This post is meant to make you laugh; not cry. It illustrates the hazards on India’s roads, including their so-called motorways, as described in Chapter 2 of my book, “Just the Ticket.” I took these photos during our recent two-week road trip to and around Rajasthan. I decided to ignore the shots of India’s ubiquitous holy cows and show you some of the other animals that hit the road.
While Kuldip happily drives around Chandigarh, we usually hire a car and driver when we venture outside city limits. This time, however, since we have a car, Kuldip decided to drive for a number of reasons. Firstly, we’d be more independent; we could holiday for as long as we liked. We would also save around 25,000 rupees or A$500, which paid for a TomTom satellite navigation device and car servicing.
When I told Kuldip how brave I thought he was to do the driving, he replied: “I’m either brave or foolhardy!” I’ll let you be the judge.
Footnote: Readers of my book will know how our European TomTom we named Tom, often drove me to places I didn’t want to go to like around the wrong bend and up the wall! Our Indian Tom must be his twin! Grrr!