Transportation in India One would get an actual feel of the Indian culture when you commute by a bus, train or cab (“taxi” as they they call them in india). The locals commute by rickshaws which are unique to asia. Commuting by these means can be quite adventurous for the thrill seekers. But if your [...]
Transportation in India
One would get an actual feel of the Indian culture when you commute by a bus, train or cab (“taxi” as they they call them in india). The locals commute by rickshaws which are unique to asia. Commuting by these means can be quite adventurous for the thrill seekers. But if your one of those individuals who would not want to take risks, air travel and hotel rentals are the safest means of travel.
On account of the massive population (oh , you will see a lot of people wherever you travel to in india), local means of transport like buses , trains & taxis are always short on availability. Though traveling is very cheap in India, pre paid and metered taxis/rickshaws available at every location right from the airports, are the best approach for the tourist, as everyone is out to make that extra buck if you let them take you for a ride.
There are historic and scenic places throughout India and commuting to any and every place is convenient if planned well. Do ensure you do not seek out local agents to help you with your commuting woes but approach licensed travel agencies which are aplenty in all cities and especially at market spots in every town.
Traveling at night is as convenient as in the day in the metro cities in India, especially Mumbai.
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February 27, 2010, 12:18 am
I loved taking the trains in India. They are cheap and they go everywhere. They usually stick foreigners together on the long train rides in third class. Beware groping hands if you are a white woman on an overnight ride.
September 11, 2011, 7:01 am
In India Bus,Taxi Travels are available in all parts of the country. Travelling in government buses which runs in the country will be more cheaper than travelling in taxis. These government buses in the state will give many offers like to spend $1 and can travel in the government buses in their state for a full day. They can travel frm one point to any other point in their state.Taxis are also avalaibale in all parts of the country. there are also taxis like call taxis etc. whenever a person needs a taxi in any place, can call a call taxi, the taxi will be there infront of the person in few mins. The cost of travelling in taxi costs $1 for every 4kms.
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