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Old Mar 12th 2011, 10:54 pm   #16
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Sooty - this is a positive thread!!
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Sooty - this is a positive thread!!
Sooty is going to get strangled soon and battered by Su and Sweep.
Not going into the difference between us paying 750 rups to enter Taj Mahal and 500 rups to other places and the Indians 20 - 10 rups. END OF STORY. Although in a private email to Simon I did say this - he took it that we had to pay 750 rups to get into the Taj meeting!!!!!!!!!!!!! on 21st March.

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Sorry.........wrong,

Foreign national = rs750

Indian national = rs20

"Tourist" does not come into it............at all.............the present Indian Prime Minister described this as discrimination and promised to get rid of it.........years ago.....fat chance!

Come to India and get shafted, should be the new sound-bite.

How much aid will India offer Japan, after grabbing all they could after the last tsunami............most of which disappeared into powerful pockets without trace (documented, or better still, visit the east coast and see how much has been done after all these years)

Must be due another $1 billion space rocket soon.........maybe this one will reach 1000ft?

In the UK we call it bonfire night, and its a little bit cheaper!
Went to Easter Island - 10,000 pesos for Chilean nationals to enter some sites and 50,000 pesos for foreign nationals. So, it happens elsewhere too! It's simple and probably based on tax payers paying far less and affordability generally - Indian nationals generally far poorer than foreign nationals visiting...
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Went to Easter Island - 10,000 pesos for Chilean nationals to enter some sites and 50,000 pesos for foreign nationals. So, it happens elsewhere too! It's simple and probably based on tax payers paying far less and affordability generally - Indian nationals generally far poorer than foreign nationals visiting...
In deference to this being a compulsory "happy" thread, will put plenty of "smileys"!

Shasha, your Chilean example proves the point, they charge foreigners FIVE TIMES as much as locals, At the Taj this would mean rs20 and rs100, a margin no foreigner would object to as it reflects their perceived greater spending power.

In India they see fit to charge THIRTY-SEVEN AND A HALF TIMES as much, that is legalsed extortion!


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As mentioned above going to the Golden Temple next month, free entry and not only that, free food supplied 24 hours for all who want it. These Indian people are amazing!!
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As mentioned above going to the Golden Temple next month, free entry and not only that, free food supplied 24 hours for all who want it. These Indian people are amazing!!
Free entry in one of the best temples I have seen Akshardham - has sooty been there?
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Free entry in one of the best temples I have seen Akshardham - has sooty been there?
No, but active places of worship throughout the world normally do not charge entry fees, including the cathedrals at Old Goa last time I looked.....so not a meaningful example, nor is the Golden Temple for the same reason?


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No, but active places of worship throughout the world normally do not charge entry fees, including the cathedrals at Old Goa last time I looked.....so not a meaningful example, nor is the Golden Temple for the same reason?


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You have a valid point but I think such places when of international importance are different.
Westminster Abbey???? but we have been through this before at length on the 'prices thread'
Can we leave it now and go back to 'Happy Touring'
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You have a valid point but I think such places when of international importance are different.
Westminster Abbey???? but we have been through this before at length on the 'prices thread'
Can we leave it now and go back to 'Happy Touring'
Quite right Bipat - Sooty is heading for a slap.
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Quite right Bipat - Sooty is heading for a slap.
Censorship, suppression and threats of violence?

Whatever happened to reasonable discussion?

Are we in Libya?

Or in the Secretariat at Porvorim?


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I'm still in Goa and loving every minute of it.
Paying around a tenner to visit the Taj would not ruin my day,and Ihave to admit I'm not losing any sleep over the Indian space program.
Have friends wanting to do the Kerala backwaters in April;any advice regarding travel,what to do/not do,what to bring etc,would be welcome.
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I'm still in Goa and loving every minute of it.
Paying around a tenner to visit the Taj would not ruin my day,and Ihave to admit I'm not losing any sleep over the Indian space program.
Have friends wanting to do the Kerala backwaters in April;any advice regarding travel,what to do/not do,what to bring etc,would be welcome.
I agree why are we wasting time discussing the entry price of the Taj...they can charge what they like to whom...its their place!
The backwaters of Kerela are very beautiful and we spent a day on them. The night trips are expensive and apart from not seeing much you get the problem of mosquitos and spying boatmen! Organise a day trip from Cochin to include a dugout trip up the small streams and barter! It sounds like a romantic trip, meal for two on a rice boat over night, but its not worth it. Go to the port area of Cochin and ask at the kiosks there. Good luck...
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Whatever happened to reasonable discussion?

Are we in Libya?

Or in the Secretariat at Porvorim?


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THIS IS A B - 'APPY THREAD AS MILWART WOULD SAY.

Tell us about the places you travelled in India and you did enjoy.

HAMPI is well worth the 10-12 hour journey from Goa. The "landscape" (for want of a better word) is magical.

Also, driving up & over the Ghatts in the early morning is something to be remembered.
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HAMPI is well worth the 10-12 hour journey from Goa. The "landscape" (for want of a better word) is magical.

Also, driving up & over the Ghatts in the early morning is something to be remembered.
Perhaps we could also give details of good clean hotels.

We stayed at the Hotel Ajanta in Delhi

Crystal Inn at Agra

Dera Rawatsar Jaipur

all excellent 2/3 star hotels, you will have to look up the prices on the net as they were included in our tour. Food was good in them all but best value of meals was Ajanta, of course, a buffett breakfast was included at all the hotels.
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