State of Rajasthan Warnings and Dangers

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State of Rajasthan Warnings and Dangers

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    Jaipur Warnings and Dangers

    I stayed in Jaipur for a month with a group of students. One girl in our group was riding in the back of a bicycle rickshaw one evening, and a group of four men on two motorcycles pulled the rickshaw over and attempted to abduct her. They pulled on her arms and grabbed her breasts, but she held on to to the rickshaw, and was thankfully not...


    IF YOU ARE SHOPPING: -Don't let the driver or guide coax you into doing more shopping than sight seeing.They will lead you to "friends" or relatives, and then recieve a commission. The prices are NOT cheaper.Avoid showrooms near tourist sites or else ensure the price and authenticity of the purchase being made. Always more costly.Avoid shops that...

  • Trains, but not what you think!

    Trains in India have the reputation of being dangerous; it is probably not true, statistically relating to accidents, but for the tourist travelling on the road, it can be! No, not what one may think! The danger is the trains are often late, and as the British railway administration “educated” the Indian railway employees to be punctual to excess,...

  • Fraudulent Road Blocks

    While driving through Rajasthan, be wary of civilians setting up road blocks and charging "tolls" or "road taxes." We saw many of these on our trip. Sometimes in small towns in the middle of the desert people would see us coming and surge into the road, blocking it with barrels and logs. Fortunately our driver was a hulking, no-nonsense Buddha of a...

  • Don't eat free food/Care your self

    Eat food that you buy yourself.Don't go in for free lunch & dinner or drinks. Always ensure your passport & other precious belongings are safe. Never give them to strangers or shopkeepers or staff in the hotel. Don't roam around into the late hours of the night.

  • Accomodation/Hotel

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

  • Gem Scam in Jaipur and elsewhere in...

    Twenty days in India is how long it took for me to run across the infamous Gem scam. I was walking down the road in Jaipur when this local guy approached me. He invited me for a drink at a bar and I said ok. We chatted for an hour about life in India and abroad. Then, his friends came in and joined us. One of them was quite fluent in English. He...

  • India has renamed many of its cities

    I first came across this when I visited Chittor, which has recently renamed Chittaraugarh. There are so many like it in India, a remnant of a nationalistic wave that spur in the last couple of decades. The aim was to rename the cities from their English name to a more Indian translation. Sadly, it hasn't worked as planned as most Indians still call...

  • Traffic

    Traffic is another interesting monster all together. There are so many vehicles out there that it can and does get hectic. Adding to that confusion is the fact that they drive on the other side of the road! It was nothing new to me, as I’ve seen it before. Yet, it can be a bit disorienting at first. Walking on the streets of India can become...

  • Weather and staying Hydrated

    It is worth mentioning that at the height of the summer, now, India faces the monsoon season, which brings about one of the hottest and humid conditions in the planet. I thought San Antonio was the humid capital of the world, but boy was I wrong. A few minutes out into a leisurely walk in Mumbai is all you need to cover yourself in sweat. I've been...

  • Don't go in May!

    If you consider visiting Rajasthan, you should do so in the cooler month. In May it was horribly hot, up to 47°C in Jaisalmer. And if you're on a budget and can't afford aircon (like me) it's going to be a very exhausting trip..

  • Stay away from Street boys

    Stay away from Street boyswhich try to convence you some shops and guide your tourthey are actually looking for sex or commission in your shopping


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