Indians are getting richer and so are prices, from real estate to common commodities, all soaring through the roof.
Even going on a vacation within India is more expensive than going for a short trip Singapore, Bankok or Sri Lanka.
Here is a news published by MoneyControl:
Ringing in the New Year at a 5-Star hotel within the country could burn a hole of up to Rs 40,000. Favourite holiday spots like Goa and Kerala are selling at Rs 20,000- 25,000 a room per night. Some high-end packages are also going for a whopping Rs 35,000 a night or even more. Add to this the airfare and your holiday works out to be significantly more expensive than a short trip to Bangkok, Singapore, or Sri Lanka. Premium hotel rooms in these foreign destinations are available at anything between USD 150-200 dollars a night.
Even the smaller 3 and 4-Star hotels are selling for Rs 10,000-15,000 a night for the New Year. Of course, with a dinner and dance thrown in! So, if hotels are cashing in â€‘ why shouldn’t the airlines. Whether you fly budget or a full-fare airline, the cheapest ticket to say Â Goa is around Rs 12,000. That is almost as much as the cost of going to Thailand or Malaysia.
This is the same reason why I am going to Lonavla and not Goa. It is F$$$$$$ expensive !