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Aayushi Sharma

Content Coordinator | Posted 09 Mar, 2019 |

Is India safe for solo female Travelers?

Ash Ambawat

Blogger | Posted 10 Mar, 2019

This is probably one of the biggest concerns for solo female travellers in India. There’s no simple answer to this question, but in a gist: India CAN be a safe destination. As with anywhere else, one can be unlucky or in the wrong place at the wrong time. That could happen in your hometown, or in a “safe” destination in Western Europe. Factoring in luck, there’s lots you can do to help yourself stay safe. As I said above, this isn’t the kind of place where you can just wing about. Even if you opt to be kind off spontaneous, you’ll need to have some plans or  rather “rules” that you might have to stick to no matter what.


Safety Tips For Solo Female Travellers In India


Drink responsibly, one of the most important points.

When you go out, keep mobile phone charged completely, so that if you end up in a difficult situation you can call someone you trust for help. A power bank is also an excellent investment to ensure you’ll never be left without a phone.

Keep the number and address of your hostel with you. If you get lost, they can often arrange for a trusted local driver to pick you up, which is much safer than just jumping into  any random taxi.

Arrange to be get picked from the station/airport in advance. Your hostel authoritiesmight be able to help with this.

It's highly recommended to travel during the day instead of at night.

Get into the habit of regular calls with family or friends at a said time.

Trust your gut feeling.

Make sure you’re in a public place while interacting with strangers including the blind dates too.

Nothing is without risk, but with some common sense and preparation, India can be as safe as any other destination in the world for a solo female traveller.



Priyal Verma

Student | Posted 09 Mar, 2019

Due to the changing societal dynamics,there is a staggering increase in the number of female travelers going at it solo.These are independent women who travel according to their whims and fancies and now constitute an enormous part of the tourists going around in Delhi.Now this idea entails a safety concern as even though some of us have gained a different outlook , most of us are still stuck with filth in our heads.Delhi isn’t really all that safe for solo women travelers which is said in the light of recent events.According to a report,recently a woman got lost searching for her way back to her hotel in Paharganj which is a really popular area as it is close to historic Old Delhi.She thought of asking for some locals for directions but little did she knew of their horrendous intentions.They lured her into a corner and assaulted her .There are innumerable events of similar kinds happening all around Delhi.Stringent actions need to be taken to ensure women’s safety , especially foreigners who walk around the city not knowing how to recognize the danger signals.We see stickers of ‘I respect women’ on the back of autos or taxis but we really need to get this imbibed in my minds or it’ll be just another futile gesture.