New Delhi: Leisure Hotels Group recently hosted The Himalayan Challenge 2018: The Endurance Association en route Rishikesh and Nainital respectively in early October.
The Himalyan Challenge, the longest and toughest driving challenge, is an exclusive event with experienced crews from endurance rallies participating in vintage cars. The Challenge was a 21-day Himalayan adventure that started on September 21 from Delhi, ending on October 11 in Agra.
The Leisure Hotels Group hosted them on days 12 and 14 of their journey at the luxury properties ‘Aloha on the Ganges’ in Rishikesh and ‘The Naini Retreat’ in Nainital.
Vibhas Prasad, Director, Leisure Hotels Group said, “We wanted these explorer-competitors seeking challenge, drama, culture and excitement, to experience the new age grandeur and hospitality of our best Heritage Hotel- ‘The Naini Retreat’ and blissful spirituality at our exquisite resort by the Ganges-‘Aloha on the Ganges’.
With the Car Models ranging from 1913 – 1960, the Endurance Rally consists of more than 45 cars from FORD, Porsche, Bentley, Land Rover to Vintage open to suitable crews with appropriate pre-1976 cars. The journey comprises routes with unmapped roads, winding mountain passes, hair-raising highways and unrivalled scenery.
Beside ‘The Naini Retreat’, Nainital, is a charming hundred year old strikingly beautiful palatial building that once served as the residence of Maharaja of Pilibhit. The Himalayan hotel re-awakens the pleasures of living – we entice you to trek into the mountains, go on a golfing date on the regal hundred-year-old Raj Bhawan Golf Course, enjoy a special cultural evening featuring performances by traditional Kumaoni artists and Kumaoni cuisine.
‘Aloha on the Ganges’, an exquisite resort in Rishikesh, located right on the banks of the Ganges River, is the ultimate escape from the mundane to the spiritual, where services on offer include experiential journey of yoga & spirituality through Ayurvedic and International spa, meditation and yoga sessions, swimming, nature walks, a guided tour of ashrams or hit a winding trekking trail in the Kumaon foothills and sumptuous Indian, Mughlai, Chinese and Continental cuisines.
“It was an honour flagging off the participants en route Rishikesh and Nainital, from our properties Aloha and The Naini Retreat, and bidding them farewell and luck to complete in the rally,” Prasad added.
Luxury hotels chain Leisure Hotels Group has a presence in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Goa.