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Car/Driver from Chennai to Pondicherry

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Car/Driver from Chennai to Pondicherry

Not young and nimble, and with a huge luggage, I would like to take a car/driver. Solo-femaile traveler, so a good, decent character would be a must.

Anyone 1) non-smoking, 2) non-drinking, 3) reasonably reliable, 4) trustworthy?

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1. Re: Car/Driver from Chennai to Pondicherry

Hi

Consider UBER or OLA or Fastrack call taxi

If apps installed in your smart phone you can even check yourself to the proper route

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2. Re: Car/Driver from Chennai to Pondicherry

I do use UBR, but never thought of doing it for such a long distance! Have you done something like that?

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3. Re: Car/Driver from Chennai to Pondicherry

I have used Ola for a long distance journey. They do have this facility where you can hire a car and driver for local as well as outstation travel.

I just checked the Uber app. They do show that you can book a taxi to go to Puducherry, but the fare estimation will be shown only on booking.

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4. Re: Car/Driver from Chennai to Pondicherry

Thank you very much for trying on the app. I guess, I will have to to give it a try if I cannot find anything else...

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5. Re: Car/Driver from Chennai to Pondicherry

Hi MG , tried both from uber and Ola from app but it didn't allow . Mentioned not covered .

But when I called they were ready to take phone booking . Did you use some specific setting while booking ?

chennai
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6. Re: Car/Driver from Chennai to Pondicherry

Hi

I used call taxi for local transport

For outstation yet to try

In general it is safe to take call taxi that too when your smart phone internet enabled SIM you can track the route through online map

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7. Re: Car/Driver from Chennai to Pondicherry

No special setting in Uber. I just set the start point as Chennai airport and the destination as Puducherry.

For Ola you can use Outstation as the vehicle category such as Share, Mini, Prime, etc. Scroll to the side to see more options.

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8. Re: Car/Driver from Chennai to Pondicherry

I will require the same kind of service in April, same day trip from Chennai, and would appreciate a local guide in Pondicherry. Being a solo traveller myself, I'd rather know the cost in advance rather than using Ola or Uber.

Thank you.

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9. Re: Car/Driver from Chennai to Pondicherry

Another question: Chennai - DakshinaChitra Museum - Mamallapuram - Pondicherry, with due stops for the sights, etc., how long will the journey take? Thank you.

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10. Re: Car/Driver from Chennai to Pondicherry

Spending 2 hours each at Dakshinachitra and Mahabalipuram:-

7-8 hours

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