The Colourful Car Ride from Delhi to UP (Uttar Pradesh)

It wasn’t as bad as we thought it would be as we had a comfortable car and the scenary was enticing. But we tried not to drink too much water so we wouldn’t have to make any rest stops. Along the way we saw men just peeing anywhere, their backs to us of course.

We first passed by the famous monument – Delhi Gate.

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Bus Drivers need the skill of a pilot in this kind of traffic. Loved the hand painted sign. India has lovely fonts on all it’s signs.

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There’s a complaint number to call if you’re not happy with the government waste disposal service.

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A pretty bouquet on a motor bike. I hope it doesn’t wilt with all the fumes.

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There were many roadside, makeshift stalls selling helmets.

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One of the many signs at the back of lorries saying horn please. When I first saw these in Kerala I was tickled. But now I just admire the patience and lack of road rage. The horn is just to say hello I’m here and please let me pass.

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An emotive plea for the vehicle behind to drive safely.

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One of the many cows along the way. It’s illegal to knock down a cow in India.

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It was a pity that the mango season was over. I really wanted to have some Indian Mangoes.

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Everywhere we saw people stuffed into the autos. Our driver and guide mentioned that they were like grapes. We didn’t get the reference at first. He also said India has many Gods which he pronounced as goats, so we were a bit confused there as well.

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The little ones all bundled up in wollies were the cutest. The the ladies with their colourful sarees brightened up the desolate, dry landscape.

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And then among the desolation there were these farmed spots of the brightest green. Very pretty indeed. Our guide asked us to look out for cauliflower which was one of the vegetables being farmed.

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And there were these pretty yellow flowers everywhere as well.

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One of many rest stops along the way.

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But most of the time the land was arid like this. It felt dessert like.

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I looked forward to the green. And somehow the smoggy air made the horizon look a little pink which was quite pretty.

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Another huge Statue of a Hindu God. Looked even more impressive against the barren landscape.

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One of the sources of pollution but they say not as bad as the increasing number of cars.

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Women selling their wares by the curb. Our guide commented that the women in the country were really hardworking and had very strong necks. They balanced huge bundles on their heads.

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The population in India is massive and second only to China. But a very close second, standing at 1.2 billion compared to China’s 1.3 billion. Not a good thing as most of the population lives in abject poverty.

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India’s cheapest car, that costs a couple of thousand dollars.

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3 Responses to The Colourful Car Ride from Delhi to UP (Uttar Pradesh)

  1. Crystal says:

    how long was the drive?

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