It’s hard to believe but there are places in India where Indians are denied entry. Most of these places are being run by Indian owners and allow entry to only foreigners.
Here’s a list of five places across India where Indians are banned:
1. Uno-In Hotel, Bengaluru:
This hotel in Bengaluru was set up in 2012 exclusively for Japanese people. However, the hotel was soon shut down by the Greater Bangalore City Corporation in the year 2014 on charges of racial discrimination.
2. Free Kasol Cafe, Kasol:
This cafe in Kasol, Himachal Pradesh shot to fame in mid 2015 when the owner of the place refused to serve an Indian woman while welcoming only the Israelis.
3. “Foreigners Only” beaches in Goa:
There are a number of beach shack and restaurant owners in Goa who openly prefer foreign tourists over Indian people.
4. A certain lodge in Chennai: Given the pseudonym of ‘Highlands’, a certain hotel in Chennai only serves customers who possess a foreign passport. According to a story on Deccan Herald, an apparent ‘No Indian’ policy is quite strictly enforced in the hotel, whereby only Indians in possession of a foreign passport may stay.
5. Puducherry’s “Foreigners Only” beaches: Just like in Goa, there are beaches in Puducherry where some beaches, shacks and restaurants are reserved exclusively for foreigners.