Images from the road

A guard at the Golden Temple in Amritsar

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Drying saris by the banks of the Ganga in Varanasi.

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A little girl on the beach at Arambol in Goa.

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A gigantic Ganga Aarti ceremony in Rishikesh.

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A librarian in Panjim takes me on a guided tour through Rajasthan.

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A boy poses next to Abhilasha at the entrance to the Qutb Shahi tombs in Hyderabad

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A woman prepares to set a candle afloat on the river at the Ganga Aarti in Rishikesh.

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A man prays at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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Family photo at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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Kolkata street scene in the neighbourhood of Kalighat.

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Keeping off the sun, with the temperature in the high 40s, Varanasi.

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Street scene, Kolkata.

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At the Golden Temple, Amritsar.

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Abhilasha gets in the way of a yet another stampede.

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A chamber at the Golconda Fort in Hyderabad.

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Varanasi.

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Abhilasha accidentally parks right up next to a public loo.

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Kids posing and hurling themselves into the water for my benefit in Kerala.

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Amritsar.

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Inside the fantastic world of the Snow Dome in Hyderabad.

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A locals' cafe in Jew Town, Kochin.

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A man taking his breakfast in Jew Town, Kochin.

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A monk turns prayer wheels in McLeod Ganj.

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Punting on the Chilika Lake in Orissa.

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Goan motorcylist.

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Another surreal scene at Hyderabad's Snow Dome.

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Indian tourists pose for photos at the Dalai Lama's temple in McLeod Ganj.

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Abhilasha and a couple of friends she picked up in Goa.

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A monk cleans the Buddha display at the Maha Bodhi Temple in Bodhgaya.

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Abhilasha receiving some TLC.

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Rajasthani landscape just outside Udaipur.

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Bicycle rickshaw wallah, Amritsar.

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Selling candy floss in Kanyakumari, the southernmost point of India.

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A rickshaw wallah pulls a ride in Amritsar.

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At the Golconda Fort in Hyderabad.

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Dusk on the Chilika Lake.

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At the KR Market in Bengaluru.

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Gift Houses.

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A woman carrying a meal tray at the Maha Bodhi Temple in Bodhgaya.

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Waiting in line, Varanasi.

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Shopkeeper having a quiet day in Jew Town, Kochin.

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Buddhist monks sitting outside the Maha Bodhi Temple in Bodhgaya.

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Very sweet young lad poses in Varanasi.

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Library in Panjim

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Kids out boating by the Haji Ali temple in Mumbai.

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A mango seller uses Abhilasha as a sales prop, Mumbai.

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A stall holder at the KR market in Bengaluru.

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Varanasi

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A kid I met on the street in Varanasi

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Abhilasha is the southernmost car in all of India. In Kanyakumari with Vivekananda's rock and the Thiluvalluvar statue in the background.

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A cow contemplating taking a deckchair in Arambol, Goa.

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Kanyakumari.

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A Sikh devotee bathes in the tank at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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Abhilsha in a Bangalore suburb.

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Me and my steed reach deepest south India. At Kanyakumari.

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A woman prays during the Ganga Aarti in Rishikesh.

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Lamb chops you could lose a badger in: a guard outside the UB City Shopping Centre.

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The old spice shot.

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Kids and bull in Varanasi.

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As at most other places of worship in India, the Golden Temple is a shoe-free zone.

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Staircase at the old residential building that's also home to the Sunflower guest house in Kolkata.

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Abhilasha's 10,000km shot.

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At the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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A monk turns the prayer wheels in McLeod Ganj.

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A man crossing the Ganges at Rishikesh.

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Two tourists peek through the security fencing at the Victoria Memorial Park in Kolkata.

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Kid bathing in the Ganges in Rishikesh.

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At Putthaparthi, Sai Baba HQ. I couldn't help but think that this sign was aimed at me.

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Abhilasha takes a breather in Maharashtra.

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At the Haji Ali Mosque in Mumbai.

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Cricket?

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Filling up Abhilasha's water tank.

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A young brahmin at the Kali temple in Kolkata.

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A young boy writes down his address for me n Jew Town, Kochin.

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Chi-chi Bangalore.

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View of the Haji Ali Mosque at dusk. Mumbai.

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A woman sporting a stars and stripes bandana at the beach in Kanyakumari.

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Goan graffiti.

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At the Qutb Shahi Tombs in Hyderabad.

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A procession in the countryside. Cause unknown.

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Goan bikers.

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A touching moment of friendship next to the Nano in Jew Town, Kochin.

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Prayer Wheels at the Dalai Lama's temple in McLeod Ganj.

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Abhilasha outside a sugar cane factory in Maharashtra.

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An attendant at Hyderabad's Snow World sits next to a mountain of used wellies.

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A dog that got well and truly holi'd; Goa.

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Varanasi from the water.

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Mumbai sea at sunset.

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Wall art in Kalighat, Kolkata.

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Tibetan pilgrims prostrate themselves before an ancient statue of the Buddha on Nagarjuna Sagar.

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Youths immerse themselves in the waters of the Laccadive Sea at Kanyakumari.

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Kids LOVE cameras.

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These people were very nice to me, in spite of my sub-par cricket abilities.

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