Caravan travel goes luxe with Vahn

The Ahmedabad-based Vahn, powered by Chartered Speed, an Indian surface mobility company, designs and offers a range of caravans to rent for short or long-term travels around the country.

The pandemic gave rise to concerns of hygiene and contact while travelling. People were seeking a way of getting out there without the inherent risks that come with hotel stays and restaurant visits. That’s where Chartered Speed, an Indian surface mobility company, came up with the idea of creating luxury caravans which would be a liberating road-travel experience.

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In these caravans, home is everywhere you roam. Image: courtesy vahn. | vahn, caravan, luxury travel, road trip
In these caravans, home is everywhere you roam. Image: Courtesy Vahn.

Vahn (a portmanteau of Sanskrit ‘vahan’ and Latin ‘van’) are self-contained caravans designed thoughtfully to accommodate the needs of today’s travellers. Gone are the basic vehicles of yore. Instead, you have a top-of-the-class travelling home with king- and queen-sized beds that sleep up to five, and a restroom with water closet, shower, and clothes rail.

The fully equipped kitchenette with refrigerator, deep sink, induction pot, kettle, cookware, and cutlery, allows you to be self-sufficient and enjoy freshly cooked meals. There’s even a portable cooking range and outdoor seating set. For those who can’t do without their gadgets on the go, there’s premium entertainment with TV and Bluetooth speaker system, plus a working desk with 120V outlets and USB ports. Ample storage and a spacious boot, a first AID kit and fire extinguisher make for a comfortable and safe journey.

The cleverly designed and comfortable interiors of a typical vahn. Image: courtesy vahn. | vahn, caravan, luxury travel, road trip
The cleverly designed and comfortable interiors of a typical Vahn. Image: Courtesy Vahn.

Their first van, dubbed ‘Roller’, is inspired by the colourful Indian Roller bird. And in case you want to style your own, they offer the option of customised van conversion projects for personal use. Moksha Gandhi, founder & lead designer at Vahn, says, “Vahn is for everyone. From solo travelers and artists seeking a fresh air of inspiration, to a seasoned family looking for a break from the monotony of life, to a big troop looking for their next big adventure.”

Sanyam Gandhi, Director, Chartered Speed, says, “We are extremely excited to launch the caravan services for travel lovers. The concept of travel is transforming immensely post the advent of the pandemic; and one kind of travel experience that’s gaining much momentum during these times is that of road trips. Understanding this need, we have associated with Moksha Gandhi to create an infrastructure that will ensure a comfortable, safe, and luxurious travel experience on the go. We want to encourage travel lovers to book these caravans and go all out with their families, friends and loved ones while experiencing home-on-the-go.”

Fact sheet

Cost: Rs 18,000 per day (inclusive of driver, fuel up to 300 kms, and all van amenities). Taxes extra

Phone: 9979889957

Instagram: @travelwithvahn.

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