Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

An Indian Odyssey

It’s hard to package two months in India into one blog post—but I’m going to try.

At our final dinner together, our Intrepid tour leader asked us to sum up our experiences in a word. My summary of India was mystical, and my favourite part of the experience was transport.

That was three weeks in. Five weeks later, those words still held true. India is the most mystical place I’ve been, and every time I try to conjure up my “favourite” part, I usually come back to transport. I crisscrossed the subcontinent on domestic flights (mostly uneventful) and trains (best forgotten), but it was the other forms of transport that left the greatest impressions. And so, I’ve decided to package my Indian experience with a round up of my most interesting modes of transport.