When we go for a travel what is that which we all require. We all require safety, fun and welcoming atmosphere in the same way; gay men too look for protection, enjoyment and a soothing and welcoming environment when they travel. Slowly and steadily India is shifting its status of a non gay-friendly tourist destination to a gay friendly tourist destination.
A prayer pole marks the place from which one can see the monastery and signifies that, from this point on, criminals escape punishment. It is interesting to note that the Delgupta monks created the precedent of building monasteries on hilltops, rather than on valley floors. This follows the Tibetan notion that the higher the monastery sites, the closer it is to the Gods.
If the concern of being gay or lesbian ever stopped your visit to India, these 5 facts may put your mind at ease and get you prepared for a trip to India. Over the past few years, we have organized trips to India for lots of gay and lesbian persons and received no complaints from them. No one questions same-sex travelers sharing a room.
Homosexuality remains frowned upon in India despite the fact that in July a Supreme Court ruling finally overturned a discriminatory piece of legislation that had, since colonial times, prohibited so-called "unnatural" sexual relations, criminalizing consensual sex between men. In the aftermath of this acknowledgment of constitutional freedom, the media celebrated widely with endless discussions, debates and relatively newsworthy stories about everything and anything gay, proud, and out. On the other hand, there are religious and political leaders hell-bent on reversing the legislative decision and many who actively promote antigay thinking, qualifying their hatred with the bizarre sentiment that homosexuality is un-Indian.
Since its very inception, Indjapink has been providing customized luxury travels to every man or couple who wants to unravel the beauty and mystery of the exotic land of India. This majestic land is bristling with a mix of awe-inspiring landscape and varied cultural traditions. Your journey through this intoxicating country will blaze in your memory long after you have left it!
Be it the spiritual retreats in Himalayas or the boutique hotels in Rajasthan or Goa; India is fast becoming one of the sought after destinations for gay and LGBT tourism. With 29 years of experience as one of the leading destination management Company based in New Delhi, Indian Holiday Pvt. With our vast experience and strong network, we specialize in customizing exclusive LGBT experiences that are rather difficult to arrange to and open the door to authentic ways of life and deeper insight into the soul of Indian cultures.
We spent several months travelling in India as a gay couple, from North to South, and absolutely loved it. We visited world famous monuments like the Taj Mahal and stunning palaces across Rajasthan. But our absolute highlight was the people.
Sorry if this appears here twice, but after I posted it looks like this is where I should ask a question:. I am a gay man, 64 years old and recently returned from a 42 day trip to Cambodia, Vietnam and Hong Kong and had a blast. I am not planning on doing anything gay there. My friend who lives in Calcutta, who is straight, is telling me there are lots of riots and terrorism in Calcutta, and that the news doesn't report most of it.
I have two gay friends male who'd like to travel in India but are afraid this might be dangerous. Although I've given them a bit of information and advice, they would love to hear from others who have done that and how they found the experience. Our staff may also remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.
LGBT couples — both tourists and residents — keep a low profile and organise underground parties; the scene is always on but remains closeted. Also, as of recently, no crime has been recorded against LGBT couples, so things are running smoothly. India seems so exotic to many travellers. When we talk to niche markets like LGBT travellers, they are always interested in history, culture, colours; in the forts and Palaces in the north and Ayurveda in the South.