“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go” That’s the point of traveling, isn’t it? Whether it is reading a book or setting out with your backpack, it is the journey that makes the experience worth it. This is exactly where roads trips come in!
My welcome email from Blogadda had something special – an invite to Get. Set. Bolt.Tata Bolt and Blogadda came together to make my Sunday special and give me a much needed power break (like a power nap! Ha!) The quick trip began at Cafe Infinito, Bandra with a delicious spread to choose from for breakfast.
Excited for my first blogger meet ever, I thankfully reached on time and then began a series of interesting introductions. Divided in teams, laughter united bloggers by way of funny introductions of their team members. The funniest part about my team? None of us were licensed drivers! This entertaining session was followed by an informative conversation with Mr. Udit from Tata Motors, who shared facts about everything from the insight that gave birth to the all new Tata Bolt, its young name and edgy design.
We then set out in our fiery red Bolts. Our designated driver was Ankita, a cheerful and amazing volunteer from Blogadda.
The first stop was just a stone’s throw away and we effectively managed to take a detour and reach late! Travelling with us in spirit and voice was Captain Bolt, guiding us through the lanes of Bandra.
At MMRDA grounds, it was time for Tata Bolt to undergo the suspension test. Driving through tracks, the Bolt went over hurdles and this is how we fared.
Despite being a non-tech person when it comes to automobiles, that’s one feature that I noticed becase it didn’t give my fragile back any sudden jerks or jolts. The completion of suspension test was actually the beginning of our journey to Lonavla.
Taking advantage of Tata Bolt’s multidrive feature, we kept switching from Eco mode for jammed streets to the Sport mode for a fast paced ride on the highway. Conversations and music added to the journey. The most amazing part was when Captain Bolt requested us to slow down because we were way ahead of others. Must say, Ankita is a hell of a driver!
Here’s a video that I shot at the trippy tunnel on the express way to Lonavla.
On reaching Lonavla, our first stop was Sunrise Chikki, near which we finally took a break after a long ride to have lunch. Plugging our phones in for some juice, we got to know each other well, while the trail of Red Bolts basked outside in the sun.
After an hour long break, we switched our Bolts from petrol to diesel and embarked on a hilly ride to Tiger point. In the words of our esteemed driver Ankita, “The diesel Bolt is more powerful, speeding ahead without the need for much acceleration”
The time we spent at Tiger point turned out to be the most memorable, for that’s where we clicked the most number of pictures and made tangible memories.
Here are a few images we clicked with our red hot Tata Bolt!
The ride back to Mumbai was more about reminiscing the best moments of the day. Met new people, made new friends and most importantly – found the perfect car for upcoming roadtrips in my life!
Until next time,