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Trains are the very best way of getting from city to virtually any other city. They are safe, reliable & much fun. Travel 1st or 2nd air-con. Its easy to book a trip, and one meets interesting people on a train.The scenery is good, and for meals,well,we are vegetarian, so we always buy fruit, and vegetables, and make a salad on the train.Nothing tastes better!! Forego the chai, just this once! Its never any good. Secure your luggage, and sleep with passports & money etc under pillow. On long journeys, I recommend 1stClass AC(because of privacy) But on short, overnight trips, 2nd AC is just fine...sharing with strangers was not a problem.Its just make up the bunk, take of your shoes, and sleep. In the morning you are at your destination. And each bunk has a curtain, for a bit of privacy.

Buses are also fun.........try & book a front seat.........they have more leg-space.Very cheap too, and a good book is handy on a longer trip. Hiring a private car is cheap, but the the roads are a bit of a nightmare.

Mode: AROUND

Type: Train

Website: http://www.indianrail.gov.in/inet_metro_trns.html

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 16, 2010
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TAXIS AND TUK-TUKS

THERE MUST BE MILLIONS OF TAXIS AND TUK-TUKS IN INDIA.

These two modes of transport are by far the easiest, cheapest and most popular mode of getting around in the cities and towns of India. They are very cheap, and plentiful. One has to bear in mind, however, that prices are variable.

Taxis can be hailed by hand- these are usually the yellow and black ones, andare not air-conditioned. Always make sure that if they are a "metered" taxi- the meter is switched on and working. Alternativly- FIX the price before departing. Also make sure that the driver KNOWS exactly where you wish to go to, and knows the way.

The same rules apply to Tuk-Tuks (Auto-Rickshaws) regarding cost & destination requirements. Tuk-Tuks can easily negotiate the heavy city traffic- but hang on to your hat! They do not heed normal traffic rules.

Mode: AROUND

Type: Other

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 7, 2009
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