First time solo trip

Sep 2nd, 2018, 07:03 AM
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First time solo trip

It's me jessica. Can someone suggest the best solo trip destination spots in India?
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Sep 2nd, 2018, 08:16 AM
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You don't give your age, your interests, or your travel experience, all of which are relevant. I suggest you spend quality time with some guidebooks. Aside from that, south India might be a bit safer than north India, but India in general is not particularly safe for a solo female traveler. You definitely do not want to be on the streets very late, and you need to dress modestly.
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Sep 2nd, 2018, 09:44 PM
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Let us have some more details about what your interests are, cultural sightseeing, architecture, Hills & hikes, trekking, wildlife, cuisine or the beaches!
India has it all. You will love this country. It should be on the bucket-list of all travellers and will always take a special place in your is intense, thought provoking - you will see warts and all.
If you carry yourself well, as Thursdaysd has very kindly alluded to, you will be quite safe.
Let us have your thoughts and there are some great posters on this forum to advise you.
Happy & safe travels!
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Sep 3rd, 2018, 06:42 AM
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If you carry yourself well, as Thursdaysd has very kindly alluded to, you will be quite safe.
I did NOT say that, because I do not believe it. And I resent your twisting my words to fit your agenda.

jessicafranciss - I suggest you read these threads:

Gang rape in India. Again.

Yet again! This time in Dharamsala

And when comparing our opinions, bear in mind that I am a solo female traveler, while vp_singh is an Indian male who runs a travel agency.

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Thanks for it all!
As far this country goes, there are nth number of travellers who wish to come to India and nth number who cherish their memories after visiting India!!
Your agenda does not dent this country!!!
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Here are some I can help you with

1. Smile!

I don’t know why guidebooks like to keep telling women not to smile. They say men take it as a come-on. Let me tell you something, some men here take even eye contact as a come-on. You can’t think like that or you might as well stay in your room. I smile and wave.

2. If a man wants to take a picture with you: know two things are possible

1) a line will form (you get to feel like a celebrity, but it will get old trust me) or 2) they aren’t always taking these photos in an innocent way. Many of my male Indian friends have confirmed that these boys will show your photo to anyone who will look and tell the story of your lovely night together (ew) or they will use it for umm, more personal photo-shopped media (ewwww).

I still take photos with men, but I will do a group photo. Just say straight up “One photo only, group photo.” I feel like a b*tch completely declining.

3. If a family wants to take a photo- it’s the cutest thing in the world, just go with it!

4. Men staring can be annoying.

Try to ignore it. Don’t give them a reason to stare. Only if it turns to stares + whispering +laughing + you feel teased, should you say something. Because although the world is telling you they want to tear your clothes off, sometimes they really are just curious!

5. If a situation turns uncomfortable-

First of all, let the men know. If it persists and still gives you a bad gut feeling, leave the situation completely.

6. Make a scene if something happens.

7. Be conscious of what you wear

If you’re clubbing or in Goa, by all means, wear what you want to, everyone else is, BUTbe prepared for the attention it draws. Keep in mind, the overnight local buses and sleeper class trains are like being in a fishbowl. No amount of clothing/hiding made me feel covered enough.

8. Have someone from the guesthouse meet you at the bus stop/train stop if you are arriving in the middle of the night (as most buses do) or even during the day.

9. You always have a boyfriend.

Don’t be silly. Not a possibility. You’re a beautiful unattached girl! You might as well be saying, “I want to date you, marry you, have your children and get fat.” You have a boyfriend, you love him, and you are meeting up with him in a couple days. If you meet a lovely guy you’d like to flirt with, by all means, be honest. But for the most part, you’re very much attached.

10. Be wary of even minor forms of Eve teasing.

11. Remember that even many Indians find some of their culture inhumane.

12. Don’t let your driver “bring a friend.”

13. Be very careful when choosing to Couchsurf in India with men.


14. Remember, for each story you hear in the news, there is a nice guy in India outraged by the evil man who made the story happen.

If all of these tips made you nervous, don’t let that get you down. Traveling alone isn’t for everyone, and solo female travel in India is like jumping right into the deep end!
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1. Don't.

2. Don't.

8. Do not plan to arrive anywhere after dark.

13. Do not couchsurf. Or AirBnB. Stay in recognized hotels or guesthouses.

14. It would be nice, but....
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Somehow, I'm guessing that "Nick Jones" is not a solo female traveler.
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Best Tourist Places In India

Originally Posted by jessicafranciss View Post
It's me jessica. Can someone suggest the best solo trip destination spots in India?

Let us see what are mysterious places to visit in India in detail:

1. Kuldhara, Rajasthan – The Abandoned Village

Once upon a time, there were 1500 Paliwal Brahmins about 200 years ago in Kuldhara and history says that this community has been into existence for the past 500 years. Unfortunately, on a night, the entire community from 85 villages left the village. Till now the village remains abandoned and you can only find broken down buildings, ancient temple, and speculations revealing unexpected flee.

2. Kodinhi, Kerala – The Village of Twins

This village in Kerala is located in the Malappuram district which is 35 km to the South of Calicut. This village is quite famously called as the Village of Twins where you can find lots of twin and triplet births. As per the reports, there are more than 200 pairs of twin births over here. Another interesting fact is that those women who are actually married outside are also gifted with twin births. This is regarded as one of the most mysterious places to visit in India.

3. Kongka La Pass, Ladakh – An Alien Abode

This low ridge pass is located between India and China on the dispute prone border at a height of 16,970 feet. This region does not have any surveillance of Indian or Chinese armed forces. One of the most common mysterious facts over here is to find UFO sightings and strange humanoids. This is one of the mysterious places to visit in India

4. Roopkund, Uttarakhand – The Skeleton Lake

This lake is termed the skeleton lake because it has lots of human skeletons. In the year 1942, it was rediscovered by a forest ranger. As per the forensics department, these skeletons are 1200 years old. It is believed that these skeletal remains are of King Jasdhawal of Kanauj, his pregnant wife and hundreds of servants who were on a pilgrimage towards Nanda Devi shrine but then, unfortunately, got washed away by natural calamity with hailstones of huge cricket ball size.

5. Jatinga, Assam – Where Birds Commit Suicide

In Assam, there is a small village named Jatinga and has lots of things to offer for a holiday traveler. It is famous for its natural backdrop of mountains and lush green lands. There is another mysterious incident which happens every year at the end of the monsoon months. After sunset, there are lots of busy people preparing for the night and this is the time where lots of birds commit suicide by hitting the torch lights. The local villagers call it an act of evil spirits. As per the scientists, the thick monsoon fog makes the birds suffocated and unconscious thereby hitting the torches accidentally and get hurt. This is one of the mysterious places to visit in India because of the rumor behind why birds fly at night.
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Very interesting indeed!
Thanks for sharing Soumyashri.
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Oct 17th, 2018, 03:27 AM
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Solo Trip in India

1. Jaisalmer
2. Shimla
3. Hydrabad.
4. Pune
5. Chennai
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I'd suggest going a bit north and see Nepal. You'll probably fly into Delhi, so see the Taj Mahal or whatever and then take a train/bus on up to Chitwan area if it's in the early spring. You can see so many birds and wildlife. Then you can see Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha.

Female tourists traveling alone are almost always treated with respect and care. It would be a national disgrace for a tourist to be raped or anything like that.

Nepal=Never Ending Peace And Love
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