New Delhi emerges as destination for LGBT travellers
New Delhi, the capital of India, is a thriving district in Delhi, and it is becoming an increasing popular destination for LGBT travellers. From guided tours of magnificent historic architecture and Old Delhi, to rides in bumpy rickshaws and shopping at bustling bazaars or high end boutiques, there's something for every holidaymaker in this cultural hub.
New Delhi, the capital of India, is a thriving district in Delhi, and it is becoming an increasing popular destination for LGBT travellers. From guided tours of magnificent historic architecture and Old Delhi, to rides in bumpy rickshaws and shopping at bustling bazaars or high end boutiques, there’s something for every holidaymaker in this cultural hub.
New Delhi is emerging as a hotspot for LGBT travellers, despite homosexuality not being openlu allowed in India. The capital of India is a bustling hub that offers wide range of activities and attractions, from history to shopping. Over recent years, there have been several efforts made by the LGBT community in India to overturn the 165-year-old law that can give 10 years imprisonment for gay sex, and earlier this year the Supreme Court said it would re-examine the law.
In Delhi, there are numerous places where the LGBT community are welcome such as bars and nightclubs including Concord, Nyx, Miraaz and SKyy Lounge. Every November, the streets of Delhi host the Queer Pride Parade which is more of a celebration of the LGBT community, rather than a protest about the current law.
Travellers visiting the vibrant district of New Delhi will find a variety of things to see and do, whether they’re history buffs or foodies.
Getting around New Delhi by foot can be difficult and dangerous due to the heavy and chaotic traffic, but one of the best ways to see the city is by rickshaw or tuk-tuk. Tourists can take a tour of the city’s architecture where they’ll see gems like the Lotus Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, the temples of Akshardham and Laxminarayan, and the India Gate war memorial.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan (presidential residence) is a must-see, and it’s the world’s largest house for a chief of state. The vast 330-acre complex includes Parliament House the Secretariat, and the beautiful Mughal gardens that span 15 acres. Shopping enthusiasts will love the high end, boutique stores, art galleries and gourmet restaurants in Connaught Place, while the walled city of Old Delhi boasts traditional bazaars where they can soak up the aromas, bustling atmosphere, and haggle with vendors.
In Old Delhi, visitors can stand beneath the beautiful entry gates, before heading to the Red Fort, a 17th-century palace fortress.
Some of the city’s most spectacular landmarks include Lotus Temple, the flower-shaped Baha'i House of Worship; Humayun's Tomb, where the Mughal Emperor Humayu lies; Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India; the Chhatarpur Temple complex for Hindu worship; and the Qutb Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world located in the UNESCO-listed Qutb complex.
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