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Cheap car hire in Tamil Nadu

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Top tips for hiring a car in Tamil Nadu

  • To commence the Tamil Nadu car hire process, you must have a current driver's licence that’s at least one year old. Foreigners should be in possession of an International Driver's Permit together with a valid driver's licence. Additionally, you’ll need Indian currency to make payments, even for foreigners.
  • Check out key driving laws in Tamil Nadu to avoid fines. For instance, drivers always keep to the left of the road. Also, according to local traffic laws, pedestrians should always be given the right of way at selected pedestrian crossings. You should also carry personal driving-related documents at all times, including vehicle insurance papers and your driver's licence. Never drink while driving, and your blood alcohol content should never exceed 0.03% while behind the wheel. Make sure that you consult Tamil Nadu Transport Authority for any clarifications or changes to driving regulations in the area.
  • The driver and all the passengers in the vehicle must wear seat belts. Also, ensure that you follow the speed limits indicated on various sections of the route. According to a past report from the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the speed limit on expressways is 120 km/h, while that for national highways is 100 km/h and 70 km/h for urban roads. These speed limits apply to all passenger vehicles with less than eight seats.
  • Book your car hire in Tamil Nadu at least 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size car hire in Tamil Nadu are around -63% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Tamil Nadu

  • What is the most popular car hire in Tamil Nadu?

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

  • How can I find car hires near me in Tamil Nadu?

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

  • Should I hire a car in Tamil Nadu?

    Tamil Nadu is one of the first states in India and is rich in cultural legacy and travel destinations. For example, its capital, Chennai, is home to some of the country’s oldest artistic traditions. It’s also popular for its temples, beaches, filter coffee and Bharatnatyam. Self-drive car hire in most of Tamil Nadu’s cities is a wise solution to experience this state, which promises a diverse spectrum of beauty. Tamil Nadu car hire companies give you a chance to choose your preferred vehicle and immerse yourself fully in the fun without worrying about fuel charges and public transport schedules. Connect to major attractions such as Guindy Railway Over Bridge, Kamraj Memorial Hall and the Thousand Lights Mosque using the popular Anna Salai route. Car hire is a convenient and flexible means to travel around Tamil Nadu, and with the public transportation system's strict schedule, a hire car can bridge the gap by fitting to your preferred program and route. Moreover, a hire car will help you in getting around quickly and easily.

  • What is driving like in Tamil Nadu?

    In addition to the long history of its inhabitants, Tamil Nadu is most popular for its festivals, temples and various cultural celebrations. The Hindu shrines and monuments in Mamallapuram are also well-known tourist destinations. Being surrounded by key states of India, Tamil Nadu boasts a widespread network of roads that connect to some of the major cities, ports and popular tourist destinations. It’s important to be vigilant for safety purposes, as you might encounter some poor quality roads, with lots of potholes and rough patchwork, in some parts of the state. Tamil Nadu has fairly hassle-free and pocket-friendly parking services, especially with the smart parking scheme being enforced in the capital city, Chennai. The state boasts great traffic flow despite having one of the highest vehicle volumes in the country. Nonetheless, the major roads leading to the capital’s CBD are usually very congested during rush hours.

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

    You must be 21 years old and above to hire a vehicle in Tamil Nadu. Some Tamil Nadu car hire companies, however, require one to be older to hire some types of vehicles, such as luxury and exotic models.

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