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Would you travel as a solo female in India?

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Yip, I'm planning a trip next year... however my sister is joining me
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Although a very interesting and beautiful place, it’s also extremely chaotic and there’s so much that will tug at your heartstrings (quite possibly the most poverty-stricken country I’ve visited, with Cambodia following closely behind). Out of almost 40 countries visited, I’d say India is the one I’d be last to recommend to anyone brand new to traveling abroad… let alone a solo female traveler. Of course, this certainly will vary by the individual, but I do think novice travelers would find it very overwhelming.
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I’ve traveled with family in India, but never solo, and would probably be scared too.
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I have read so many different experience of solo female travelers going through India, pretty much all of them had some kind of incident on their way, but nothing really major. It is truly shame what kind of image media create about so many countries. I am really looking forward to visiting India at some point in my life. I Really want to visit the festivals and take photos! ????
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One of my dearest friends is from India and has often spoken to me about visiting her family with her next time she goes over. To begin with I am quite naive on Indian culture so I was a bit uneasy about travelling with little to no information on the place i was visiting. I need more information before I decide to go alone.
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Am visiting India from US in Aug and planning to explore all over India for 6 months. Is it advisable to choose a female partner from India as a guide while exploring India.
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Been struggling with going to go to India by myself. And I'm a man.
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We had a pretty tough time in India when our driver left us stranded at the side of a road for hours. I can honestly say it was the scariest part of my travels and an experience I would never want to repeat. Although on the whole people in India are friendly and respectful it can be intimidating as a woman. We had much less trouble from guys when we added a man to our group.
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I would like to travel on my own but could not gather enough courage till now to travel solo. I am searching for women interested to travel alone like me. If anyone like to travel in India, please contact me such that we can travel as a group.
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Although I would warn against it you cannot let random attacks around the world completely stop you from experiencing life. Take all the safety precautions you can. Stay in public places and pick up strangers and stats say you should be okay.
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No not at all. My aunt recently booked a tour to visit different cities in Asia and I am very concerned. Though she will be with a tour group I am still worried. The savage rapes that have occurred should make any woman think twice about going there.
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If it was already in my plans I would still go but not going to start planning a trip there now. I do believe in not letting terrorists change your life and make you scared because then they win.
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Not at the present moment. I would just be on the safe side and have someone go with me. You can never be to cautious these days. There is always someone looking for an easy person to rob or even molest and kill. I for one will not take that chance.
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I would strongly suggest against this for either male or female. The world is a very dangerous place right now and people should travel at least in small groups for safety. The more eyes you have watching out the better.
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Not for one minute. There are families in India that are not letting their daughters go out by themselves why would a tourist try it.
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For some reason, India seems to reflect back your inner feelings, expectations and judgments much more quickly and forcefully than other places. If you are afraid, you may have scary experiences. If you are open, trusting and positive (while remaining cautious of course), you are likely to have warm, wonderful experiences.
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Use caution whenever traveling. Everyone wants to believe it cannot happen to them but you do not want to push the envelope on this one. Do you really want to be the next person on the news with a horrible story attached to it. If you can take someone with you and don't be a fool.
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I have a lot of male Indian friends and readers that I don’t want to offend, but I do have to be honest for my western readers. Below are 14 tips for solo female travel in India.
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Before I left for my trip last year a friend gave me a piece of seemingly useful advice for my first time in India: “Wear a wedding ring. Tell everyone you’re married and you’ll get hassled way less.
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