Gay Rajasthan Tour – The Largest Fort in India

Gay Rajasthan Tour - The Largest Fort in India

Chittorgarh Fort (Hindi/Rajasthani: चित्तौड दुर्ग Chittorgarh Durg) is the largest fort in India and the grandest in the state of Rajasthan. The fort, plainly known as Chittor, was the capital of Mewar and is today situated several kilometres by road south of Bhilwara. It was ruled initially by Guhilot and later by Sisodias, the Suryavanshi clans of Chattari Rajputs, from 7th century, until it was finally abandoned in 1568 after the siege by Emperor Akbar in 1567. It sprawls majestically over a hill 180 m (590.6 ft) in height spread over an area of 280 ha (691.9 acres) above the plains of the valley drained by the Berach River. The fort precinct with an evocative history is studded with a series of historical palaces, gates, temples and two prominent commemoration towers. These monumental ruins have inspired the imagination of tourists and writers for centuries.

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Gay Luxury Tours to India – Out Journeys

Gay Luxury Tours to India - Out Journeys

Luxury Stays in India, Relax and Rejuvenate yourself, Enjoy the Gay Experiences in India. Travel with Out Journeys – India’s first gay international travel company. http://www.outjourneys.com

Gay Wildlife Tour – Chasing the Tiger

Gay Wildlife Tour - Chasing the Tiger

Meet Smasher—the male in the background. That’s the name Steve Winter gave this youngster, cooling off in a watering hole in Bandhavgarh National Park, after he slapped the automated camera trap until it stopped clicking. Both tigers are thought to have killed people, and Smasher is now in captivity.

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Gay Goa- Gay Friendly Hotels, Gay Nightlife

Gay Goa- Gay Friendly Hotels, Gay Nightlife

If the call of the sea beckons, come down to Goa, where you can spend your days lazying on a sunny beach and pass the nights away in celebration and revelry till the sun comes up again. The three days in Goa, you are free to roam about on your own and explore this charming place just like you’d want to.

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India: A Gay Experience

There are about 2.5 million people who belong to the LGBT community in India. India is a growing market in terms of LGBT Tourism. We at Out Journeys have been working hard to provide the best services to our gay clients. Every now and then we upload a new tour for our guests, and try and work with best of hotels which are gay friendly. Our drivers and guides are generally gay friendly, sometimes if there is availabilty we provide gay guides for the tours aswell.

We like to create or design the tour with special activities in mind. We provide gay massages in Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Kerala in the hotel room, and take our guests to gay parties if such parties are been organised at the timing of the tour. Some special decorations are provided in the rooms like flower decoration, wine served etc just to make your stay at bit romantic. We try and give our guests as much as private time they want so that they can enjoy there time and nobody disturbs them.

For single travelers we try and arrange some parties so that they meet a few good Indian men on their visit to the country. Occasional pride events are also part of our activity list, and if there is one pride going on we try and make our guest visit the destination.

Apart from our tours that are uploaded in our website www.outjourneys.com we also provide customised tours so that guests can visit destinations of there choice. Also there are many who asks us that if they can join an on going fixed departure, we provide them with some if there is one which is going on on the travel dates.

We try and make our tours as customer friendly as possible, and try make them less hectic and more relaxed, we try and give the less drives and more flights and sometimes overnight AC sleeper trains so that the tours become cost effective.

We welcome every member of the LGBT community to visit India atleast once, coz we know if you visit once you would definitely like to visit again and again. We make you vacation a lifelong experience. Come out in India with Out Journeys – India’s first International gay travel company.

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Indian Heritage – Places not to be missed – Top 25

Travel site Tripadvisor has announced its Travelers’ Choice Awards for 2012. The awards, based on feedback received from travelers all over the world, include the Top 25 Heritage Hotels in India.

Not surprisingly, the Rambagh Palace in Jaipur occupies number one position on the list. Often referred to as the “Jewel of Jaipur”, it’s frequently voted the best hotel in India and the world. Also not surprising, 18 out of the 25 top heritage hotels are located in Rajasthan, particularly Jaipur and Jodhpur. It’s quite unexpected, and pleasing, to see that a couple of hotels from Alleppey (gateway to the Kerala backwaters) have made the list too.

Here’s how the list looks:

1. Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
2. Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
3. Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
4. Jaiwana Haveli, Udaipur (budget)
5. Samode Palace, Jaipur
6. Ratan Vilas, Jodhpur
7. Emerald Isle – The Heritage Villa, Alleppey
8. Rohet Garh, Rohet
9. KTDC Lake Palace, Thekkady
10. Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior
11. Samode Haveli, Jaipur
12. Roopangarh Fort, Kishangarh
13. Jagat Niwas Palace Hotel, Udaipur
14. Brunton Boatyard, Kochi
15. Gajner Palace Hotel, Bikaner
16. The Gateway Hotel Ramgarh Lodge, Jaipur
17. Naila Bagh Palace, Jaipur
18. The House of MG, Ahmedabad
19. Ajit Bhawan, Jodhpur
20. Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
21. Raheem Residency, Alleppey
22. Diggi Palace, Jaipur
23. Madhuban Hotel, Jaipur (mid range)
24. Umaid Mahal, Jaipur (mid range)
25. Connaught House, Mount Abu

We at www.outjourneys.com specially offers our Gay and Lesbian friends from across the world a taste of the Indian Heritage this winter, we are now offering a tour which is specially designed for the guests around the globe. This tour will consist of places which are the best destinations in terms of Heritage in India, we would like to offer them stays (accommodation) in different heritage properties and will have our gay friendly activities in the tour. Our Gay friendly chauffeurs and Gay Guides will take care of the guests for the entire tour and will take them to Gay parties and Gay venues across India.

We at Out Journeys are working constantly for the likes of the Gay and Lesbian guests and we always keep in mind the comfort and relaxation part of the tour.

The details of the tour are as follows:

India colourful and vibrant, a land as diverse as its people. A mosaic of faiths, cultures, customs and languages that blend harmoniously to form a composite whole. One of the world’s oldest living civilizations – which gave to the world – the concept of zero, the primordial sound Aum…Yoga, and Buddhism.

The ancient land of India portrays a landscape of vibrant cultural heritage and spiritual mysticism. This particular section invites you to lose yourself in a journey through the fascinating lanes of the country, which reflect its numerous national traits, such as art, national identity elements, cultural extravaganza, and so on. Living up to its name, this section houses information on all the elements that go on to shape this splendid nation called India, and is an enlightenment zone for anyone who wants to know all about this spiritual country.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrival to Delhi international airport, meet and greet by our representative and transfer to hotel. The stay will be overnight at Delhi.

- Evening: Excursion of a gay Bar / Night Club or an exclusive gay party.

Day 02: Delhi
This morning you take a full day city tour of Old & New Delhi.
You will visit the Qutab Minar, a pillar monument built in 1199, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch), and Lakshminarayan Temple – a modern Hindu Temple. You would also drive past President’s House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place shopping centre.

As for Old Delhi, you will visit Raj Ghat and Jama Masjid, while driving past the bustling Chandni Chowk market and the Red Fort.

Visit include rickshaw ride at Chandani chowk.
This day would end with an overnight stay at your friend`s place in Delhi.

- Evening: Excursion of a gay Bar / Night Club or an exclusive gay party.
– 01 body massage

Day 03: Delhi – Jaipur
After checking out from the hotel drive to Jaipur, Arrive at Jaipur & transfer to hotel. Day free to relax. The stay will be overnight at Jaipur.
– Evening visit to cinema at Raj Mandir to watch a movie.

Day 04: Jaipur
This morning gets you on an elephant first thing in the morning with a one way elephant ride to get to Amber Fort; the ancient capital of the State. You will also visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. In the afternoon, you visit to the city.
The capital of Rajasthan was given a color coat of pink a century ago in honor of a visiting Prince and ever since, it has retained this color. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 yrs old.
You will visit Maharaja’s City Palace, the Observatory & Ram Niwas Gardens and will drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose residential & business areas. The stay will be overnight at Jaipur.

Day 05: Jaipur – Agra via Fatehpur Sikri
This day an early morning drive takes you to Agra, visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Fatehpur Sikri is 40 kms from Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 yrs due to scarcity of water. It is dotted with graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces.
Soon after arriving at Agra you transfer to the hotel. The stay will be overnight at Agra.

Day 06: Agra
Morning visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort.
The stay will be overnight at Agra.

Note: Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays for visitors.

Day 07: Agra – Jhansi by train & Jhansi – Orchha by drive
Check out from hotel in morning. Transfer to railway station to board train for Jhansi. Arrive at Jhansi & drive to Orchha. Arrive at Orchha & transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit Orchha. Orchha’s grandeur has been captured in stone, frozen in time & a rich legacy to the ages. For, on this medieval city, the hand of time has rested lightly: the palaces and the temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th century retain much of their pristine glory. Jahangir Mahal, a tiered palace crowned by graceful chhatris has a spectacular view of soaring temple spires & cenotaphs.
The stay will be overnight at Orchha.

Day 08: Orchha – Khajuraho
Morning drive to Khajuraho, Arrive at Khajuraho & transfer to hotel. Later visit the world famous Khajuraho temples were built by the Chandela kings between 950 AD and 1050 AD. The most important are the Chaunset Yogini Temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, The Mahadev Temple, Chitragupta or Bharatji Temple with a lovely image of 11 headed Vishnu, Vishvanath and Nandi Temples, Lakshmana Temple, Visha Temple of Shiva, which is the largest & most typical of temples. Visit the Eastern group of temples that consist of the Parasvanath Temple – the only Jain Temple surviving at Khajuraho and has excellent sculptures on the outer walls of the Sanctum, the Javeri Temple dedicated to Vishnu. The other temples in this group are those dedicated to Brahma, Yamuna and Adinath. The stay will be overnight at Khajuraho.

Day 09: Khajuraho  Satna by drive and Satna Varanasi by train
Morning check out from hotel & straight drive to Satna and transfer to railway station to board train to Varanasi. Arrive at Varanasi & transfer to hotel.

Later Half day sightseeing tour of the city visiting the Bharat Mata Temple with a big relief map of India in marble, Durga Temple,Tulsi Manas Mandir,Banaras Hindu University which has an Art Gallery and the Mosque of Moghul Emperor Aurangazeb built on the site of an ancient Hindu Temple. The stay will be overnight at Varanasi.

Day 10: Varanasi
Morning boat excursion on the river Ganges, a ferry pilgrimage from ghat to ghat. People bathe early in the morning to offer the prayers to the rising sun. The two cremation ghats are Manikarnika & Harishchandra where funeral pyre burns day and night. Every pious Hindu believes that to die in Kashi and to be cremated on banks of the Ganges is to attain release from the cycle of birth and death.

Later half day city tour of Sarnath
Visit the buried Buddhist city where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon, Sarnath was a renowned school of learning from 6th century B.C. to 12th century AD. Visit the ruins, the stupa, the Buddhist temple and the Museum (Museum closed on Fridays).
The stay will be overnight at Varanasi.

Day 11: Varanasi – Delhi by flight and Departure
Check out from hotel and transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi, Arrive at Delhi and stay in transit for onward journey.

End of our services

Hope you have an awesome experience of the Heritage of India, To Book the tour mail us at info@outjourneys.com or Log on to www.outjourneys.com for similar tours. We also customize these tours according to guest’s needs.

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The Journey of The Earth

One look in One minute …

India’s First International Gay Travel Company

We are very thankful to everyone for making us grow within a year. Our LGBT friends across the globe who have visited our very own Incredible India, we would like to thank them specially. We started offering North IndiaSouth IndiaGoa tours in our initial days. We expanded our horizon in the domestic circuit with Keralaand Wild Life Tours. And Now we wish to conduct International Tours which is specially for our LGBT friends in India who have supported us since the very first day.

We are now offering tours to Australia and South Africa. And we hope to expand the International Horizon pretty soon. This tours will specially designed for our LGBT friends in India to travel abroad to various other gay destinations in the world, this is going to be one the greatest opportunities to meet fellow gay travellers along with local LGBT communities of different parts of the world. People have supported us and helped us grow in the past year, it is time for us to give back our services to them.

We think International Gay Group Tours should be the new way of Gay Pride, the LGBT people of this country should come out in other parts of the world as they did in their own country. One can even join the major prides in the world like Mardi Gras, São Paulo Gay Pride etc. The people of the world should also come to know that we Indians are also proud of what we are !!!

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The LGBT India Buzz(16th Aug – 26th Aug 2011)

Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay (IIT-B) became the first Indian campus to recognise a support group for gays, called ‘Saathi’.On August 1st ‘Saathi‘(support group for gays) made a presentation on homosexuality as a part of the orientation.

Imran Kahn graces the cover of the country’s first registered gay magazine as the newly crowned gay icon.Imran Kahn is the first actor in the country to feature on the cover of the Gay magazine.

Why IITians need a Saathi?-Here are some of the life stories of the people involved with Saathi, the LGBT group formed at IIT Bombay, and despite their efforts to prevent others undergoing this trauma, they still face some opposition.

IGNOU  introduces Gender Studies Course.

US, Europe debt crisis could impact inbound tourism in India.The ongoing debt crisis in the US and Europe is expected to impact inbound tourism into India this season, according to hoteliers and travel companies as per a PTI report.

Tourism Minister asks Kerala to set up land bank for tourism projects.Targets would be set for states in tourism promotion and stress would be given to develop infrastructure and for ensuring hygiene and safety at tourist destinations.

Gujarat government is now looking at putting in place a policy for cruise tourism in the state in a major move that will give a boost to the many tourism initiatives taken for Gujarat as per a report in Business Standard by Lakshmi Ajay.

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The Day of Pride – The Celebration of our Freedom

Some dates become synonymous with life changing moments, for India’s LGBT community 2nd July is one such date. It was on this date, in 2009 that the High Court struck down the draconian Article 377 and within moments, millions of people in India realized what it felt like to be free again!

The day was celebrated with abandon this year again, the pride parades at Delhi, Mumbai and Kochi were resplendent. There was no over the top show of pomp but a resolute belief in our own identity. While the masses celebrated freedom, the recent law in New York that allows gay marriages was spoken of with passion and aspiration. That is indeed the right India’s LGBT community wants to get..and why not!

Members of the Delhi LGBT community look on as celebrations begin

Tme to smile together, for freedom!

The pride in Delhi was special because it was mostly organized by the members of The Queer Campus, a group of college students who have liberated themselves and now celebrate their true identity. The young boys and girls from the Queer Campus spoke about their experiences, joys and aspirations as the crowds cheered them on.

The young organizers of the parade – Super Stars!

That was not all, the Delhi Drum Circle came out in support of the LGBT community and thrilled the crowds with a early impromptu performance. The dancing and hugging was spontaneous and almost an emotional moment for me.

Member of the Delhi Drum Circle mix it up to the delight of the crowd!

Time for a hug!No Fear, just Pride!

The graffiti on the wall was full of promises to stand up for our rights and to strengthen the community against any odds. The media loved it too, they were around in full attendance taking pictures and sound bytes. All in all, an event worth remembering!

This was the first pride of the Out Journeys team and I am so happy to see India coming out!