160 years of railways in India on April 16th 2013. A good excuse for some train-related pictures taken in the North of the country.
Masala chai is served out of large metal containers by chai-sellers. It costs 10 rupees and tastes delicious. Much needed in the morning unless you’re a heavy sleeper.
As I said, you don’t always get a lot of sleep and can end up looking something like this as a result. But you will smell of incense and the desert and spices and can open a door and feel the morning air against your skin.
The train curves around the track as dusk kisses it. It is warm and the air is clearer away from the city. There are monkeys on the track eating what passengers throw from the windows and people living along the tracks.
Anything fried is fine, as are things in sealed packaging are my general rules when it comes to food in India. But I eat dal for the most part and drink fresh lime sodas.
City train station platforms are crazy places, especially at night. Bring something soft to sit on.
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