Images from the road
A guard at the Golden Temple in Amritsar
Drying saris by the banks of the Ganga in Varanasi.
A little girl on the beach at Arambol in Goa.
A gigantic Ganga Aarti ceremony in Rishikesh.
A librarian in Panjim takes me on a guided tour through Rajasthan.
A boy poses next to Abhilasha at the entrance to the Qutb Shahi tombs in Hyderabad
A woman prepares to set a candle afloat on the river at the Ganga Aarti in Rishikesh.
A man prays at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Family photo at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Kolkata street scene in the neighbourhood of Kalighat.
Keeping off the sun, with the temperature in the high 40s, Varanasi.
Street scene, Kolkata.
At the Golden Temple, Amritsar.
Abhilasha gets in the way of a yet another stampede.
A chamber at the Golconda Fort in Hyderabad.
Abhilasha accidentally parks right up next to a public loo.
Kids posing and hurling themselves into the water for my benefit in Kerala.
Inside the fantastic world of the Snow Dome in Hyderabad.
A locals' cafe in Jew Town, Kochin.
A man taking his breakfast in Jew Town, Kochin.
A monk turns prayer wheels in McLeod Ganj.
Punting on the Chilika Lake in Orissa.
Another surreal scene at Hyderabad's Snow Dome.
Indian tourists pose for photos at the Dalai Lama's temple in McLeod Ganj.
Abhilasha and a couple of friends she picked up in Goa.
A monk cleans the Buddha display at the Maha Bodhi Temple in Bodhgaya.
Abhilasha receiving some TLC.
Rajasthani landscape just outside Udaipur.
Bicycle rickshaw wallah, Amritsar.
Selling candy floss in Kanyakumari, the southernmost point of India.
A rickshaw wallah pulls a ride in Amritsar.
At the Golconda Fort in Hyderabad.
Dusk on the Chilika Lake.
At the KR Market in Bengaluru.
A woman carrying a meal tray at the Maha Bodhi Temple in Bodhgaya.
Waiting in line, Varanasi.
Shopkeeper having a quiet day in Jew Town, Kochin.
Buddhist monks sitting outside the Maha Bodhi Temple in Bodhgaya.
Very sweet young lad poses in Varanasi.
Library in Panjim
Kids out boating by the Haji Ali temple in Mumbai.
A mango seller uses Abhilasha as a sales prop, Mumbai.
A stall holder at the KR market in Bengaluru.
A kid I met on the street in Varanasi
Abhilasha is the southernmost car in all of India. In Kanyakumari with Vivekananda's rock and the Thiluvalluvar statue in the background.
A cow contemplating taking a deckchair in Arambol, Goa.
A Sikh devotee bathes in the tank at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Abhilsha in a Bangalore suburb.
Me and my steed reach deepest south India. At Kanyakumari.
A woman prays during the Ganga Aarti in Rishikesh.
Lamb chops you could lose a badger in: a guard outside the UB City Shopping Centre.
The old spice shot.
Kids and bull in Varanasi.
As at most other places of worship in India, the Golden Temple is a shoe-free zone.
Staircase at the old residential building that's also home to the Sunflower guest house in Kolkata.
Abhilasha's 10,000km shot.
At the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
A monk turns the prayer wheels in McLeod Ganj.
A man crossing the Ganges at Rishikesh.
Two tourists peek through the security fencing at the Victoria Memorial Park in Kolkata.
Kid bathing in the Ganges in Rishikesh.
At Putthaparthi, Sai Baba HQ. I couldn't help but think that this sign was aimed at me.
Abhilasha takes a breather in Maharashtra.
At the Haji Ali Mosque in Mumbai.
Filling up Abhilasha's water tank.
A young brahmin at the Kali temple in Kolkata.
A young boy writes down his address for me n Jew Town, Kochin.
View of the Haji Ali Mosque at dusk. Mumbai.
A woman sporting a stars and stripes bandana at the beach in Kanyakumari.
At the Qutb Shahi Tombs in Hyderabad.
A procession in the countryside. Cause unknown.
A touching moment of friendship next to the Nano in Jew Town, Kochin.
Prayer Wheels at the Dalai Lama's temple in McLeod Ganj.
Abhilasha outside a sugar cane factory in Maharashtra.
An attendant at Hyderabad's Snow World sits next to a mountain of used wellies.
A dog that got well and truly holi'd; Goa.
Varanasi from the water.
Mumbai sea at sunset.
Wall art in Kalighat, Kolkata.
Tibetan pilgrims prostrate themselves before an ancient statue of the Buddha on Nagarjuna Sagar.
Youths immerse themselves in the waters of the Laccadive Sea at Kanyakumari.
Kids LOVE cameras.
These people were very nice to me, in spite of my sub-par cricket abilities.