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Top tips for renting a car in Karnataka

  • In Karnataka, you should have a valid driving licence from your home country accompanied by an international driving permit. Ensure that you verify with your credit card company what accident coverage it offers for foreign hire cars, since car hire contracts in India typically require third-party fire insurance and liability. The insurance policy must be valid for the entire term of the hire. You’ll also need your credit card for payment. Ensure that you’ve read the fine print, as additional payment requirements may vary depending on the company.
  • Driving a hire car in Karnataka comes with various regulations. Drivers should keep to the left-hand side unless overtaking. The speed limit in most of Karnataka is 70 km/h unless otherwise indicated on road signs. The speed limit in the suburbs stands at 80 km/h and is firmly enforced. Also, if you are driving on a highway in Karnataka, the speed limit is usually 120 km/h.
  • Drunk driving is illegal in Karnataka and you may get into trouble if your blood alcohol limit is 0.03% and above, as per Indian law. The driver and all passengers in a vehicle must always wear a seatbelt when the vehicle is in motion. You are prohibited from using your phone in any other way (texting, calling, etc.) than as a navigational tool while driving. Before hiring a car in Karnataka, check with the local motor vehicle department for any road and traffic law changes.
  • Book your rental car in Karnataka at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Karnataka

  • What is the most popular rental car in Karnataka?

    Mini (Tata Indica or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Karnataka.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Karnataka?

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

  • Should I hire a car in Karnataka?

    If you're planning on spending more than a day in Karnataka, hiring a car is a wise option. Not only will you be able to see more of the region, but you'll also be able to avoid the crowds and save on transportation costs. Karnataka car hire companies offer great convenience and flexibility. A road trip in this vast state is more interesting since it allows you to take in the scenery, which you would typically lose out on if you travelled by other means. Karnataka has a lot to offer. It is a stunning combination of hills, temples, beaches, ancient cities, history and archaeology. In addition to having a rich historical past, it also boats 25+ wildlife sanctuaries and multiple national parks, of which Nagarhole and Bandipur are the more popular.

  • What is driving like in Karnataka?

    Driving in Karnataka is generally not easy. The roads are narrow and traffic is heavy, which makes driving very challenging. It is not uncommon to see vehicles parked on the side of the road with drivers chatting with their passengers. It's important to note that most of the roads are metered, meaning that you might have to pay to pass through, especially in Bengaluru, Karnataka’s state capital. When it comes to parking spaces, there are multiple options, from private spaces in garages to public spaces on the roadside and in car parks. You’ll even find smart parking in some places, which makes it easy to park your vehicle at a reasonable fee. During the monsoon season, the dry lands in most of Karnataka come back to life, making driving very refreshing and enjoyable. The landscape is green and beautiful all over as the rain creates magic. Waterfalls flow downwards unhindered from the mountains as streams, previously dry, roar back to life. Not forgetting the seas and beaches.

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

    Like the rest of India, you must be at least 18 years old to hire a car in Karnataka. However, certain places in Bengaluru have a higher minimum age limit of 21 or 23. Additionally, some vehicle classes may not be available to young drivers. Before being served, young drivers might also be asked to present another form of identification, like a current passport.

Car rental locations in Karnataka

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