A fleet of classic Land Rovers keeps a rural town going.
Land Rover's 70th anniversary celebrations are continuing. Recently they took them to new heights.
The legendary marque recently visited a remote rural community in West Bengal, a community that actually relies on some old Land Rovers to survive.
The location deep in the Himalayas is known as the ‘Land of Land Rovers’ and has a fleet of meticulously maintained Series Land Rovers from as far back as 1957 to keep it going.
A new film has been released showing a spectacular 19-mile journey often made by residents of Maneybhanjang in West Bengal, India to Sandakphu for their means of living. The journey takes in hazards such as rocky paths, treacherous weather, and towering gradients all the way to the top of the village which is at an altitude of 3,636 meters (11,929 feet).
As part of the trip, Land Rover visited the fleet of classic vehicles which provide such a vital role for the community.
In the 70th year since the original Land Rover was launched at the Amsterdam Motor Show in 1948, Land Rover is marking the milestone with a series of celebrations, features, convoys, and displays – including one at London's famed design museum.
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Gallery: Land Rover trek runs deep into the Himalayas
LAND ROVER CELEBRATES 70 YEARS OF ALL-TERRAIN ADVENTURE WITH TREK TO THE ‘LAND OF LAND ROVERS’
Land Rover visits a remote hilltop village in the Indian Himalayas that sits at an altitude of 3,636m and relies on a fleet of Series models to survive
- Land Rover continues its 70th anniversary celebrations with a visit to a remote location deep in the Indian Himalayan region also known as the ‘Land of Land Rovers’
- A fleet of classic Series Land Rover models dating from 1957 provides a vital transport link between Maneybhanjang and Sandakphu in West Bengal
- • The village of Sandakphu sits at an altitude of 3,636m and is only accessible by a steep and rocky track using a fleet of 42 thoroughly well-maintained Series Land Rovers
Land Rover took its 70th anniversary celebrations to new heights by visiting a remote rural community in West Bengal that relies on a fleet of classic models for its very survival.
Known as the ‘Land of Land Rovers’, the rural location in deep in the Himalayas is reliant on a fleet of meticulously maintained Series Land Rovers dating back as far as 1957.
A film, released today, highlights the spectacular 31km journey made often by residents of Maneybhanjang in West Bengal, India to Sandakphu for their means of living. Towering gradients, rock-strewn pony tracks and treacherous weather are just some of the hazards faced on a daily basis by the residents and their Land Rovers on the journey to the hilltop village, which sits at an altitude of 3,636m.
Land Rover’s team visited the remarkable collection of Series models, which provides a vital role for the community as reliable and unstoppable all-terrain transport.