The Delhi Dictionary – Rickshaw

Things to Do, Travel Tips — By Sanjay Kumar on May 10, 2010 at 8:11 am

Random pickings to help you master the local lingo. This week’s word:


The preferred, local get-around in the crowded streets of old Delhi.

In the midst of traffic chaos, if you see some levitating locals apparently moving along on thin air, look again. They are weaving along merrily on a rickshaw. A transport contraption that will test your belief in the almighty. Hop on, feel the wind in your hair, the dust in your face, and the impossibility of so many near misses. No better contrast than stepping off the Delhi Metro at the Chawri Bazar station and taking the Rickshaw to Jama Masjid. It’s a ride that captures the Delhi experience like no other. Fare: Rs. 20-30 ( $0.40-0.60).

Rickshaw, Delhi

Seat belts, anyone?

(Photo credits: Artstander, Mosseby’s)

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