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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

How can one travel within Jodhpur?

Jatin Makhija Feb 20 2013
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Its better to opt for cabs rather than noisy auto rickshaws. As soon as you will step out of the hotel you had checked in , there is high probability of finding a person guiding you to hire a taxi for site-seeing etc. :)

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So you have reached the city, checked in, and unpacked your luggage. What next? Are you raring to go out and begin exploring the local cuisine, shopping and sightseeing? Right! Read on to find out how you can get around the city to do your favourite touristy things.

  • Tourist cabs

    Love travelling in a car but hate driving? Then this is the best option for you. You can ask your driver to stop if a particular view or a shop catches your attention. The taxis are available in various sizes, from small utility vehicles to luxury ones. The rates are usually charged on a per kilometre or a per hour basis. Please talk to 2 or 3 cab service providers before finalizing the deal.

  • Mini buses

    Though there are many buses running within the city, they are often too crowded. Go for this option only if you are travelling on a shoestring budget. Or you might try it just for the experience. The charges are very nominal.

  • Cycle Rickshaws

    These are a very quintessential Indian mode of transportation. A much slower and cheaper version of the auto rickshaws, these still remain a popular mode of short distance transportation. They can usually seat just two people at a time. You should decide on the price before taking a ride. If you are looking forward to a typical Indian experience, don’t miss out on this one!

  • Auto rickshaws

    These power driven, canvas-topped, three wheelers are also an apt choice when it comes to meandering within the narrow streets of the city. In Jodhpur, a maximum of three people are allowed in the auto. The autos run unmetered here, so you should always bargain with the rates before taking the ride. For example a 15 minute ride to the Mehrangarh Fort  from the railway station should cost you around INR 40 to 60, depending on your haggling skills.

  • Car rentals

    This option is available with or without a driver. Similar to cabs and taxis, they charge on a kilometre or hourly basis. Compare the prices between different rental companies before making a decision. Apart from cars, motorbikes and bicycles are also available for hire. Cycles are one of the most economical, healthy and fun way to explore short distances within the city.

  • Tongas

    A popular choice amongst the honeymooners, these horse driven carriages lend a very romantic, old-world charm to your journey. Complement this ride with an ice cream cone or a hot jalebi, easily available on the streets, we guarantee that it will be one the best experiences of your life. The tonga drivers are generally quite poor people and will always appreciate a little extra tip.

So with so many choices available to you, we are sure you will find one that suits your preferences and pockets equally well. Have a great vacation in Jodhpur!

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