Experience of Apartheid at Bundi
Savage Garden
India > India Travel Basics > India Travel > Scams and Annoyances in India
#46
| Senior Member
Yes I agree with some here that this is only discrimination and surely not apartheid. I faced a lot of it on my recent South India trip. When I reached Kanyakumari, nobody wanted to give me a room for the night as I was a single, Indian male and a potential suicide risk according to what I learnt. Infact the auto driver told me, "Do try to speak English only then you can perhaps get a room, otherwise you wont get a room." because they give the room to a single male foreigner.
I think it was the case of "who wants to take a chance, when we already have so many ppl asking for bookings" but surely not apartheid. Some of the ppl also told me off rudely and at one point I was pissed off to leave the city right then, but then I had lunch and a helpful Indian tourist sitting next to me suggested asking the main temple dharamshala for a room, where I did find an awesome big peaceful room just for Rs. 400 after convincing the priest there that I was happy with life and not looking at ways to die :-)
#47
| Senior Member
Just an FYI -- Kasera Heritage supposedly has a rooftop restaurant, but it wasn't in use when I was there, either (and I am a firang, not Indian). Kasera Paradise, owned by the same people, also has a rooftop restaurant and that one was open. The latter also has a better view -- of the palace as well as the town (Heritage has a view of the town only).

So, this may not have been an example of apartheid -- just that the Heritage isn't as popular as the Paradise, so they don't bother cooking over there. (We were originally checked into Heritage and moved to Paradise because we didn't like being the only guests in the hotel!)

Really liked Kasera Paradise, tho'.
#48
| Member
My mom and dad were in Rajasthan last month, and they found Udaipur to be the most money-minded and white-skin-minded of all.
#49
| Maha Guru Member
You are right vsanjay.There are some restaurant/hotel in udaipur where hotel owner does not treat indians as they treat with white people.This case is particularly prominent in budget hotels popular in western tourist.Hotel owner generally deal there with white people and when some indian went there they think a 2nd grade person has come.
Savage Garden
#50
| Senior Member
I hate Udaipur.

And you're right, the salesmen there really know how to make a tourist feel like a walking bag of cash. You literally can't walk more than a minute without being approached by someone who wants to sell you his amazing ware.
I'd rather cross the busiest road in Delhi a hundred times, than ever again setting my foot in that city.



That is all.
paisa bolta hai

Money Talks
#51
| Loud Noisy Bird
All salesmen (worldwide, maybe!) should be forced to read shreder's post, and then to eat multiple copies of it!

Can they not get it through their thick, ignorant skin that, with a little less obnoxious pressure, we, the potential customers, just might be more inclined to buy something!
~
Life gets aadhar every day.
.
#52
| 10 year Visa okee dokee

Originally posted by: Nick-H View Post

All salesmen (worldwide, maybe!) should be forced to read shreder's post, and then to eat multiple copies of it!

Can they not get it through their thick, ignorant skin that, with a little less obnoxious pressure, we, the potential customers, just might be more inclined to buy something!


Yes!! But I've decided salesmen are like spam or junk mail, they only need one person to open the link & one person to be suckered in to give their cash or credit card & their day is made.

Of course, they could have alot more business if they didn't pounce. Sometimes I actually want to look inside a store but as soon as the high pressure pitch starts, I'm gone, gone, gone.:p
[paniccow] My selected India photos http://www.indiamike.com/photopost/s...r/7030/cat/500

Related Posts