Keralataxi.com is the go to site for all your taxi cab and commuting needs. Kerala Taxi provides safe and reliable 24 hour taxi hiring services for short distance and long distance journeys. Booking and Hiring a Taxi in Kerala is very important part of your travel or trip to Kerala. You should entrust your travel to a reputed and experienced company who have enough standing in the industry. Quality of drivers is also an important part of your journey in Kerala. The driver should be able to communicate with the guests and they should know English, Hindi, Tamil etc. At Keralataxi.com the Taxi Division of Worldviewer Dot Com India Pvt Ltd we have well experienced driver cum guides who can manage English, Hindi and Tamil etc. They are very well versed all the tourist destinations in Kerala, the sightseeing places of Kerala, Cultural Tourism Places of Kerala, Historical Tourism Places of Kerala etc.
GENERAL INFORMATION / GUIDELINES FOR BOOKING A TAXI IN KERALA
For a safer cab ride it is suggested to take care of a few important points as mentioned below:
Book a taxi from only reliable tour operator / taxi operators. Keralataxi.com of Worldviewer Dot Com India Pvt. Ltd. is an accredited tour operator by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala.
Please note that the Taxi charges in Kerala is little costlier than other states because the Travel and Taxi operators are paying high salary to their drivers for proper maintenance of their welfare.
If you are in need of booking a taxi on arrival at Airport or Railway station, do not book from a person standing outside the airport or station as it is not very reliable. You can easily find a prepaid Taxi counter that is available in most of the Airports and Railway stations from where cabs can be availed. All these prepaid taxi operators are registered with relevant authority that takes care of safety and reliability.
Do not take or use a car with private board because when you hire a proper taxi, you are being insured as third party. You may not be able to claim any damages in case you use a private car.
GETTING A CHEAPER TAXI
An important factor to look out for, while hiring Taxi in Kerala is the price offered by the operator. The pricing of the taxi services is based on the kilometers travelled. Yet again you must take care to book taxi from reliable agents. Please take a note of the following points before booking a taxi in Kerala
The best and the cheapest option for an all planned trip is to book a single taxi for the whole trip. In this option, per day amount will be fixed and the cost will come according to the number of days travelled. Also there will be a per day travel distance fixed. Extra charge will be availed if the total distance becomes more and no refund will be available in case of less travel. Make sure that all the conditions are agreed upon by word or by writing before the travel begins. The advantage of choosing this option is that all through the trip the driver will be the same and each of these drivers is well versed with the destinations of Kerala. They are also able to communicate in multiple languages like English, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil etc.
Many of the tourists are not aware of the fact that changing taxi while going from one destination to another, ie. one taxi from Kochi to Alleppey and another one for Alleppey to Thekkady, is actually not much cheap. In this case the guests will also have to pay the return charges. The drivers of such taxi may also not have much knowledge of the destination.
These types of taxi are not that common in Kerala. Here the guests are dropped off at their destination and if the taxi is not from that place it'll have to return back. It is for this return that almost 50% amount is asked. For example, it the taxi is taken from Kochi to Trivandrum then after dropping the guests at Trivandrum this taxi has to return back. It is for this that returns amount is availed. Kerala.com Travel Division helps you with this service.
RENT A CAR OR SELF DRIVING CAR
In Kerala, it is now authorized by the law for the incoming tourists to rent a car. Even though some of the agencies in Kochi and Trivandrum do this, they only give their cars on rent after the guests give them filled up forms along with valid identity documents. At times there are visitors who drive their own car to Kerala. While doing so it is recommended to equip GPRS facilities to ensure a smooth drive. Taking local help for directions can also be done.
RISK FACTORS OF KERALA TAXI
Here in Kerala there are many agents, online portals and single taxi owners who are ready to offer you taxi bookings at cheaper rates. But booking from most of these online portals and agents involves the following risks.
This factor is the most unexpected one in Kerala. Very often political parties declare strikes/harthals. When this happens Kerala sights a deserted look. No establishments or vehicles are allowed to operate. In these cases booking from a reliable agency, will be safe. We will take utmost care to make the guests reach the assigned destination without any hassle. In these cases additional charges will not be availed.
The roads and highways are not as good as the other states. Because of this the possibility of vehicle breakdowns and accidents are high. In these cases, we arrange alternatives immediately and ensure that the guests do not experience any trouble. If the guests chose unauthorized vehicle then the above said services would not be available.