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India Tour! Beware of Online Hotel Bookings

By: Kazi Musa, SAVED News International Correspondent, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I thought about India tour many times but didn’t. Finally, Last year I went to Mumbai in India. Mumbai is famous for its historical places. Such as Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Elephanta Caves, Mount Mary Church, Haji Ali Dargah and so on. I planned to stay two weeks over there. As I booked a medium-range hotel online. The photos and the other facilities of the room which are shown in the online platform were satisfactory to me.

But my experience was totally different. The real scenario was far different than the provided photos and details. The room was quite small and cramped and the washroom was old also. So, I talked with the management and asked why they used such photos were online which are not matched with reality. They said we are planning to renovate our hotel and sorry for this hassle.

I left that hotel after the first three days. and I consider this sort of thing also scam because they are attracting customers with some good photos. The reality is too much different. This is a kind of hypocrisy with the customers, they scammed me I consider.

I want to say that India is a sort of heaven for the traveler. Everything you can avail very cheaply. But you may face some unwanted issues also that may spoil your tour.  My suggestions for the traveler that when you travel in India be careful about this sort of scams. Otherwise, you may face such hassle like me. Don’t forget that virtual India and tangible India are not the same.

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