Ah India, the sights, smells, stares and struggles. India truly does have something for everyone. Bicycle touring India, can you ever be ready for this?
Through India, we had some of our most memorable and also most forgettable days on the bike. We have more than a few stories to bring home. India has brought personality traits in us, that we never thought existed.
Initially in Mumbai, stepping out from the airport into the chaotic traffic was unforgettable. Against most advice, we were somehow going to ride our bicycles through all this. With the help of a few trains and amazingly bumpy buses, we pedaled from Mumbai through the incredible cities of Rajasthan, somehow through the industrial cities of Uttar Pradesh and onwards to Nepal.
To travel India by bicycle will change you and certainly did change us. In India, it is the survival of the fittest and a bicycle rider is at the bottom of the food chain. Here is a few clips that might help you understand how India was for us. But to truly know India, you have to feel it, breath it, taste it and at times struggle through it for yourself.