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1. Posted by tris elba (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

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Hello All,
Next month me and my friend are going to our first trip to india. can any one give us any good contect to rent a car and driver in india.

for hotels our budget is 50 USD @day is it ok?

Thanks in advance

tris

2. Posted by aprilsgal (Full Member 161 posts) 9y

50 USD sounds quite good - u will probably get 2 or 3 star hotel acco for that rate. The expensive car rentals like hertz are found here in all cities. however, u will also find some cheaper alternatives (but locally based). Which are the places u are looking at?

3. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 9y

I had a driver for 15 days that drove me and my travel partner around Delhi, Rajasthan and up to Agra in an old Ambassador. Hotel accommodation was included plus a few tours like a trip in Ranthambore national park,a camel safari in Koori and a couple of other bits and pieces. I didn't shop around, just went with the first tour operator i spoke to, and i think it worked out at a little over $400 US per person. So 50 dollars a day between 2 of us was ok, although i'm sure you could shop around for a better deal.

4. Posted by dontstop (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

By good contact.u mean a good deal and that depends upon what kind of services u require.You will have to throw some light on your trip duration and places u wish to visit.

You can either book a tour package.(might prove little costly and you will not be in control).

or you can hire on per day and distance basis.

5. Posted by ben_uk75 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

contact www.travelvirus.com for Budget deals or check here Did go with them end of last year .

6. Posted by chqttagold (Budding Member 43 posts) 9y

My suggestion wud be not to rely on tour operators,first decide which part of India u wanna visit n then contact the travel helpers over there who will be able to arrange better things at a cheaper rate...

For example,if a tourist wanna hire a cab(4 seater) for 8 - 10 hrs with a driver he/she will have to pay anywhere between Rs 2500 - Rs 3000 whereas a local person maybe able to arrange the same thing for Rs 1000 - Rs 1500.This goes the same for room rentals n all that,unless u r opting for 3 star and above hotels....

so give it a thought,if u require any assistance in southern part of India i will be more than happy to help.

cheers,

Vicky :)

NB: I dont do this for money,neither am i a representative of any travel agent or tour operator...for a living i work as an Operations Lead in one of the flagship companies in Bangalore.

7. Posted by alexalex (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Hello,

We just returned from 21 days trip of India. Very relaxing travel. One of the best travel in my life. Discovered several new places and lifestyles of people.we rented a car with driver and price was 33$ per day for A/C car. And our driver was very nice who also booked all the hotels for us in our budget.if you want you can contect him. His email is : shekhawatindia @ yahoo.com
you can contect him and you can ask him any question about your travel.

good trip

8. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 9y

Who are you kidding alexalex, if you really truely found India relaxing, you must've spent most of your time in Goa or down south. The majority of the places I went were not at all relaxing and infact made it so unrelaxing and frustrating that I changed my flight dates to leave the country quicker. It being so hot you can boil an egg on a cars bonnet at 50C dry air conditions on a few days didn't help causes, but when you have auto-rickshaw and cycle rickshaw drivers, desperate beggers hassling you from every single angle, every single metre you walk almost everywhere or if not then it's taxi drivers, that sure aint relaxing but gets very frustrating. Having all these desperately malnurished people that are almost walking skeletons and some so starved that they have no muscles on any part of their body so have to resort to sliding on a skateboard type device, is not relxing. That is not a relaxing experience, but a very depressing one knowing you would like to make some difference to them, but can't really make any difference at all to more than one of the millions and millions starving to death on the streets. Apart from in Goa, the only way I found to relax was climb to the top of a mountain and sit breathing in the fresh air and craving having a bit of open space to myself. The experience I had in India has left me emotionally burnt and scarred and I don't think that will ever leave me until the day I die. Seeing a person with lumps from head to toe all over his body was very depressing, as is seeing a person with no muscle or fat at all, and having his left foot on his right leg and right foot on his left leg.

For $50US a day on hotels you could get some pretty decent stuff. I stayed in places which were $10 or less and most the time they were pretty reasonable except only one of them had hot water. When it was anywhere between 30-52C (86F-125F), hot water showers aren't necessary but air conditioners are a must in the 40C+ weather.

9. Posted by Shrinagesh (Full Member 102 posts) 9y

Am sorry for Aharrold.
[b]Fifty dollars is Rs2700. With this kind of money ,you can get an airconditioned room in most cities including the expensive Mumbai and Delhi.
Dont go for expensive Hertz for car rentals.There are many Government approved car rentals and they are far cheaper than these multinationals.
Plz tell about the places where you plan to travel and i shall give you specific contacts.