Driver in India?

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  1. ChicagoEric
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    ChicagoEric Silver Member

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    My wife will be in New Dehli for a couple days soon, traveling alone. We'd like to hire a driver for her to pick her up from the airport, take her to the hotel, a couple meetings over the two days she is there and then back to the airport.

    Any suggestions? Thoughts on what reasonable rates would be?

    Thanks for any help...
     
  2. MSPeconomist
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    An expensive but very secure approach would be to work with her hotel concierge if she's going to be staying in a top property.

    If this is a business trip, ask her local colleagues to make the arrangements if possible.
     
  3. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    I always arranged this via the hotel when I was in Hyderabad and Bangalore. They had designated car services since none of their international guests would dare to drive anywhere by themselves ;)

    I'd call or email the hotel and ask if they have drivers or contract with such a service and book the airport pick-up. In my experience, the day-to-day can easily be booked as needed, i.e., in the morning I would go to the lobby, tell the "travel desk" that I'd need a car to the office in about an hour, then go have breakfast, and when I am ready to leave there's a car waiting for me. The driver would then either give me a card to call for the return trip or ask when I wanted to be picked up. If I was planning to stay only half a day, the driver would also just wait in the parking lot.
     
  4. below sea level
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    I would ask the hotel to arrange the service. I've done it many times and find it well worth the cost.

    She will have the choice of being dropped off/picked up or having the driver wait for her the entire time. All depends how much you want to pay.
     

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