Giveaway: A complimentary Myles self-drive vehicle anywhere in India for 2 days

It has been a rainy week out here in Mumbai, and I hear its been raining a lot of other places as well. Makes me want to go out on a drive, but work has been keeping me busy. I thought I’d give one of you a chance to go out on a drive however. You could drive inside your town or take a vacation, as long as you want to be on the wheel, we are cool!

Earlier this week, I wrote about Myles, which is a self car-drive rental service offered by Carzonrent. They are the first ones offering such a service in India, across various points in the country. They are based much on the same model as Hertz, Enterprise, etc. which operate in other countries.

When I wrote about them, they reached out to me to give away a car across any of their locations for two days, with compliments of the company. So, I’m passing you on the opportunity to experience their car service at any of their locations across India, which are the following:

  • Delhi (including Noida & Gurgaon)
  • Bangalore
  • Mumbai
  • Hyderabad
  • Goa
  • Chennai
  • Pune
  • Ahmedabad
  • Jaipur
  • Chandigarh
  • Vishakhapatnam
  • Amritsar
  • Manesar
  • Bhubaneshwar

There is an exciting choice of cars, varied by location that you can choose from. There are SUVs such as the XUV500 and the Duster, MUVs such as Innova & Ertiga, Compacts such as Pulse, Swift, i10, i20, Polo and sedans such as Vento, Etios, Swift Dzire and Sunny to choose from.

How to participate?

Here is how you can participate in the giveaway. All you got to do is to put in the comments section below, a few lines about your best roadtrip experience, or the one you want to have. Also tell me which Myles location would you pick up your car at?

You can make an entry or multiple entries till Saturday, July 20, 2014. Do remember to follow @livefromalounge and @myles_IN on Twitter as well to make it count.

The giveaway

You get to choose a Myles car (car only, not fuel) from the following models (depending on the availability at the location chosen): Swift,  i10,  i20,  Pulse,  Polo ,  Etios,  Dzire,  Ertiga,  Vento,  Duster,  Sunny, Innova, XUV500. Moreover, you can hire a car available at any of the locations listed above for two days with the compliments of Myles/Carzonrent. You can choose to book a longer trip, and they will void the charges for the first two days in that case. You need to top up the fuel tank when you return the car.

Terms & Conditions

There are some Terms & Conditions to participate, but they are simple. You can participate as many times as you want, but do use a valid email address for your participation, since this will be the email address I communicate with you at the time of selection. You should be an Indian resident (not a citizen, but a resident) over 18 years of age to qualify. Results would be decided in consultation with Carzonrent basis your entries.

How to claim your prize

The winner gets to redeem his prize till August 31, 2014. You will directly book a car on www.carzonrent.com and pay with your valid credit card, along with the amount required for a security deposit. The rental amount along with applicable taxes will be reversed within 7 working days. Remember, not all cars are available at all locations, and you get to choose from the inventory available at the time of booking. You do need a valid Passport/Voters ID Card, Credit Card and Driving License to be able to get the car out of the parking lot.

And yes, I’m just trying to help you guys experience the Myles product, so I hope you don’t give me a hard time Winking smile. It is birthday month for the blog, so do look out for more giveaways coming up next.

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About Ajay Awtaney

Ajay is a financial services pro, working to bring order to the chaos of the financial industry on an everyday basis! Beyond that, he dons the hat of India's favourite frequent traveller, trying to help people elevate their travel experience via tips and tricks they never knew before, or introduce them to the world of miles and points. Armed with an MBA from MDI Gurgaon and graduate degree in computer science from the University of Delhi, Ajay brings a systematic and objective approach on the table for his audience in dissecting travel and loyalty programs in India and around the world, and how to benefit from them. Ajay has been quoted in various reputed traditional and online media including The Hindustan Times, Inside Flyer, Bloomberg, DNA India, Conde Nast Traveller, The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror, Mint, MoneyLife and The USA Today.

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Comments

  1. I am planning a roadtrip to Leh on 15th August, and looking for a self drive SUV for the same. Myles seema like a very reliable option, and the two daya complimentry sel deive is lijely to be a cherry on the cake. Looking forward to driving a Myles car all the way to the majestic Himalayas.

  2. I would like to drive down the western coastline of India. This would be a wonderful drive with hill ranges, beaches, wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations enroute. I would love to start in Goa and drive upto Kerala. Driving during the monsoon woud be an additional thrill.
    Looking forward to winning the Myles drive.

  3. I have been dreaming of driving around Route 1 in iceland for a couple of years now. Been saving miles for me and wife, hope to do this next year or 2016.

    I would like to try Myles self-drive from Delhi

  4. My best road trip has been exploring Ladakh with Leh as the base. The vast expanses of cold uninhabited desert, and the occasional village and monastery as well as the winding mountain roads and gorgeous scenery made it a journey to remember.
    I would like to try Myles self-drive from Delhi– exploring majestic Rajasthan in the monsoons.

  5. Hey

    The Best Drive I had was a road trip to Oregon from LA and being the solo driver for the 15hrs + drive. Visited many National parks and had a blast. If won, I’d like to take the family for a spin from Chandigarh to the hills nearby.

  6. Hi,

    My best driving experience was in Budd Lake, NJ USA last month.

    With over 15 years of Driving experience in India under different conditions I thought that driving in the US would be a cakewalk.

    So I got an international driving permit from Pune RTO (which was a mere formality and a joke). Once I got behind the wheels in my cousins SUV, a Subaro AWD with full confidence, I made the first mistake in next 10 seconds… ! As soon as I headed out of parking area, I turned to the right but I was on the wrong side of the road . Like India I was driving on the left side of the road. My cousin missed a few heartbeats…! However I kept reminding myself.. BE ON RIGHT…!

    Later in the day I called up a local Driving School and paid $85 for a 2 Hr driving lesson. So this driving experience was memorable for me.

    During subsequent driving experiments in the US, I realised that Indian Drivers are mentally much more agile and alert than Americans. I saw a couple of stupid accidents , one in Budd Lake and the other one in Boston which I thought wouldn’t have occurred even if either the car involved had an Indian driver.

    So a lot to learn and in learn for me in this best driving experience!

    Cheers!

  7. I drove my Nano from Delhi to Kasauli last winter for a weekend getaway. I had this car for 2 years before taking this road trip and detailed planning was done before doing this trip. My first major highway drive including the hills, solo and in a car that has been underestimated a lot.

    Experience of inability to sleep a night before, waking up early to get ready and getting on the road was matched by the beautiful location of Kasauli that lived unto and beyond my expectations for the perfect short holiday that I needed at that point in time.

    After that, my hunger for road trip has only increased much much more and a few road trips, to Dehradun and Jaipur followed the one to Kasauli which will always remain the best one in my mind.

    I am looking forward to my next trip, out of Delhi!

  8. My giveaway entry is as follows:

    I drove 3000 kms all the way from Mumbai to Kathmandu this was in December 2010 and back over 16 days, stopping over at different places and experiencing Indian roads. This trip was along with four other guy friends of mine.

    I also drive down from Toronto to New York in May 2014 over 10 hours journey, this was the first time I crossed over an international border other than India Nepal and this was quite an adventure considering that I am an Indian national and it was left hand drive with the discipline of North Americans. We had rented at Hertz and they had agreed for a drop off in New York.

  9. My contest entry below:

    May 2014 I drove 2000kms in a MyLes Swift Dzire around North India, covering 5 states in 5 days. We started from Delhi, went to Bareily (UP), visited Pilibhit, drove all the way to Amritsar, then Wagah border, then to Dharmashala and back to Delhi. Driving around on my own was the best way to explore the terrain and being able to drive in North India successfully gives you a confidence that you can drive anywhere in the world.

    My detailed writeup of the trip is at below post.

    http://www.enidhi.net/2014/06/north-india-long-roadtrip-travelogue.html

  10. Hi,

    I have been following your blog for a few months now. Thank you for being such a great source of information.

    I’ve just returned from a long stint in US and the roadtrips there were amazing. Drive from Minneapolis to Yellowstone (19hrs each side) would forever be close to my heart. The ability to easily rent a vehicle and drive it yourself rather than rely on another human to do it was one of the key reasons, in my opinion. I was quite bummed that I would not be able to do this in India. This was until you introduced me to Myles. I would love an opportunity to try the Myles service to go on a roadtrip with a couple of friends and enjoy the weather and my country.

    I’m based out of Delhi but have a trip planned to Bangalore later this month to meet some friends. If selected I would pick the car from Bangalore.

    Thanks again!!
    Abhishek

  11. My favorite drive is everyday on my way from the office to home in Atlanta, GA. Atlanta roads are in great condition, atleast in the suburbs and have a lot of twists and turns. There’s also a lot of change in elevation. I have a BMW Z4, which I love to drive on those roads. It is not too powerful but powerful enough. And that straight six engine is melody personified. The chassis is tight and well balanced, which makes the Z4 a pleasure to drive. In addition, Atlanta has pretty good weather most of the year, which means a lot of top down driving.

    I will drive my Myles car on my next trip to Mumbai. BTW, really enjoy reading your blog. Thanks!

  12. Hi AJ,

    Best long drive/ride experience happened just a few weeks ago. Wifey and me decided on impulse go swing a leg over a new triumph bonneville and head out to Nashik for lunch.

    We hadn’t done a bike ride in ages, but this didn’t stop us from venturing out at the first light to Sula (which has a great set of restaurants).

    3 hours later, we were already there, an hour ahead of time. The next 60 minutes were spent lazily biking the backroads of Nashik, checking out both lakes as well as small ponds.

    Post a long an relaxed lunch, we headed back to Mumbai on the buttery smooth rode, that allowed a fair tolerance to leaning in on the twisties.

    While travelling 350+ km just for lunch is definitely overkill, it’s the journey that matters I guess.

    To paraphrase GB Shaw, we don’t stop travelling because we grow old, we grow old because we stop travelling.

    Would love to collect the vehicle in Mumbai.

    Cheers,

    VC

  13. Hi AJ,

    I have a couple of amazing long drive experiences with friends. once from Hyderabad to Visakhapatnam in an SUV. The trip was amazing through the express way till Vijayawada and from there through the greens on the plains of the east coast.

    The other best experience I ever had was in Himachal pradesh. Ahhhh, breath taking views of the himalayas and adventures roads, Can never forget it. The roads are soo narrow and high. It was the best of all my experiences though.

    I wish I can make another amazing drive with the give away, I live in Hyderabad. If I get the give away, I would like to collect it from Hyderabad.

    Regards,
    Prasanth Chakravarthy
    9502205007

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