After dealing with scammers who’ll approach you on foot in India, you need to know how to bargain and deal with Indian rickshaw (tuk-tuk) and taxi drivers so you can avoid massive foreigner price markups, lies, and scams.
Watch my new hidden camera adventure to see tourist drivers attempt to lie, scam, and rip me off so you can avoid them!
Scammy tourist drivers give all drivers a bad name. I know it seems like everyone is out to get you in India, but unfortunately, all the con-men flock to tourist sights and areas to rip off inexperienced tourists.
Outside tourist areas, in ordinary Indian suburbs, you’ll find genuine people who aren’t trying to extort you. If you can, always book hotels outside of tourist areas. You’ll get a more authentic experience there, especially if you book an Airbnb with a local.
As you can see in the video, I was able to bargain the drivers down 54% in price. If you want to find out how to bargain like a pro in India in 3 simple steps, check out my India Survival Guide (Quick-Start Safety Guide).