Red light areas are associated with the sex industry and sex-oriented businesses. Basically, Red Light areas are known for illegal prostitution scene (in countries where prostitution is illegal). Also, Prostitution is the one of the oldest occupation in the world. It is still a harsh reality of our society. Anyways, here is some of the India’s largest red light areas.
1. G.B. Road, Delhi
G.B. Road or Garstin Bastion Road is known for the hundreds of brothels along the streets. Except, ground floors, other floors are used as Kothas or Brothels.
2. Shonagachi, Kolkata
Shonagachi is the Asia’s largest red light area. It’s populated by more than 11,000 sex workers. Situated along the banks of the Ganges in North Kolkata and is infamous for its offensive criminal activities.
3. Kamathipura, Mumbai
It is the second largest red light area of Asia. In the ’80s, gangsters like Haji Mastan and Dawood Ibrahim frequently visited Kamathipuram.
4. Budhwar Peth, Pune
The third-largest red in India with around 5000 commercial sex workers. People will inevitably name Budhwar Peth as the busiest shopping destination in the city.
5. Ganga Jamuna, Nagpur
The brothels in Ganga Jamuna not only run sex business but also are major depots of criminal activities and smuggling.
6. Meergunj, Allahabad
This red light district has a notorious reputation for illegal trafficking and forced prostitution. It is a place where ruffians bring in minor rural girls and force them into prostitution or sell them off.
7. Chaturbhujsthan, Muzaffarpur
This old temple area has existed side by side with brothels since ancient times.
8. Shivdaspur, Varanasi
Shivdaspur is known for the cheap brothels being run from homes in the village. It is one of the biggest red light areas in UP.
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