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Every legend has great tales of its accomplishments, written by those who've lived the adventure. The TATA Safari, the true Indian legend.


  • Karan Bhagi2012-07-17 04:53:42

    It's all about the drivernMy father always wanted a Tata Sierra in his younger days but he couldnt afford it. I was a 14 year old teenager when the Tata Safari was launched in 1998 and have wanted one ever since. I finally became an owner in August 2009 of a Mountain Green coloured Tata Safari EX which I have lovingly named "Preeto" (meaning loved one in Punjabi).rnrnOne of the things that I had always wanted to do was drive to Leh and to add to the challenge I decided to do it alone. I prepared my Safari for the same for about 2 years and decided to go tripping in July 2011. After a one day thorough check at Rama Motors, Okhla we were off with a lot of supplies and spares (none of which we actually ended up needing)rnrnJuly is a bad time to go to Leh esp via Rohtang since it is shut due to land slides. I had managed to pick the worst stretch of the season and Rohtang had been closed for 3 days and there had been flash floods in lower parts of Manali. The Rani Nullah stretch was especially bad and it was only a lot of adrenaline and horses that got us through over one foot high slush of the steep winding roads. Preeto was like a beauty out of a mud fight and we stopped at Rohtang for a few pictures.The journey to Leh took us through some steep stretches and breathtaking plateaus. Natural formations were like I could have never imagined.rnrnI had been to Leh a few times before by air but the ground journey was one that I now believe everyone should do in their lifetime. "Its all about the drive" is what I would say after getting to Leh, the destination being overshadowed by the journey. I stopped there for a couple of days to acclimatize and get permits post which we headed off to Khardung La, Nubra, Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri. We camped for 2 unforgettable nights at Spangmik on the banks of Pangong Tso before heading back to Leh and onwards to Delhi via Srinagar and Jammu.rnrnIts been a year since I did that trip and there isnt a single week that I dont yearn to get back there in my Tata Safari. The trip put us through some tough times together - deep slush, flowing water, broken bridges, icy passes, broken roads, no roads, deep sands (one of which I got managed to get stuck in) and lots more. The Safari didnt ditch me on a single instance. It was always there revving along, coping up with my mistakes and whatever nature threw at it. I will go again for sure with a couple of other Safari owners next year. Will write back in then.

  • Deepa Malik2012-07-17 04:54:45

    If you are in love with wheels and love road trips, but haven’t touched the highest motorable road, I think your journey is incomplete. That was a major motivational factor for me to undertake the journey to Khardung La. Another factor that inspired me was the celebration of two victories. My husband was at the Kargil War while I was battling my own war with my paralysis. So, I wanted to celebrate both: his victory at that point in time and my own victory in keeping a positive attitude alive. That’s when this idea originated and we decided together that this is one journey that had to be undertaken. Now, considering my disability, we needed a vehicle that had good suspension. Also considering my co-driver Prateek’s challenge of having his right leg reconstructed on an iron rod, the modifications we both needed for our hand controls took up a lot of leg space. So, we also needed a vehicle that had enough leg room. At the end of it, Tata Safari was the best choice. There’s also another reason; I’d read Tata Safari’s slogan of “Reclaim Your Life” and realized that the whole idea was about reclaiming my life - I wanted to redo whatever I did prior to my paralysis. Tata Safari has been extremely supportive and helpful. I’m very grateful. I’d like to thank them, Prateek and everyone else for being a part of my journey. My certificate from the Limca Book of Records would have been incomplete without them.

  • Harmanpreet Singh2012-07-17 04:55:16

    Hi, I am proud owner of Tata Safari Dicor 3.0 2007 Model. 1-2 weeks back we were going on the road and our car met an accident. Guess what we were all saved due even we had massive hit on the left hand side of the SUV. We didn't know it had very heavy Iron Shied behind the plastic bumper. Complete engine was safe and we were safe and even Axel of the vehicle went inside about few inches still we were able to drive the speechless few 70-75 km. Awesome Design of the body and massive structure of the vehicle saved our it under renovation i will get in next 15 days or so. Quality still exists in Tata.Keep up the good work Guys...rn

  • k.jyothi venkatesh2012-07-17 04:58:05

    i own a safari 2.2vtt from april 2008 this car is amazinig this has a class in its ride i feel really proud of it we met with major accident all the passengers were safe and no one got even a scratch what may be the road we can cross with safari effortless handling cost effective really good from tata safari rocks man

  • MR. DEEPAK KUMAR SHARMA2012-07-17 04:58:36

    It was very amazing and very shocking for me when I drove this car last week.My Brother in law is having this 2.2 VTT Safari and last week he came to me for his personal work which was requiring our trip to Rajesthan.We started this trip in his Safari and you won't believe the power and pick that vehicle had deliverred to us We had coverred around 1200 KMs in 3 days with this extreme machine and that was just amazing and thrilling experience for me in this machine.We drove this vehicle at top speed of 150km/hr and found it as safest vehicle on road.Now ,I have made up my mind to buy this vehicle and will definately buy this with in few months.