On the move – by car, train, motorbike, rickshaw, bicycle, elephant, bus, on foot…that’s how I experienced India. Everyone one the move in some way or another, round the clock. Getting from A to B can be a challenge in India but this doesn’t deter anyone. I saw a family of 5 on a scooter: Dad in front with young son in front of him on the running board. Behind him sat the Mom, in a sari riding side-saddle – wedged in between the Mom and Dad was a little girl. In Mom’s arms (and I remind you once again that she was riding side-saddle in a sari holding onto her husband with 1 arm) was a small bundle of what looked like a new born baby. Click on the images below and browse through the gallery to see some of India on the move.
Scooters, motorbikes. There are as many motorbikes as people in India (I think!)
Cycle-rickshaw – not the most comfortable of rides but cheaper than the motorised version
Trucks in India are brightly coloured, adorned with decorations of religious symbols and music blares full-blast for everyone to hear they are on the road
Two-wheeled non-motorised delivery convoy in New Delhi
These shoes were made for walking. Everyone walks with a purpose in New Delhi old city
Arrival in Agra on the early morning train from Delhi
On the way to Jaipur – look at the small bakkie carrying people next to the lorry piled sky-high with logs!
An elephant will do too
Taking a ride on a rickshaw – negotiate your price before you get in because the meter will most likely be off