Solo female travel in India

Reviews and experiences from solo female travellers and local women.

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India

India is a vast and diverse country located in South Asia. It is known for its rich culture, vibrant colors, and ancient history. India is home to some of the world's most iconic landmarks, including the Taj Mahal, the Golden Temple, and the Red Fort. India is known for its delicious cuisine, which includes a variety of curries, naan bread, and chai tea.

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Jasnoor

Jasnoor

I like every form of travelling but prefer being near nature with less crowd around. I am all in for long walks to nowhere, looking at the night sky for hours and exploring with locals. I am here on this platform to connect with like-minded women and explore in a different (better) way.
Asha

Asha

Iam calm and cool person , believe in live life like a king size .. work hard party harder
BARKHA

BARKHA

I am belongs from Jaipur. And love to meet new people

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Asha

Asha

Can host for 4 days

Iam calm and cool person , believe in live life like a king size .. work hard party harder
Falguni

Falguni

Can host for 3 days

Travel freak , living in India. Always in search of new destination to explore. Currently exploring own country with my husband.(can travel solo as well ) Happy to host genuine female traveller. My Instagram is ‘Falguni Marwadi Shah’
Pooja

Pooja

Can host for 7 days

I am very cultural traditional and spiritual person. I would like to meet new friends and host them and travel with them.

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Katrina

Katrina

Easy going, solo traveller. Always up for meeting new people on my travels, having food together and a few drinks!
Margot

Margot

Nurse loving traveling. Lived for 2 years in Miami USA. Next trip : Dubaï for new year, Thailand in January and India in February
Ariadna

Ariadna

I am a solo traveler going to India and all south east Asia! 🤗

Experiences

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 8 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

5/5Exciting

Safety

4.1/5Safe

Food

5/5Delicious

Budget

3.6/5Inexpensive
November 11, 2022

Only drink from water bottles, make sure they are sealed. Make sure you have warm coats as some places will be cold, some will be hot. Always keep your belongings close to you. Research well before you leave as every area is different from landscape, language , religion and weather etc. Take mosquito spray. Always keep safe and driving is crazy there so don't get scared. Its normal to have cows on roads, motorbikes , cars all overtaking and busy roads. Try to travel not in peak times as traffic can be terrible. Have lots of fun , take photos , you will love it. I always tend to travel in a group and visit places in groups.

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November 10, 2022

I’ve travelled by train, domestic flights and car/driver. I didn’t find any of modes of transport difficult at all. I looked up trains online then went to train stations to book ticket, most stations have foreigner windows. Some places I stayed owners booked train tickets ( Rajasthan) Internal flights booked online as I travelled, low cost and plenty. Used an app for booking car and driver. Don’t be frightened by India it’s magnificent

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November 8, 2022

Solo travel experience

I hired a guide who was an Egyptologist to take me to Darshur and Saqqara and she was fantastic! The personalized attention and amazing history lessons were well worth the $125 I paid for a whole day with her and a driver. Eat as much koshari as you can! Go see the whirling dervishes!! Love Egypt and can’t wait to visit again!!

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November 5, 2022

If you're in Jaipur, I recommend also checking out Udaipur and Jaisalmer. Domestic flights in India are quite cheap and very convenient. I also got around in Sleeper buses - make sure you get a good one with air conditioner and be on the top bunk. I recommend finding someone to travel with - I went to India with 2 friends and felt very safe.

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October 27, 2022

Yes it is dangerous for women but it also depends on the locations you're going to. I know the Taj Mahal is one of the more appealing places to visit but I honestly find the architecture in South India (Belur, Halebid) more fascinating. Goa is excellent for beaches, resorts, water activities like jet skiing and surfing, and it has tourists all year round. My favorite state is Kerala. It is safe and I highly recommend the house boat experience at Alleypey, India. If you're more adventurous, I recommend Bunjee jumping in Rishikesh (it's a safe place with lots of women only hostels).

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October 25, 2022

I did a G Adventures tour and I’ll tell you right now that something as simple of taking a train is a damn nightmare and without our tour guide we would’ve been in huge trouble. Please do a tour if you’re going to India. I can’t state enough how unsafe it feels for women even travelling in a group and how difficult the communication can be when you have no knowledge of the local systems.

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June 27, 2022

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Definitely dress more conservatively to be safe! And don’t go out at night in a lot of places. I would visit Agra for the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, Mumbai (the LA of India), Goa (the relaxing, destination spot), and New Delhi. Try to learn some words in Hindi as well!

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June 11, 2022

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Avoid Night travelling within the city. Do not expose skin. Wear lose and modest dress which covers all your body. Do not go to secluded place. Do not wear anything that shows cleavage. Drink bottled water. Take probiotics. Use train for traveling. Us sleeper class or above for traveling. Avoid general class in train. Always share the pictures of driver and name plate with others if traveling by taxi or Uber. Do not become too friendly with males and do not become complacent.

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Find answers to all your travel questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Is India safe for solo female travellers?

Yes, India is generally safe for solo female travellers. However, it is important to take precautions and be aware of your surroundings. It is recommended to dress modestly, avoid travelling alone at night, and be aware of scams. Additionally, it is important to research the area you are travelling to and be aware of any potential safety risks.

Is India good for solo female travellers?

Yes, India is a great destination for solo female travelers. India is a safe and welcoming country for women, and there are many opportunities for solo female travelers to explore the country. There are plenty of female-friendly accommodations, activities, and attractions to enjoy. Additionally, there are many organizations and initiatives that are dedicated to helping female travelers feel safe and secure while exploring India.

Is India expensive for solo travellers?

It depends on the type of travel experience you are looking for. India is generally considered to be a budget-friendly destination, and there are plenty of ways to save money while travelling solo. However, if you are looking for luxury experiences, then India can be quite expensive.

What do I need to know before traveling to India?

Visa Requirements

Depending on your nationality, you may need to obtain a visa before traveling to India. Make sure to check the visa requirements for your country and apply for the appropriate visa before your trip.

Vaccinations

Make sure to check with your doctor to see if you need any vaccinations before traveling to India.

Currency

The Indian Rupee is the official currency of India. Make sure to exchange your currency for Rupees before your trip.

Culture

India is a diverse country with many different cultures and religions. Make sure to research the local customs and etiquette before your trip.

Safety

India is generally a safe country to visit, but it is important to be aware of your surroundings and take necessary precautions.

Transportation

India has a wide range of transportation options, including buses, trains, and taxis. Make sure to research the best way to get around before your trip.

What is the best time to travel to India?

The best time to travel to India depends on the region you plan to visit. Generally, the best time to visit India is between October and March, when the weather is cooler and more pleasant. However, if you plan to visit the Himalayas, the best time to visit is between April and June.

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