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Recently we had an interview with a great gay travel agency: http://www.exclusivelypride.net/ and we asked them about India-
Q: Can you walk hand in hand with your partner? And what about in resorts and hotels?
A: India is slowly opening up and is now where the USA was in the 70's. In Indian and African society is not accepted to show any sign of affection in public. However it is accepted, that male friends walk hand and hand in the streets. When you travel, we always advise to adapt to the culture of your host country. The same applies to resorts, although it is a little more relaxed.
Q: What about the hygiene in India?
A: India is a stunning country with delicious food and beautiful accommodation. Just to be on the safe side, we advise not to eat raw vegetables and shell fish in non-coastal areas. We carefully select our properties on facilities, design and cleanliness, which vary from 3/4* authentic boutique hotels to plush 5* hotels and palaces.
Q: Which area is nice one to visit?
A: India is diverse country and there are many fantastic areas to visit from the Himalayas in the North to ancient temples and fine beaches in the South. For the first time visitor I highly recommend either Kerala with its fine beaches, Backwaters and wonderful Ayurveda treatments or Rajasthan including Agra, staying in fine Royal palaces. And if you have enough time on hands you might want to finish on one of the fine beaches of Kerala or Goa.
Q: Do you see a lot of poverty?
A: India is a country on the move and although it is changing rapidly, there is still a large number of the population living in poverty. Unfortunately it is something you cannot avoid as they tend to live on the outskirts of the cities.
Q: What type of accommodation do you offer?
A: We choose our accommodation with care and match it with the trip so if you go on one of tribal tours, you will be staying in nice 3* accommodation. For the rest of India, our portfolio includes 4 and 5* authentic boutique hotels, contemporary hotels and fine Royal palaces. On the beach in Goa and in Kerala you tend to find resort hotels. In most of the hotels, you will have nice Spa, Ayurveda and Yoga facilities. You will find butler service in the plush 5* properties such as the Taj Hotels