Mumbai: As we navigate through the “new normal” in 2020, the world is opening up, slowly but surely. The joy of travel is making a comeback. But after months of localised lockdowns and extensive contact tracing, the global pandemic has transformed travel. Travelling in or among crowds is a no-go. The silver lining, though, is that road-trips of years past are back in favour. With its finger on the pulse of the Indian viewer and in tune with the sentiment of the times, HistoryTV18 premieres a unique, digital-exclusive travel vlogging series. On ‘#RoadTrippinWithRnM’, Rocky and Mayur get behind the wheel for a 14-day road-trip across Rajasthan, bringing followers exciting experiences and memorable moments from their journey in real-time on HistoryTV18 and their own social media accounts.
Rocky Singh and Mayur Sharma, Indian television’s acclaimed travellers and foodies, are known as much for their exciting road-trips and eating experiences, as for their humour. Quirky, jovial, energetic and with a never-say-die attitude, they are masters of the impromptu. Childhood friends and collaborators, the duo’s exceptional camaraderie is all set to light up the screen once more. They also think on their feet and are adept at handling whatever the open road throws at them. That’s a quality that will be put to the test, as they travel in these times. ‘#RoadTrippinWithRnM’ celebrates wanderlust. With no set to-do list, it stays true to the idea that the journey is indeed the destination. Rocky and Mayur could just as quickly pitch a tent in a great spot, as they could settle into a sanitised hotel for the night. And over two weeks viewers, followers and fans shall become part of their journey and experiences, every day. Speaking about this made-for-the-times series, Rocky says, “The Great Indian Road trip is the future of travel in India. And we are doing just THAT! I’m super stoked also, about getting out after 6 months. Viewers can count on us taking them along on our journey. We’ll be sharing regular updates and also answering questions Live. So stay tuned!” Mayur, his partner-in-crime, adds “we’re thrilled to take our viewers and fans along on this first-of-its-kind series, that will set the benchmark for road travel in the post-COVID world. It’s going to be another mad, wonderful, joyous journey. Coming?”
The first leg of the road trip takes the travellers from Delhi to the pink city, Jaipur via Neemrana. From there on, Rocky and Mayur will take viewers along on a one-of-a-kind, socially-distanced holiday through Mount Abu, Ajmer and Udaipur, including off-the-beaten-track locations through the desert state. Along with the culture, cuisine and colour that Rajasthan has to offer, their travels will take them through the rocky landscape of Jawai, home to an incredibly dense population of leopards. Other ‘wild’ experiences to look forward to, include the sloth bear sanctuary at Jessore, Tiger habitat in Ranthambore, and bird watcher’s paradise at Bharatpur.
Through each day of this exciting road trip, Rocky and Mayur will post as many as ten vlogs, great pictures and Live Q&A sessions, in real time on social media. These will be available on HistoryTV18 and Rocky and Mayur’s handles on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, for viewers to follow, and find out the day’s plan and route, including pitstops, meals, local sights, people, learnings, travel tips, and stopovers.
Avinash Kaul, Managing Director A+E Networks | TV18 and CEO-Broadcast for Network18, commented, #RoadTrippinWithRnM’ reaffirms HistoryTV18’s commitment to relevant and compelling content, across platforms, for our audience. As the world begins to open up again, I’m confident that this series will become a new benchmark and paradigm for travel shows in the new normal.”
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