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When someone loves the road as much as you do, then travelling with them can be a treat in itself.
So it was when I travelled with Gul Panag when shooting for the My Endeavour alterrain series produced by Ford India and National Geographic. Gul loves her wheels - and she can be in her elements when on the driver’s seat of a good car. Like Ford’s SUV, the Endeavour alterrain edition (http://www.india.ford.com/suvs/endeavour).
The journey started on the beaches of Goa, and we kept to the Arabian Sea coastline down to Karnataka, with stops at Karwar and Gokarna. Gul then took a turn towards the interiors of the state, driving on roads cutting through beautiful forest belts and hilly terrain all the way to Hampi. She was on an endeavour of her own - in search of material for a possible coffee table book, or a travelogue.
Did she fulfill her quest? To some extent for sure. Six days was never going to be enough - but I am sure it provided a starting point for her to revisit these places in the future to get enough for a book. In the meantime, her journey definitely made for good viewing on television - her show based on this drive was aired on National Geographic channel in India on June 23, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Did you watch the show? Whether you did or not, join me on the journey from another vantage point - through images.
Have a look at more pictures from the trip at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151344332960770.1073741835.108449295769. And watch the curtain raiser on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ph_A8TLsuM.