and mystical images. The seventh largest country in the world offers much to the explorer who ventures to delve beneath its spiritual shroud, to unpick the magic and discover the real essence of a nation that is many things to many people. Come and join HERO-ERA as we embark upon 20 days of wonderful rallying around this must-see land, encountering everything that India has to offer and leaving with your own pearls; unforgettable memories of this ancient and intriguing land.
Starting in Mumbai, the fabulous Taj Mahal Palace hotel will see us on our way; a venue that is well versed in hosting royalty and celebrities and which overlooks the Gateway to India, an appropriate location for a path that will see us progress through many beautiful parts of this country, before finishing back in Mumbai. Along the way the rally will take in the ancient holy city of Nashik, with its mountain-top village of ancient caves, the lavish luxuries of Udaipur and the contrasting pink buildings of the city of Jaipur. We will experience the hustle and bustle of India’s populace , particularly in cities such as Agra, but at the same time enjoy its tranquillity as the same heaving streets give way to its many magnificent architectural icons, such as the Taj Mahal . As infamous as India is for its dense population, it manages to strike a balance with serene and calming rural spaces, as one would expect for a nation enveloped in spirituality. Our route will encounter just such serenity at places like Khajuraho and the Bandhavgarh national park, where one can observe ancient temples and monuments, as well as the magnificent Tigers that are now protected as fiercely as India’s man-made wonders.
Many hours have been put in by our route planners to ensure that the rally will encounter a wealth of the cultural, spiritual, natural and gastronomic delights that this wonderful country has to offer, whilst of course driving on some of the most remarkable, and least well known roads that traverse this mythical country while safe in the knowledge that the entire HERO-ERA team will provide the mechanical, medical and logistical support for which the organisation is renowned. Join us on this enigmatic and possibly life changing adventure; rally with us to discover your own Pearls of India!
*Itinerary subject to change
Who can Participate?
The event is open for vintageant cars built before 1948 and for Classic cars of a type built before 1975. Cars of a later date but unchanged mechanical specification will be considered at the Organisers’ discretion. Classes based on engine size will subdivide these categories.
The event is suitable for both novice and more experienced crews. An easy to follow Tulip Route Book will be supplied. Our experienced team of officials will be at your disposal at all times to support you and we will provide hints and tips on navigation.
Need a car?
The Arrive & Drive scheme allows you to compete should your car be unavailable or, if you are looking to purchase a similar model in the future it gives you the chance to get to know your prospective purchase. We have a wide and varied range of vehicles to suit everyone's taste.
|John Bacon (AU)||Lyndall Bacon (AU)||1967||Mercedes 250SE|
|Jorge Perez Companc (AR)||Jose Volta (AR)||1939||Chevrolet Coupe||3548|
|Martin Dippie (NZ)||Frances (NZ)||1929||Bentley 6.5 Litre Speed Six Le Mans Team car||7983 cc|
|Nick Brayshaw (GB)||Vikki Lang (GB)||1970||Alfa Romeo 1750GTV||1779|
|Warren Herrick (AU)||Glenda Lawrence (AU)||1966||Volvo Amazon||Tba|