As I begin to write this post, I realize how privileged I am to be a blogger. I get to attend events and activities, which are exclusively designed by likeminded people for likeminded people. I am glad that I pursued by decision of being a blogger and finally life introduced me to Blogadda!
What am I talking about?
As the title of the post suggests, the post is about my experience of the #boltdrives Delhi chapter. I was one of the 15 lucky and chosen bloggers to be a part of this ride on 10th day of May-Sunday! Here’s what I experienced :)
I had got an email invite and several calls, Facebook updates and follow up emails from the beautiful people at Blogadda and I was super excited to go on this fun trip. Hush! I bunked a guitar lesson. Anyways! The best thing about the morning was that blogadda twitted with my team names and details and there I found another beautiful blogger Akanksha to accompany me till Godfather Lounge, Gurgaon.
When two girls drive together, distance doesn’t matter! We didn’t realize when we reached to the venue, where Team Blogadda and other fellow bloggers were ready to give us a warm welcome. I met few of my wonderful blogger friends again got a chance to meet many of them for the first time.
Women Empowerment: All Girls Group
I was member of R3 team and soon we named our team “All Girls Group” because we were 4 ladies in the team. Me aka Pretty Priyanka, Adorable Akanksha, Marvelous Manjulika and Amazing Ankita!
I got an opportunity to introduce my team to rest of the guests and soon after yummy snacks, delicious lunch and some sweet-dish, along with crunchy discussions; we were up for our ride.
Presentations and Instructions:
Before we moved for the drive, we were taken on a virtual tour of all the features and specifications of the much awaited Tata Bolt.
We were instructed about all the safety measures to be taken care of, food, water and medical facilities available in the TATA Bolt to make the drive experience smoother and better.
Before we actually begin to drive, let me introduce you to Captain Bolt. He can’t be seen, he’s just heard. He finds a way to call you during the drive and his magnificent voice echoes in every nook and corner of the car. He cares for the bloggers driving; he keeps an eye on the speed and movement of the car. He is there to make sure that we enjoy and stay safe during our drive.
As we walked out of the Golffather Lounge, we found out what exactly was the reason behind the temperature levels boiling up in Delhi and NCR. It was none other than the glamorous and gorgeous Tata Bolt, lined up right in front of the Galaxy Hotel Gurgaon, waiting for all of us to get in and explore the drive experience.
The first look
Exterior-The first look of gorgeous Red Tata Bolt looked amazing. This hatchback is a stunner! As it was mentioned in the presentation too, the Car had headlights that exactly looked like Tiger’s Eye. The front the back and the sides, everything was simply eye-catching.
Interior-Lush and rich black interior of the gorgeous Tata Bolt was a value addition to what was seen outside! The gorgeous black seats, black music system, dashboard and everything was super attractive!
The Flag Off
One by one, all the cars were flagged off to first pit stop, where suspension test was to be done. Ankita Vadhel drove our car till the pit stop one-Leisure Valley Park Guragon, where Manjulika did the suspension test successfully.
We had a tab placed in the car with fully loaded music library having songs from almost every genre. But, we decided to stick to the peppy Bollywood numbers only. Girls will be Girls.
The suspension test:
What fun it was. The twisted driveway reminded me of the day when I underwent the driving test to get my driving license. The car is indeed stable and has absolute holdup to deal with not-so-smooth roads.
After the successful suspension test, Ankita was back on the driver’s seat and we were on the road, ready to catch the highway and drive the new experience.
At second pit stop, Aravali Resorts, drivers exchanged the car and we girls drove from there to the Nimrana fort. It was an amazing highly drive experience. Manjulika decided to drive us off till the destination and she was quite good at it. There were no abruptions or glitches during the drive. All smooth and thanks to some of the idiotic people on the road ahead of us, who gave us a chance to test the amazing brakes of the car!
During the drive, we tested all the three driving modes of Tata Bolt
Sports-To overtake some of the cars driven by boys *winks*
ECO-To save some fuel of course
The Royal Gateway-The Royal Get Away!
Music, drinks (lemonade and lassi) and cookies accompanied us to the highway drive and after an amazing road trip, we finally entered to the Royal Gateway! Yes! Nimrana fort palace. Amazing was the first look. For a moment, we forgot that we were stepping out in the boiling up 40 degrees of temperature. All the girls rushed out to reach the main entrance of the fort, no one cared about the summer’s attitude! We were busy exploring our Royal Get-Away!
The real Nimbu Shikanji as a welcome drink during this killing summer heat was indeed a delight. I could smell the essence of fresh mint and basil in the natural lemon water! LIFE’S GOOD!
Blogadda and Bolt knew the levels of heat and therefore, they smartly organized the indoor tour of fort for us, which unveiled beautiful areas of old and new fort. Some of the highlights of the indoor fort tour were hindola mahal, Loo with a View, A garden from where you could see the mountains, top view of the fort, cute amphitheater and hawa mahal.
Everyone wished two things as long as they were there in the fort:
1-To stay there for at least a week
2-To jump into that stunning blue and refreshing swimming pool
Snacks and drinks were arranged to treat the blogger bellies and indeed the taste of the food was royal. The hospitality was great.
Talks, discussions, jokes and sharing of experiences continued throughout the process. Everyone enjoyed interacting with the fellow bloggers and wonderful people from Blogadda team and Bolt team. It was an experience to be remembered for a long time.
The BOLT moment of the day-Ragini Puri Bolted with Surprise
Whistles, cheers and claps and astonishment was there when Bolt announced its winner of Get.Set.Bolt activity held at Blogadda few months back. Ragini Puri, one of my blogger friends was the winner of a brand new shining bolt. Her expressions and astonishment as she was declared a winner was amazing! The winning moment for Ragini bolted us all and Ragini of course!
Tweets, Facebook Updates, Instagramming and photography
Social networking and socializing were the continuous process throughout the drive. Everyone enjoyed interacting with fellow bloggers and we clicked loads and loads of photographs. In those photos, we have captured memories, which will grow with us and last as long as we do. Looking forward to more such interesting meets to happen!
Folk music as sign off
Good folk music, all lit-up Nimrana fort palace and lined up Beautiful Bolt cars were signal for us to wave goodbye to the beauty of the Royal palace and head back home. The drive back home was amazing with some good music and interesting activities that Captain Bolt kept bringing in. Music, talks and discussions were the elements that enriched our drive back home.
Bolt and Blogadda had arranged drops for all the bloggers, helping us to reach back home safely, which was amazing! It was a day filled with joy and unforgettable moments.
Here's a video of us doing suspension test.
Thank you Tata Bolt and Blogadda. It was indeed “A Sunday well spent at #BoltDrives with BOLT from TATA Motors in association with BlogAdda.”