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Women traveling alone in India

Safety Tips for Solo Lady Travelers in India
Travelling as a solitary lady to India can be an exhilarating experience but it indeed comes with its risks. However, if you just follow a few useful tips, there is no reason you will not return home with an amazing experience worth boasting about!
Tips to Ensure Your Safety

Pre-book your accommodation: Your first day in India might be really bewildering because of the gaping change in culture, surroundings and language that you will face along with the jet-lag so it a good idea to pre-book your first night’s lodging beforehand. This will ensure that you have a place to freshen up and take some rest when you step on the Indian land and will also spare you the horror of looking around for good hotels on your very first day.


Transport tips: When you step out of the airport or the railway station, always make sure that you avail the pre-paid taxi services who will take you to your destination safely without charging extra. Because there are chances that drivers will dupe you by asking more charges. It would also be a great idea to have tie-ups with reliable cab services so that you can have a ride ready for your sightseeing sprees.


Your dress code in India: While travelling alone in India, it is very important that you do not dress provocatively as it will instigate the eve-teasers to harass you. You could try the traditional out-fits of India such as Saris and Salwar Kameez or you could also stick to denims as long as they are teamed with kurtis or long tops. It is also a great idea to try the local ethnic dresses of the place that you are visiting so that you can blend yourself in the local color.


Home stay is a great lodging option: If you are planning to stay in a city for quite some time then it is a great idea to avail homestay facilities that are made available to a lot of tourists. Make sure that the family that you choose to lodge with is a reliable one. For this, get all your home-stay lodging information from dependable sources like reputed home-stay operators such as Mahindra. There are manifold advantages of residing with a good family. The best families who provide home-stay facilities will take care of you as their own and will also give you useful travelling tips as well as information about the various things to do and places to see in the city that you are staying at that moment. Try to stay at home-stay facilities that provide meals as well so that you don’t have to eat out in restaurants all throughout your trip.


Beware of pick-pockets: A lot of famous tourist attraction spots in India have pick-pockets who are looking to make quick cash through wrong means. Do not keep all your money in one place and be sure to keep your handbag or wallet close to you at all times.


Stay indoors late at night: It is advisable not to leave your lodging late at night as that is a never a safe time for solo women to wander about unescorted. Make sure that you do not interact with unfamiliar people too often, especially after dark.

How to get the Best Out of Your Trip to India?

In order to get the best out of your trips to India you must try to limit your trips to places such as Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Kerela, Sikkim and the like who are protective of their tourists. Try to master a few Indian recipes so that you have something great to take back home and learn some local languages to help you communicate better with the locals for an enriching experience!