A fleet of 42 classic series Land Rover models dating from 1957 provides a vital transport link between Maneybhanjang and Sandakphu that sits at an altitude of 3,636m in West Bengal, India.
Land Rover marked its 70th anniversary celebrations with a film on a remote rural community in West Bengal, India that relies on a fleet of classic models for its survival.
Known as the Land of Land Rovers, the rural location deep in the Himalayas is reliant on a fleet of meticulously maintained Series Land Rovers dating back as far as 1957.
The film highlights the spectacular 31km journey made often by residents of Maneybhanjang in West Bengal, India to Sandakphu for their means of living. Towering gradients, rock-strewn pony tracks and treacherous weather are just some of the hazards faced on a daily basis by the residents and their Land Rovers on the journey to the hilltop village, which sits at an altitude of 3,636m.
The year 2018 marks 70 years since the original Land Rover made its debut at Amsterdam Motor Show in 1948.