Traveling alone is a great opportunity to find yourself, but in some countries being a woman and traveling alone is not entirely comfortable. Luckily, a woman alone in India is not in any danger.
Many women travel alone to India every year without any complications. It is true that in many places a woman alone in India will raise curious looks in her path, but nothing that makes them feel completely uncomfortable or have the feeling of being in danger. India is a quiet country and respectful of foreigners. It is true that some more traditional mentalities will not understand how you can travel without company as a woman, or even smoke or drink alcohol in public, or wear a bikini on the beach, but women who do so will not receive more than a look of strangeness in a country where curiosity is the order of the day , but intolerance is not part of the character of its inhabitants.
Young people in India tend to entertain foreigners, so if in any street the woman is complimented or receives smiles at every step, a gesture of disapproval or a serious look will be enough for those who have initiated the flirting attempt to understand that they must stop doing it. On these occasions, the people of the street will be without any doubt on the part of the woman and will reproach her behavior to the person who has bothered her. Other options are to respond with indifference or, simply, to take with humor the whistles or the signs of admiration that the woman can receive on the street.
In general, a single woman in India, who is visiting, is recommended to take into account the logical prevention measures that would be carried out in any country. For greater comfort it is recommended to avoid very short skirts and shirts with cleavage, tight and provocative. On the beaches of India you can use bikini, swimsuit, shorts and tank tops without problems, while in urban terrain could be replaced by other more discreet, especially if you intend to visit temples.
Women traveling alone , on the other hand, have certain advantages in India . When it comes to taking a ticket at a train station, for example, there are special rows for females. Also, you can also opt for the possibility of traveling in a specific wagon for women , which can make you feel more comfortable, especially on longer trips.
As general security measures, and despite the fact that India is a very safe country for travelers, it is recommended to be careful with the belongings, especially in crowded places, such as train or bus stations, or markets. Also, better to leave the tourist visits for the day and take advantage of the night to rest in the hotel.
By contracting a customized trip, a single woman in India can travel with an accompanying guide , who will undoubtedly be not only a great companion, but also a support that will provide even more security during the stay in India.
In the case of suffering a theft, better report it to the police, especially if you have contracted insurance, because with the complaint you can recover part of the money stolen when you return to the country of origin.