The Bangalore Airport Road Escorts are a group of women who work as prostitutes near the airport in Bangalore, India. They are also known as the Begumpet Courtesans. The courtesans have been in business for many years and cater to both Indian and foreign customers. The courtesans typically dress in traditional Indian clothing and use heavy makeup to attract attention. They can be found loitering near hotels, restaurants and bars in the area, or standing on the side of the road near the airport. Most of the women are in their twenties or thirties, but there are some older women as well. The courtesans charge anywhere from 500 to 1000 rupees (about 7-15 US dollars) for their services, depending on the length of time and type of service requested. Some of the women also offer sex toys and other services for an additional fee. The courtesans usually work independently, but there are some who work for pimps or madams. These women typically come from poor backgrounds and have few other options for employment. Some have been forced into prostitution by financial need, while others do it willingly.