I had a great time in India, but the 12-hour overnight bus ride from New Delhi to Manali was so bad. The driver was awful, driving way too fast around corners and making quite a few people sick, including my wife and me. There was a lot of puking going on. It was no good, even for the people that didn't get sick. About halfway through we had a break for a driver change and picked up some new passengers. So we had a chance to get off the bus and move around. It was so good to be off the bus. During this break is when I snapped this shot. EXIF data is available on the link for anyone interested. I didn't put a ton of thought into it, I was just happy to be off the bus for a little while.
Then we had to get back on and finish the trip. The rest of the time on the bus was much better than the first half, but still not great. It was especially disconcerting when they started things off by handing out sick bags to all the new riders. My wife and I both made it through the rest of the trip without puking, but we were still feeling a bit queezy. Eventually the bus came to another stop and we were told everybody had to get off the bus. We were on time, so I thought we were there. It turned out we were about 30 minutes from our destination, but there had been a landslide and cars weren't able to make it through. The only other way to get there was to backtrack and take a road on the other side of the river. But it's a road inaccessible to buses. So we had to get taxis to finish the journey to our hotel. There were six of us crammed into a small car. The total travel time ended up being about 18 hours.
That photograph was the only good thing to come out of the drive from New Delhi to Manali.