TVS Motor Company announced the completion of Himalayan Highs Season 2 on Tuesday, with 11 women riders from across India riding to the world's highest motorable road, Khardung La, on TVS Scooty Zest 110.
Led by Anam Hashim, the solo rider of Himalayan Highs Season 1, the entourage earned themselves a place in India Book of Records for being the first group of women riders to conquer Khardung La on a 110cc scooter.
Flagged off on August 11, 2016 from Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), the Season 2 concluded on August 21, 2016 when the women riders successfully scaled 18,340 feet to reach Khardung La.
The 10 riders who accompanied Anam on this epic ride were Megha Chakraborty (Bilaspur), Kainoor Mistry (Mumbai), Roshni Somkuwar (Nagpur), Garima Kapoor (Lucknow), Ebronah Dorothy (Chennai), Pallavi Fauzdar (Dehli), Antara Pal (Bengaluru), Trupti Sarmalkar (Mumbai), Surbhi Tiwari (Bengaluru) and Shruthi Naidu (Bengaluru).
Aniruddha Haldar, Vice President - Marketing (Scooters), TVS Motor Company, said, "the Season 2 of Himalayan Highs has been a grand success and we are elated that the initiative was recognised by the India Book of Records. The riders showed true grit and determination battling the weather and altitude,while they rode TVS Scooty Zest 110 to the record books. This month has been a month of highs for the Indian women across the globe and we are happy our riders have also earned glory. These 11 women riders are an example of the new age Indian women and an inspiration to those who want to pursue their dreams."
Himalayan Highs Season 2 kicked off in June 2016 and witnessed massive response across the country with about 50,000 enquiries from women riders and enthusiasts across all 29 states and select union territories. The applicants were evaluated and shortlisted based on psychographics, physical fitness, mental strength and then they were trained as they came with different riding prowess.