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India: New Delhi, Goa, Rishikesh area
Nepal: initially Kathmandu and the surroundings

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    Delhi rape prompts US, UK advisories over 5 years ago

    Answered by Adam Sherlip via Site_iconTravellr.com
    • http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com//articleshow/17837615.cms?intenttarget=no Adam Sherlip over 5 years ago
    • So, no, it is not currently safe in India for a solo female traveler Adam Sherlip over 5 years ago
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    Both of these places are not safe for a female solo traveller. Specially India is dangerous for girls due to frustrated brats! India's national capital recorded 635 rapes this year alone, the number is even higher as these are only the rapes that are registered and that has been reported. This translates in to rape every 14 hours. The national average in India works out to a rape every 22 minutes.

    Nepal is full of street crimes and all.

    So females; avoid travelling alone.

    Thanks! over 5 years ago

    Answered by Xavier via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    India can be very challenging for a solo female traveller, you're going to need a thick skin and to use caution. More detail here on the WorldNomads.com safety hub: http://safety.worldnomads.com/India/74219/Womens-travel-in-India-Its-a-mans-world
    There'll you'll also find this advisory about a crime in Goa:
    http://safety.worldnomads.com/India/88733/Goa-Crime-Spree-Travel-Alert
    And an article about crime and scams in Nepal:
    http://safety.worldnomads.com/Nepal/73136/Common-Scams-And-Crimes-In-Nepal
    Having said all that, plenty of solo women do travel to India and absolutely love it. A lot will depend on your attitude, how cautious you are, and how experienced you are as a traveller.
    Have a look at these blogs:
    http://blog.hostelbookers.com/travel/travel-for-women/single-travel/
    http://www.womentravelblog.com/index.php/tag/solo-women-travel/?s=India
    and http://www.adventurouskate.com/
    Phil from the safety hub over 5 years ago

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    it is not safe to travel to india and nepal at all. apart from rapes, terrorism is increasing in india. Indians non muslims are now commiting crimes in the name of muslim due to the grudges between them and so much political issues and all. Since I am a student of international politics therefore I have an overview to this.
    Thanks, over 5 years ago

    Answered by Xavier via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    India is very safe for solo travelers. Everywhere in the world had rape cases, but reported only few. But in India, all rape cases are reported because of the transparency. I am sure, in India girls are 100% safe in 6 am to 10 pm. You can come to India without any issues. Here millions of tourists are coming to India every year. 20 % of them are solo lady travelers. over 5 years ago

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    Yes they are I have travelled in both several times on my own. Never had a problem over 5 years ago

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    I am a female and I can vouch that I never ever had any issues in neither of these places. I think a lot of the comments in here are misleading. I go to India every two months and have been to Nepal over 4 times. You will meet a lot of travellers. over 5 years ago

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    I was in India and Nepal last winter and felt safe for the most part aside from some train rides at night. The men will leer but they didn't put their hands on me once and feel free to yell at them if they do! The men in Nepal seemed less interested. over 5 years ago

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    i have traveled in india n live in new delhi. yes its known as the 'rape capital' of india but trust me its not limited to any place, crime against women happens almost everywhere. other developed countries have a worse rape record than India. You need to be careful. if you need any specific tips please feel free to ask.
    there would be some who are over-friendly=try to stay away from them.
    do not accept party invitation from complete strangers.
    if someone is acting smart=make sure you create a scene. that is enough to shoo many away.
    i know it sounds bad when trust me its safe if you be street smart over 5 years ago

    Answered by Zeba Rizvi via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Welcome to Nepal Lura!
    It is 100% safe and comfortable just to visit Nepal in cities for single females and to do a hiking or trekking better to trek with a government registered trekking guide. You will surely enjoy your holiday and will be safe back to home.
    Thanks over 5 years ago

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    I travelled for 5 months alone in india last year and loved it. I felt safer there than in the west. Don't listen to these men. Listen to the women who have done it. I head back there in 6 weeks to travel alone again with no hesitation over 5 years ago

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    India & Nepal are safe for female travellers if they follow common sense guidelines. Don't wander around late at night in dark places by yourself. Don't assume a helpful guy is all innocent, especially if it involves your safety (eg, hop in my car and I'll drive you home...). Try not to arrive in a destination late at night or if you have to, arrange a hotel pickup. Keep an eye that your drink isn't spiked. Assaults and rape on women in India are widespread and this does include foreign women. You probably wouldn't walk around an unknown, rough area of your own town late at night by yourself, don't do it when you travel. Team up with other travellers if you can, otherwise be a cautious traveller. There's heaps to see and do without putting yourself at risk. over 5 years ago

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    Nepalese people respect foreigners and most importantly they are one of the most friendly and helpful people in the world, so traveling to Nepal is without a doubt 100 times safer than India. India itself might not be such unsafe but comparing both countries is totally different. If you get lost in Nepal Nepalese people will help u find ur hotel or family, They will even get you a hot drink and food and make you safe. They are the best. Trust me, but yeah of course you need to respect their culture anf tradition and follow the rules. You'll be just fine. almost 5 years ago

    Answered by Jonathan via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Yes, it is safe you can visit India and Nepal. almost 5 years ago

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    Those who think that India are not safe for the female travelers, is not correct because The places are in hilly Himalayas regions like Sikkim, Ladakh, Garhwal and more.. is safe and better to travel and female adventure seeker can have fun with adventure activities as they can go for trekking, river rafting, mountain biking and climbing....

    Reveal the safest and adventurous side of Indian Continent

    http://www.peakadventuretour.com/trekking-in-india.html over 4 years ago

    Answered by Zara  Jones via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Being a woman, I tell you it's safe, yes its completely safe, there is no such issues in India.
    Every country has the same problem, but media of that country do not expose it due to insult of that particular country.
    But in India there are rights to speak, and the media always play a great positive role to get justice for the victims without revealing their originality.
    Some of the precaution I would like to suggest you that avoid strangers and avoid lonely places especially at nights.
    The places you wanna visit is totally safe and they are big tourist hub in India.
    So without any fear, come and "Tour My India" it's so beautiful. over 4 years ago

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    Girl, you just put names of the cities that have reported rape recently. New Delhi is highly unsafe. about 4 years ago

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    Nooo not safe! I felt VERY uncomfortable the 3 weeks i was in India and I was travelling with four men. My friend separated from the group for like two hours to get henna done and when she came back, a man had felt her up and almost raped her. Men pay especially more attention if you are white foreigners (not being racist, just saying) about 4 years ago

    Answered by Nera via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    both the country is not safe for a girls to travel alone specially in India. over 2 years ago

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    I live in India.It is not safe for women in India, especially in recent years. India is okay but should be very careful.
    My assumption is, Nepal is much safer than India. about 2 years ago

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