India is being considered one of the most populated areas on the planet with a population of 1.3 billion. It also has a lively atmosphere which makes it one of the tourist destinations. It is essential that you be conversant with their transportation system when you are considering a trip to India. Here are some of the tips that will make getting around to be easier and fun.
One of the tips is to know what you are getting with trains. One thing with India’s train is that it is confusing and this has made many people find themselves in uncomfortable positions that have undermined their ability to enjoy their train riding experience. For that matter when you want to avoid bad experience you should look out for markers such as 2S for second seating class, SL for the sleeper, 3A for AC 3 Tier, 2A for AC 2 Tier, and 1A for AC First class.
The second tip is that buses come in two varietals. We have local buses which are used to get around daily, and they can travel both short and long distance. Apart from that, they are also cheap, but extremely no frills and are hard to navigate. Besides, there are also tourist buses which are typically charter buses with padded seats, air conditioning and English speakers on board. You should expect to pay more when you travel by bus and select this option.
Apart from that, taxis are great and they require bargaining. One thing that you should know is that this is one of the cheapest transportation options in India. It is essential to note that according to the laws taxis are supposed to be cheap because they use their meters, but none of them is following those laws. Therefore, if you are not a good bargainer there are high chances that you will pay more.
Let we also look at rickshaws, motorbikes, and scooters. When you are looking for transportation options for short trips this is what you should go for. The good news is that they are cheap and they can easily weave through India’s legendary congestion.
Apart from that, you should be cautious but stay open. Being cautious is essential when you are traveling internationally to a country that hosts more poverty than your own. In addition, you should listen to people who are giving you advise and pay attention to what they are saying and don’t be rude to them. In cases, you don’t see the importance of their advice you should thank them and continue with your journey.