The suburbs also have auto rickshaws, little black and yellow buggies that zip through the traffic like busy beetles. The rides can be hair-raising, but the drivers are pretty skilled. Rickshaws are cheap and cost about half the taxi fare; however they don’t ply beyond the nearest suburb, which is Bandra. If you’re new to the city its best to check both taxi and rickshaw rates on the driver’s Tariff Card.
This is the most comfortable way to travel. The black and yellow cabs can be flagged down at any street corner and the cabbies are usually quite friendly and affable, although they do turn up their noses at shorter rides. Fares are paid strictly by the meter or rather in multiples of the meter reading. […]