The two-day event will witness participants embarking on a 350-450 km rally which will be flagged off by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

Top biker CS Santosh, who became the First Indian to finish the Dakar Rally recently, and Gaurav Gill, a two-time Asia Pacific champion, will be the chief guest during the rally which will conclude at the 'City of Taj – Agra'.

The rally is part of the forward-looking initiatives that UP tourism has announced to develop 'Agra beyond Taj' and the 'Heritage Arc of Uttar Pradesh'.

Shashank Vikram (IFS), Managing Director and Special Secretary, UP Tourism said, "In an effort to promote the  Heritage Arc of Uttar Pradesh, we are organising the Rally. It is a Time, Speed and Distance (TSD) competition conducted through the various locales of Uttar Pradesh that seeks to create greater awareness on the unexplored terrains of 'The Land of Taj i.e. AGRA-UP."

The two-day rally will explore the Sangam of Yamuna and Chambal rivers on the first day. Moving onto the second day, the rally will enable the participants to unravel the charms of Uttar Pradesh's hinterlands around the famed Chambal Valley, Jarar, Brara amongst others.

Prashant Jain, Secretary Motorsports Club, said, "We had just 36 participants in 2012 but this year it has already been 65 and I am hopeful the number will go up to around 80, making it the biggest TSD rally in the country."

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