We sampled a variety of modes of transportation on our vacation in India and I thought I'd share them here.
We took the train from Gurgaon to Jaipur, Jaipur to Delhi, and a round trip from Delhi to Agra. The schedules and routes can be a bit difficult to navigate, but we figured out how to book tickets on the best trains in advance over the Internet at cleartrip.com. The queues in the stations were quite long, so we were thankful that we were able to skip that and head right to the tracks.
On board, we were seated in Comfort Class. They served us a large bottle of water and breakfast. We opted not to drink the tea over concerns about the purity of the water but enjoyed the vegetarian entree which was piping hot.
We arrived in Jaipur and climbed the stairs leading from the track to the exit.
The number of motorcycles and mopeds outside the Jaipur train station was impressive.
Naila Bagh Palace, our home for the next few days.
We also spotted a lazy goat taking refuge in the shade.
We took a second cycle rickshaw to a vegetarian restaurant mentioned in our guidebook. We passed this white car decorated in red ribbons...
...pedestrians, mopeds, rickshaws, and taxis vying for space in a roundabout.
In India, getting there is half the fun.