Day 1 - Arrival or The Death of an Elephant

November 29, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

After I got out of the airport and met my dad I was very excited to see his new car. Apparently the old White Elephant has just died two days before the new one arrived. On this occasion it would be fair to give a shoutout to Mahindra for kindly sponsoring the new White Elephant (or White Elephant 2.0 how we IT guys would call him).

A Scorpio VLX 4WD:

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As it turned out the old Elephant died last week after 172888 km in Dungarpur, which was coincidentally also the destination of his very first drive 8 years ago. During that time this car was in every state of India as well as in Burma and Nepal.

RIP Safed Haathi:

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The Maharajkumar of Dungarpur showed interest in funding a book about the long journey of the White Elephant as well as reviving him for his car museum when he heard about this special connection to Dungarpur. So this might very well not be the end.

In the new car we drove directly to Sonya and her family, where we could stay for the weekend. Read more about them in the next post.


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