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Are Cruising spots slowly dying?


Submitted by rajawadi_randi Location: All India (All India, India)

This is something I have been feeling for a long time now and have noticed a similar pattern in most reviews and spots nowadays.

Cruising spots are slowly becoming more and more scarce, and the act of cruising is becoming more and more risky. Every time I read about a cruising spot nowadays its soon followed by a description of how the place is not happening anymore because of scams and frauds or honeytraps laid by the police. Either that or the place that was once there doesn't exist anymore due to newer construction or developments.

Meanwhile other places which have serious potential of being cruising spots just aren't safe enough because of thugs, goons and *** addicts. Even trusting someone online nowadays has become a fatal risk due to news reports and stories of attacks on the LGBTQ+ community members wherein the victim gets lured and trapped by someone posing to be a member of the community.

I personally have visited cruising spots which were super active in the past only to be completely dead, demolished, and/or risky due to surveillance or thugs/goons nowadays.

I wanna know the community's views on this, do you guys feel the same? Or am I just way too paranoid regarding the entire cruising scene here?

Share your views. All views are welcome.

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hugeboy
Posted On Jul 9, 2022 - 12:59 PM

Krishna Rao park in South Bangalore is one such place it used to be the best cruising spots once upon a time but not now

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bobbybutt
Posted On Jul 9, 2022 - 02:33 PM

Rajeshwari theatre. So sad that it is gone.

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Indrachaap
Posted On Jul 9, 2022 - 03:27 PM

@rajawadi_randi

You are correct... I know many Cruising spots and I visited as well but now a days they are really dying.

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Shekarbtm25
Posted On Jul 9, 2022 - 04:25 PM

I agree with u as of now traps by cops/seekers, bcze of this none places we safe and secure and unhygenic guys too....

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Anuj89hot
Posted On Jul 9, 2022 - 04:33 PM

In pune i think situation has become worst in the past several weeks... Everywhere people are getting caught by goons or fake cops or something is happening many victims go through severe trauma.

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Moobs4U
Posted On Jul 9, 2022 - 06:02 PM

You are right @Anuj89hot,

I had traumatic experience in Pune, fortunately I have been saved otherwise, not sure whether i would have robbed or mugged or murdered.

Not sure if the cops and those goons ( they were saying they are from police department ) are teamed up. They were showing some stupid ID card looks like some sevak group card from some sevak group, as if i am some dumb guy. And they were shaming me and threating me to get me jailed on cruising in public toilet. They tore my t shirt also attacked me on my leg with an iron rod. They were saying if you want close this matter here or you want to go to police station. I told them i would chose to go to police station because my gut feeling was saying they are not from police.

Fortunately, a cop was passing by on bike and i screamed help, he stopped and came to protect me. I told that cop whole story and asked him to take me to police station otherwise these people will kill me.

That cop talk to them in Marathi and they were looking nervous and showing that card and saying i was drinking and was taking drugs ( why did they scared and lied if they want me to arrest for cruising in public toilet) that cop asked me are you drunk? I said not at all and blown my breath on cops face to prove it.

I told to that cop to take me to police station right now as i want to file a complaint on this incident, he told me to sit pillion on his bike and we left on cop's bike. I narrated entire scene of public toilet and told him i just went to pee and those goons started thrashing me. He dropped me to bus stop and told they won't come back and if anything happens you dail in helpline number.

Not sure if this was a setup, i believe i was lucky enough and that cop was savior!

Lesson Learnt:

Not gonna cruise outside in Pune ever!!!

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rajawadi_randi
Posted On Jul 10, 2022 - 02:52 AM

Thank you all for sharing your views, I assumed I was the only one with such views.

I'm from Mumbai and although the cruising scene here isn't as dead as it is in some places, it's definitely down a considerable bit.

Biggest blow to the cruising scene here has to be the shutting down of Imperial Cinema, what was earlier a wonderland for tops and bottoms alike had to shut down due to no business revenue during COVID times and now no place even comes close to the freedom and opportunities we all had there. Apart from that many public loos which were equally active earlier are now constantly under surveillance, like the Kurla station platform number 4 (or 5) loo was super awesome, I've *** so many *** there and even had fun with shemales on

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rajawadi_randi
Posted On Jul 10, 2022 - 02:56 AM

*Even had fun with a shemale on one occasion, but now it has an attendant sitting outside, another such spot was the dark lane outside Matunga station, I had some fun earlier over there but when I visited recently, the lane had been redeveloped and was no longer active like it used to be, I went there daily for almost 3-4 days and stayed there for anywhere from 30 mins to 2 hours, but no luck whatsoever.

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Lovelust_1
Posted On Jul 10, 2022 - 03:12 AM

With so many dating apps available now a days nobody wants to take risk of cruising. In earlier generations, cruising was the only option to hunt for guys. Most convinent place was loo.
I know, there's thrill of doing it outside but I am also a victim of bullying by a fake cop scene. Lost 2000 rupees in 2012.
Since then I never go to isolated place for cruising. When safer options are available like dating apps, I feel public toilet cruising is not necessary. Of course dating apps are not 100 percent safe but definitely much safer than cruising plus you get to choose the guy from a wide range of options.
Apart from dating apps, if I like any guy, I approach him humbly and confess my feelings. If they're interested they reciprocate otherwise they refuse. Nowadays guys are more understanding and everyone knows LGBTQIA scene better because of awareness.

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Abhiggyan
Posted On Jul 10, 2022 - 06:49 AM

Transgenders have ruined gay scene everywhere.

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Sissybitch
Posted On Jul 10, 2022 - 08:40 AM

I feel most of the stories of encounters at gay cruising spots were just made up fantasy stories or exaggerated stories. So far I have never met any person at any of the crusing spots mentioned on the internet. But then again I am from Delhi NCR area. Maybe hot stuff really happened in rajeshwari theater. I have masturbated to almost all the stories shared on the thread of rajeshwari theater and I even had plans of visiting that place once in my life. But it's really sad that it is closed. Things are not given to you for free. If you want cruising then you just have to cruise and be bold and strong enough to fight back moral police, regular cops, criminals and other normal people. You just have to be shameless and *** in public in front of everyone. Let the whole world know how much you love ***. If people try to shame you or attack you physically then try touching them and offer them sexual favours as well. Let's meet at a public place and start having orgies.

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Ramesh goud
Posted On Jul 10, 2022 - 11:26 AM

Yeah true that when I joined mojo around in 2018/19, mojo used be fun where many place plus trustworthy guys I have met.
But now they are scams in spots or fear of cops.

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Jeanebad
Posted On Jul 10, 2022 - 03:41 PM

I guess it's better to meet people publicly and build trust then go for direct fun at the cruising spots. Lust can wait for another day. In Hyderabad, I usually have fun now in hotels like sitara grand which is a bar and restro, where they keep table spots dark, where two can sit, have beer and starters and let the hands *** work under the table. NTR garden used to be good, but now it's being renovated. MG bus station has a lonely place below it's metro station where many empty buses are parked. It's a great place for two to have a quick fun.

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Jeanebad
Posted On Jul 10, 2022 - 03:46 PM

@Moobs4U, hi similiar experience I faced in Mumbai, I found out a guy named Vikas246 from ohmojo, who trolls people. He invited me for a meet for direct fun, turns out to be a RSS worker. He instead lectured me about how bad homosexuality is and even blackmailed me. Even took ₹500 for me and left.

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Neeta
Posted On Jul 10, 2022 - 03:53 PM

@sissybitch babes the stories are not fantasies....i personally have experienced fun in many cities in India like this. I didnt try ola, rapido, hotel staff until I read other people's experience. Success rate is not 100%, but it does work.

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Sjosh555
Posted On Jul 10, 2022 - 04:05 PM

My experience about crusing spot not possitive and not negative. In Mumbai I had lot of experience but rest of city it's not ok n not bad too.

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Moobs4U
Posted On Jul 10, 2022 - 04:19 PM

@Jeanebad,

I guess the whole setup is to extort money by thrashing, humiliating, shaming, mugging and you never know if they even want to murder thinking you do not belong to this society and no right to live. Most of us give up in the situation because, we do fear and have emotional thoughts and want to get out of this situation.

I do keep thinking what could have happened if that cop did not save me? I believe he was definitely a savior for me.

I just want to suggest and say loud, avoid such cruising spots and I feel that way we avoid giving an opportunity for anyone to over power or humiliate us. :-(

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Lovingbirds
Posted On Jul 10, 2022 - 07:02 PM

Yes Hajipur and Varanasi railway station loo
Due to new construction

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thansrin
Posted On Jul 11, 2022 - 04:37 AM

In my view, cruising spots are getting misused by robbers and local rowdies in Chennai . I had come across many stories in person and online as well . People are avoiding those places because of threatens from local guys started to beat the guys and take their belongings it’s usual things in Chennai . I had very bad experience , I was traveling from Tambaram to beach and got attracted by a guy at Thirisulam and had talk about each other and decided if we can some quick fun . We got down and Meenambakkam and went out of track inside bushes . We haven’t expected anyone that time but few local guys started to abuse and beaten both of us . They took wallet and cellphone from the guy and I lost 1000 rupees . I am not new to chennai but never explored with local spots .

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Mayur_Versbot
Posted On Jul 11, 2022 - 09:08 AM

Yes. In Pune cruising spots are not that active the way they used to be. Most of the guys dont dare to meet out.

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90988_Raj
Posted On Jul 12, 2022 - 05:41 AM

Haa bhai dhyan rakho
Bahut cheap type ke people h, khaas tour pe big city's me
Delhi me bhi bahut hai,
Mere sath hote hote bacha h isliye me random logo se nahi milti
Mere jo purane customer h vahi milte hai aur unke contect me jo hai unse hi milti hu ..
By the way delhi ke miya bhai bahut care able hai
Mujhe to hamesha support mila hai..
Sab jagah se 😜

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Sanki
Posted On Jul 12, 2022 - 09:22 AM

Some people are such ...that they call and don't come to meet they ditch I mean

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aMsefuST
Posted On Jul 12, 2022 - 12:31 PM

in my experience people from the north are all scammers

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Moobs4U
Posted On Jul 12, 2022 - 12:46 PM

@aMsefuST,

Just because we have some bad experiences, we cannot generalize our opinions.

We must limit our statements or opinions person to person because i belive not every person will be same to tag the same.

I understand, sometimes we feel the same opinions but we should also think about good experience with good people too. Let's just be optimistic and remember our good experiences too while making an opinion. :-)

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Rohit sharma154
Posted On Jul 12, 2022 - 04:47 PM

Though I am from the Grindr or other online gay dating apps era. I still haven't been able to successfully score from these apps as i don't feel the link in it. These crusing spots from ohmojo provides a different kind of a kink or a sence of excitement of what is yet to come, whom you will end up meeting at these places.

I love old cruising spots 😍

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bidesi
Posted On Jul 12, 2022 - 11:16 PM

based on Moobs' exp seems Pune has gone from too good to too scary. I have cruised @ Public Toilets and the theater, even in Pune station loo.

I did have a harrassment exp in Bombay long time ago n ended up losing 500rs to a setup of conmen. one guy enticed me in churchgate loo n took me to a building across the road where his friends encircled me. then was too shy n fearful.... gave them the only 500 I had on me.


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amoldesai2011
Posted On Jul 13, 2022 - 07:41 AM

Hello guys, Sad but true! The cruising spots are dying out and I put most of the blame on the online dating apps. I have been crusing since the mid 90s and been a Mumbai guy have had *** in some of the most unimaginable places., especially on Satruday nights...The Walls , Loo near the muesuem, Fort (nr Siddhart college), bushes around the Jehangir Art Gallery, open spaces on Oval Maidan...oh u cant even imagine!! Back then, the city was much kinder and there were dark spots available for us to breath. Today's times are a whole lot different. While I agree and empathise with those having unpleasant experiences, I still prefer cruising the old way. Using my discretion, I have walked away at the slightly hint of people trying to scam you or hurt you or trying to be funny. Being a local chap, I also know the lingo and ways of getting around if in trouble. Since cruising is on the decline, the only opening that is available now is those Parties that are organised by *** (lord rest his soul) or any of those guys at Mini Goa at Nalasopara. These are places you can have fun at the same time protect your real identity also. But guys, it is upto us to really keep that flame going for the crusing spots. Use Discretion and walk away if you smell trouble...but do also enjoy if you get a chance and make the most ot it...Cheers!!

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Justanewface
Posted On Jul 14, 2022 - 07:46 AM

I think one of the reason why people still want to go to crusing spot is that the dateing app have become so toxic now a days with males looking for feminine looking gays, I think since they are unable to find girls they are looking for girly gays. I am usually met with the face pic, body pic questions which annoy me a lot you share your and ask for mine is fair but demanding a pic from me so you can judge me on my looks is wrong.

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rajawadi_randi
Posted On Jul 14, 2022 - 08:11 AM

@Justanewface that is so true, I've seen so many people on Grindr pretending to be "Tops" only to find out that they're just super *** straight dudes who literally can't get any action even if they paid for it.

Worse are those annoying profiles where apparently the "Top" has a specific requirement of only having *** with Unsatisfied Wives, Aunties, and Bhabhis of the bottoms, meanwhile some others take it a bit further by requiring the bottom to be a part of the action as a cuck.

And they portray this as they're doing a favour to bottoms all over by providing their "Services" since bottoms are just not manly enough to satisfy the women in their lives according to them.

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sm00th13
Posted On Jul 14, 2022 - 08:16 AM

@rajawadi_randi you couldn't have said it better. Some even go to the extent of asking you on your face why and what makes you come here when you're married and all that. It is crazy.

I have never been in a cruising spot ever in my life. But going by the looks of it, its got to be better there than here.

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Pune2016
Posted On Jul 17, 2022 - 04:34 AM

@rajawadi_randi
First of all I like that u opened this new thread about the current situation of Cruising Spots.
Your view is absolutely correct and most of the comments on this are also very expressive for their experience.

Im from Pune and really currently its a very bad condition about the cruising Spots in pune as compared to old days.
Since last 20+ years I know most of the cruising spots situated in and around Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad area.

I feel very bad when I heard or seen that some Spot is closed or demolished which was I knew and enjoyed at that place so many times.

As per my opinion and as per comments also it's 100% correct that due to New dating apps, due to blackmail issues, goons, cops and all these issues Cruising spot are dying day by day.

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Akash1433
Posted On Jul 18, 2022 - 04:22 PM

True statement. Things got worst after technology improved. People are getting into online and become more commercial. Some culprits are misusing the the things it is reducing the value of cruising spots. Earlier there was a bar in Bangalore to meet the guys in Bangalore every day, and weekends were special. That scenes are looks almost bill.

The availability of Internet spoiling everything. Lets hope to have little improvement of cruising spots and some other way of gathering of genuine people

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ToBeFreeinLyf
Posted On Jul 19, 2022 - 04:47 AM

Definitely agree:( can't see much cruising spots anymore, most of them shut down or are too unsafe:( Grindr is *** so no option left:(

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Mambojambo
Posted On Jul 24, 2022 - 01:58 PM

Grindr has killed cruising... but it may be transition phase. they will be back

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Publicbottom
Posted On Jul 25, 2022 - 02:28 AM

Grindr has killed cruising only somewhat... Technology can never mimic the thrill, the excitement and the adventurous high of cruising by the side of the road, holding your crotch and hoping some big *** shows up to spread you open, sometimes with his friends.

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Apurba067
Posted On Jul 28, 2022 - 02:58 PM

One thing what I think is we should make new cruising spots. But how will people know about them? There should a media to reach quite a number of gay people. Maybe a big group in any social media or stuff. If we don't make new spots old ones are bound to be lost

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Biguy007
Posted On Jul 30, 2022 - 01:48 AM

I guess gone are the days of cruising or cruising spots. Those were the gold old days that gave us the highs n thrills of cruising n encountering the unknown etc. Days have changed and there are higher risks involved in encounters with the unknown. Naughtiness n innocence n sensuality in those cruising experiences have died down according to me.

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PGP
Posted On Aug 4, 2022 - 10:51 AM

Its but natural due to so many dating apps and social media. Why would people visit if it is risky, unhygienic, dirty place? 30-35yrs ago, Mumbai trains were best cruising place. I am not sure of now. But I never liked to peep in public toilets esp. if they are dirty. Cruising by just staring is also much better. And nowadays there are so many gay parties that it becomes very comfortable to cruise there. And also LGBTQ friendly hotels, bars, restaurants, etc. are there. But again, it can't be risk-free there.