These hotels do not display their price lists and after the pilgrims have consumed their food, they charge them as they please.
Therefore, many pilgrims visiting Sri Pada have complained that they are facing great inconvenience due to the arbitrary increasing of prices by these shop owners.
These shop owners are also said to have blocked the water supply lines in order to sell their bottled water. Due to this situation, Sri Pada pilgrims are unable to use the public pipe bourn water for their needs.
Hence, the pilgrims urge the authorities to take measures expeditiously to address these issues and provide proper facilities for them to visit Sri Pada peacefully.