The Sanctuary Dash 2011 started after breakfast at the Taj Palace, New Delhi and passed through Gwalior and the Tiger Reserves of Panna, Bandhavgarh, Kanha and Pench to end successfully and as scheduled on the 21st of October, 2011. The 2011 event had 20 participants including ladies & children and 7 vehicles.
The participating vehicles included Toyota Fortuner, Mahindra XUV500, Mitsubishi Pajero, Volkswagen Vento & Skoda Laura.
The Sanctuary Dash 2011 covered over 1,300 kms over its 6 day run. Besides taking safari drives through the Tiger Reserves at Panna, Bandhavgarh, Kanha & Pench, the participants also visited the Gwalior Fort, Jhansi Fort, temples at Orchha, the Fossil National Park at Ghaghou en-route.
The luxury stays were at the Taj Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior and the Taj Safaris Pashan Garh lodge, Panna, Taj Safaris Mahua Kothi lodge, Bandhavgarh, Taj Safaris Banjaar Tola lodge, Kanha and the Taj Safaris Baghvan lodge, Pench.
GAIL (India) Ltd and Essar Oil Ltd were the co-sponsors of the expedition. Carnation Magneti Marelli-Auto Premio Solutions were the service partners and BBC Top Gear & Lonely Planet Magazine were the media partners for the event.
The Sanctuary Dash 2011 Images