Depends on who you listen to:
The New Delhi Chronicle,
Obama trip to india: obama india trip cost around $200 million daily
Meanwhile India says that it will not prejudge outcome of Obama visit
Or the White House,
$200 million-a-day cost for India trip ‘wildly inflated’: White House.
The Wall Street Journal checks out the fuzzy math and concludes,
the report is demonstrably incorrect. It says the White House had blocked off the entire Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai – it hasn’t – and that the press traveling with Mr. Obama will be staying there. We won’t. Besides, the press pays its own way at considerable cost to the media outlets, not the U.S. taxpayer.
Here’s their video,
Allahpundit looks at other rumors,
Near as I can tell, the mega-bombshell about Obama introducing a teleprompter to India’s parliament remains tragically, pathetically true. Exit question: What about this new blockbuster from the Telegraph about the mass coconut culling happening around the city’s Gandhi museum to protect the presidential noggin? Dude, I think it’s real.
My own travels continue, but definitely not on a $200million/day budget.