reaching the city go to a hotel, restaurant, shop or guest
house of your choice. Do not fall for the choice of the taxi
or auto driver, as the driver may be getting a hefty
commission from the owners and you will end up fleeced.
goods from shops located close to major tourist spots as they
are much costlier than available in the city.
drivers and commission agents can tell you that a particular
shop has closed because of a tragedy in the family. Do not
for the tariff card in a hotel since the rates vary from
season to season. During the tourist season the tariffs are
much higher than during the lean months. It could well be
passed on the tariff of the peak season during the lean
changing should be done through authorised dealers only. You
may get tempted to. have it changed from unauthorised persons.
It could turn out to be more expensive and is also illegal.
transactions should be done in Rupees and ensure that the
price is marked on the article.
from private guides and rely on those licensed by the
credit cards for shopping have the slip filled in front of
you. You could be told that if you buy the goods, then the
shopkeeper will not send the credit slip for payment until you
actually receive them. But this is not true since no merchant
will give you the goods only after receiving the full payment.
In fact the merchant, within 48 hours of signing the slip,
wilt have contacted your bank, and the money would have been
credited to his ac count. Another thing that should be taken
care of is when a shop keeper takes your credit card and then
after a while comes with the slip to be signed sometimes, the
shopkeeper will print a few more forms, forge your signature
and you will be billed for items that you never purchased.
shopping, it pays to bargain as much as you can.
several shops to see the difference in price structures and
buy goods from genuine dealers. Within a particular product
there are a number of variations in quality and workmanship.
And by visiting a number of shops, you will become familiar
with the goods on offer and their prices apart from being able
to sift the genuine from the fake.
government approved has no authenticity as far as shops are
concerned, but apply only to money changers.
travelling use the comfortable deluxe or air-conditioned
talking to strangers and do not get tempted by their cool talk
they could, steal your money and belongings after spending
some money on you. While travelling by train do not accept any
food from strangers. It could be laced with drugs and you
could become unconscious. On regaining consciousness you will
have been deprived of your money and other belongings.
case of any complaints you should meet or write to the
Director, Department of Tourism Western Gate, Government
Hostel, M.I Road, ,Jaipur)