I tearfully parted ways with Ladakh over a month ago, but I feel like I’ve never really left. A part of me still wanders around the cold mountain desert, gazing at the stark scenery and merrily greeting jullay to the village folk. I might not be going back anytime soon, but I hope TWO of you, my readers, win a once-in-a-lifetime expedition by Ceat Tyres and Mahindra Adventure, and get to experience the immense beauty of the snow-capped Himalayas of Kashmir and Ladakh!
WHAT YOU COULD WIN
A 10-day, all expenses paid road trip adventure worth INR 1,50,000! The expedition starts in Srinagar, takes you via Kargil to Ladakh, and further through Sarchu and Jispa to Manali, ending off in Delhi. You drive through some of the highest motorable roads in the world, above 10,000 feet, and get a chance to explore the valley of Kashmir and the cold mountain desert of Ladakh.
HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST
1) Log on to http://www.ceat.com/ceatadventure and begin the contest entry with your personal details.
2) Describe in 100 words or less what you would do if you were chosen to be part of this expedition, titled Monastery Leg Part II. (Read more about the expedition here)
3) Add a photo or video from your past travels.
4) Like Ceat Tyres on Facebook and Twitter. All contest entries will be open to voting when the contest ends. Ceat Tyres and Mahindra Adventure will pick the winner based on creativity, from among the top 10 most voted entries.
TIPS TO WIN
As someone who relentlessly takes part in travel contests (and occasionally wins), I’ll let you in on some of my secrets:
1) Creativity matters most. Instead of entering multiple times or begging people to vote for me, my primary strategy is to make my contest entry as creative as possible – so creative that people WANT to vote for me! Think out of the box, think rhymes, think lyrics to a popular song creatively edited, think a photo that easily stands out from every other photo, think a story that leaves people with a curious question whose answer lies in the photo you share… you get the drift.
2) Social media influence counts. In a contest where the brand specifically states that the winner can share the winning trip’s experiences on his/her social media channels, it will certainly help to demonstrate the reach and engagement of your networks. If you have a strong following on your blog, Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, show it, and show it creatively.
CONTEST DATES TO NOTE
- The last date to enter the contest is July 31st.
- Voting starts soon after the contest ends.
- The expedition begins on August 9th in Srinagar and ends on August 18th in Delhi.
ALL THE BEST. If you win, don’t forget to send me a postcard!
What are you most looking forward to if you win this trip?
Note: This post was written as part of the #CeatAdventure campaign.
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I’m the founder of this award-winning travel blog about offbeat and sustainable travel, and author of the bestselling travel memoir, The Shooting Star.
In 2011, I quit my full-time job, and gradually gave up my home, sold most of my possessions, stored some in the boot of a friend’s car and embraced a nomadic life.
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