Pre paid taxi.

#1 Apr 17th, 2016, 13:57
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What would a pre paid taxi cost from Varanasi junction to the Kedareswar ghat?
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#2 Apr 17th, 2016, 14:07
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That should be,Chauki Ghat.
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See this post for calculating an estimate on any car ride in India.

With prepaid taxis you normally pay a surcharge as well.
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The Kedareswar guest house have offered to pick me up at varanasi junction for 600 rupees,
A journey of max 7 km, that is a little steep,me thinks.
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If you arrive after dark pick-up is a good idea. Otherwise, during day time, if you think you can give direction to a driver (google map print out is handy, or on Smartphone), do it on your own.

On their website they say they are 3 km from the Railway Station... So Rs 600 is really crazy (if they mean the Junction.)
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Our private cab from Varanasi Junction to hotel in Cantonment also took 700 which we thought was steep - considering he asked for 700 to go all the way to airport too. I guess they count in waiting for late trains, etc. If you don't have much luggage and are arriving during daytime hours you can probably wing it with an Auto - which may cost 150, but otherwise... I don't regret having paid 700 for the peace of mind. We were surrounded by drivers when we arrived and it was good to be walk away quickly saying we had a car waiting.
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I asked them to pick me up,so at 600 rupees, I have shot myself in the foot.
I have been to Varanasi before so should have known better. I was googling on maps and I mixed the journey time up and I thought kilometers. Win some lose some. I suppose I could make my own way but that would be impolite.

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