Radio Taxis: These services operate modern fleets with reliable drivers and government approved tariffs. Available on prior booking, they are clean, air-conditioned, equipped with tamper-proof meters and GPS -monitored, making them safe for tourists. If booking by mobile phone, you will receive an SMS with the driver’s name, mobile number and car number 30 minutes before scheduled departure. Since charges vary with distance, the estimated fare can be clarified with a customer care executive prior to travel. 25% night surcharge on the total fare is applicable between midnight and 5 AM.
It is recommended to download the App for booking cabs.
Private Taxis: Hotel front desks will usually arrange reliable taxis but will require advance notice in order to do so. Taxis are willing to wait at intermediate stops for a nominal charge. It is best to elaborate on the places you wish to visit, the total time you wish to spend sight seeing and the total number of passengers. A taxi can then be booked for a fixed rate.
Auto Rickshaws: Three-wheeled auto rickshaws or autos are a convenient way to travel within the city. They cost half the fare of a taxi, but are more expensive than taking a bus. Usually autos are metered, but it is good to fix the fare as they literally take you for a ride. The ubiquitous three-wheelers can be found clustered together at auto stands around the city. Hailing an auto is simply done by flagging down an empty one as it whizzes merrily past.