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India for Solo Female Travellers

Exploring India deserves to be at the very top of every traveller's must-do list! This stunning country is filled to the brim with history, culture, amazing food, and beautiful discoveries. But if you're a solo female traveller, you may be asking yourself questions like travelling to India solo safe? Get ready to learn everything you need to know about travelling to India on your own!

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Three essential tips for safe solo travel in India

  1. Stay updated
  2. Be careful
  3. Buy a travel insurance

As a solo female traveller in India, there are a few safety precautions you can take to ensure your experience is as fun and exciting as it should be - the last thing you want is for your adventure to be ruined by worrying about safety! Here are three tips to consider before you step foot in India:
 
  1. Always make sure to read the news and stay up-to-date on the goings-on in the areas in which you'll be travelling before you set out, and over the course of your trip. The world can be unpredictable, and you don't want to be caught off-guard! 
  2. Over the course of your trip, stick to well-lit areas and keep your wits about you. If you're going to drink, try and do it in a group of people you trust, or in a bar where you feel safe, and make sure you tell someone if you ever feel unsafe for any reason. 
  3. The number one safety precaution any traveller can take is investing in travel insurance! While you hope you never have to use it, no one ever regrets purchasing insurance before setting off on an adventure. Ask around for the best rates and find a policy that suits your needs - that extra bit of time spent can pay off in a big way.

Guide for solo female travellers in India

India is such a vibrant and culturally-rich country that planning a solo trip, especially while travelling solo as a woman, can seem intimidating at first. However, with a bit of foresight, any traveller can have an incredible solo adventure in India! 

You'll find different cultures, architecture styles, natural features, and foods everywhere you look in India, which means deciding which regions to visit can be difficult. However, it's important to note that most areas in India, especially larger cities popular for tourism, are usually very safe as long as travellers follow normal safety precautions. Always make sure to tell someone where you're going and when you plan on coming back if you venture out alone, be wary of travelling alone after dark or in less popular areas, and always make sure to be aware of your surroundings and your personal belongings. Update someone back at home about where you're staying and when you plan to get back in touch.

If safety is still a concern for you, a fantastic way of safely beginning a solo travel adventure is by joining a group tour. Not only will you enjoy greater safety and security by travelling with expert local guides in a group, but you'll also be treated to first-class experiences and the peace of mind that comes with someone else doing the major planning and coordination for you. 

We can recommend the following cities for solo travellers: Udaipur for welcoming locals, Rishikesh for peaceful yoga retreats, Jaipur for its incredible arts and culture scene, or Pondicherry for gorgeous beaches.  

Bada Bagh, India
Bada Bagh, India
Taj Mahal, Agra, India
Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Facts about India

Major airports
Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi), Chattrapathi Shivaji International Airport (Mumbai), Bangalore International Airport
Currency
Indian rupee
Capital city
New Delhi
Inhabitants
1.339 billion
Safety level
Medium

Best solo travel packages in India

Taking a group tour as part of your solo adventure in India can be one of the best decisions you'll make! From tours of the Golden Triangle to beach vacations and more, touring in India is always a great idea. See our favourite tours below. 

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