Mumbai Gay Travel
Whats gay life Mumbai like? All the Mumbai gay travel info you’ll need is here on wolfyy. Enormous Mumbai never stops. Streets full of motorbikes buzz in this striking urban jungle.
The Gay Travel Experience: Mumbai, India
I’d like to warn you early on in this Mumbai gay travel guide, that this city is not for the faint of heart. Mumbai is beautiful and quite safe…but if this is your first trip outside of Europe or America, you’ll be quite culture shocked.
Don’t let me deter you, but please be sure to read all the travel tips later in this article. I want you to be well informed for your visit to Mumbai.
Gay Mumbai: Where to Stay
I recommend south Mumbai for gay travelers because there is a plethora of rooftop venues, vibrant shopping and major attractions are nearby. You will also be close to Marine Drive, the iconic shoreline half-circle road.
Mumbai Experiences for the Gay Traveler
The Khaneri Caves
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The Hanging Gardens & Malabar Hills
Mumbai Bars & Gay Scene
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Mumbai Gay Travel Tips
Rideshares like Uber and Lyft are stunningly cheap. I once took a short ride to a bar and the ride was less than one US dollar! Your money will go very far in India.
When arriving in Mumbai, prepare yourself to witness extreme poverty. I dislike perpetuating the negative sides of cities, but the following few paragraphs are to inform you so you can know what to expect. I adore Mumbai; however, you have to take note of a few points.
Dont let me scare you…
Now that you’re informed, don’t let this scare you. Walking around Mumbai is safe. To make your journey easier, my suggestion is to hire a day-long guide. This person will negotiate for you whenever needed, drive you everywhere and often can get you little treats for free.
It’s almost certain that street food will make you sick. Did that stop me? Nope! I found a local Pani Puri sand and went at it. If you follow suit, make sure you have some Ciproflaxin from your doctor before leaving for your trip.
Traffic in Mumbai during rush hour can be very hectic. When departing the city for the airport, leave yourself plenty of time and account for the traffic.
Gay Life in India
Being gay is still taboo in India and homophobia is still prevalent, although it is on the decline. India still has a long way to go regarding LGBT inclusivity. The laws regarding homosexuality have oscillated over the years with a recent positive outcome.
India decriminalized homosexuality in 2009. This ruling was reversed in 2013 with the government deferring to legislators on the issue. In September 2018, the Indian high court unanimously agreed to decriminalize same-sex relations, a huge step forward.