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In India, your LGBTQ+ family holiday can be a real melting pot of calm and high-energy. You could wander around palaces pretending to be kings or queens (you can even stay in one if that’s the dream) – or head into the jungle on safari, seeing which of you can spot a rare Bengal tiger. Kanha National Park was actually the inspiration for The Jungle Book! There are buzzy cities steeped in culture and history (don’t miss the Taj Mahal, a Wonder of the World) and we highly recommend relaxing on one of Goa’s golden beaches. 

Visit the City Palace in Jaipur and watch a puppet show, explore the sights and sounds of Delhi on a private tuk-tuk tour or browse the vibrant (and chaotic!) New Market in Kolkata. Although homosexuality was only made legal in India in 2018, it’s a friendly and welcoming place to visit. There are local customs that you’ll need to follow and public displays of affection are discouraged but, generally, we’d say it’s a safe (and incredible) place to visit as an LGBTQ+ family. 

Elle Says:

There’s so much to see in India that it’s no wonder it’s such a popular destination for longer trips. A popular option for couples and solo travellers is to start in Goa and travel all the way up to Delhi.

If you have any questions about this destination, then let me know. I can help you plan a holiday here and give you recommendations that you may not have thought of!

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Destination Rainbow is an independent travel agency specialising in LGBTQ+ family holidays. But we have many strings to our multi-coloured bow. We also love planning romantic escapes for couples and are always happy to hear from friends and allies who need to escape to a sun-kissed beach or finally fulfil that long-awaited adventure.

Our travel agency is run by Elle, an LGBTQ+ mum of 3 who knows how important it is to get a family holiday right. We offer expert advice on how safe a country is and recommend hotels that welcome LGBTQ+ families with open arms. By researching the best resorts, chatting to those who work there and hearing our own guests’ experiences, we are building a collection of favourite retreats where you can be your true selves. They are competitively priced, too.

Our ethos is about personal service, trust and building a lasting relationship, so you know exactly who to call whenever you need a holiday.

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