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The Ancient Cities

Getting around

The towns and cities of the Cultural Triangle are well connected by public and private bus, and in some cases by train. Distances are not great and most roads are sealed, so getting around by public transport is relatively comfortable (although buses can be very crowded certain times of day and during holiday periods). Departures between major towns and tourist sites are fairly frequent – you generally won’t find yourself waiting hours and hours for a bus or train to depart.

On the other hand, many visitors hire a car and driver to visit the ancient cities. A sedan that can comfortably carry three passengers (four if you don’t have much luggage) will cost around Rs 2500 to 2800 per day. For more than four people, a minivan is a better choice; these cost around Rs 3000 to 3500 per day.