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Preparing your trip to Chennai: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Ramakrishna Math 1. Going shopping to the market or a private shop, be sure to bargain. Typically, the real price of goods is 2-3 times lower than what the seller calls first. You definitely need to have a sufficient number of coins and small denomination bills, as it will make it easier to pay sellers, who are very reluctant to give change.
2. Travelers who expect to use a taxi have to be cautious. Local taxi drivers often use the ignorance of foreign visitors, so they can literally drive tourists in circles around the city; thus, the price is ten times greater than it has to be. The cost of services has to be negotiated in advance; ride in a taxi only in a large company.
3. Pickpocketing in crowded areas is common in Chennai, so you should be extremely cautious. Don’t take valuables, documents and large sums of cash with you; keep cameras away from prying eyes.
4. When ordering any services, foreign visitors are advised to negotiate the price; otherwise it can be several times higher than expected. Tipping for good service is common; usually 10% of the total is quite enough.
5. Seasoned travelers recommend exploring local attractions by your own, without going to numerous tourist bureau. In this case, sums spent on excursions will be several times lower than while using services of professional guides. Copyright
6. Those resting in a large company are advised to use private drivers. Taxis could be hired for a day; the driver will gladly take clients not only to any city attraction, but also to suburban areas. The main thing is to discuss the cost of services in advance.
7. Local food and especially water has to be taken with caution. Use only purified bottled water, which is sold in all grocery stores. Drinking tap water can significantly affect the process of acclimatization.
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8. Traveling long distances it’s better to use services of the underground. In the afternoon and evening, there are traffic jams on streets that can make holidays unpleasant.
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