1. Taxi driver commissions
When a taxi driver tells you your hotel has moved / burned down / changed names, this most likely isn’t true. The driver is going to take you to his friend’s place in exchange for a commission. On the way, he’ll ask if you’re hungry or need a pashmina. Anywhere he drops you, he’s getting commission. Unfortunately, India isn’t the place to ask your driver to take you to the best local food in town — he’ll just take you to his cousin’s place. If you get to know a driver and use him often, then you can start to build trust.