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A solution to Chennai's Infamous Auto drivers- Dial an auto service (43444344)
If there is one singular feature that puts off tourists and locals alike in Chennai, its the attitude of its notorious auto drivers. They are very democratic in ripping EVERYONE off regardless of sex, caste or creed.
Now an initiative to work around has been launched.. (Actually, In typical Chennai style, its been around for a year and no one knew about it!) Its the Dial an auto service.
You simply dial 4344 4344 ( add 044 if you re from outside the city) and book your trip.
The fares charged are Government fixed fares ( Rs.14 for first 2 km and Rs.6 thereafter for every km).The company/NGO running this scheme charges only Rs.20 more for their efforts - and they ll even mail you a receipt for the fare!
A Laudable effort isn't it?
India Info - Travelers - Read and Locals - Update
We have received feedback from various members that travellers request info about India and the posts keep disappearing after new posts come up.
To make life easier, lets use this post as a Flagged Post about all India Info.
Firstly, adding the India Wiki link here which contains a lot of India Info -
Apart from this, request India members to come here and write anything they feel will be useful for travellers.
Regarding Couch Requests on Public Groups
Many couchsurfers request for a couch on the groups rather than writing a personal couch request mail. This defeats the purpose of the site as personalised requests and personalised hosting / surfing experiences add tremendous value and create a better community.
We are trying to discourage posts requesting for couches on groups like mumbai for travellers and india for travellers as these groups are basically information groups. These groups help with advice to travelers who are seeking information from local people.
If it is extremely last minute and there is no option, you can then go to groups like Mumbai last minute couch to request for the same.
A similar group will be created for India Last Minute Couch.
Happy Hosting and Surfing !!
Movie "India: All is well"
Let me introduce to you movie about our adventures in India.
There are 3 heroes and music from "3 idiots"-film!
It was dec'09-jan'10.
Our route: Delhi-Jaipur-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Pushkar-Udaipur-Ahmadabad-Trivandum-Varkala-Kanyakumari-Madurai-Tiruchirapalli-Bangaluru-Delhi-Agra-Delhi
* final pictures are "at last we are at home"