Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in India?
If you're thinking of renting a car and driving in India and feeling a little nervous, you'd be forgiven as you probably should be. If the BBC's Top Gear presenters Clarkson and co. appeared to have trouble navigating the streets of New Dehli by car, whilst an entertainment show, the reality of driving in India wasn't far from the show. The roads can be VERY busy and if you're not prepared for driving in India, potentially very hazardous. Whilst few western tourists rent cars and drive in India, most favouring to travel by taxi, tuk-tuk or rent a car with driver, self-drive car hire is an option. Prepare yourself for a chorus of horn-honking when driving in India and embrace the carnage, but be warned, if excess protection insurance is available, take it with both hands, as chances are you'll pick up a bump or 2 when driving in India!