Looking for Restful Journeys in Mumbai - Get on an AC Cab

Traveling in Mumbai can be good or bad depending on the mode of transportation you opt for. The city's humid and moderately hot climate doesn't make it any easier for travelers. On top of that, it is not easy to find a cab in Mumbai on a busy, working day. Most cabs plying on the roads of Mumbai would not have air conditioning or comfortable seats.

If you're lucky to break into a vintage taxi somehow, it would not provide enough bang for the buck and you'll ultimately end up underwhelmed. Many commuters avoid such taxis in the rainy season of Mumbai for safety concerns, as these vehicles often succumb to wear and tear. Then there is another concern related to overpricing during rush or peak hours.

So there, looking for restful journeys? 

Your best bet would be the AC cab services from providers like Meru, Ola, Uber, Taxi for Sure, or Mega Cabs. These taxis are comfortable, can handle the Mumbai roads effectively, and include modern facilities like air conditioner, digital meter, first aid kit, map, etc.

Most service providers will encourage you to download and use their smartphone apps through which you can book a spacious taxi service in Mumbai anytime and anywhere.

Premium cab services in Mumbai will charge you by the kilometer. Just make sure that the meter is reset before you start the ride. Most digital meters in the city start at INR 16 during daytime and INR 20 post midnight.

The best part about booking from modern transportation providers is that there is no need to tip the driver. In certain situations, the driver will inform you beforehand about toll or government taxes, airport charges, or other miscellaneous surcharges that may be added to your fare. In case of any damage to the vehicle while you're on it, cleaning or repair fee might also become applicable.

Finally, nothing trips your heart quite like an AC cab ride in good old Mumbai, so I reckon you get on that AC cab and enjoy the experience. 


  1. well said. Travelling in a non AC cab in Mumbai can be a tad sweaty.


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