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Travel & Resources: BANGALORE / BENGALURU

Please help us keep our Bangalore / Bengaluru listings up-to-date. Special thanks to Hai, Raj, Bhuvan, Sanjeev, Kevin, Madav, Vinay and Abhishek!

BANGALORE / BENGALURU (Karnataka) -- areacode +91-80

General Information

    With it's tree-lined streets, green parks and California weather, Bangalore may surprise given it's reputation as the Silicon Valley of India. All that tech development has sprung up on the city's perimeter. In its heart, Bangalore retains its patchwork of low-rise neighborhoods, heritage buildings, traditional markets, parks, lakes and human-scale temples and churches.

Bangalore spices (c) 2012 by John Goss
    Bangalore also lives up to its reputation as a friendly, welcoming city for visitors from around the world. English is largely spoken and an undiminished affection for its British colonial heritage is evident everywhere you look. There's also a bit of gay life for visitors to experience, including weekend parties that are organized on a regular basis. As with other major cities in India, middle class and upscale gays are using the Net and smart devices to connect. As a visitor, you'll find a lot of ready fans who are educated, employed and know what they like.

Bangalore flowers (c) 2012 by John Goss
    The population of Bangalore is nearing 10 million people (that's about 40,000 Utopians).

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

click for our interactive map of Bangalore / Bengaluru


  • Alternative Law Forum UTOPIA VERIFIED AUG 2020

  • Bangalore Pride UTOPIAN VERIFIED AUG 2012

  • Bangalore Queer Film Fest UTOPIAN VERIFIED AUG 2012

      A non-ticketed, free event aimed at providing films based on themes related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex communities across the world. Held yearly in the last week of Feb.
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  • Good As You UTOPIA VERIFIED AUG 2012

      Support group for LGBT meets at Swabhava Trust (see below) every Thu, 7-9pm. India's oldest informal support group, going strong since the 1990s.
      Add your review, comment, or correction

  • G.R.A.B. (Gay Runners and Breakfast) UTOPIAN VERIFIED AUG 2012


  • Swabhava Trust UTOPIA VISITED AUG 2012
      4/F, M.S. Plaza, 13th Cross at 4th Main Rd, Sampangiramnagar, Utopia Map
      +91-80-22230959, email

      Non-profit organisation, established in 1999, working with LGBT groups in Bangalore and providing help line, counseling, and access to support services. Sat evening LGBT film series 6-9pm generally (call first to confirm). Queer Campus student group meets here on Sat afternoons. Visitors are welcome to drop by their office.
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Popular Spots


      Click here for Bangalore hotels and accommodations.

Bars and Clubs

    • Chin Lung UTOPIA VISITED AUG 2012

    • Golden Rose Bar & Pub UTOPIA VERIFIED APR 2012
        2/F Brigade Dreams Bar & Restaurant, Brigade Rd (near St Joseph's College)
        +91 903-576-0439, email

        This gay-managed and LGBT-popular aircon bar attracts the old Chin Lung crowd. Free entry. Discounted house drinks and nightly happy hour make this a popular place for locals and visitors to drink and dance. Informal, friendly atmosphere.
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    • Matteo Coffee UTOPIA VISITED AUG 2012

    • Pink Nation UTOPIAN VERIFIED AUG 2012
        +91-99-8053-0950, email

        Pink Nation was conceptualized exclusively for your partying excesses. They work hard to bring you exciting LGBT parties and travel. Pink Nation is made up of you, your friends and people like you, who believe Pink Nation is the new Republic. See their website for party schedules.
        Utopia Member Benefit: 20% DISCOUNT on entry fee at regular gay parties.
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Massage for Men

    • Arun Massage UTOPIA VERIFIED AUG 2012

    • Full Body Massage UTOPIA VERIFIED AUG 2012

    • Sync Massage UTOPIA VERIFIED AUG 2012
        966-354-7692, email

        Gay-friendly, highly trained massage therapist. Each massage is individually tailored to meet your needs, whether you need is relaxation, therapeutic work, or one of their other bodywork specialties. Educated, decent, and hygenic.
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Meeting Places

Restaurants and Cafes

    • Chin Lung UTOPIA VISITED AUG 2012

    • Hotel Empire (Indian) UTOPIAN VERIFIED AUG 2012

    • Koshy's (Indian and international) UTOPIA VISITED AUG 2012
        St Mark's Rd branch, Utopia Map

        This fabulously authentic throw-back is, unsurprisingly, a popular hangout for the city's in-the-know gays and lesbians. Schmancy dining room on one side and casual, no frills diner serving lost-in-time comfort food on the other. Where else can you (and the Queen of England apparently) get an egg flip, a chutney sandwich or a mango Melba these days?
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    • Matteo Coffee (mixed) UTOPIA VISITED AUG 2012
        Church St (just west of Brigade Rd, next to Nando's), Utopia Map

        This popular coffee shop, just off the trendy shopping stretch of Brigade Rd, has been colonized by upscale gays who come here to see and be seen. Friendly management, staff, and top notch coffee/tea/snacks. Especially gay on Sat and Sun from 6pm onwards.
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