3-4 days in India New Delhi - best way to travel is hire a driver?
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Feb 14, 2013 6:47 AM Last Post By: katelovem83
Dec 9, 2012 10:04 PM
3-4 days in India New Delhi - best way to travel is hire a driver?Booked flights for New Delhi leaving in 2 weeks, but no idea if is good to hire a driver (as no time, so do not prefer to explore myself but want to maximize as many places as I can visit)
Any good suggestion and usually the price per half day and whole day?
3-4 days possible to go to Darjeeling?
Open to all suggestion.
Many many thanks,
Dec 10, 2012 4:41 AM
1if you have only 3-4 days for India; then choose places near New Delhi like Agra, Jaipur, Amritsar.
However if you are keen to travel to Darjelling; then flight is better option as it can save atleast around a day of yours.
While roaming in Delhi; if you hire a cab; it will depend upon hours (upto 8hrs) / kms covered .
If given a chance try hiring a auto for a day; it will be cheaper but it will be open. (only if you can get an auto hired)
Dec 10, 2012 12:24 PM
2I used this mob http://namaskarhotel.com/tour_packages.php. They've been in the business for years and have a good reputation...in the LP guide.
If you're wandering around Connaught Circus looking for the tour bus office mentioned in LP, watch out for touts who tell you it is not running today, but he knows of a friendly taxi service..
Darjeeling is a long long way on Indian roads from Delhi...with such limited time you must fly.
Dec 11, 2012 8:25 AM
Dec 12, 2012 2:44 PM
4possible but far from practical...you'd be rushing madly from airport to city back to airport again, praying all the time that your flight has not been rescheduled.
Plenty to see in Delhi, then take a day return to Agra on the fast Shatabdi Express
You may just scrape in an overnight train to Varanasi and back or a flight.
Assuming of course all these tickets are prebooked and confirmed.
Dec 13, 2012 9:59 PM
Dec 13, 2012 11:19 PM
Dec 14, 2012 12:08 AM
8Do consider the Shatabdi Express Delhi to Agra...a very nice train and takes only 2 hours 6 minutes..less than the time you'll be waiting in the departure lounge to fly from Delhi let alone the time it will take to get to the airport....and it's city centre to city centre too.
Feb 12, 2013 7:14 AM
9I´ve been in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Agra, Delhi,..., for 3 months. To be honest I heard bad histories about drivers, in one case the tourist had to drive 2hours himself to Jaipur, because the driver was getting sleep. In others, my friends from USA took one in Delhi for 6 hours,10 Euros-12 USD, and the guy almost got an accident cos was drunk.
though there are great drivers, the experiences I know are not good. My advice is take Volvo buses, great ones and cheap, may be Delhi to Jaipur 11euros, 13 USD. Also you can plug you laptop there as they provide electricity, at least the one I took. You can check this web for buses:
also you can check my videoblog,it´s in English, if you want to have an idea of the places to visit in Rajastan.
all the best
Feb 13, 2013 2:31 AM
10If you are alone then I won't suggest you to travel alone in a cab. You can travel by volvo bus service.
Instead of Darjeeling you can visit nearby cities of delhi. Like Agra, Mathura & vrindhavan, Bharatpur bird century, Jaipur & Pushkar. Suggesting you the above as the are in a straight line. Check them on google maps. You will get my view point.
Feb 14, 2013 6:47 AM
11Thanks for your reply, finally i didn't go to New Delhi but to mid East India, exciting also!
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