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    Being an indian myself.. I would highly discourage you from doing so.
    There are places which are relatively safer though, like my own state, kerala.. depends on where all you plan to go. almost 7 years ago

    Answered by Ashkar via Site_iconAsk a Nomad iPad app
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    Kit Kat, India can be a challenge for women travelling (accompanied or alone). But that doesn't mean it's impossible, lots of women have done it. It depends on (as Ashkar says) where you go, what type of traveller you are, and your own tolerance level.
    Here's a previous answer to a similar question: http://answers.worldnomads.com/questions/india/4768/safety-in-india--travelling-with-brown-haired-girlfriend-in-november-will-stay-in-delhi--train-to-nepalese-border-is-it-safe-for-her
    I suggest you do some more research, find blogs by women who've travelled in India and get a better understanding of what you'll face. I think the more you learn the better prepared you'll be and the safer you'll fel. I don't want to discourage anyone from travelling, but make sure you're prepared properly.
    Phil almost 7 years ago

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    It can be challenging and you can expect to be stared at a lot. Make sure you dress respectfully and cover yourself up. I would even suggest wearing a ring on your wedding finger even if you aren't married, many locals I encountered couldn't quite grasp the idea of a happily single woman. Or when I traveled there later when I was married why I was traveling without my husband. You might find it useful in these situations (to deflect unwanted attention) to have a story at hand such a you are meeting a husband/uncle/brother etc somewhere on your trip. almost 7 years ago

    Answered by Amanda Byrne via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Thanks for the input! I'm quite used to traveling alone as I have gone to Vietnam and Cambodia on my own. I was only worried about going to India alone from what I have read before.

    I don't know if this is a racist thing to ask, but is the staring/gawking thing applicable to all women? Was wondering if this is just done to Caucasian women only (I'm Asian). Not that it shouldn't make me any less wary... almost 7 years ago

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    Hi Kit Kat,

    Would you be able to share the cities or places you want to go? India is too huge for a generic answer. almost 7 years ago

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    Planning on going through new delhi, jaipur, agra, varanasi, kolkata. Relatively tourist-heavy places (I think). almost 7 years ago

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