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Whether it’s Europe or the United States one of the most popular transportation modes foreigners’ use for vacationing is to drive. However when it comes to Indians, renting a car abroad while touring is not considered an alternative by most Indian tourists. Many don’t realize that they can legally drive in quite a few foreign countries using their Indian driving license. Worried about driving on roads abroad? Anyone who can safely drive in India can easily drive in foreign countries Tourists from India visiting Europe or the United States can save themselves loads of money if they opt to drive. Renting a car and driving is one of the most cost effective ways to explore countries these days. Local flights, trains and taxis abroad can be quite expensive and for travelers on a budget. Driving is an ideal alternative to get the most for their money when touring. Indian tourists can use their India issued driving license* to drive in countries such as Germany, France, Switzerland and even the United States of America. [Germany: carry a translation of Indian driving license in German. France:  carry a French translation of Indian driving license. USA: Need English version of license]

Advantages of Driving

One of the major advantages of driving yourself while touring with your family is that you can set your own itinerary.  The benefit of visiting the places you like and spending the amount of time at each stop is in your hands. Group tours usually will only allow a limited time at each stop. With the availability of Internet today the world has indeed become an open book and it’s a lot easier now to self-plan your holiday abroad. Here are some tips to help plan your next road trip: Do a little research online on the prospective destinations you wish to travel to. Places, attractions, accommodations as well as prices can all be determined online. All you need is a little patience and the will to plan your trip to cover most details. Planning beforehand will help ensure you and your family have a superb trip. When checking car rentals abroad, shop around to get the best deal. Keep in mind that car insurance will be required. Include the insurance cost when comparing car rental prices. Sometimes car insurance can be more expensive than the car rental. Being properly insured will also provide you peace of mind to enjoy your vacation. While road maps and touring tips are available free on the Internet, Data roaming is very expensive while abroad. However by using off-line navigation that does not require a data plan tourists driving abroad can easily drive to new locations and explore. If you have a smart-phone, download free Maps from HERE - Off-line navigation, maps, traffic, public transport available for both Android and iPhone.
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Mahabaleshwar Visitors

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Mahabaleshwar is located about 125 kilometers southwest of Pune and 285 kilometers from Mumbai, Mahabaleshwar bound by scenic valleys on all sides. At its highest peak, it reaches a height of 1,439 meters above sea level to a place known as Sunrise Point. Traveling to Mahabaleshwar by road tourists will find winding roads along scenic mountains on both sides of roads. Periodically there are small hut type temporary sheds set up by local vendors of neighboring villages to sell various items such as refreshment items. Cars entering Mahabaleshwar are charged a toll as they enter the city of Mahabaleshwar. Toll is based on the car and number of passengers. Mahabaleshwar boat club is where tourists can rent boats or go for boat rides as a group. Boat Club and lake are visible as tourists drive in to Mahabaleshwar after the toll points. Once in the interior of Mahabaleshwar be prepared to do quite a bit of walking if you wish to truly explore the various tourist places. Popular visiting points are Lodwick Point, Monkey Point, Carnac Point, Falkland Point, Helen’s Point, Elephant Head, Mumbai Point, Marjorie Point and Babington Point.
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