Useful Tips





* Always book into approved hotels or RTDC run hotels.

* Make enquiries at the information bureaux located at most Railway stations, Bus stands, Airports

* Before staying in a paying guest accommodation, always check about its authorization by the Department of Tourism

* Always keep your hotel room locked when there or when out for sight seeing, shopping.


* Don't stay with or be coaxed into staying with people you meet at Railway platforms, Bus stands or shopping areas.

* Don't think you are getting a bargain if a free ride is given by any transporters to a hotel, check with tourist information office first. 

* Don't allow any one into your room for a drink and snacks or just a chat unless the person is really well known to you.


* Take autorikshaws from pre paid kiosk wherever available.

* Otherwise settle the amount before embarking on the journey.

* Hire taxis from approved Travel Agency, RTDC or through Govt. Tourist Reception Centres.


* Free rides can culminate in trouble at hotel suggested by the driver.

* Don't leave your valuables, luggage with the driver

* Make enquires (As to where & how far each monument, tourist site is located ) before setting out on sight seeing with only the driver as a guide.


* Always insist on a bill for purchases made 

* Purchase from reputed or recognized shops. 

* Ensure RST/ CST registration numbers in a corner on the bill sheet. 

* Payments made by credit cards must have the amount mentioned in words and numerical too. 

* Always double-check the goods in the parcel before leaving the shop or allowing it to be packed for despatch. 

* Ensure payment by credit cards is made only once for each bill. 

* Wrongly made out bills must be destroyed there and then to avoid double payment to the shopkeeper. 

* Don't let the driver coax you into doing more shopping than sight seeing

* Avoid showrooms near tourist sites or else ensure the price and authenticity of the purchase being made. 

* Avoid shops that have names very similar to govt. run emporia or concerns like RTDC (Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation) or Rajasthali, Which are public sector undertakings. 

* Don't sign on blank letter heads or bills. 

* Avoid carrying out business or developing relations for furthering business with unknown persons who are sweet talkers and at times impeccable turned out. 

* Avoid help of guide /driver while shopping. Try to avoid shops recommended by them. 

* Don't let shopkeepers pack your purchases behind a counter or in another room it must be done infront of you and sign across the joints or ensure some method whereby no changes can be made.


* Take from authorized money exchangers and take a receipt.

* Don't exchange from unauthorized money exchangers who do not provide a receipt. 


* Utilize services of pre-paid taxis, wherever available. 

In case Cheated: - 
If you are cheated, inform nearest Police Station or Police control room immediately or TAF (Tourist Assistant Force) personnel posted near monuments


* Don't leave your valuables & goods/ luggage in taxi/auto rickshaw etc.