It’s not only foreigners who take advantage of how diverse and interesting travel in India is but Indians too. Indians love to travel and they choose many ways to get around. Naturally, cost is always a serious consideration. The more people you can accommodate in one conveyance, the lower the price, right?
When I saw this group of women with their children packed into this two-story truck, a big smile spread across my face because this scene was just what I was looking for and I was thrilled to have bumped into it.
They didn’t look too comfortable though. The kids were “upstairs” and the older woman were in the front, seated closer to the driver. They were impatient to leave and I couldn’t blame them. I thought that they were just about to leave but they stayed there for quite some time, in the heat too. I suppose that their holiday was almost over and it wouldn’t be long before they would go back to the routine of their everyday lives which probably was hard nor not cause for elation.
The women checked on the kids upstairs while the women downstairs sat wondering when their over packed truck would finally take off.
I never actually saw the truck take off. After I took all the photographs that I felt comfortable taking (I actually would have liked to have taken more), I left but they didn’t.
I did take some other photos of the women that aren’t visible from this angle. I will share them with you next time.