I was looking at the website for the Indian luxury train, The Golden Chariot. I was surprised that there are different prices for Indian citizens and foreigners. Here are the rates for a 7 night travel:
Double occupancy per person - Indian National – Rs.1,15,500/-
Double occupancy per person – Foreigners - $3,835 (Rs.2,07,022/-)
Even entrance fees to Taj Mahal is Rs.20/- for Indian citizens and Rs.250 for foreigners.
I have seen some brand name star hotels in
have different (higher) rates for foreigners. India
Foreigners mean all foreigners whether they are from
USA or from (the
second poorest country in the world). Number one is Liberia . Congo
I am not complaining about
only. This is prevalent in a few other
countries. I have first hand experience
in India Turkey and . Recently, a person complained that in Egypt , they charged a
foreigner to pray in the mosque. Cairo
Foreigners are considered rich. If they can travel all the way from their country they must be rich. But not all foreigners are rich. There are lots of countries that are more poorer than
I think (I may be wrong) a lot of tourists to
are NRIs and Indian origin people. Many
of them can sneak in as Indian citizens because they can speak their mother
tongue fluently. I can speak a better
Madras Bashai than any auto rickshaw driver in Chennai. India
It is only the white people and people with African hairdo are the unlucky ones.
May be all countries should follow this practice. For example,
charges $87 per person for one day admission.
They should charge $156 for foreigners.
I have used the same ratio as the Golden Chariot rate. Not the outrageous ratio for Taj Mahal entrance
fee. This ratio would cost a foreigner
$1,088 to enter Disneyland. That is bad.
Bob Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, is looking for ways to increase his company’s revenue. Next time I have lunch with Bob I will mention this to him. HaHaHa.