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Travel & Resources: DELHI / NEW DELHI

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DELHI / NEW DELHI (National Capital Territory) -- area code +91-11

General Information

    Delhi, officially National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT) - incorporating fascinating Old Delhi and India's capital, New Delhi - is a vast, well-organized metropolis dotted with lush public parks, exotic Mughal Empire architecture, grand British-colonial showpieces, monumental government structures, shrines large and small to a baffling number of spiritual practices, side-by-side tracts of glittering mega-malls, and a magic carpet of organic urban sprawl woven together over hundreds of years. Rich in history, culture, cuisine, commodities, ethnicities, superstitions, and opinions, Dehli is the proverbial melting pot where a little bit of every part of the subcontinent and its neighbors has been blended into modern India.

Humayun's Tomb (c) 2011 by John Goss
    Appealing and relatively easy to get around (except during rush hours), Delhi is also super safe, thanks to teams of ever-vigilant security that look to have been hand-picked from the handsomest of the country's already studly armed services. If you're a fan of hunky, flirty, mustachioed men in uniform, packing (in more than one way), then Delhi's got that added bonus!

Old Dehli (c) 2012 by John Goss
    India's emerging gay scene, while largely still in the shadows, is most active and visible in Delhi. Multiple gay-themed events happen regularly, rotating between various friendly venues and announced by SMS and email rather than promoted publicly. New venues and projects-in-planning are popping up with increasing regularity. Expect much of country's expanding gay and GLBT-friendly business community to be based here.

    The population of Delhi is nearing 17 million people (that's over 650,000 Utopians and more on the way).

    Navigating the local gay scene is easy with our interactive Utopia Map of Gay & Lesbian Delhi / New Delhi :

click for our interactive map of Delhi / New Delhi


Organizations


Travel Services

  • Pink Vibgyor UTOPIAN VERIFIED MAR 2017
      411, 4/F Jainatower 1, Dist Centre Jankpuri
      2559-0701, 2559-0703, FAX 2561-1456, email

      Gay and lesbian-friendly travel agents providing one-stop, tailor-made travel plans for travelers going to India, Nepal, Thailand, Maldives, Mauritius, Sri Lanka and Indian islands among many destinations. Holidays, unions, honeymoons.
      Utopia Member Benefit: 5% DISCOUNT, FREE TRAVEL MAPS, COMPLIMENTARY PICK-UPS AND DROPS and other benefits and upgrades based on availability.
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      Comments from Utopians:

      "Pink Vibgyor did an excellent job. ALL was very good and sometimes even superb! Of all the hotels we liked. The very best were the two mountain resorts in Thekkady (Poetree) and Munnar, due to location and friendliness, the Ranthambore Fort hotel and the Radisson Agra. Our drivers, Mr. Anu and Mr. Kartar, were both most skilled and excellent experts. Both drivers were really helpful, knew their area, and were always ready to show us around. They are both wonderful men. The cars always clean and comfortable. Our guides were ALL good. Being hikers and fond of nature, we liked best the guide to the spice garden in Thekkady. He was outstanding with his English, knew all about 'his plants' (and I am a biologist) and was presenting the spices in a special manner. Great! Of course, the rangers in the national parks like on the boat of Periyar or on the safari buses were also outstanding. We saw wild elephants, otters, wild dogs, deer, antilopes, birds, and more birds, and the highlight - a leopard feeding on his prey. We were most satisfied. Warm, friendly people. Nice nature, superb food, brilliant weather (except for rainy Jaipur)." -- Hartmut and Gerhard, Mar 4, 2017

      "We have just returned from a 3-week trip in southern and northern India that was tailored to our wishes by Raj and his team of Pink Vibgyor. The entire tour was highly professionally organized with excellent drivers (Mr. Anu and Mr. Kartar), superb accommodations and good local guides. A terrific trip. Many thanks, really recommended." -- Hardy and Gerry from Germany, Feb 9, 2017

      "We two guys from Germany have enjoyed a wonderful private tour through Rajasthan, including Delhi and Agra, with Pink Vibgyor last Oct. Raj has been very professional with everything, be it organizing the entire tour or throughout our journey, and even helping us with an airline which lost our luggage. Our driver, Mr. Singh, took excellent care of everything and we never felt unsafe. Eeverything was just great!" -- Ralf M., Jan 16, 2017


Popular Spots

Accommodations and Hotels

      Click here for Delhi / New Delhi hotels and accommodations.


Bars and Clubs

      Delhi has several gay party organizers who throw gay gatherings on weekends at otherwise straight nightclubs on a changing basis. Ask a local for upcoming details or get onto a mailing list to find out what will be going on during your visit. The clubs listed below have an established and regular gay clientele.

    • Peppers UTOPIA VERIFIED AUG 2013
        Chanakya Lane at the Grand Forte (near the site of the now demolished Chanakya Cinema, towards the end of the road), Chanakyapuri, Utopia Map
        2687-8320

        A long-running venue to meet people from the gay community. Small disco on two levels with a gay party every Tues night. G/F with bar stools is noisy, but good for people who like to dance and hook up. Upper level with sofas is better to socialize. Fun, nice people, lots of couples, easy to chat. Gets packed after 11pm. Most of the patrons are locals, with some expatriates mingling in.
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Massage for Men

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Meeting Places

    • Daula Khuan Park UTOPIAN VERIFIED OCT 2013

    • Jheel Park UTOPIA VISITED JUL 2012
        Dhaula Kuan Metro Station (exit and walk east to the bus stop), Utopia Map

        The park, in the vicinity of the Dhaula Kuan bus stop, is super active in the afternoons (it is not safe at night) with hundreds of men of all ages who, waiting for their bus connections (sometimes for hours), wander around the park looking for connections (which happen almost instantly as you enter the park). The term MSM was seemingly coined to describe this scene.
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    • Kashmiri Gate UTOPIAN VERIFIED OCT 2013

    • Maharadja Aggarsen Park UTOPIAN VERIFIED OCT 2013
        Between Lala Hardev Marg and Gokhale Marg

        Action possible at night after 8pm, but beware of roaming cops. Along the park are several cruisy facilities on Lala Hardev Marg.
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    • Nehru Park UTOPIA VISITED JUL 2012
        Chankyapuri, Utopia Map

        At the corner which is closest to the Ashok Hotel Convention Hall entrance. Favorite cruising spot (particularly on Sun evenings), although be cautious and make sure you don't carry valuables. Peak hours are 6-8pm.
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    • Palika Park UTOPIA VISITED JUL 2012

    • Park close to Lado Sarai UTOPIA VISITED JUL 2012
        Utopia Map

        Enter from the gate next the Wholesale Flower Market on Mehrauli-Gurgaon Rd. The park has some nice monuments and wonderful walks. Easy encounters are possible, although be cautious and make sure you don't carry valuables. Don't hang around too late after it gets dark.
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    • Park on the Ring Rd close to the Hyatt Regency
        Utopia Map

        Look for Fire Brigade office. The park gate is just opposite (next to the taxi stand). Easy encounters are possible, although be cautious and make sure you don't carry valuables. Don't hang around too late after it gets dark.
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    • Select Citywalk Mall UTOPIA VISITED JUL 2012


Saunas and Fitness for Men

      Click here for Delhi / New Delhi saunas for men.



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