Taxis and Auto-Rickshaw Travel

Taxis are unmetered in Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Udaipur, so ask your hotel for the going rate and negotiate with the driver before you set off (and in Jaipur use dial-a-cabs); hire one through your hotel or the RTDC's Tourist Information Center. Depending on the distance to be covered, a taxi for half a day will cost about Rs. 900, and for a full day about Rs. 1,800. A full day usually equates to 8 hours and 80 km (50 miles) within the city limits; a set sightseeing city tour may cost less.

Auto-rickshaws in Jaipur are metered, but the meters are hardly ever used. Insist on setting the price in advance and negotiate—settle for no more than Rs. 10 per km (½ mile). Auto-rickshaws in Jodhpur and Udaipur are unmetered, so agree on a price before departing. You can also hire an auto-rickshaw by the hour, for about Rs. 150 per hour. Note that all of these rates go up by 25% to 50% after 11 pm.

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