Hi, I'm planning a trip to India (possibly arriving in New Delhi) but I'm a bit aprihensive... I've heard that western women can be hassled a bit and I'm going to be travelling alone! Any words of wisdom? Anyone going to be travelling here around the same time?
I've travelled in India and been to Delhi twice I had no problems just be sensible like you would anywhere. It's pretty easy to hook up with other travellers too. Just keep your wits about you and you'll be fine.
shouldnt have much of a problem because lots of solo women travellers do come here...like tashav said be sensible where you go, and what you were..night time is best to spend in ur hotel room.. we indians have this bad habit of staring at people..just go easy...apart from that you are not likely to face trouble...and dont be too friendly with an indian stranger...not all are bad but then prevention is always better than cure..have a nice stay...
Both tashav & wanderlust are true, you will not face any trouble... we indians are not bad but then too you have to take care.. have a nice journey...
I agree with the others - no problem at all ;-) In smaller towns or villages as long as you dont wear a mini skirt or just bikini top you should not attract much of attention ;-) Kids will always walk up to you but it is a very friendly and positive thing;-)
Thanks everyone! I booked my flight the other day, and will be in Delhi on July 28th, I can't wait!!! 😊
I so envy you so much ;-) I will be in India earliest in January - so much time till then ;-(
I am not agree with some guys told that Indians are bad as it is not at all true ,Indian are best people in the world they are warm,cool,always try to help,gentle,good in nature,and always look forward to serve their guests, it all depends on individuals all are not bad like all fingers are not same, there are good people and bad people every where in the world and especially only you have to take care of yourself in all manners.
India is a Colorful country where you can learn and see many things where ever you will go as in Traditions,culture,history,food etc.
I will suggest you to come with open heart as other female tourists comes and enjoy their unforgettable tour to a great country and always take proper measures which we take in every days life.
Delhi is very good place.. and around it there are so many place to visit... like shimla.. kullu manali and all.... I spent my honeymoon there.. the climate was very good...
Hey, Don"t be hasitate dear. Indians are very helpful person. Delhi is a nice city. Here the many places like Qutumb minar , Taj mahal etc hostoric place.
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Hey you think wrong way Indian peoples are good. If you respect them they can help you and make you comfortable and treat you as you are their family member.
if you go north , it is true , climate is less hot this time of year. Some places have more westermers, like Dharamashala , and manali, so you will not stand out as much. maybe best to go to one of those more touristy place first to get a hang of what Indian culture/dress is like
great stuff, thanks for all the help! i know how western women can be percieved in other cultures, i just don't want people to think i'm easy or anything :S
Delhi welcomes you... If you have any trouble, Call Delhi Police by dialing 100. But I think this condition never come.
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India is a great country. There is no problem to visit India. Indians worship women. Also there is no problem with western women. So, i hope you enjoy your trip.
Nthing like that.. jst b carful while journey as every1 need to do dat everywer... isnt it??? wen r u comin??? <snip>
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Enjoy your trip, India is very good country, there are so many lovely attractive tourist destination in Indian cities like Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and many more.
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What time of year did you go? A friend and I are planning a trip to Northern India in Mid-October and are now being warned about monsoon season.
I am planning a trip to Northern India in Mid-October, is that a bad time to travel there ? Wondering about monsoon/rainy season and how much that will affect us?
Hey, you no need to worry. India is safe to travel..