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    Post Solo Female traveling to India

    I have planned my trip to India as it was my dream and I wanted to be there to see everything in real, all those old buildings, monuments and buddha caves like ajanta, elora, elephanta and many more. After a long hold, I have got my tickets and have already started preparing for trip. But most of the people around are really discouraging and showing up warnings about going alone as a female.

    Women around here can you please advice or guide me before I pack my bags

    Betty

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    I already been to India quite a few times in last few years and I still look forward to make few more trips and honestly it's a fabulous country where you will enjoy your time to the fullest.

    Few things which I can mention here

    Prefer wearing Salwar kameez or some Indian dress like sari which should not make you look totally different in most of the places, although most of the Indian girls prefer wearing Jeans and Tops but still its better if you avoid such things in initial days and stick to Indian wear

    Avoid being alone on dark streets at night.

    Avoid any private contact with strange men and meet cyber pals in public (during day light if possible).

    If you are lost and need to know anything then just ask the way and do not accept lift or something.

    If someone touches you then simply spam him right there but avoide being at such places as much as possible

    In bottom line just take care of cultural sensitivity and apply common sense.
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    I remember a very wise quote "There is something bad in every country" and it would be totally unfair to say avoid any private contact with strage men because when you say men you are counting 628.8 million Indian males living in the country and according to me you will find majority of men being only kind and helpful towards you.

    I hope you will not find any girl walking alone in dark streets of New York too (common sense)

    So I suggest you just don't worry much about anything and enjoy your stay in India, just use common sense around and stay away from any unwanted attention

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    I am in India from last 90+ days and till now didn't face any such problem with anybody at any place, I been to several pubs in city and found guys looking at me but I think its totally normal and that's what guy's do in any country.

    Already tried wearing Indian suits, bangles and bindi on forehead and honestly it was exciting fun for first few days, now I am used to it.

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    If you love see to old buildings then must see Rajsathan.
    There is lot of famous forts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niki1979 View Post
    I remember a very wise quote "There is something bad in every country" and it would be totally unfair to say avoid any private contact with strage men because when you say men you are counting 628.8 million Indian males living in the country and according to me you will find majority of men being only kind and helpful towards you.

    I hope you will not find any girl walking alone in dark streets of New York too (common sense)

    So I suggest you just don't worry much about anything and enjoy your stay in India, just use common sense around and stay away from any unwanted attention
    You are welcome in India with no limitations. India is a beautiful country you definitely like the places and enjoy the culture of here. You may visit the thread to know more about solo female travel in India. Happy journey.
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    Hi. Ive been a traveler for almost 3 years now and my next destination would probably be in India. This post is really helpful. Thanks a lot.

    Marga Burton

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    You are most welcome to India, please update if you need any information or assistance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rohan31 View Post
    If you love see to old buildings then must see Rajsathan.
    There is lot of famous forts.
    I agree with you if any member loves to see buildings and heritage sights he must visit the Rajasthan. It is an ideal destination for history lovers.

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    You'll be fine, just stay safe!

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