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taxi with driver for rent or bus or rickshaw

kuj
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taxi with driver for rent or bus or rickshaw

will visit banglore for 2 days........want to visit the city ---what will be best for seeing the city?i am in usa now

Bangalore, India
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1. Re: taxi with driver for rent or bus or rickshaw

You can either hire a taxi or use auto rickshaws. The city taxis have special deals where they charge flat rates for a certain time. For example, most of the city taxis will charge 400 Rs. for 4 hours for up to 40 km (extra km usually cost 7 or 9 Rs. per). It works pretty much like that...5 hours 50 km for 500 Rs., 8 hours 80 km for 800 Rs. The rate would be more for AC, which you may want, not because of the heat (it's cool here right now), but because it is rainy season and also because it reduces the amount of pollution you will inhale. The advantage of the car is even without AC, you are a bit more removed from the pollution as compared with an auto and you don't have to haggle with the auto drivers to either stay with you all day for a flat price or hail an auto and pay by meter every time you want to go somewhere.

Also, your hotel can probably arrange for a car and driver. You should check and see what their rates are compared with the city taxi drivers. Usually it is more expensive, but sometimes the cars are nicer.

There are many approved City Taxi companies and you can just ask your hotel for the number of the company closest to your location. One company is called Spot City Taxi, another is Vijaya City Taxi, City Safari, etc.