Trains, Planes, and Automobiles

We experienced a variety of transportation options in India.  We rode bicycle rickshaws and autorickshaws, rented taxis and air-conditioned cars, bumped along in jeeps and were jostled by camels, flew from city to city and hopped on trains.  It was a whirlwind of wheels (and legs) to say the least.  
Throughout all of that, we especially enjoyed the Indian train experience.  The stations weren’t particularly clean and we tended to be on guard about our tickets due to some scary stories in the Lonely Planet, but all our journeys were smooth sailing.  It was fun to see the country fly by out the window and was an easy and efficient way to get from place to place.

Waiting for our train to Agra.  This was the shortest of the train rides we took…somewhere between 4 and 5 hours.

The sleeper class cars are open air (vs. air conditioned) which provide for a fresh breeze when the train is moving.

We ended up in first class sleeper cars a few times.  The beds were very comfy and we got sheets and blankets (which was great because the AC was freeeezing).

The fancy sleeper car was a splurge on this journey since we were only going 6 hours, but it was ideal for our overnight trip between Jaipur and Udaipur after I had spent the entire day sick in our hotel!

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3 thoughts on “Trains, Planes, and Automobiles

  1. Wow! What a journey that was. I must say, it is really pretty interesting to ride a variety of transportation in your journeys. It is usually during our stay in a public transportation that you get to experience a country’s culture. Riding a country’s public transportation system is something that should not be missed when you travel. Keep safe on your next travels, Caitlin and Alex!

    Earnestine Novick

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