This beautiful island nation is made up of coral atolls, unspoiled reefs teem with marine life under cloudless cobalt skies… unless you’re gay. Women face house arrest while men face the disgrace of banishment or worse, lashes.
A staple destination for those on a journey to find themselves, be it in the bustling cities of New Deli and Mumbai or the tropical beaches of Kerala in the south. Inexplicably India recently reintroduced a law which criminalised homosexuality. While this law is being challenged, it would be wise to give India a wide birth for the foreseeable future.