Did you know some of them were misconceptions?
Picking up places, mapping the distances and bon voyage! My travel definition is something like this. What is yours?
Traveling and exploring your native place has always been the first item in our travel plans. And while doing this, we often come across instances where misconceptions and illusions bubbled around. We hear a thousand stories and experiences all day, based on which we make an assumption. One such story is what I am going to share with you guys today.
A story about how the talks go on about some places in India where Indians themselves are banned from entering. You might not know. This isn't a very proud thing to announce but then, we have to know what goes around us and the crazy reasons these people took lead in their own hands. So below are few places you didn't know about.
It's time to check your travel itinerary again. This is bizarre and insane!
A Nawab's 160-year-old residence, the sign boards say Namaste, yet this 24 hours service providing lounge, has their heart beating for 'firangis' only. Being a low lying lounge with affordable stay facilities to travelers, it happens to be a quick tumble down place for the foreigners for a real Indian life vibe.
"We don't restrict people, but we do choose our customers. We have created a backpacker's haven here, and all I'm trying to do is protect it." These are the words of the Krishna Rao, owner, and grandson of the founder (as per The Hindu). Couldn't be any more diplomatic Mr. Krishna. There have been many speculations in this context.
This hotel in Bangalore has had speculations regarding discriminatory behavior towards its customers. Being a Japanese hotel, news flared that they 'banned' Indians and refused to take their bookings. But after a good two years of complaints and allegations, it was later shut down. Cheer away people one down!
Goa is every party wannabees escape. As welcoming as it sounds, there are certain points where YOU as INDIAN are not allowed. Some of the shop and shack owners restrict the entry of Indians quoting that their foreign customers are oblivious to their inappropriate and ill-mannered behavior that calls for this action.
Men can't control their lust-filled gazes seeing the bikini-clad women and thus they end up getting themselves BANNED. What a way of protecting!
Being a tourist destination would bring situations like these striked me once. I mean Indians banned by a certain some, for a certain some, on a certain land? Someone, please justify!
Free Kasol, the Israel theme based cafe situated in the very youth-famous place Kasol was crowded with talks and confusing stories about Indians being banned inside their cafe. It was also assumed that the owner only welcomed Israel natives. But according to the experiences quoted by many people (one of which you'll find in this post), all those false assumptions are now to be thrown away in the dustbin. I know you can't believe me saying this but you will once you go through this.
Busted! Busted! The biggest misconception is now crushed.
Another Japanese restaurant in the city also referred as the 'Manchester of India', is known for its best racist policy of all times. In this restaurant, only Japanese citizens are entertained, Indians are not permitted due to their insensitive behavior and chances of eve teasings and lusty stares. Might see avoiding this place. What am I even saying, I'm banned anyway!