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Pride Month 2024: How To Explore India Safely As An LGBTQ Traveller

For heterosexual men travelling around India might not be fraught with peril, but for women and individuals belonging to the LGBTQ community, travelling in India is not a piece of cake and caution should be exercised

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Anybody who loves to travel has already done a solo gig or has that on their bucket list. While being a heterosexual man gives you relatively minor brushes with trouble when you are travelling in India, if you are a woman or an individual belonging to the LGBTQ community in India, travelling is not a piece of cake.

Homosexuality was decriminalised in India in September of 2018, but how safe is it really for people of the LGBTQ community to travel around the country?