Image gallery: OVERDRIVE Volvo 5 Senses Drive

Team OD Published: May 20, 2016, 11:43 AM IST

Volvo 5senses12We began our journey from the historic hotel Ramgarh Heritage in Panchkula near Chandigarh

Volvo 5senses14Bert and Vijay Parmar brief the participants the night before we were set to leave

Volvo 5senses13Our fleet of S60 Cross Countrys, XC60s and XC90s stand against the beautiful backdrop of Ramgarh Heritage

Volvo 5senses02The smooth and fast Himalayan Expressway that connects Zirakpur in Punjab to Parwanoo in Himachal Pradesh was where we got to stretch the legs of our powerful Volvo SUVs

Volvo 5senses11We drove over a narrow, muddy road to Narkhanda, when the weather changed from cloudy to raining in a matter of minutes

Volvo 5senses09Driving over the treacherous terrain, strewn with sharp rocks, the Volvos managed it all

Volvo 5senses10Driving off-road was a first time experience for many of the participants

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Volvo 5senses19It was quite an experience, interacting with the locals and introducing our senses to the local culture

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Volvo 5senses23Quick stops doubled up as selfie time

Volvo 5senses28River rafting is one of the many activities that one can opt to do when in the Kullu Valley. These vans carry rafts upstream the river Beas after patrons are done rafting

Volvo 5senses25The beautiful Jacaranda flowers add a dash of colour to the landscape

Volvo 5senses27The result of a hard day after driving off-road

Volvo 5senses29The XC60 is pretty capable both on and off-road

Volvo 5senses31Take a dip in the river and sunbathe on the rocks. That's the way of life for these kids

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Volvo 5senses33Selfie time at the shallow end of the river Beas

Volvo 5senses32The Volvos and the Beas

Volvo 5senses22Jagged rockfaces line the road leading up to the Jalori Pass

Volvo 5senses17A brief halt en route to Lake Parashar

Volvo 5senses37The 'Pitch the tent' competition was entertaining for both the participants as well as the onlookers

Volvo 5senses38The mesmerising Parashar Lake and the temple next to it sent most in a state of pensive silence

Images by: Suresh Narayanan and Anis Shaikh


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