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Old 6th April 2016, 15:42   #136
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No self-drive cars available in Cochin?
Even I had the same query.

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No the self-drive car concept hasnt arrived in Kerala yet.there are private owners letting out their cars-but not reccomended.
Thank you confirming.
I am thinking of opting for Ola/Uber or hire a local taxi.
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Old 6th April 2016, 15:56   #137
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Thank you confirming.
I am thinking of opting for Ola/Uber or hire a local taxi.
The Ola/Uber model is not a mature model yet in Kerala and is only available within Kochi city limits currently.The best way would be to stick to the same car for the entire duration of the trip-hired via hotel or via some tour operator.
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Hello guys,
I am travelling to Bangalore via railways. From there, we will be going to ooty and coming back. We need a big car as we are 4 people plus some luggage. This is my first time travelling to these locations and hiring a self drive car ( if i do ).
I need some help. Can any of you please answer the following questions ?
  1. Which self drive option is the best ?
  2. How many states will we be travelling through in this entire journey ? The state tax for the same and the process by which can they be paid ?
  3. Our trains are from different stations. What should i do for taking and returning the car ?
  4. The condition of the road between bangalore and ooty and is it wise to hire a taxi or hire a self drive car ?

Thanks in advance.
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  1. Which self drive option is the best ?
  2. How many states will we be travelling through in this entire journey ? The state tax for the same and the process by which can they be paid ?
  3. Our trains are from different stations. What should i do for taking and returning the car ?
  4. The condition of the road between bangalore and ooty and is it wise to hire a taxi or hire a self drive car ?
I would suggest Zoomcar. Its easy to rent from them. They have a doorstep delivery. Check with them if they can deliver the car to you at the railway station and then pick it up from there for return.

You will travel through two states viz. KA and TN. So that means that you will need to pay entry tax when you enter TN. It will work out to be appx. Rs 500. You can get details here http://www.zoomcar.com/outstation. The process to pay is simple; you will see an RTO post as soon as you cross the state border. Stop there, present your papers (Zoom provides it neatly in a folder) and pay the money. Take the receipt and you are on your way. The TN tax is valid for 1 week, do if you are staying for longer then check with the RTO post for the costs.
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[*]The condition of the road between bangalore and ooty and is it wise to hire a taxi or hire a self drive car ?[/list]
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Piyush - The roads are good. There are some patches near Gudlur which is a bit bumpy. There is a separate thread on Bangalore - Ooty where all details are available.

One other option you can choose is to take the KSRTC Volvo buses. Their Airawat and Airawat Club Class buses are quite reliable. The Bus Stand is just adjacent to the Bangalore Railway station.

The reason i suggest this is because, this can enable you to hire a vehicle at Ooty for local sight seeing, instead of trying to drive thru crazy traffic in some sight seeing spots.
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I would suggest Zoomcar. Its easy to rent from them. They have a doorstep delivery. Check with them if they can deliver the car to you at the railway station and then pick it up from there for return.
Thanks for the information ptushar,
I was comparing prices of zoomcar and just ride, found quite a bit of difference. Can you, if you know, please tell me about this just ride ? How are they ?

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One other option you can choose is to take the KSRTC Volvo buses. Their Airawat and Airawat Club Class buses are quite reliable. The Bus Stand is just adjacent to the Bangalore Railway station.
Thanks for the information jkrishnakj,
We are not exactly coming for sight seeing, but for some work. A car will be needed as we will have many luggage.
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Thanks for the information ptushar,
I was comparing prices of zoomcar and just ride, found quite a bit of difference. Can you, if you know, please tell me about this just ride ? How are they ?
Never tried justride. I have used Zoom and the experience is pleasant. Also note that Zoom provides fuel included costs. So if you rent for, say, 2 days or 48 hours then you get about 480 kms included. Which means that if you know you are going to drive less than 480 kms then you do not have to incur any fuel costs. So factor that when you compare.
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Which means that if you know you are going to drive less than 480 kms then you do not have to incur any fuel costs. So factor that when you compare.
I got to know the fact that the fuel is included. But even if it is included, just ride is costing me less.
Nevertheless, I am planning to drop the idea of self-drive and hire a taxi instead. Thanks.
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Orange cabs Self Drive (Delhi/Gurgaon)


Rented a Toyota Innova from Orange cabs for 5 days to travel to Mcleodganj and Amritsar from New Delhi. I opted for pick up and drop which costed me additional 600/-. They gave me the car with full tank, I returned it with full tank. The booking, delivery, pick up and refund process was very smooth. The car was very clean, had 25k kms on the Odo and was equipped with 2 Airbags, ABS and a fire extinguisher .

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I am planning to travel to Bangalore and want to rent a Self drive for a week.
The plan is -
Bangalore - Coorg
Coorg - Kabini
Kabini - Bangalore

I intend to rent the car from the Airport & drop it back to the airport. (Is this possible)

Need help in shortlisting a rental service,
Which would be the better service, Zoom or Myles.

Preferred Vehicle would be Innova or XUV ( We are four Adults & two kids).

Also from what I have read above, I'll take pictures (get it noted with them) of the car during pickup as evidence of any scratches.

Anything else to keep in mind ?

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I am planning to travel to Bangalore and want to rent a Self drive for a week.
The plan is -
Bangalore - Coorg
Coorg - Kabini
Kabini - Bangalore

I intend to rent the car from the Airport & drop it back to the airport. (Is this possible)

Need help in shortlisting a rental service,
Which would be the better service, Zoom or Myles.

Preferred Vehicle would be Innova or XUV ( We are four Adults & two kids).

Also from what I have read above, I'll take pictures (get it noted with them) of the car during pickup as evidence of any scratches.

Anything else to keep in mind ?

- Slick
Both Myles and Zoomcar have pickup and dropoff points within the Bangalore airport itself.Zoomcar rates are fuel inclusive while Myles' rates are fuel exclusive.In terms of service both are more or less equal,nothing really to choose in between them.
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Both Myles and Zoomcar have ....

Thanks, That helps. I will book an Innova with Myles cars.
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I came across Autoriders self drive car rental service website and they are operating in 8 cities in India. http://www.autoriders.in/

Has anybody used their services?
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Guys - I need to go with my family to ASSAM (Guwahati - Jorhat - Guwahati - Shillong - Guwahati) in October this year.

- Is there any possibility of doing this route with a Self Drive?
- Will it be safe, with a kid and wife?
- Are there any Self Drive rentals available in Guwahati?

Thanks.
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Both Myles and Zoomcar have pickup and dropoff points within the Bangalore airport itself......

Thanks,
We had a great trip, we booked a Myles Innova and did a Coorg - Kabini trip in May.
The Innova was a bit beaten but no issues in reliability or Comfort.

It was a great trip,

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