It’s tough to believe, but there are blank spaces in India where Indians are denied entrance. Most of these homes are being led by Indian owners and grant entry only to the foreigners.
1. Barren Islands, Andaman
The only active volcano in India is situated on the Barren Island of Andaman and Nicobar. You can see red-hot lava and smoke erupting from the mouth of the volcano for a distance inside the safety of a small ship. Still, no one is taken into account to get any closer to the hill due to safety reasons.
2. Free Kasol Café, Kasol
Sometimes the nicest looking things are not what it looks like and here is one such case. This cozy coffee joint in Kasol does not serve Indians. This cafe became notorious after an article or so its owners refusing to entertain Indians attained media publicity. The cafe allowed only foreigners, mostly Whites!
3. Highlands Hotel, Chennai
Highlands Hotel in Chennai has a signboard at the entrance that says “Welcome, Namaste, pray stay at this worthy lodge.” But this kind-hearted welcome is only if you are a non-Indian or an Indian in possession of a foreign passport.
Many hoteliers and restaurateurs prefer foreigners to Indian people, not merely because of commercial reasons, but because they sense that Indians are very demanding as regards room service and take in too much noise which disturbs other hotel guests.
4. Russian colony, Kundankulam
According to several titles, the residential complex of the Kundankulam Nuclear Power Project has a “Russian colony” where Indians are not admitted indoors. This colony accommodates many Russian citizens working for the Power Project and is self-sustaining with houses, hotels, club houses, et al.
5. Nicobar Islands
Unlike the Andamans, the Nicobar Islands are untouched and pristine. The woods are lush and the beaches are surreal beyond explanation.
Still, aliens would require passports to enter the Islands and no visitor is permitted to go into the tribal belts unless for some limited functions like research. And yet for that one will accept to pass through rigorous formalities.
6. Norbulingka Cafe, Dharamshala
According to several claims posted online, this particular coffee bar has been known to refuse entry to anybody and everybody who “appears even remotely Indian”. If true, that is the most quintessential example of racial discrimination.
7. Uno-In Hotel, Bangalore
The Uno-In Hotel was set up in Bangalore in 2012 in association with the Nippon Infrastructure company to cater to the needs of the growing corporate Japanese population in the city.
But it shot to fame in early 2014 after a number of incidents where the hotel staff allegedly stopped the Indians from getting into the rooftop restaurant. The hotel was soon shut down by the Greater Bangalore City Corporation on charges of racial discrimination.