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Keywords: transport, transportation, vehicle

Bullock Cart in Village India
Bullock Cart
Camels of Transport
Camels are the Ships of the Desert

Water being transported in a camel cart, Rajasthan
Camel Cart
Cart Varieties of India
Fruits transported in a bullock cart
Medieval temple sculpture

Decorated Auto-rickshaw
Automated Rickshaw
Human Powered Taxi
Bicycle Rickshaw, Plassey in Bengal
For the most part of 20th century, the bicycle taxis were the preferred mode of transport in urban India

Painted wooden palanquin, Goan Museum
Paratgali Muth Collection
Multipurpose Tranport Truck
A Vehicle Tranporing Goods and Men

Narrow Tracks of the Shimla Express
Shimla Express
Wind Sail Boat
Traditional Wind Sail Boat of Machwa
Honavar Harbor, Karnataka

A Potter`s Best Friend
A donkey being used to carry pots to the marketplace. Gyraspur, 1977
Transporting of Pots
Carts of India
Light Weight Racing Cart
Chakada Race Festival, Madhya Pradesh

Bullock Cart Race in Progress
Carts of India
Life on the Ocean
Life on the Ocean
Boat workers on a mercantile boat

Women Carrying Palanquin
Sculpture from Uttara Kannada District
Mass Transportation
Girls Being Transported in a Truck
Jagadalpur Dasara Festival, 1976

A Camel Pulled Cart
In the background is a Mosque, Karachi
Camel Pulled Cart
Prehistoric Chariot
Prehistoric Chariot
Illustration from a petroglyph, Madhya Pradesh

Mercantile Sail Boat
Non-motorized wooden sailboats known as Machwas have been used in India for transportation for centuries.
Machwa Sailboat
Elephant Pulled Cart
Elephant Pulled Chariot
Illustration from Sounandhika Parinaya

A Palanquin Rider
Sculpture from Vidyashankar temple, Sringeri
The Transportation of Palanquin

Palanquin depicted in a Bhatkal relief

Palanquin Rider
Notice the kulavi headgear worn both by the rider and the carriers

Women Arguing in a Palanquin

A palanquin depicted in a stone-print manuscript
The Transportation of Palanquin
 The Transportation of Palanquin
Palanquin from a Mahasati Stone
Illustration shown a woman being carried on her way to commit the suicide of Sati.

A Palanquin being carried by Women
 The Transportation of Palanquin
 The Transportation of Palanquin
A Palanquin depicted in a Mysore Gesso Painting

A Nobleman Riding a Palanquin
Detail from a Jain Painting in Sravanabelagola
The Transportation of Palanquin
The Transportation of Palanquin
Two Ladies Riding a Palanquin
Detail from Krishnaparijata folk painting

Maithili Folk Painting Depicting a Palanquin
The Transportation of Palanquin
The Transportation of Palanquin
A General Being Carried in a Boxed Palanquin
A palanquin depicted in a war painting

A Simple Palanquin
Sculpture from the Ketapayya temple in Bhatkal.
The Transportation of Palanquin
Carrying of the Madame
Madhubani painting, Bihar

River Dotted with Pathi Boats
Water Transport
Hand Powered Boat
Villages Transporting their Produce in a Boat

Five Fishermen and a Boat
Water Transport
Water Transport
Boatmen Waiting for Customers

"Bring On the Bullocks!"
A daughter of a farmer posing on a bullock cart
Men Carryying a Palki
Devotees Carrying a Palanquin of Lord Venkatesh
Car Street, Honavar

Woman Rides a Cart Pulled by a Bird!
Detail from a temple sculpture, Bhatkal, 16th century A.D.
Bird Powered Cart
Indian Railways
The Green Train
Railway Museum, Delhi, India

WG 2-8-2, Varanasi, India
Steam Engines of India
Indian Railways
Class WP 4-6-2, Itarasi

National Railway Museum
New Delhi, India
Indian Railways
Indian Railways
National Railway Museum
New Delhi

A Steam Engine
National Railway Museum, Delhi, India
Indian Railways
Indian Railways
National Railway Museum

Horse Pulled Taxi
Known as tongas, horse pulled taxis were a popular mode of transport during the 20th century India
Picture of a Tonga and Driver
Carts of India
Chakada (Light-weight Cart)
Line drawing by K.L.Kamat

Light-wight Racing Chakada Cart
Racing Cart
Konkan Railway
First Day Cover in Honor of Konkan Railway

Hundred Years of Railways to Doon Valley
Detail from an Indian postage
Dehradoon Express
Indian Railways
Hundred Years of Kalka-Shimla Railway
Detail from Indian postal stamp

Centenary of Indian Railways
Indian Railways
Train Signal
Old Fashioned Railway Signal
Konkan Railway, 2005

The Auto-rickshaw
Three wheleer auto-rickshaws are quite popular in towns and cities of India
Rickshaw with an Engine
Wooden Palanquin
Royal Palanquin
A palanquin belonging to the ruler of Mysore

Palanquin Ride for the Prince
The Royal Ride
Indian Railways
Logo of the Indian Railways
Detail from a train car

Palanquin (Palki) Carriers
Detail from Rangoli art
Palki Carriers


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