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Coastal Trail
21st - 25th Dec 2018
Bengaluru to Puducherry
Explore the Southern part of Coastal India covering over 1000 kms from Bengaluru to Puducherry like never before with Iconic Dakshin Drive: Coastal Trail, Dhanushkodi
The Route
  • Day 01 - December 21
    Bengaluru to Madurai
    • 0700 - 0800 hrs: Reporting and breakfast at Concorde Motors Hosur Road
    • 0800 - 0830 hrs: #SOULtroduction & interaction with team
    • 0830 hrs: Flag off from Bengaluru
    • 1300 hrs: Stopover for Lunch
    • 1700 hrs: Arrival at Madurai (Regency Madurai by GRT)
    • 1830 - 2030 hrs: Visit Meenakshi Amman Temple & Hall of Thousand Pillars
    • 2100 hrs: Dinner
  • Day 2 - December 22
    Madurai to Rameshwaram
    • 0700 - 0800 hrs: Breakfast & Check Out
    • 0800 hrs: Depart from Madurai for Rameshwaram
    • 1130 hrs: Arrival at Rameshwaram (Hotel Arjunaa) & Lunch
    • 1330 hrs: Visit Dhanushkodi Beach, Confluence, Adam’s Bridge, Church & City Ruins
    • 1730 hrs: Return to Hotel
    • 1830 - 2000 hrs: Visit Arulmigu Ramanatha Swami Temple
    • 2030 hrs: Dinner
  • Day 3 - December 23
    Rameshwaram to Puducherry
    • 0700 - 0800 hrs: Breakfast & Check Out
    • 0830 - 0930 hrs: Visit Pamban Beach
    • 0930 hrs: Depart for Puducherry via Trichy
    • 1300 hrs: Stopover for Lunch
    • 1900 hrs: Arrival at Puducherry (The Accord Boopathy Hotel)
    • 2000 hrs: Dinner
  • Day 4 - December 24
    Puducherry
    • 0700 - 0800 hrs: Breakfast
    • 0900 – 1200 hrs: Visit Paradise Beach (Plage Paradiso, Chunnanbar) (ferry across backwaters)
    • 1230-1330: Lunch
    • 1400 - 1500 hrs: Visit Aurobindo Ashram
    • 1530 - 1700 hrs: Visit Auroville
    • 2000 hrs: Christmas Eve Gala Dinner (The Accord Boopathy Hotel)
  • Day 5 - December 25
    Bidding Adieu!
    • 0800 - 0830 hrs: Breakfast
    • 0900 - 1030 hrs: Puducherry Heritage Walk
    • 1130 hrs onwards: Check out & depart from Puducherry
How do I register for the SOUL Iconic Dakshin Drive: Coastal Trail, Dhanushkodi planned for 21-25 December, 2018?
  1. If you are an existing SOUL member, then to register for the Drive
    • Please log onto: soul.tatamotors.com - fill in the registration details followed by making the payment for the drive.
    • You can also contact us by sending a mail at soul@tatamotors.com or call us at 1800-209-8282 between 10AM to 7PM (Mon-Sun).
    • After making the payment, please share the transaction details with us for confirmation via email at soul@tatamotors.com
  2. If you are not a SOUL member, then to register for the Drive
    • Please log onto: soul.tatamotors.com to sign up as a SOUL member first, then you can fill in the registration details followed by making the payment for the drive.
    • You can also contact us by sending a mail at soul@tatamotors.com or call us at 1800-209-8282 between 10AM to 7PM (Mon-Sun).
    • After making the payment, please share the transaction details with us for confirmation via email at soul@tatamotors.com
Where can I find the itinerary?
The itinerary is available on the SOUL Website (soul.tatamotors.com).
What are the start and end dates?
The drive begins with an early morning reporting at 0700 hrs on 21st December (Friday) at Bengaluru and ends with check outs and departures from 1130 hrs onwards on 25th December (Tuesday) at Puducherry.
Is there a drive being arranged to reach the venue?
If you would like to drive along with other Tata SUV owners from your city, please do let us know and we will try to put you in touch with other SOUL members driving to Bengaluru. Else you can also drive solo and meet us at Bengaluru directly.
If I am unable to get my own vehicle, will Tata Motors provide a vehicle from their end?
No, Tata Motors is not providing vehicles for this drive.
Where is the accommodation booked?
We’re looking to stay at the hotels as listed below in the respective cities:
  • Madurai – Regency Madurai by GRT
  • Rameshwaram – Hotel Arjunaa
  • Puducherry - The Accord Boopathy Hotel
Can my friends and family come along for the Drive?
This event is for Tata Safari/HEXA owners and their friends and family only. Kindly inform us how many members will be joining you on this drive in the RSVP link. If you’re registering with one SUV, a maximum of 4 persons (Adults/ Children) can be a part of the group. Seats are limited and will be provided on first come first served basis.
What are the expenses for the Drive?
The package rates (incl. GST) are as below:
Couple (accommodation on double sharing basis) 40,000/-
Adult (accommodation on twin sharing basis) 20,000/-
Adult (accommodation on single sharing basis) 30,000/-
Child (accommodation along with couple) 15,000/-
Adult (Twin Sharing) registration is subject to matching request from another Adult on twin sharing basis.
What does my package cost for the Drive, cover?
The package includes the details covered in the Drive Deck. This drive deck is available on the website, i.e., soul.tatamotors.com.

Costs for activities not included in the drive deck will have to be borne by you. Eg: room service, alcohol, laundry and incidentals, stay at Bengaluru, extended stay or heritage walk at Puducherry. These charges need to be paid for directly to the resort / other vendors on spot / at the time of check-out.

Any fuel, toll, maintenance, breakdown repair charges and expenses for lunch en-route during the entire trip are to be borne by you.
What should I expect at the event?
The itinerary includes the best of everything on the route, from good hospitality to visiting temples, beaches and other landmarks apart from doing an iconic coastal drive to Dhanushkodi and celebrating Christmas at Puducherry. The drive is designed to help you enjoy the road, and still add joy to the experience at each destination. You will get to experience local culture and get an insight of Southern India. Few exciting experiences planned for you are:
  • Visit two of South India’s most famous temples, the Meenakshi Amman Temple at Madurai with its hall of thousand pillars and Arulmigu Ramanatha Swami Temple at Rameshwaram with the longest corridor among all Hindu temples in India.
  • Drive across the bridge to Pamban Island and the town of Rameshwaram and onwards on a spectacular coastal road to the ruins of Dhanushkodi, that was destroyed during the 1964 cyclone and is also where the Adam’s bridge or Ram Setu between India and Sri Lanka is believed to exist.
  • Experience the French legacy of Puducherry, which is still preserved in its French Quarter, with tree-lined streets, mustard-colored colonial villas and chic boutiques. Visit the Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville as well as the backwaters of Chunnanbar and Paradise Beach.
  • Join the festivities with a Christmas Eve gala dinner and end your journey with a heritage walk through the vintage streets that bear testimony to many architectural marvels and sample exotic desserts on the way.
  • Rekindle your spirit of adventure as you drive over 1,000 kms in the company of like-minded people together as a community and in an official SOUL event overseen by Tata Motors.
What’s the weather like in month of December?
December is the best time to visit Madurai as it is the winter season and the temperature ranges between 20 and 29 degrees Celsius. The North East monsoon in Rameshwaram is also at its fag end in December with not too much humidity. Winters in Puducherry can be colder but the temperature usually doesn't go below 17 degrees Celsius.

We recommend you carry some sun protection (sunglasses, sun screen & caps, umbrella) and some light woollens for the evenings.
How long would I be driving for each day?
The drive times are long on a few days to account for the movement of the convoy and include scheduled lunch halts. You will be however be travelling mostly on highways and passing a number of towns with basic facilities along the way.

The per day kms drive is as follows:
Day Date Travel leg Distance (kms) Time (hrs)
Day 1 Date: 21 Dec Travel leg: Bengaluru to Madurai Distance (kms):425 Time (hrs):8.5
Day 2 Date: 22 Dec Travel leg: Madurai to Rameshwaram Distance (kms):175 Time (hrs):3.5
Day 3 Date: 23 Dec Travel leg:Rameshwaram to Puducherry Distance (kms):430 Time (hrs):9.5
Day 4 Date: 24 Dec Travel leg: Puducherry Distance (kms): 0 Time (hrs): 0
Day 5 Date: 25 Dec Travel leg: Bidding Adieu! Distance (kms): 0 Time (hrs): 0
What are the roads going to be like?
You will be driving mostly on well-maintained national and state highways with moderate traffic.
What do I need for the drive?
Even though we’ll share the list of items before the trip, we suggest you carry the below things for sure. Apart from the spirit of adventure, love for your Tata SUV, stories to share of your past travel, and a zeal to meet new people, you would need:
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Suitable clothing, towel and footwear for Beach visits
  • Sunscreen & a Sun Hat / a Visor / Sunglasses / Umbrella
  • Any personal medication, as needed
  • Camera & chargers / batteries: you may not want to miss out on some moments!
  • Original and copy of your ID card along with two photocopies of the same, credit card numbers and toll-free numbers in case of credit card loss
  • Phone / laptop charger
How will I receive confirmation of participation for the Drive?
You will first have to Register / RSVP via the website (http://soul.tatamotors.com). After you RSVP, we will call you to confirm regarding the details, and to solve any queries you may have regarding payment.

Your participation at the event will be finalized once a payment is made and upon receiving an email confirmation and a phone call from our team with your reservation & confirmation details. You are requested to finalise your travelling plan etc. only post receipt of the confirmation from us.

Do please note again that a successful payment transaction does not confirm your seat on the drive. Please wait for confirmation communication from Team SOUL before proceeding to make any travel or other arrangements.
How can I make the payment for the drive?
Payment can be done by either of the following three ways:

• For online, payment can be done to the below mentioned account for the total amount basis the no. of people coming to the event.
Particulars Details
Account Name Cougar Motorsport Pvt Ltd
Bank Name UCO Bank
Branch Name Connaught Place
Address New Asiatic Building, Block H, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
MICR No. (9-digit no.) 110028004
Type of Account Current AC
Account Number 00090210001400
RTGS Code UCBA 0000009

Please mention your GST details if credit is requested.

• You can make the payment online using the payment gateway on the SOUL website.

• Payment can be done by cheque in the name of Cougar Motorsport Pvt. Ltd. for the total amount basis the no. of people coming for the drive. The cheque needs to be sent to the following address on or before 7th December 2018, clearly mentioning that it is for the SOUL Iconic Dakshin Drive.

Cougar Motorsport Pvt. Ltd.
4E, Hansalaya Building, 15 Barakhamba Road,
New Delhi 110001
T: +91 43552974
Who can I call or write to, in case of any further queries?
You can call up our info desk on 1800-209-8282 between 10AM to 7PM (Mon-Sun) or write to soul@tatamotors.com with any queries you may have.

Look forward to seeing you for the drive!

#DRIVEWITHSOUL Iconic Dakshin Drive: Coastal Trail, Dhanushkodi, December 2018

Terms and Conditions for SOUL Iconic Dakshin Drive: Coastal Trail, Dhanushkodi, Dec 21-25, 2018

Organisers ▪ Tata Motors Limited (“Tata Motors”) has authorized Cougar Motorsport Pvt Ltd (“Cougar Motorsport”), to organize the SOUL Iconic Dakshin Drive: Coastal Trail, Dhanushkodi, Dec 2018 Event, and its related activities. Cougar Motorsport is authorized by Tata Motors to receive payments from participants for the drive. Tata Motors/ Cougar Motorsport and their sub-contractors/associates are collectively referred to as “Organisers”.

Attendee ▪ The below-mentioned terms & conditions are applicable to participants of the SOUL drive being organized from Bengaluru to Puducherry, for which they have made a payment of agreed amount to Cougar Motorsport. These participants are referred to as “attendee” or “client”.

Hotel ▪ The Organisers have made best efforts to procure the best hotels available in the price range keeping comfort and convenience of the guests as per the itinerary as priority and have been selected based on strong internal assessment.

▪ While the Organisers will make efforts to ensure the delivery of services that are to be provided by the hotel, the Organisers act as a facilitator for the attendee and the hotel and shall under no circumstance accept any responsibility for inadequate/deficient/negligent services provided by the hotel. The Organisers shall not accept any complaints from the attendee with respect to services provided by the hotels and that any grievance or complaint shall be directly lodged with the concerned hotel management.

▪ The attendee shall be liable to make good any damage(s) caused by any act of the attendee (wilful/negligent) to the property of the hotel in any manner provided by the hotel policy. The extent and the amount of the damage so caused will be as determined by the concerned hotel. The Organisers shall not intervene in the same in any way.

▪ Any employee or associate of the Organisers, including but not restricted to vendors – Print, Audio Visual, Production, Tata Motors Dealers – is not eligible to attend this drive. Tata Motors reserves the right to cancel/withdraw drive participation of any customer who is found to be an associate of the mentioned organizations and its decision in this regard would be final and binding.

Meals & Special Requests

  • The menu for all meals is pre-set as per the package.
  • The Organisers reserve the right to change the menu if circumstances necessitate such a change without any prior notice to the attendee. If the client does not avail the meals (as offered in the menu) for any reason, then no claim can be made for the unutilized meal against the Organisers.

Itinerary

  • The Organisers take all reasonable steps at the time of finalizing the itinerary for the attendee to ensure that the itinerary is as per the convenience and comfort of the attendee. However, the Organisers reserve all the rights to effect any change in the itinerary due to any reasons that the Organisers may deem fit for effecting such change and that the Organisers shall not be bound to take any prior permission or give prior notice to any attendee before changing the itinerary. In the event of a change in the itinerary, the Organisers will inform the client accordingly at the earliest possible time before the start of the drive.
  • The Organisers will inform the attendee in the event of any change in the itinerary of the attendee post departure in the domestic tour, which is beyond the control of the Organisers. A change to the itinerary will be made considering all the factors that any prudent person will do from the attendee’s convenience, safety and comfort perspective. The Organisers shall not accept any responsibility and shall not be held responsible in any manner whatsoever for any loss that an attendee might suffer consequent to such a change.
  • The Organisers reserve the right to claim any additional expenses because of delays/changes in the itinerary, caused by any reason whatsoever including but not limited to natural calamities, prohibition orders, local unrest, traffic jams, medical emergency, accidents, etc.
  • The Organisers reserve the right to without prior notice amend, alter, vary or withdraw any departure, excursion advertised or substitute a hotel of similar class if deemed advisable or necessary.
  • In the event the attendee misses out on any activity on the drive due to delay on his part, the Organisers shall not be held liable to refund the money paid for the same or in any other manner whatsoever.

Vehicles

  • Attendees are expected to bring their own vehicles for the Drive and ensure that the vehicle is fit, serviced and technically ready for the Drive. Attendees shall also have to ensure that their vehicles are driven by individuals lawfully licensed to drive the vehicle.
  • Attendees shall use the vehicles, in adherence to the itinerary and route instructions of the drive coordinator.
  • It is responsibility of the attendee to check the condition of vehicles, at the beginning of the drive. In the event of any breakdown of a vehicle during the drive, it is the responsibility of the attendee to arrange for an alternative vehicle. Further, besides repair costs for damages caused to the vehicle, attendee shall pay for any towing / transportation costs involved in moving the vehicle.
  • Any damage caused to the vehicle, during the drive because of accidents, negligence, natural causes shall be solely borne by the attendee and the Organisers shall accept no claim and responsibility for any damages and/or expenses suffered by the attendee/vehicle.
  • Fuel and toll charges would have to be borne by the attendees for their own vehicle.
  • Attendees will have to strictly adhere to the prescribed timetable for the day so the drive can be completed within the defined schedule. In case any of the sightseeing schedules are missed due to delays caused by the attendee or for any other reasons, the same shall not be refunded to the client under any circumstances.

Conditions of Package

  • The aforesaid conditions shall be applicable to every attendee who books the package for the drive with the Organisers.
  • The attendees shall follow all the instructions of the designated group leader appointed during the Drive. Any actions of the attendee in deviation to the group leader’s instructions may expose him/her and others to potential dangers and the disobedient attendee shall be held responsible for any loss, injury, damage caused to other attendees.
  • Attendees shall follow a strict no alcohol consumption policy while on the drive. Consumption & carrying of alcohol is strictly prohibited during the drive. In the event of any convoy member being found violating this rule, the convoy leaders will have the authority to take any necessary action which they deem fit, in the interest of safety of the group.
  • The attendees shall follow the package itinerary. There shall be no refund, if the attendee fails to join the group at the appointed time of commencement of the SOUL Iconic Dakshin Drive: Coastal Trail, Dhanushkodi or join the group later or leave the group before the culmination of the drive. Please note that for all purposes, it shall be the responsibility of the client to reach the place of commencement of the drive and register with the representative of Tata Motors/ Cougar Motorsport at the appointed place on the given date and time.
  • In case a client along with his family is compelled to discontinue the drive due to any reason whatsoever including illness, death or loss of any travel documents, no claim shall be entertained for refund of unutilized services. Further, attendee shall pay for any towing / transportation costs involved in moving the vehicle. Even if a client is unable to reach the place of commencement of the drive due to any reason whatsoever including loss of baggage or loss of travel documents, his booking shall be treated as "no show" on the drive and 100% cancellation charges will be levied.
  • The Organisers reserve the right to withdraw tour membership of any client whose behaviour is deemed likely to affect the smooth operation of the outbound tour or adversely affect the enjoyment or safety of other passengers and the Organisers shall be under no liability to any such expelled person/s.
  • Aspects of the trip like accommodation & food where mentioned in the package are being managed solely by Cougar Motorsport. Tata Motors will not be responsible for the same. For any queries, please contact Ms Kanika Tripathi (+91 7838927346).

Health & Insurance

  • It shall be the duty of the attendee to inform Tata Motors/ Cougar Motorsport in case the attendee has any medical history or prescribed restrictions/allergies that may affect his ability to enjoy and pursue fully the drive and wherein the interest of the group or any member thereof is prejudicially affected.
  • In the event that a medical condition has been disclosed, Tata Motors/ Cougar Motorsport shall make an effort to provide basic medical help to such attendee but under no circumstances shall the Organisers be held liable to any injury, disability, death, sickness etc., that the attendee may suffer or be bound to provide any emergency assistance or refund the money.
  • The tour cost does not include costs towards the insurance premium. Hence, it is advisable that the clients obtain appropriate accidental/tourist insurance cover at their own costs.

Refunds & Cancellation

  • The charges paid will be refunded in case the registration is rejected by the Organisers or in case the drive is cancelled by Tata Motors/ Cougar Motorsport. The charges will NOT be refunded for ANY OTHER reason.

Liability

  • The Organisers shall not be responsible and / or liable for any damages caused to the client due to reasons beyond the control of the Organisers (Force Majeure / Vis Major / Acts of God).
  • The Organisers shall not be responsible for the temporary or permanent loss of or damage to baggage or personal effects howsoever caused including wilful negligence on the part of any person.
  • The Organisers shall not be responsible for any death, personal injury, sickness, accident, loss, delay, discomfort, increased expenses, consequential loss and/or damage or any kind of theft howsoever caused.

Law & Jurisdiction

  • For any claims, suits, complaints or disputes for service confining to the SOUL Iconic Dakshin Drive: Coastal Trail, Dhanushkodi, Dec 2018 and service provided by the Organisers the courts and tribunals in Mumbai, India alone shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

Indemnity

  • The attendees unconditionally and irrevocably agree to hold Tata Motors/ Cougar Motorsport and their officers, directors, representatives, sub-contractors, suppliers, agents, contractors harmless and indemnified against any loss, damage, claim, suit, compensation, attorney expenses, criminal prosecution, Order of Court arising out of any injury, damage, loss to life and property of any third party including but not limited to individuals, government bodies, corporate entities, etc., due to direct or indirect acts of negligence, default, omission and commission on the part of the attendee before the conclusion of the Drive.

Force Majeure

  • Neither party shall be held liable for damages or deficiency in service or loss, injury, expense, etc., in the event of the Drive being delayed or cancelled or aborted after commencing due to any force majeure/vis major/ Acts of God event including but not limited to natural calamities, prohibition orders, local unrest, traffic jams, medical emergency, accidents, etc. The Organisers shall be under no obligation to resume the Drive on the situation having normalized after the Force Majeure event.

Sharing of Personal Data

  • By participating in the SOUL Iconic Dakshin Drive: Coastal Trail, Dhanushkodi, December 2018, I hereby unconditionally and irrevocably agree to allow Tata Motors Limited and/or its subsidiaries/authorized dealers/business partners/affiliates/service providers to use my name and / or photograph and/or video and/or Audio for advertising or promotions related activities without demanding any compensation under any circumstances whatsoever from Tata Motors Limited and/or its subsidiaries/authorized dealers/business partners/affiliates/service providers.

Attendee/Client/Participant Declaration

I, Mr./Mrs/Miss:_____________________________________________________ (name) have understood and unconditionally accept the above mentioned Terms and Conditions, by participating in the “SOUL Iconic Dakshin Drive: Coastal Trail, Dhanushkodi, December 2018”

Signature of Attendee/Client/Participant

Do you have more questions that need answering?
Call us on 1800-209-8282(Mon - Sun 10am to 7pm) or email us on soul@tatamotors.com. We’re happy to help you!