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If you just can't tolerate somebody else making decisions for you, maybe you would prefer to just hire a car and driver. We prefer you purchase one of our packages. Why? Because we make a more reasonable profit from your trip that way.


1. EXACTLY when do you arrive? Date and TIME. And it would save us an email (and that means rupees) if you would just go ahead and give us your flight details. Or alternatively, exactly what day and at what time on that day do you want to leave Delhi with our car?
2. How many are in your party?
3. How many days will you be keeping our car? And which car?
4. Your itinerary: a list of all the cities you want to cover.

At our discretion, we'll add Rs 250 to the price of your trip to work with you on a personalized itinerary. It'll cost you about the same as a super grande double mocha decaf latte with sprinkles.

Gentle reminder: If you decide to make your own hotel arrangements, then you have to make your own hotel arrangements. We won't be suggesting hotels at each station for you and please don't ask us to call and check on availability on your behalf. If you get in trouble out on the road, ofcourse your driver will find a hotel for you, but beyond that, if you want help with your hotels, then you need to purchase a package from us that includes your hotels. New to India and want to read the truth about India hotels?

"How much does it cost to hire a car and driver?"

Here's how we charge for our Cars and Drivers. (These figures aren't negotiable. We periodically adjust the price for our cars because the price of fuel is ridiculous, so if you are reading an old post on some message forum, these prices will look different.) If your itinerary requires you to be on the road more than five hours a day, leave at an ungodly hour, or anything else that WE consider unusual, then this formula may not apply.

We charge X rupees per kilometer, depending on the type of car. See below. We charge for a minimum of 200 kilometers per day. This is industry standard--well, actually most companies charge for 250 km per day. Even if the car does not leave the hotel parking lot that day, you still pay for 200 kilometers. No company can afford to have a car hundreds of kilometers away that isn't earning money. Some days you'll travel more than 200 km and sometimes maybe you'll travel less. (By the way, we are the ones who decide how many kilometers in a day are reasonable for the safety and comfort of our clients and drivers. That's one reason we require your itinerary before we'll do a quote.)

Now add the pesky DAILY tax to get into Uttar Pradesh: Rs 500 for an Ambassador or Indica. A change in regulations means we must pay it both ways now (going and returning) and, sorry, we can't absorb this extra expense.

So, except for the more unusual itineraries, we'll be charging you a per day fee based on 200 km. You can do the math yourself. If your itinerary requires you to be on the road more than five hours a day, leave at an ungodly hour, or anything else that WE consider unusual, then this formula may not apply.

Rates for our all-AC Cars* (includes all fuel, road tolls, border taxes and even parking fees)

AC Ambassador (highly recommended by travelers)
10 per km+Tax
AC Indigo
Rs 10 per km+Tax
AC Qualis
Rs 12 per km+Tax
AC Innova
Rs 13 per km+Tax
AC Tempo Traveller Van
Rs 16 per km+Tax
AC Maruti desire
Rs 14 per km+Tax
Mercedes S-class
Send Me Mail for Latest Rate
Volvo bus
Send Me Mail for Latest Rate

We only offer AC cars. It is a prudent defense against the dust and pollution, especially in a city. The VERY few people who ever requested Non-AC cars in back in the early days of our company often had a change of heart on the road. It also keeps our drivers happy. Happy drivers are important.

*Don't forget to add Rs 500.00 each night you are out of Delhi. If your itinerary requires you to be on the road most of the time (and we'll do our best to talk you out of that) then the formula above may not apply. (Just in case you didn't hear us the first two times.)

We DO require payment in advance before you leave Delhi with one of our cars and the driver. You may be able to find a company that doesn't, but we do. This is true for our package tours as well. By the time we are ready to confirm your travel plans, if you aren't comfortable enough with us to pay us before you leave Delhi, then we are not the company for you. Remember, we never ask for any money in advance of your arrival in Delhi no matter how complicated our services for you may be. Even when we have to pay in advance ourselves for extra services like train tickets, or for your hotels that require advance payment in order to hold a room.

Another gentle reminder: If you want to dismiss the car in, say, Udaipur, you have to pay for the car to return to Delhi empty. This is industry standard and you can't get around it.

"But the Lonely Planet says on page 178 that we should be able to rent a car and driver in Rajasthan for 4.5 rupees per km!"
Read it again. First of all, you've got an old edition. Second of all: It says STARTS at 4.5 with a 250 km minimum and that's for NON-AC. Well we just got back from mystery shopping in Rajasthan and the going rate is more like Rs 6 for a non AC car with a 300 km per day minimum if you are a seasoned bargainer. And that is for a car from within Rajasthan that doesn't have to pay any border taxes because it isn't crossing any borders. If you are leaving from Delhi you will not find a car to hire at any where close to that rate. If someone besides  Indian Tour & Travel Consultancy gives you a per kilometer quote, be darn sure it includes the border taxes, which differ depending on the seating capacity of the vehicle and which state lines you are crossing.

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