I've nearly hit the midway point of my month in wonderful, tiring, stinking, beautiful India. Time to post some pictures. Spent about a week looking for tigers and leopards at safari lodges in two national parks, Pench and Bandhavgarh. I'll put up some tiger video later. After that Delhi and a quick trip to Agra to see the Taj Mahal. Above: Churchgate station, Bombay.
View from a bicycle rickshaw in Old Delhi.
I wore a blue blazer when I went to the Pyramids in Cairo so I figured why not here? As you can tell my head is beginning to melt.
All Up. On the road, somewhere, near Jabalpur, I think.
The back of one of the "Goods Carriers" trucks that are everywhere here. The trucks are beautifully painted and always ready to crash into you from the back or mow you down in a head on collision. The ubiquitous "BLOW OK HORN" invitation is sort of unnecessary in a country where every single driver is at all times honking to announce his location or mood or intention, like the nonstop toot-toot-tooting of some agitated species of lunatic songbirds.
I love the taxis here. They're decrepit and exotically duded up.
Taxi detail: the exterior meter.
Kinder-gentler swastikas. Ancient Hindu symbol—still a little hard to get used to.
View of the Gate of India, from the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Bombay.