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DO & DON'T

A code of conduct for both the tourists and the hosts has been worked out as under: -

Do Don't
ACCOMODATION: - ACCOMODATION: -
  • Always book into approved/classified hotels or RTDC run hotels.

  • Make enquiries at the Rajasthan Tourism tourist information bureaus 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 inside or when out for sight seeing, shopping etc.
  • 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 transporter to a hotel. Check with Rajasthan Tourism 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.

TRANSPORT:

* Take autorikshaws from pre-paid kiosk wherever available.

*If prepaid autorickshaw is not available settle the fare/charges before embarking on the journey.

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

SHOPPING:
  • Purchase from reputed or recognized shops.

  • Always insist on a bill for purchases made.

  • Ensure VAT registration numbers in a corner on the bill sheet.

  • Payments made by credit cards must have the amount mentioned in words and numbers too.

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

  • 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.

TRANSPORT:

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

*Don't leave your important documents, valuables, luggage etc with the driver.

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

SHOPPING:

* 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 Government 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 glib talkers and at times impeccably turned out.

  • MONEY EXCHANGE: -
  • Take from authorized money exchangers and take a receipt.

  • TAXI: -
  • 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 Assistance Force) personnel posted near monuments.

  • 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 in front of you and sign across the joints or ensure some method whereby no changes can be made.

  • MONEY EXCHANGE: -
  • Don't exchange from unauthorized money exchangers who do not provide a receipt.

  • TAXI: -
  • Don't leave your valuables and goods/ luggage in taxi/auto rickshaw etc.

  • Misc.:-
  • You are advised not to dress in clothes that are too revealing and too scanty.

  • Eat food that you buy yourself.

  • Always ensure your passport and other precious belongings are safe. Never give them to strangers or shopkeepers or staff in the hotel.

  • Misc. :-
  • Don't hang on to the arms of young men or give them the impression that you find them attractive.

  • Don't go in for free lunch and dinner or drinks.

  • Don't roam around in the late hours of the night.