Go To Jail These Vacations!
Bringing to you the weirdest travel stay but hey, if you’re up for it, we’re not judging.
The Telangana prison department has ironically opened the iron bars as a go-to vacation spot. As bizarre as it may sound, there are people paying INR 500 a day to go to jail! If you are one of those, here’s all the information listed down below for you.
Since more than two centuries, Sangareddy Prison has been a go-to destination for rogues and murderers to expiate their sins. However, now, the prison department lets in tourists for a cost of Rs 500 per day to experience the jail life.
Located in Medak district of Telangana, the colonial-era Sangareddy Jail was constructed in 1796 when the Nizams ruled the region. The 200 plus-year-old prison at Sangareddy is one of the oldest prisons in India that is still operational today, and has been officially turned into a vacation spot. The prison has one barrack in the female wing and nine barracks in the male wing.
In the beginning after its launch in 2016, there were hardly any takers for the jail experience, but the scheme soon caught the fancy of International Tourists. So far, more than 45 foreign tourists have liked the prison department’s ‘Feel the Jail’ Programme.
The visitors have to live the authentic jail life. They are provided with a pair of khadi uniform, steel plate and glass, a mug, washing and bathing soap, bedding and other bare necessities. The meals served are the jail menu that has chapati, rice, rasam, vegetable curries, and curd along with tea and snacks for the temporary prisoners. The food is sourced from the new district jail close to Kandi village on the periphery of Sangareddy town.
So how to go about it? Well, intending visitors need to inform the jail authorities beforehand so that they can make the preparations for the visiting inmates in advance.
The jail inmates though do not have to participate in mundane chores; but they are not provided with room service, either. They are expected to clean their barracks and gardening, which is optional. The wee bit work just adds to the real life jail experience.
Though offbeat, it sure sounds like a once in a life time experience. For most of us. 😉