While Indian society is slowly opening up to incorporating the people from the LGBT community into the mainstream, there are still very few fun hangouts for people from the gay and transgender community to hang out. The capital city, however, has quite a few cool LGBT friendly places.
- The LaLIT New Delhi, Connaught Place – The LaLiT group owns and operates 12 luxury resorts and LGBT friendly hotels across the country. The LaLiT, New Delhi, is one of the best hangouts for people from the LGBT community. The pride parties at Kitty Su and other venues in this hotel must not be missed. The LaLiT also has a strong inclusivity policy for its personnel.
- Chez Jerome – Q Café, Lado Sarai – Q Café by Chez Jerome is a safe space for members of the LGBT Community. This quaint cafe near the QutubMinar is as well known for its delicious food as it is for its inclusive and easy going ambience. The café also encourages a display of the artistic skills of members of the LGBT community in Delhi.
- PDA, Greater Kailash II – Those who know Delhi understand how cool and vibrant GK II can be. Adding to the chilledout atmosphere of acceptance and celebration is PDA. Not only is PDA one of the best cocktail bars in town, it is also a place to participate in Rainbow Thursdays and Pride days.People from all shades of the rainbow are welcome to have a wonderful time here.
- JugmugThela, Saket – JugmugThela, as the name suggests, has a wonderful rustic ambience. The café is a quaint and comfortable one which serves up an excellent selection of teas and bakery items. In a country where LGBT friendly resorts, hotels, and restaurants are rare, Jugmug Thela offers a wonderful place for everyone to hang out and relax.
- Depot48, Greater Kailash 1–Depot48 is certainly one of the best hangout places for artist community. Head to this place in New Delhi to enjoy cocktails, some delectable fare by Chef Ritu Dalmia, and some of the most wonderful performances for artists and performers. Depot48 hosts a number of LGBT events and is a popular hangout.
- Pegs N Pints Night Club, Haus Khas – The Pegs N Pints pub and nightclub in Haus Khas is one of the most popular venues for rave parties and funnights.This is another great place to sample some exotic cocktails and mingle with people from all shades of the rainbow.This night club also is known for gay nights and parties on Tuesdays.