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India

1 Nov. - 12 Nov. 2023  |    Only 3 spots left  

Few countries are as colourful and multifaceted as India – get ready to dive into a world full of surprises! Explore the bustling metropolis of Delhi, live the fairy-tale magic of the Taj Mahal, go tiger stalking, and spend an unforgettable night in the desert. This is once-in-a-lifetime gay travel experience you’ll never forget!

  • Taj Mahal – A true fairy tale

  • Hawa Mahal “Palace of Breeze”

  • Tiger stalking at Ranthambore National Park

  • Overnight stay in a desert camp

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Details

Day 1, Wed, 01.11.2023: Namaste

After your individual arrival in Delhi (flights not included), you’ll be welcomed by your tour guide with a heartfelt “Namaste” and taken to your hotel for a short rest. In the afternoon, it’s time to meet the guys and set off on your first gay adventure together – New Delhi, the capital of India. The first stop of the tour is Qutub Minar, the second tallest minaret in the country. Your gay cultural experience continues with a stop at Humayun’s Tomb, an impressive monument in Indo-Persian style from the 16th century. You’ll close your first day in the sprawling metropolis with a tour of Imperial Delhi, which includes a scenic drive past India Gate, the 42m-high War Memorial, the Parliament House, the Secretariat Buildings, and the Viceroy Palace.

Delhi – Humayun’s tomb

Day 2, Thu, 02.11.2023: City tour through Delhi

Get ready to discover the charm and flavour of Old Delhi by rickshaw and on foot. Your first experience of the day is a visit to Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques on the Asian continent. Later in the afternoon, you’ll walk to Chandni Chowk, Asia’s most expansive wholesale market. This sizable area full of shops and exotic bazaars is buzzing with energy. With the scent of Indian spices still in your nostrils, you’ll pass by the Red Fort, which was built in the 17th century. The second day of your gay tour will end with a with a visit to Raj Ghat, a humble yet moving memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.

Taj Mahal – India’s most famous landmark

Day 3, Fri, 03.11.2023: Agra Fort & Taj Mahal

After a leisurely breakfast, you’ll depart for Agra Fort. Surrounded by a moat, this dramatic structure was not only the seat and stronghold of the Mughal Empire but was also the palace of three famed emperors. At dusk, you’ll embark on a magical journey to the world’s most beautiful mausoleum – the Taj Mahal. As the Indian sun sets, you’ll be mesmerised by the Mughal architecture and garden design as well as the paintings and calligraphy that make the Taj a cultural jewel. At the end of this unforgettable gay travel experience, your bus driver will take you to Bharatpur.

Tiger stalking in Ranthambore National Park

Day 4, Sat, 04.11.2023: Wild hearts run free

In Bharatpur you’ll embark on a special gay adventure through Keoladeo Ghana National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This unique wetland and bird sanctuary is home to over 350 species of birds and a variety of other wildlife such as fish, snakes, lizards, amphibians, and turtles that all inhabit the dry grasslands, woodlands, swamps, and wetlands that make up this fascinating nature reserve. After getting your fill of nature, you’ll be taken to Ranthambore where your next gay adventure awaits you.

Day 5, Sun, 05.11.2023: Tiger stalking

Your gay discovery tour through the natural wonders of India continues with a morning and afternoon safari by jeep in Ranthambore National Park, the home of the tiger and an array of other fantastic wildlife covering 392 km². With the help of the naturalist guide, you’ll unlock the secrets of the lush forests as you spot leopards, striped hyenas, sambar deer, chital, nilgai, over 250 species of birds – and with a little luck and some patience, even a tiger!

Indians are extremely welcoming hosts

Day 6, Mon, 06.11.2023: Off to Udaipur

Your gay adventure continues. On our way to Udaipur, we will stop in Chittaurgarh and visit the fortress complex, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. By this time, you’ll have certainly worked up an appetite – lunch today will be served at Padmini Haveli, a traditional Indian home where you’ll be welcomed by a local family. After a delicious meal, you can daydream about your experiences on the bus ride to Udaipur.

Udaipur – the Venice of the East

Day 7, Tue, 07.11.2023: The Venice of the East

A feast for the eyes awaits you in Udaipur! Your gay discovery tour through this romantic city begins with a visit to the exquisite City Palace, a majestic white monument in the Indian landscape. From there, you’ll be taken to the stunning Jagdish Temple, the largest temple in the region. The next stop of your gay tour located on the banks of the expansive Fateh Sagar Lake is the fascinating Sahelion-ki-Bari, the Garden of the Maids of Honour. Upon your arrival, you’ll have your fill of ornate fountains decorated with finely carved kiosks as well as a magnificent lotus pool and marble elephants. Afterwards, you’ll have the afternoon free to take in even more sights on your own.

Why India?

  • Few countries offer the cultural diversity you can experience in India. Spread over 39 states, the country has over a billion citizens as well as a multitude of languages, religions, customs, and cuisines. The mix of modern cities, sleepy villages and unique natural and cultural treasures makes it an ideal gay travel destination.

  • India is the birthplace of yoga and Buddhism, which isn’t surprising considering its uniquely peaceful atmosphere. Even if you’re not spiritually inclined, the energy here will captivate you.

  • Same-sex relations are legal in India. Owing to the popularity of the Bollywood industry, the media and Indian society are increasingly addressing and taking a stance on LGBT issues, especially in the larger cities.

  • Nevertheless, India is more traditionally oriented, and sexuality is lived in private and not demonstrated in public. Therefore, you should generally be cautious with public displays of affection.

Hotels

You’ll stay at six reputable mid-range hotels such as the five-star Radisson Blu Dwaka in Delhi where you’ll spend three nights. In addition, you’ll spend one night camping in the desert.

Radisson Blu Dwarka | Delhi

Radisson Blu Dwarka | Delhi

Cidade de Goa | Goa

If you book the extension package, you’ll spend four nights at the five-star Cidade de Goa beach resort. This luxurious hotel is characterised by its beautiful architecture, a spacious pool, sea view, and direct beach access.

Cidade de Goa | Goa

Add-ons

Four-day extension at the beach in Goa

Four-day extension at the beach in Goa (from € 899 in a shared double room | from € 1349 in a single room):
How does spending a few days at the beach before going back home sound? Then why not fly to Goa after your gay tour has officially ended and spend four nights at a five-star beach resort? Relax your body, mind, and soul lounging by the pool or at the gorgeous beach.

Included in the price of the extension package:

  • Flight from Jaipur to Goa

  • 4 nights in a single room with bath or shower/WC

  • 4 x breakfast

  • Private transfer to the airport – hotel – airport
     

Note: When booking your long-haul flights, keep in mind that the return flight will have to be from Goa, as the extension offer only includes the outbound flight from Jaipur to Goa. 

Road trip through the desert

Day 8, Wed, 08.11.2023: Off to Jodhpur

On the road again! En route to Jodhpur, you’ll visit a lavish Jain temple tucked away in a remote valley in the Aravali Mountains of Ranakpur. The temples in this area are famous for their remarkable architecture and ornate ceilings, walls, and columns. Let your gay heart be inspired.

Jodhpur – the blue city

Day 9, Thu, 09.11.2023: The Blue City

Get ready to visit one of the most magnificent forts in Rajasthan – Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, the Blue City. After getting your fill of the romantic gardens and intricately carved facades, you’ll continue to Bikaner. On the way, you’ll stop at the famous Rat Temple in Deshnoke, which is home to 20,000 rats lovingly referred to by locals as “kabbas” or “little children”. The trusting rodents are fed grain, milk, and coconut shells by their keepers who can’t resist their little button eyes. Tonight, you’re in for a special treat – you’ll be spending the night in luxury tents in the Thar Desert. Prepare to be delighted by folk dance performances around the crackling campfire.

Jaipur – the pink city

Day 10, Fri, 10.11.2023: Pretty in pink

Before you depart for Jaipur, you’ll visit the impressive Junagarh Fort, which was built by Raja Rai Singh in the 16th century. Made up of over 30 palaces and temples, the fort complex is known for its magnificent architecture, intricate design, and lavish interiors. Afterwards, your gay adventure continues in the “Pink City” as Jaipur is referred to in Indian culture. In Rajasthan, pink is the colour of hospitality, which is why the city was painted this colour in 1876, in preparation for the visit of Crown Prince Albert Edward. The city will take your breath away with its unique beauty.

Tour operator

This Guys.travel gay tour is organised and carried out by Marco Polo Reisen, a renowned specialist for worldwide discovery trips for over 60 years.

Prices and services

1 Nov. - 12 Nov. 2023  |    Spots available  

Have a room all to yourself

  € 1999,-  

Share a room with a partner/friend

  € 1399,-  

Price per person includes:

  • Transfers, excursions, and round trip in a local air-conditioned coach

  • Train journey from Sawai Madhpur to Chittaurgarh

  • 12 nights in mid-range hotels in a single room with bath or shower/WC

  • 12 x breakfast, 1 x lunch, 5 x dinner

  • Various excursions and activities, including two wildlife watching tours in Ranthambore National Park

  • Itinerary as described (PDF)

  • English speaking guide

  • CO2 compensation – climate neutral gay tour

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Day 11, Sat, 11.11.2023: Palace of Breeze

After breakfast, you’ll visit Amber Fort with its imposing ramparts, gates, and cobbled paths. In the afternoon, you’ll gain insight into the lives of the Maharajas during your visit to the City Palace, which is a fascinating complex of palaces, pavilions, gardens, and temples. At the Jantar Mantar observatory, you’ll be able to gaze at an extraordinary collection of architectural astronomical instruments, including the world’s largest sundial (27 metres high). Another highlight today is Hawa Mahal, also known as “Palace of Breeze”, which allows the royal ladies to be able to watch any activities on the street without being seen by the public.

Cow on the beach

Day 12, Sun, 12.11.2023: Time to say goodbye – or time to relax on the beach

Take the morning off to explore Jaipur on your own and make some last-minute memories. In the afternoon, you’ll be driven to a hotel near the airport in Delhi where you’ll have the opportunity to freshen up before your departure. After a farewell dinner with your gay travel companions, you’ll be transferred to the airport in Delhi to board your flights home (flights not included). However, you don’t have to leave just yet – you can book our extension package!

Seaside extension (optional)

Goa beach

Day 12, Sun, 12.11.2023: Goa here we come

We knew you’d want to stay! You’ll be transferred to the Jaipur Airport to catch your flight to Goa (flight included in extension package). On arrival, you’ll be greeted and transferred to your hotel. Let the relaxation begin!

Day 13-15, Mon-Wed, 13.11.-15.11.2023: Make the most of paradise

It’s your gay holiday – use these days to plan any activities your heart desires.

Day 16, Thu, 16.11.2023: Departure

Even the greatest holiday must come to an end – but you still have free time in the morning (check-out by 12:00p.m.) to make some last-minute memories. In the afternoon, you’ll be transferred to the Goa Airport to board your flight home (flights not included).

Detailed travel itinerary (PDF)

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