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Where is Ladakh?

There's something to be said for floating around like a free spirit. But there's also something comforting about knowing what direction you're taking. Before you start up your rental car and cruise down the freeway, you should know a little about Ladakh. This fascinating destination is located in India.

How can I get a cheap car rental in Ladakh?

Here's a rundown of our top tips if you want to grab the cheapest possible rental car:

  • Use our handy filter tool to steer you in the direction of the cheapest car deals in town — and then compare the prices;
  • Sign up for our Price Drop Alert service and stay up to date when prices become cheaper for your destination;
  • Check out the deals at all rental locations in town, including the airport and its surrounds. A brief cab drive to a neighboring rental car center might score you some impressive savings;
  • If you're not bothered about which day of the week you collect the keys to your car and your plans are flexible, experiment with days and dates to find the best rates;
  • Do what you can to keep the time of your pickup and drop-off as similar as possible. If you return your rental car at a later time than you picked it up, you may be charged a full extra day;
  • If you'd love to save a pretty penny, pay right away and enjoy some of the cheapest rates around;
  • Make your booking as soon as your vacation dates are set. You'll get the biggest selection early on.

Should I get a luxury rental car in Ladakh?

Sometimes the journey is more significant than the destination, which makes your car choice important. If you're about to embark on an epic road trip around Ladakh, a robust and stylish SUV could be the ideal solution. If you're hoping for a fantastic bargain and plan on doing a lot of city driving, a versatile compact is a smart pick. All you have to do is decide what'll suit you best, throw your bags in the trunk, and start clocking up those miles.

What do I need to know about driving in India?

There's no better way to discover the delights of Ladakh than from the comfort of your own rental car. But before you start the engine and speed off, it's worth familiarizing yourself with some of the road rules. Here are a few handy hints to help make sure your journey goes smoothly:

What side of the road do they drive on in Ladakh?

Keep to the left-hand side of the road in Ladakh. If you plan to discover this destination on wheels, take note that the steering wheel will be on the right. It could take a little getting used to!

Are there speed limits in Ladakh?

In Ladakh, the maximum speed limit is typically 120 km/h. The minimum is 40 km/h. When approaching residential zones, bear in mind that unless posted otherwise, 40 km/h is the limit.

What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in India?

More often than not, your rental car company will charge the amount listed on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges. Alternatively, they may forward your contact details to the relevant local authority, who'll then issue a fine to your postal address.

Are seat belts compulsory in India?

Although there are a few exceptions, seat belts must be fastened when the vehicle is in motion in India.

Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Ladakh?

Provided you have hands-free or Bluetooth functions enabled, you can use your cell phone while operating a vehicle in Ladakh. But be sure to remain focused on the road.

What are the rules around drink driving in Ladakh?

The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while operating a vehicle in Ladakh is 0.03%. If you're planning a big night out, leave your car behind and organize some other way of getting home instead.

Is turning on a red light allowed in Ladakh?

Yes, drivers can turn on a red light in Ladakh. However, first you must stop the vehicle completely. Continue only when the lane you are turning into is clear of approaching traffic.

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