I always associate traveling to India with trains. A remain of their British era, the Indian railway system is a splendid way to visit the country: authentic, very social and full of metaphors. I'll take an Indian train before a touristic spot any day to take photographs.
Places that are normally packed with people, full of odours and contrasts. My memories are of blue nights of sleep followed by rush hour and the smell of the sun. Spicy chai and nan bread passed through windows between the chaos.
One of the few spaces where tourists really interact with the locals. They often serve to discern the tourists from the travellers. The tourists will talk of them as dirty places, a time loss before reaching their destination. For the traveler they represent something: the journey, the search, a part of the dream of voyage.