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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 :

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Travel Services

  • Pink Vibgyor UTOPIA VERIFIED MAR 2016
      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:

      "We have just returned from our 4th trip organised by Pink Vibgyor, and delivered by Rajat's very professional team (to India 3 times and Sri Lanka once). Rajat was always available for the many pre-planning emails. He is always obliging when it comes to tweaking each and every detail of the trip so that it is planned perfectly for each individual. On the trip itself, again everything was without fault and totally seamless. Ground crew were always punctual, professional, and courteous. The guides always full of information about the sights being seen. Would we recommend Rajat and Pink Vibgyor 100%? Yes." -- Neil S., Feb 26, 2016

      "We just came back to France after visiting Rajastan with Pink Vibgyor. All was well organized by them and Rajat answered all questions and did all we needed to be satisfied. The driver was efficient and friendly. All the local French speaking guides were interesting and friendly. Just be attentive: the 'heritage' hotels are not like in Europe (like Pousadas or Chateaux Hotels). They could be very charming or the houses could be beautiful, but less confortable, noisy, etc. than European standard. So, have a precise look online before renting them. Are there windows in the room? is the room large enought? How is the bathroom? Special thanks to Amir in Delhi who permitted us to discover the town 'differently'." -- Jean Marie, Feb 13, 2016

      "I just finished a Sep tour of 16 days in Rajasthan and Punjab. Raj, who organized my tour, and Narish, my driver, where excellent. I was upgraded in many of the hotels that I stayed in. Every need was taking care of. An amazing trip." -- Charles P, Oct 20, 2015

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

        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

    • Chandni Chowk UTOPIAN VERIFIED OCT 2013

        On the street from Chandni Chowk to the Old Delhi train station there is a facility on the Chandni Chowk side. Very cruisy after sunset. Quick action possible in the last cubicle. All ages, but mostly poor, working class, and rickshaw wallahs.
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    • 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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    • New Delhi Station UTOPIAN VERIFIED OCT 2013
        Outdoor facility towards the Pahar Ganj side, Utopia Map

        Very cruisy day and night, all ages, professionals and working class. Be aware of roaming authorities. If you arrive by Metro, get out at the Delhi Station gate (not Ajmeri). Enter the stairs via the security. Ascend the long and elevated gangway/passenger distributor where you may traverse all platforms below. At the last, Platform 1, do not descend onto the platform, descend in front and exit via the next security in front. Exit the Delhi railway station, on the right, you will see the red and blue sign for Railway Protection Force Post, New Delhi. The facility is directly opposite the sign, towards the right, and shielded by brickworks. Near New Delhi Station on the Pahar Ganj side, there's a facility at the bottom of the staircase leading to the bridge over the railway tracks. Cruisy, but avoid action here as the authorities can be watching. The steps going up to the bridge can also be cruisy at night.
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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

Restaurants and Cafes

    • Rara Avis (homemade French country cuisine) UTOPIA VISITED JUL 2012
        2/F, M27 M Block Market, Greater Kailash II, Utopia Map
        Reservations: 981-123-2992, 880-268-7425

        This "rare bird" is a superb, gay-friendly bistro by bon vivant Jerome and his partner Laurent. With an inventive, relaxed interior and rooftop terrace overlooking a pretty park, plus very reasonable prices, this is one of Delhi's best casual fine dining experiences. Using only the freshest local produce and most authentic imported ingredients, Jerome has evoked the simple and flavor-rich home cooked cuisine of three generations of his restaurateur family. Everything is made with love, from bread crusts to deserts. Favorites range from garlicky escargot, herb and cheese tarts, and gooey-good onion soup to simply prepared meat and fish sourced from local farms or flown in daily. Excellent, attentive (and handsome) service staff. Fine wines, aperitifs, cocktails and unique beers. The grapefruit sorbet served in a shot of Jerome's home town liquer is just one of many superlatives on the menu. Open nightly for dinner and Tue-Sun for lunch.
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Saunas and Fitness for Men

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