Share room in hotels with married foreigner friends

#1 Sep 15th, 2012, 13:33
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Dear friends !!I'm GK (Male/23/unmarried) pursuing My Master of Arts in Russian Literature. One of my Russian friend (Female/age 37/married) with her child (Female/13) will visit India in this month. Main purpose is to visit Delhi/Agra/Kullu-Manali-Naggar/- (My village) / Kolkata and to translation of a poetry book.

1. I want to know that is it legal in India, we 3 stay in 1 room booked in hotels, through online (because our budget is very little).

2. Is it legal to Invite them in my home at village.

3. As I know that for guiding in monuments there must be a tourist guide license. But can I guide her in monuments while travelling with tour guide license.

Once I was walking in Varanasi with my foreigner lady teacher from Poland, but local guides were asking about my license and asking money, but I called all my many of friends from university hostel and we all beaten those licensed guides and handled this situation well.

Please Advice
thanks.
#2 Sep 15th, 2012, 13:58
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what I know is :

1. It is Legal to call/invite your Foreigner friend at your place till you do not get into/conduct any illegal practice there.

2. Staying in Hotel with two females, may raise hotel people's eyebrows or may be not.

3. Beating doesn't always help.

Gurus will come and advise.
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@gautindrus,Staying of non-relatives of opposite sex in one room is not socially acceptable in India. Nobody will accept your explanation that you are running short of money. Everywhere you would be required to prove your credentials. Hence, it would be better if you stay separately.

However, you may invite them to your house and they can stay at your house also. That is permissible.

Further, it is not illegal if you guide your friend(s) even without possessing any license with you, but it is illegal to beat others. So take care!
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@gautindrus,Staying of non-relatives of opposite sex in one room is not socially acceptable in India. Nobody will accept your explanation that you are running short of money. Everywhere you would be required to prove your credentials. Hence, it would be better if you stay separately.
Thank you @Prakaant : It is not socially accepted ....., but legally ? if it is not illegal according to Indian laws and constitution ??
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We have seen hotels and police personnel objecting such stay!
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It all depends... which hotel...which city etc. etc. I don't think there is any "law" barring you three sharing a room, but that's my personal view. Some hoteliers may refuse only to avoid any possible hassles that's all.
You are free to invite anyone you know Indian or foreigner to stay with you in your house.
Local guides normally don't react to Indian friends taking their foreign friends around sites. If anyone reacts politely tell him that persons you are accompanying are your personal friends. Matter should end there. By getting aggressive or viloent you may invite serious trouble. Again these are my personal views and you are the best judge.
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In upscale hotels no one gives a damn. In low end budget mom&pop operations, they can make up whatever they want. Who knows you might become the next Anthony Burgess YMMV

Good luck and keep us informed of your progress.
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Many many Thanks to you @all, who replied for my question. It is really a nice site. Within few hours of posting I had got many replies.
Your answer will help me a lot to make a good plan.

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