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Safety in India

almost 6 years ago about India

Hi Amanda!

I've already red a lot of information about safety in India for a girl alone. As I understood, the major problem is the eve-teasing. I just wanted to know if it's "just" an extremely annoying harrassement or if it could get really dangerous/violent. As I understood it should not, but it's really hard to get an idea from here and I would love to hear from somebody that has already been there!

Many thanks,

Giulia

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    Giulia, it can be more than "just annoying" and especially in the north and the west it can quickly lead to groping - which by another name is 'assault'. I suppose you have to decide for yourself if you're able to tolerate that.
    There's some further explanation in this piece on WorldNomads here: http://journals.worldnomads.com/safetyhub/story/74219/India/Womens-travel-in-India-Its-a-mans-world
    Dion't walk anywhere alone at night - and perhgaps to have a friend with you during the day, too.
    Phil at the safety hub. almost 6 years ago

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    Thank you so much Phil!

    I don't have anybody who would come with mw unfortunately. My only other option is to go with a travel agency such as STA Travel or Round the World Experts. Do you think this would improve the situation or if I'm in a group clearly of tourists, then I would be even more a target? almost 6 years ago

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    I've been to India three times, in different areas, and my feeling is that you would feel more comfortable in the southern part (Tamil Nadu and Kerala). Being male, it's hard for me to comment on what it would be like to travel to India as a female, but if you were my daughter, and absolutely insisted on going to India alone, I'd beg you to go to the south. The people are really friendly there, and you'll get less hassle. almost 6 years ago

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    Thank you roundabout!!

    I will certainly follow your advice! almost 6 years ago

    Answered by Giulia via Site_iconWorldNomads.com

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