India is a multidimensional country that has much to offer to any type of traveler. From the snowcapped Himalayas to sunny, sandy beaches and all of the diverse terrain in between, gay travel to India includes a plethora of opportunities for adventure or relaxation in this ever-changing country. Long-known as a nation with a distinct dedication to spirituality and natural healing, a gay vacation to India is an ideal choice for those looking for the opportunity to refocus on what is important in life, reprioritize, and awaken or reawaken their spiritual center.
The multidimensional character of India also allows for gay vacations that focus on exploring sacred, historical and cultural sites, trekking through untouched wilderness, shopping in traditional bazaars and high-end boutiques, indulging in delicious cuisine or learning about life in a rural village.
Those who take a gay vacation to India will find that it is very difficult to find a noticeable LGBT community, even in urban areas. In 2009, the Delhi High Court took an important step towards decriminalizing same-sex relations when it voted to overturn a 148-year-old law still on the books from when India was a British colony. This antiquated law, which is no longer upheld in Delhi, but is still enforced in the rest of the country, prohibits “carnal intercourse against the order of nature” and includes same-sex intercourse, as well as some heterosexual sexual acts.
Activists are trying to rectify this situation, but in the meantime, those who take gay vacations in India should be aware of this. With that said, there are many LGBT people living in India and there are some gathering spots, as well as the cruising areas you can expect in nearly any country, no matter how conservative. While there are mixed feelings at both a community and government level about LGBT folks, ideas about sexuality are changing, making India an ever-improving option for gay travel.
Same-sex relationships may still hold a taboo status in much of India, but this has not stopped this beautiful, diverse country from being a highly popular destination for gay travel, and LGBT travelers typically report no issues during their gay travel. One way to ensure that your India gay vacation is a fulfilling, safe, remarkable trip is to arrange to take part in a tour organized by a trustworthy, well-established company that is experienced in providing exceptional trips and tours catering to LGBT folks.
Choosing to travel in India with a tour group is an excellent way to ensure that you have the opportunity to enjoy India’s most alluring attractions, rejuvenate your spirit at sacred temples and experience life-changing moments during your travels.