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Discussion in 'Transportation' started by Paul, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. Paul

    Paul New Member

    Do taxis in India have meters or do you need to do some bargaining with the driver? If they have a fixed price, do you think there is a chance that you could get ripped off because you are a tourist and you don't know the local places? How can you avoid being in a situation like this?

  2. jnorth88

    jnorth88 Active Member

    The taxis I used had meters, although they were fairly beaten up and old. However, we negotiated a set amount for our transport, so they were not used. I think we paid thirty dollars for about four hours of travel, which, at the time, was probably a pretty good deal for them. However, we were delayed briefly in the middle of traffic, because the huge tug of a taxi ran out of gas. They sent some little kid on the side of the street to get a coke bottle of petrol, which was more amusing than if we had gone along without problem. And, yes, we were stopped in the middle of a busy road, with traffic just going around us for about a half an hour without anyone honking or getting bent out of shape. Such is India.