Red Light Districts in The Major Indian Cities

There are several NGO’s are working hard and close to these red light districts for rehabilitation and helping to rescue children and trafficked women from the brothels. Apart from the below there are few more red light area’s in the city of Jaipur Tilawala, Pinjarwadi in Ujjain and Muzaffarpur in Chaturbhuj Sthan. The life of these sex worker are like hell and many documentary and movies are made on their day to day life.

G B Road – Delhi

The  name GB Road or Garstin Bastion Road is parallel to the railway lines  in Delhi and lined with multiple storey buildings. These buildings have shops at ground floor and the red light comes alive at night and have about 100 brothels on the first floor.

Kamathipura – Mumbai

Kamathipura most popularly known as Red Street is the oldest and Asia’s second largest red-light district located in dream city of Mumbai. It was set up by the British for their troops, which acted as their official comfort zone.This area is also one of the slum area in Mumbai.

Budhwar Peth – Pune

Budhwarpeth one of the most famous area in Pune for shopping of electronics,electrical goods, books and traditional items and it has  high number of electronics shops. Aprat from this Budhwarpeth is also known for sizable population of sex workers and considered to be the third largest red light area in India.Budhwar peth also has the  Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati temple, the richest amongst all Ganesh Temples of India.

Ganga Jamuna – Nagpur

Ganga Jamuna is the red-light area in Nagpur located near to railway staition. The brothel in the notorious red-light area of Ganga Jamuna are known for crime activities as well.

Sonagachi – Calcutta

Sonagachi  is the largest red-light district in Kolkata and one of the largest in Asia, located in North Kolkata near the famous Marble Palace. So many movies and documentary has been made on the lives of children born to prostitutes in Sonagachi such as Born into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids.

Shivdaspur – Varanasi

Shivdaspur a red light village in Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh, some of the houses serve as cheap brothels. The red-light area of the holy city, is about three kilometres from Varanasi railway station. The NGO Gudia work here for the prevention of prostitution and to rescue the new girls.

Chaturbhuj-Sthan- Muzaffarpur

Muzaffarpur is the fourth most populous city in Bihar and has old temple in Chaturbhuj-sthan,which is also a red light area in Muzaffarpur. It is perhaps the biggest red light area in north Bihar.

Meerganj – Allahabad

Meerganj is one of the big shopping market and a red light area which is very dangerous area in Allahabad and minors are forced into prostitution.


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