At left is one of the larger taxi varieties, which we hire for longer trips. Ramesh, our driver for this trip to Mysore on Dasara, arrived early to decorate the car with garlands, banana leaves, flower petals on the hood, and temporary paint on the windows.  

Above is the beat-up Ambassador I had in Kolkata. Ambassadors are a common sight in other cities.

Above is a short movie taken in Bangalore (2007) during a ride in an autorickshaw.