After many rape incidents in India, many American female travellers worry about their security while visiting India. The concern becomes serious when they travel solo. However, a large number of female solo travellers from the United States visits the beautiful country India.
To help solo American woman traveller, Traveljee has compiled a list of best tips on how to travel India without worrying about your personal safety. So, let’s read!
5 Important Travel Tips for Solo American Women Traveller While Visiting India
1. Wear Indian Dresses and Clothes
It is not a full-proof method to save yourself from sexual harassment but at some level, this may be helpful. In India, most of female wear traditional Indian clothes which are, dresses, and sarees. You may see college girls and some working women wear western outfits but they knew what they are doing. They also knew which are the safe places to go in the city. As an American women traveller in India, you should avoid wearing western outfits, dress is recommended for all solo female travellers. It will decrease unnecessary harassment while you travel around the country.
2. Avoid Hotel Booking via Auto-Rickshaw Driver / Taxi Driver
A large number of hotels in India provides commission to auto-rickshaw drivers and taxi drivers when they get new customer from them. So, try to avoid this situation. You should use TripAdvisor, Yatra.com, or MakeMyTrip travel portals to get actual reviews of various hotels, their prices and photographs.
3. Avoid Food by Strangers
It’s a common practice followed by some of the thieves in India to give food to unknown persons to get down them and steal their important materials such as, cash, credit cards, jewelry, and other. Hence, you should avoid eating food given by strangers especially in train journey or bus journey.
4. Contact Police in Emergency
If you are facing any misconduct in India, then you should immediately contact the local police to file a case against the stranger. Be brave, and fight against the misconduct in India.
5. Avoid Visiting Stranger’s Home
Do not visit any stranger’s home when they invite you to visit their home. If possible, you should politely deny the request and give some reasons or excuse.
Article last re-published on June 9, 2016.