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The tuk tuk, also called an auto rickshaw, is a very common mode of transport in Asia. These three wheelers are generally used as taxis. We saw many in Rajasthan as they darted around the busy streets. It was not uncommon to see many people crammed in, sitting on the floor as well as the seats. They were often in bad condition with many scrapes and dents on them. This photo was taken in Bikaner and shows a broken down Tuk Tuk being examined by two men. Bikaner is about 200 miles north-west of Jaipur and is less visited by tourists than many other big cities in Rajasthan which makes it especially interesting. It is in the middle of the Thar desert and it is advised to visit during the winter months because of the unrelenting heat during summer. Note that the wall of the building is very similar in colour to the 'pink' walls of Jaipur (the Pink City).

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