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India Transportation

Transportation from India is one of the best transportation systems in the world. A well-linked network of India transportation routes makes it possible to travel easily to and within India.

By Air : Most visitors arrive in India by air. The International airports have money exchange facilities, India tourist information offices, India hotel reservation services & hotel transportation operating 24 hours a day. Domestic air services are operated by Indian Airlines that connects to over 70 cities. Transportation from India to some parts is also handled by Indian Airlines that operate regular flights to the neighbouring countries of Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and the Maldives.
By Rail :

The Indian international railway system is the largest in Asia and second largest in the world. Many express services link all the main cities and affirms India transportation. The cost of reservation is nominal and children between 5 and 12 years have to pay only half the regular fare. Children below 5 years are allowed to travel free of cost. It is advisable to obtain reservations in advance, as trains in India are crowded.

By Road :

India transportation by road has become very popular, but travellers should be sure to seek accurate information about border crossings, India visa requirements and political situations en route. Car rental system (similar to those in the West) like Hertz , and Budget are also modes of India transportation. Also available are chauffeur driven cars and short and long distance metered taxis. Although driving is on the left in India, that is where the similarity with British roads begins and ends.

By Bus :

Several "adventure holidays" companies arrange overland transportation India by bus. There is large network of bus services, which connect all parts of the country, particularly regions where the trains do not run such as in very mountainous regions. Details of services and routes may be obtained from local Tourist Offices in India.

Taxis and
Auto Rickshaws
:

Taxis and Auto Rickshaws are important modes of transportation in India and can de identified by their distinct black and yellow colour. They are available in large cities and fares are charged on a kilometer ba sis .

By Sea :

The main passenger ports in India are Mumbai, Calcutta, Kochi, Chennai, Calicut, Panaji (Goa) and Rameswaram . Several international shipping companies and several luxury cruise lines also serve as means of transportation from India. One particularly attractive boat journey is the backwaters excursion in the vicinity of Kochi in Kerala.

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