Pushkar Sadhu scam

#1 Dec 11th, 2014, 10:43
Join Date:
Sep 2010
Location:
Thailand
Posts:
128
  • falangsabai is offline
#1
I'm getting ready for my next trip to Pushkar and have been brushing up on the latest scams. I saw no mention of one that befell me the last time I was in Pushkar, so I share it as a "heads up" for others.

Upon arrival I got sucked into the flower puja scam and it cost me a 1000 rs. I vowed to learn from the experience and not get sucked in again. I met a nice sadhu over chai, he did not approach me. I later encountered him while I was in a street front restaurant. After talking a bit he asked if I would buy him some "chapati". OK I think, a meal-no problem. Instead we go to a shop where he proceeds to order large bags of flour, other grains etc. Again I thought, OK, a couple of hundred rs. The tab came to over 800 rs. Sucked in again-I paid it. Pretty sure he redeemed it at the same shop for a tidy profit. BE super wary.

I like Pushkar and am going back again, but hope I can be smarter this time, more assertive and rude if necessary. Forewarned is forearmed, I hope.
#2 Dec 11th, 2014, 11:03
Learning... from others' experiences!
Join Date:
Sep 2011
Location:
India
Posts:
12,627
  • Prakaant is offline
#2
You must have heard "Never entertain a stranger!" and "Never mingle with strangers!"

These are the key words when you are in a pilgrim center.

Similar Threads

Title, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views Forum
(JDC)Jai Durga Couriers, Pushkar - scam or genuine? Oct 26th, 2013 12:48 9 2361 Rajasthan
Gem Scam Variant in Mumbai with Travelers' Checks and CST Tout Scam Feb 9th, 2013 13:23 4 5435 Scams and Annoyances in India
The Wolverhampton Sadhu Mar 6th, 2008 17:04 0 1159 Chai and Chat
What do you call a female sadhu? Jul 17th, 2004 23:06 8 8920 Spirituality and Religion in India


Posting Rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Forum Rules»
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
© IndiaMike.com 2017
Page Load Success