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Top tips for hiring a car in Maharashtra

  • You must have a valid driving licence to hire and operate a hire car in Maharashtra. Foreigners can only hire vehicles in Maharashtra with an international driver’s permit and a valid driver’s license from their home country. The international driver's permit, valid for only one year, can be acquired in Maharashtra, but it is wiser to get one before your visit.
  • Ensure that you observe traffic regulations in India, as law enforcers may strictly implement these laws on car hirers more than natives. For instance, the allowed blood alcohol content in India is 0.03%, and exceeding it while driving a vehicle might attract fines accordingly. Also, the authorised speed limit in Maharashtra is 70 km/h. It also applies to other urban centres in India. You should drive at a maximum speed of 80 km/h in the suburbs and at most 120 km/h while on the motorways. If when driving you come across workmen engaged in road repairs or a body of troops, you are required to drive at a speed limit of 25 km/h.
  • In Maharashtra, the driver and the passenger in the front seat must always be buckled up while the vehicle is in motion. The law also requires passengers in the rear seat to wear seat belts. Apart from drivers of passenger service vehicles and taxis, all other drivers with children as passengers should ensure that their vehicles are installed with a child restraint system. Also, babies and children up to 12 years old should be seated in appropriate seats.
  • Book your car hire in Maharashtra at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size car hire in Maharashtra are around 6% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Maharashtra

  • What is the most popular car hire in Maharashtra?

    Compact (Class Compact Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Maharashtra.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Maharashtra?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Where should I hire a car in Maharashtra?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in Maharashtra are Mumbai (67% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in Maharashtra) and Pune (33%).

  • Should I hire a car in Maharashtra?

    Maharashtra is a popular tourist location that lots of people trying to visit. The city is one of the largest industrial and commercial centres in India, which makes it popularly referred to as the gateway of India. Maharashtra is renowned for its culture and natural beauty. Visiting the ancient cave paintings at Ajanta and Ellora, which are both well-known tourist destinations, requires one to have a reliable and convenient mode of transportation, and hiring a car is a viable option. It’s incredibly easy to find parking in Maharashtra. You’ll find various parking options, including public car parks, private garages and automated parking options. Apart from the metropolis, there are interesting areas in the Maharashtra neighbourhood that you can visit. You can camp at Ajanta Caves, Mahabaleshwar or Aurangabad. You can also visit Ellora Caves and Lonavala. Hiring a luxury or an economy vehicle provides you flexibility, convenience and efficiency in travelling whenever you want.

  • What is driving like in Maharashtra?

    The main routes you will be using while in Maharashtra are the Eastern and Western Express Highways, and due to the city's large population, the roads and highways can be quite congested. Despite the congestion, parking choices are usually available. Drivers in India are required by law to always keep left, and the consequences of breaking this law include accidents, traffic tickets or both. You should never operate your mobile phone while driving. Also, don't park on the footpath, drive too fast, drive while drunk or ignore traffic signals. Look out for the city's silent zones, and don’t honk, to avoid unnecessary fines. Given that traffic rules can change, contact the Maharashtra traffic police for updates and clarification.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Maharashtra?

    The minimum driving age in Maharashtra is 21 years; consequently, you can only hire and operate a vehicle in the city and the surrounding region from 21 years of age. Some car hire companies, especially those that specialise in higher category vehicles, may charge an “underage driver fee” to drivers under 25, to offset the risk of damage and accidents.

Car hire locations in Maharashtra

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    MC&A car hire locations in Maharashtra

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    SS Travels car hire locations in Maharashtra

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    Avis car hire locations in Maharashtra

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    Eco Rent car hire locations in Maharashtra

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    Myles car hire locations in Maharashtra

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