While there’s no law in India against unmarried people sharing a room, conservative values have shaped hotel policies and left couples with few options. But now technology is coming to the rescue, OZY reports: Hotel aggregators are bringing together businesses that accept and, crucially, don't harass unwed couples for checking in. Some have also begun catering to India's LGBT community.
What about personal safety? Raids from local authorities are common, ostensibly rooting out trafficking and prostitution, which is why these startups closely vet their recommendations.