"Avoid fake priest!!" Varanasi Tourist Trap Tip by Incredible_India

Varanasi Tourist Traps: 21 reviews and 8 photos

I know its really dificult to distinguish a fake priest .
These people are know as "PANDAS" in hindi, so avoid them as much as possible. You will find them quiet alot near all religious places offering you help regarding shopping or accomodation.

Unique Suggestions: I will suggest not to give any importance to any religios priest who ask you to show the temple or asks you to offer money.
Even if unfortunately you are caught never take anything to eat that they offer even as "prasad"(offering from god). Take it and keep it with you and can later throw it.

Fun Alternatives: Ignore them!! Say u donot need any guidance have viited this place several times.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 2, 2004
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