Uber has been my favourite local travel solution for about a year now. Uber has been on an expansion spree across India, having operations in 10 cities across India now. One of the best parts about using Uber is their on-demand app, which shows you the location of the nearest cab and you can order it. There are mostly enough cars on the road to bring you one within ten minutes.
The UberBlack service usually has Toyota Innovas and premium cars around India, while the UberX service has midsize economy sedans. UberX usually prices at a slight premium to local transport options such as cab, but I find it reasonable enough to have made a switch to UberX in Mumbai when I can. After all, at a slight premium to the regular cabs, I get an air-conditioned car ride as well.
They have added a pretty stupid layer to get around the regulations on India payments, but I just load up my account over and over to get around that situation.
Anyhow, the good news is, Uber is present in 11 cities in India now:
For new users, they have a very attractive proposition at this moment, where they are offering double referral credit to apply towards your rides, as long as you sign up with a referral account. The regular referral credit is INR 300, but if you sign up before February 1, 2015, you get INR 600 in your account, for use any time. If you want, can use my referral link, and I would be thankful for your support.