Getting Around India: Transportation Tips and Guide

The transportation and distances in the India are something to keep in mind when organizing the trip. You may be on a map 200 kilometers do not seem to be many. But in practice they may be needed for 4 or 5 hours. For that reason, we must make plans with little optimistic.


With regard to the mode of travel around the country there are possibilities for every taste:


It is the best way to navigate between the major cities, for example, Varanasi-Delhi, Delhi-Mumbai, and Delhi-Jaipur or if you decide to go to Nepal then you easily find Delhi – Kathmandu.


It is the most popular means of transport in India. And it is not surprising since it has the most extensive network of railways and with the greatest number of workers of the world. There is such a variety of trains and classes that it is difficult to understand. For my part I tell you the most basic data: there are many night trains but also many options. It is necessary to take account the class in which you want to travel. Do you make sure that you an indian half way is to eat or a whole family that seems to go on holiday and is celebrated with a picnic.

Traveling by luxury trains offers the possibility of enjoying the landscape. To be able to walk through the station if you want to stretch your legs and have a pretty good idea in advance of how much is going to last for your trip. Without a doubt is the perfect mode of transport for long distances. Even so, it must be borne in mind that the train travel in India are not fast. For a journey of 200 kilometers may need 4 or 5 hours of travel. Trains run slowly, there are many bus stops.

It’s one more example of the way of life of the Indians. With regard to the purchase of tickets it is best to do so in advance at the station itself. In the most important there are staffs who speak English and who can help you choose the best train for each need. If not, when in doubt, you can always resort to a travel agency if you have clear the Date of the trip and that they are responsible for buying the ticket for you.


The best of this transport is that arrives there where it does the train. The worst that the roads in India are bad, that drivers are pretty and that if there is any fault there is option B. simply wait to fix the damage. It is very cheap and the most reliable are those of companies of the government whose tickets are often exhausted a long time in advance. However, if you decide to use this transport better travel by day and tightly closed the luggage that is left in the top of the bus.

Private car

Better to hire with driver (driving in India is something for which you have to be very prepared). For me it is the best option for getting around India. It is more expensive. But in a country where there is so much to see count with a car that you can carry in the shortest possible time to every corner is an advantage that payment in my case I welcome very much. You can organize the path to your liking and you know that you will be able to see all you have in mind.

On your India trip you have needed much more time to visit all the places that I knew if I had relied on public transport. But without a doubt this is a matter of taste and budget. If someone decides to hire a car can do so when you arrive in the country. Or take it hired from here through a travel agency. It is essential to ask for several quotes and indicate always the vehicle you rented; you can make differences of hundreds of rupees for the same service.


The majority of the cities in India have taxi and these are metered, although the driver can say that does not work. At the insistence of the passenger or the threat to search for another taxi, you will end up putting. But the end and as they are not updated in the low that mark the taxi driver ends up taking a complex table to calculate the final price. So it is better to ask how much do you charge to any place and haggle until you get the price that is considered correct.

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