India, as the second largest country in Asia requires some thought about how you are going to travel from place to place as an independent traveler. On arrival into the country it may be worth checking out the free classifieds to assist with your decision making. How adventurous do you feel?
Overly congested, poor quality roads are the dominant mode of transportation in India today, responsible for carrying over 90% of the country’s daily passenger traffic. Narrow highways are usually 2 lanes wide and money to maintain them is minimal. Whats more, approximately 40% of Indian villages (housing close to 70% of the population) do not have access to all weather roads. If you were considering hiring a car, which is a good option if you want flexibility then it is highly recommended that you also hire a driver if you want to increase your chances of staying in one piece.
Rail travel in India is a popular option if you want to enhance your cultural experience and take in some spectacular scenery whilst doing so. The hygiene levels and lack of privacy can add to the authenticity but the booking system and wide