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.
These shoes were made for walking. Everyone walks with a purpose in New Delhi old city
Taking a ride on a rickshaw – negotiate your price before you get in because the meter will most likely be off
Arrival in Agra on the early morning train from Delhi
Two-wheeled non-motorised delivery convoy in New Delhi
An elephant will do too
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
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
On the way to Jaipur – look at the small bakkie carrying people next to the lorry piled sky-high with logs!