Wondering about your first Solo trip to India? It does not get easier than this!
Questions addressed in this blog:
What comes to your mind when you think about India? Taj Mahal, spicy street food, loads of people, yoga, Ayurveda & possibly safety of women. Through this blog we will help you to plan your girls trip in India without compromising on your safety & security.
The answer is both yes & no, sounds tricky? It isn’t. Safety is subjective term and if you are in a wrong place at the wrong time be it India or anywhere in the world you can be unsafe. We would like assure you that if you take some basic precautions you will be able to avoid any unwanted & uncomfortable situations. Things you need to follow to be safe while travelling solo in India:
1) Avoid being alone or out on the streets in the late hours.
2) Drink responsibly; do not get drunk out of your senses.
3) Take a local Sim card / International roaming & ensure that you have an active internet connection.
4) Always have the address of the hotel / hostel handy, which should be in a public well lit place.
5) There is never a steal deal, do not blindly trust anything too good or too bad. Hoax emergency situations are sadly very frequent.
6) Prefer Uber / Ola while commuting in India for booking decently priced cabs, all day rental taxis, auto rickshaws and even Motorcycle Taxis.
Yes, India is a beautiful country to travel alone. Just ensure that you take the above precautions and you will be safe. There are some uncertainties everywhere but being sensible is the key to travel alone as a solo female anywhere not just India.
Taj Mahal is often called the symbol of love built in white marble by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife “Mumtaz Mahal”. Taj Mahal is situated in Agra, Uttar Pradesh which is roughly 250 Kilometres from Delhi. You can choose from various modes of transports which are available like taxi / flight / train & even buses. There are loads of accommodation options available too for all budgets starting from hostels till the royal luxury 5 star hotels like The Oberoi Amarvilas.
India is predominantly a country where you are better off wearing loose fitting clothes which cover your thighs, mid riff and this shall see you through for most of the places except religious places. You are better off without sleeveless tops or shorts in religious places like temples, mosques & churches.
While more & more Indian girls and women are forward with their dressing sense we would recommend a combination of a comfortable tee with denims or long dress which should not be too tight. While you are at your hotel you can wear almost anything that you wish.
India is huge country and there are so many places with different experiences that it is very difficult to actually choose a handful. So there are popular destinations like Agra, Rishikesh, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Goa, Kerala and then there are the offbeat ones like Meghalaya, Sikkim, Ladakh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttaranchal which are indeed very beautiful. We recommend a mix & match where you cover the popular touristy destinations and a couple of offbeat destinations too. Here is a tentative itinerary that team Wander Womaniya recommends for girls travelling solo in India in the winter months (October – March) which is the best time to visit South East Asia.
Pangong Tso or Pangong Lake is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m. It is 134 km long and extends from India to the Tibetan Autonomous Region, China. Approximately 60% of the length of the lake lies within the Tibetan Autonomous Region.
Delhi, the capital of India, is situated in northern India and stands on the west bank of Yamuna River bounded by Uttar Pardesh and on the north, west and south by Haryana. Renowned for its rich history, culture and architecture, the City attracts many visitors both local and foreign annually.