Udaipur is a leading tourist destination of our country, but is still far from being a full fledge metropolitan city. Even today it comes under the category of semi urban or semi developed city and hence transport services or transport in Udaipur is still in nascent stage. Although Udaipur does have decent number of buses, auto rickshaws and tong services, but their services are still far from being efficient and robust. Although despite all the inefficiencies, the existing transport in Udaipur still plays a very critical role in meeting all the transportation needs of locals and more importantly incoming tourists. Udaipur’s burgeoning tourism sector is especially dependent on the services of local transport in Udaipur.
Local Transport in Udaipur
Buses in Udaipur
The intercity bus services of RSRTC or Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation is by far the most efficient public transportation system in entire Udaipur city. It connects Udaipur not only to neighboring towns & villages, but also prominent cities of neighboring states like Delhi and Agra. RSRTC buses are very critical for incoming tourists or tourists residing in Udaipur city, as it connects Udaipur to many famous tourist destinations
located in neighboring towns & villages. This includes Ranakpur town, Nagda town, Jaisalmer, Mount Abu hills station and many others. RSRTC offers many types of services including air condition, Volvo and even ordinary bus services. For any further information on the same or RSRTC bus routes in Udaipur, please click on the following link: rsrtc.rajasthan.gov.in.
Auto rickshaws in Udaipur
Auto rickshaw is by far the most popular public transportation system among the locals of Udaipur. However auto rickshaws here are not typically 3 seaters but are 6 seaters and hence are little large in size. They nevertheless bear the typical & standard yellow and black color. But, the most important thing is that here auto rickshaws don’t charge on meter. Commuters are charged fixed fare depending on which location they want to go. Tourists are however advised to resort to negotiation & bargaining in case if they find the fare is unduly high. Auto rickshaw stands are located at all the important & strategic locations in Udaipur. However, the biggest stand is obviously located outside Udaipur Railway Station.
Taxi services in Udaipur
Unfortunately, Udaipur doesn’t have a very robust taxi service. Here one will not find the typical yellow and black taxi services available in most of the metropolitan cities. Nonetheless, private car rental services operated by private transporters in Udaipur pretty much compensates for lack of taxi services. The rental cars range from ordinary hatchback cars to luxury SUVs. These car services are very popular among the tourists who mainly use it for sightseeing and excursions. In case tourists are staying in a reputed hotel, then hotel management will itself provide a car or will coordinate with car rental companies on behalf of their customers. If tourists in case are staying on their own, they themselves will have to coordinate with tourist agencies/rental companies.
Tango or tanga services are even today very popular in Udaipur city. They are, needless to say, cheapest mode of transportation in entire Udaipur city. Irrespective of how inefficient or slow they may be compared to auto rickshaws and taxis, they have their own charm. And hence are popular even today among the locals as well as tourists. One can avail tanga services in Udaipur literally at any location, however the biggest tanga stand is available just outside Udaipur Railway Station.