Car Hire in Mumbai
This information is correct as of June 2015.
Where to hire a car in Mumbai
There are a good number of car hire service companies available in Mumbai, India. Major car hire companies such as Avis are available as well as other local car hire service companies. Companies like Clear Car Rental, Savaari Car Rentals, and Allied Car Rentals are some of the few car hire service companies in Mumbai that offers a wide selection of rental vehicles such as economy, family cars, mini vans, and buses. Carzonrent is India’s largest car hire service provider. Cars for rent here are available across major cities, including Mumbai. They even offer chauffer driven rental car services and promises a fleet of new and well maintained vehicles. Luxury Limo in East Mumbai offers a huge selection of luxury vehicles from leading car makers like Audi, Mercedes Benz, Volvo, and Jaguar. For a more luxurious option, Luxury Limo offers a Chrysler 300 Limousine in their selection. Car hire companies in Mumbai offers pick-up services from airports or any other point in the city; charges may vary depending on the agreement with the company.
Hiring a car in Mumbai could be pretty easy. Some car hire companies like Sudarshan Cars and Travelocar offers fast and easy online booking. Major credit cards are accepted and personalised services could be requested.
What to expect when hiring a car from Mumbai
Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is India’s largest city and also its capital. It is also known as the commercial capital of India. That being said, Mumbai is one of the most densely populated cities not only in India, but also in the world. Bottleneck traffic could be expected everywhere especially during rush hours when people get in and out of work.
The roads that link Mumbai to all parts of India include National Highway numbers 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, and 17, as well as the Mumbai-Pune expressway. The road conditions in Mumbai are generally better than the rest of India. Within Mumbai there is also the National Highway 222. Other major roads in Mumbai include the Eastern Freeway, Mumbai Nashik Expressway, Mumbai-Vadodara Expressway, Bandra-Worli Sea Link bridge, Mahim Causeway, and Eastern Express Highway. Note that there are five tolled entry points to Mumbai.
Getting to your destination
Bangalore is known as the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is famous for being the garden city of India. Presently, many people retire in this city and some software companies are being established in this area.
Bangalore is just a 40-minute drive from Mumbai through NH4 road.
The Taj Mahal is probably the most famous infrastructure in India. It is located in Agra, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Many tourists visit the Taj Mahal to take pictures with the famous marble tomb.
Agra is just a 20-minute drive from Mumbai through the NH8 road.
Varanasi is considered as the most sacred Hindu city. It is located on the banks of Ganges and is one of the oldest, continually inhabited cities in the world.
Varanasi is whole day’s drive from Mumbai city proper through NH3 and NH86 roads.