Coming out of Delhi Airport, the first thing was to locate our driver and vehicle which took longer than I had expected. I am going to copy my friend Mairi’s family nomination system. Grandson15 loved the spaciousness of the Tempo Traveller people carrier. He sat in the middle behind the driver and had a good front view of DelhI streets. In previous years I have loved driving through Delhi on arrival (in a non-airconditioned vehicle in those days) but the air is now very polluted; the streets are clogged with cars, the buildings covered in dust as are the people who, I feel, struggle to keep life running. We make slow progress (two hours of the six that Google maps tells me it should take to reach Goraya in the Punjab). Delhi seems to stretch closer every year towards the next town on the Grand Trunk Road but we are happy to be heading north-west and home in India!
Travelling in India: 26 June 2019