Being the capital of India, Delhi has always been center of attraction with political, economical and cultural reasons. With number of buses, metro trains and private vehicles, Delhi still requires car hire, autos and other rental cars to fulfill the travel need.
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When I came India I booked with Destination Services India!!!! they are so great because they have an America contact, who I called before i even left to talk about my trip and where I wanted to go!!! it was so easy, then when I got to india I met Mufeed who was my driver and he took us to india, translated, and really made our journey sooooo much better
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Myself and my boyfriend travelled to Rajasthan this summer with the expectation of touring for 2 weeks by ourselves by train. Only when we arrived in Delhi and tried to move on to our first destination, did we realise how difficult this would be. We instead went through a government approved agency and found a driver called Manoj, who took us on our 2 week tour. Manoj didnt just facilitate our trip, but made it the trip of the lifetime that we had hoped for. He is a friendly, knowledgable, trustworthy and hilarious family man. We had an unforgettable trip and if you are looking for a sense of adventure, with the safety cushion of someone with experience and the ease of transportation at a reasonable cost, I would recommend Manoj ever time. You can contact him and find out more about his tours on his website - www.rajasthancabs.in, Rebecca.
The best option for travellers who disembark at the international/domestic airports and need a taxi would be to head straight for the booth operated by the Delhi police.
The booth is on your way out of the building- in the case of both the international and the domestic terminals. You are charged a fixed rate as per where you are headed, take your name down, and assign a specific taxi to you. This way, you will not be taken for a ride and its safer as the cops also have a record of which taxi was taken by who etc.
The Hindustan Ambassador, a car based on the British Morris Oxford III, has been produced in India since 1958. Beautiful cars, they are most frequently used as taxis, and are a good way to get around Delhi until you're comfortable with tuk-tuks!
I'm so ashamed I didn't get a photo of one!
We took an ambassador from the airport, and within ten minutes were involved in our first minor crash! Funny though, after a bit of fist-shaking, the two guys were chatting away in a very friendly manner, as if nothing had happened. Very different to the way we handle accidents in Britain.
Your hotel can hire a taxi for you to do all your sightseeing. We paid 800 rupees for 8 hours or 80km, whichever came first. After 80 kms, a supplement will be charged. Our transport was an A/c mini van, but the driver did not speak very good English. You may have to pay more if you need an English speaking driver. Tips are at your discretion but we were advised to pay between 50-200 rupees by VT members. Lower prices can be paid for cycle rickshaws and auto-rickshaws, but you must negociate with the driver!
We took a taxi from Delhi airport to our hotel. Once you get your bags from the airport, don't go outside right away, but just right after you exit customs, go to the left. There is a stand from Delhi Traffic Police. They sall pre paid taxi coupons. It was about 5 Euros from the airport to Connaught place area. The taxi driver was crazy though and driving at night with him was more like a Six Flags ride without protection. But guess that is India.
I only took taxi's to/from the airport. There are pre-paid booths inside both the domestic and international terminals. From the domestic terminal to Connaught place, they cost Rs170 and from the international terminal to Pahar Ganj, they cost Rs250. I didn't bother taking them around Delhi itself as auto rickshaws are cheaper, quicker and more fun/life threatening!
As this was my first trip to India and I was traveling alone, I decided to use the taxi service of Mr. Mahavir Yadav, a gentleman (in the truest sense of the word) who I met through the Virtual Tourist site. He collected me at the airport and drove me to the hotel. Then for the next two and a half days drove me around the city, suggesting wonderful places to see, in addition to the ones I had already planned to visit. A train journey of 1 week through Rajasthan was part of my trip and Mr. Yadav dropped me at the station in Delhi and returned to collect me one week later, he then drove me up into the Himalaya stopping at Corbett National Park en route. My trip to India would have been so much harder had I not had a driver (I could not afford the luxury prices of some of the tour operators) and found Mr. Yadav's fees very affordable, and his knowledge of the areas I traveled to with him helped in finding hotels to suite my budget. His car is well maintained and always immaculately clean. His professionalism and interest in the well-being of his clients is outstanding. He can be contacted by e-mail at email@example.com and for an overview of places he drives to go to www.rajasthan-by-car.com. I will be pleased to answer any questions regarding his services.
One of the most convenient ways to travel in Delhi is a relatively new `radio taxi' service.
While this is a concept that is very common in developed economies, this is a relatively new service here. These are air-conditioned cabs- metered cabs.
Dial 1929 (no prefix) from within Delhi or +91-11-29232425 from elsewhere. A radio taxi will reach you soon, and you are charged by the Kilometre.
The rate is a flat Rs 15/ km, and your billing starts once you set off from your location. You are not charged for the distance the cab covered to reach you.
The cab drivers have had a background check, and go thru specific training.
A night surcharge of 25% is applicable between 11pm and 5am.
They also have packages with fixed rates for airport drops/ pick ups.
Alternately, you can engage a cab on a distance-hourly usage package. For example, renting for a 10 hour or 100kms slab, would cost you a little over Rs 1,500 or approx $35.
You can also rent vehicles to travel to cities outside Delhi.
Taxis are metered but even knowing this you need to make sure that the meter is working and has been reset before you take off. You will mostly encounter an extra fee for baggage and also if you are taking a taxi between 11.00pm and 5.00am. If taking a taxi from the airport, you are better advised to take a prepaid one. These can be booked from outside of the arrivals area.
Jeep styled taxi's are also available.
I was planning on getting a taxi from the Delhi Airport to my hotel and I am glad I did not do it. As soon as I came out of the aiport I noticed the Taxi stand full of people like bees around a hive. Somewhere around here I read it was better to plan for transfers in advance and I am glad I did it. My hotel sent me a taxi but it was a bit bigger than a ridshack we were 3 people but not enough room for our 3 luggages somehow we managed and fit the luggages. Taxis at the airport are bigger, cheaper and more confortable but it is a lot of hazzle to hire one.
The easiest and the safer way to get to the city from the airport is to go outside and go stra8 to the small office for the prepaid taxi. You simply go there, tell to the man where you do want to go and you pay immediately. Then he will give you the receipt with the numebr of the taxi and he will drive you to the final destination.
It is very simple and moreover you will not fall in trouble with huge ammounts to pay to the taxi driver.. ):-
Taxi is what you should take for long distances, for example to go to the airport or to the other side of Delhi. They are more expensive than rickshaws, but they are not very expensive, they will wait for you and bring you back if you need it for very little. As other transports you have to speak about the price before taking it.
At the airport you take prepaid taxies at a window you will find at the outside
Airport - Hotel Relax (near Connaught place) 250 R.
Taxi cross Delhi and back waiting for us nearly one hour .200 R
Taxi Agra - Delhi 2.900 R
Taxi Delhi - Agra is more expensive cause they have to pay taxes or something like that
In Delhi there are all sorts of transportation available, except the metro - which is being under construction. Choices are varied: buses, auto-rickshaws and bycycle-rickshaws (especially in Old Delhi). However I learned my lesson well in Thailand, after a tuk-tuk crash, and - having no time to figure out the bus system and routes - I opted for a taxi: comfortable, quite... and safe from the city's pollution. They are very cheap too: about 500 rupees (10 euros) for four hours