Strangers offering assistance or services may be dishonest; see [[Common scams]]. Be wary of frauds at tourist attractions. While travelling in public transport don't accept food or drinks. It could have substances that cause unconsciousness.
Homosexuality is illegal in India under a colonial-era law (Section 377) dating back to 1860 that criminalize sodomy with penalties of imprisonment or a fine
. There have been less than 200 cases filed under Section 377 in the over 150 years of the law’s existence, but the law has been used to harass the LGBT community and to force them into hiding. Police officers have harassed, extorted and blackmailed homosexuals in India. On August 24, 2017, India's Supreme Court has given the country's LGBT community the freedom to safely express their sexual orientation. Therefore, an individual's sexual orientation is protected under the country's Right to Privacy law. The Indian cities of Delhi, Calcutta and Bangalore held their first gay pride parades in 2008.