VirtualTourist.com will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you?d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

"Auto-Rickshaw" Peshawar Transportation Tip by Papita

Peshawar Transportation: 19 reviews and 11 photos

Auto-rickshaws are individually-owned 3-wheeled vehicles which can carry approximately 4 adults each. The green ones are the modern, more roomy version known as "CNG Rickshaws" because they run on Compressed Natural Gas rather than Petrol.

If you are on a tight budget in Pakistan or simply want to be one of the locals, an auto-rickshaw is an awesome experience. They are often parked on the side of the roads in all sorts of areas waiting for a prospective traveller. Due to their small engine, they are not powerful and most can make it across town at best - they are certainly NOT meant for travel between towns or cities. Their fares are much cheaper than that of a taxi, and are verbally predetermined based on your destination choice.

Best word of advice - hang on tight! With the structurally-poor roads in Peshawar, an auto-rickshaw ride is often a rough one as they barely make it on an uphill bridge, and can sometimes get stuck in a pothole.

Mode: AROUND
Type: Other

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Nov 9, 2008
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse

Comments

Ranked Member
Member Rank:
1 3 9 8 3

Have you been to Peshawar?

  Share Your Travels