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Need a quick taxi update pls

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Need a quick taxi update pls

Hello,

Do the taxi from NJP will drop us at the door of the hotel or a near by central location at Darjeeling? We will put up at Hotel Seven Seventeen. How far will it be if the taxi drop us at central location in Darjeeling? Our travel time will be last week of Mar'13. Hotel can provide cab but asking Rs 2500 from NJP to Hotel via Rohini route. So pls advice.

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1. Re: Need a quick taxi update pls

That is a reasonable price (although a bit steep); but because you are unfamiliar with it all, I would take it.1500rs to 2000 rs would be more likely. Just make sure that the driver takes you ALL the way to your hotel.

Private taxi cabs can take you to the door of most hotels - that is - if if if the hotel can be driven to and is not "on the Mall". If the hotel is On the Mall, then the driver will take you to the upper taxi stand and arrange for a porter for your bags, and you will have a walk (steep & uphill) to your hotel. Darjeeling is all on a hill .... having a porter is a good thing.

Note: If you take a "Shared taxi" or "Shared jeep" from NJP to Darjeeling, you will be dropped off in an area of Darjeeling call "the Chock" - which you do NOT want. It is all very far removed and very, very far below the hotel area, and can be extremely confusing and difficult to navigate from.

Have fun!

Edited: 1:27 pm, March 22, 2013
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