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10 Precious Tips For Solo Women Travelling In India

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Being a solo woman travelling in India can be an exhilarating experience. HolidayIQ Travellers offer tips that might come handy if you plan to take the ultimate Indian solo trip.

10 Precious Tips For Solo Women Travelling In India:

  1. Sikkim
  2. Mall Road, Dehradun (Uttarakhand)
  3. Goa
  4. Bangalore (Karnataka)
  5. New Delhi (Delhi)
  6. Mumbai (Maharashtra)
  7. Bhagsu Waterfall, McLeodganj (Himachal Pradesh)
  8. Gangtok (Sikkim)

1. Smile, An Everlasting Smile!


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Smile is the universal language. For a traveller, a smile is one of the most important assets. Universally recognised and met with a generally positive reaction, a smile can fill the language gap too. HolidayIQ Traveller Nandita says, "India is a friendly place. People in Sikkim are friendly. Makes you realise that as travellers we must be courteous too."

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2. Be Confident


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It is of utmost importance to be or at least appear confident as a solo woman traveller. Have an air of pride in your stride and even when you feel not so confident, it's necessary to at least show it. HolidayIQ Traveller Jasleen says, "There are times when you need to figure things on your own. Make sure when you go there, ask people around and they will definitely help you get to the places you must-visit. Be confident."

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3. Dress Keeping The Culture In Mind


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Learn the do(s) and don't(s) of dressing in a place. While travelling, respecting local culture and traditions helps you blend in. HolidayIQ Traveller Shaunak says, "The people of Goa are so helpful and also are very kind hearted. I loved the food made in Goa, it's simply awesome. They call it nuste "fish". We had an awesome fun in Goa. Do visit and there are many different waterfalls etc."

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4. Do Your Homework


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Do your homewoek about the place you are planning to go to. Travelling with inadequate information to any place, let alone destinations in India, is a strict no-no. Understanding the rules, culture, people and geography keeps you better prepared for any potential challanges. HolidayIQ Traveller Amit clearly did his research before visiting Rajasthan, "After a long discussion and online research for distance between places, places to visit & travel time, I decided to take Rajasthan tour by Taxi in Jan 2010. Travel time I considered average of what was being shown by Google Maps (on lower side) & mapmyIndia(on higher Side). I booked all RTDC hotel in Advance. At that time online booking facility was not there, but now it exists."

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5. Avoid New Secluded Places At Night


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All you need to be is vigilant. HolidayIQ Traveller Garima says, "When travelling always make sure you stay in hotels that are centrally located. Always use public transport and don't venture out alone late at night."

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6. Avoid Empty Buses At Night


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Empty buses or even trains at nights are nothing but recipes for a disaster. Do yourself a favour by using authorized taxi service at night.

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7. Prefer The Upper Berth On A Train


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Helps you sleep anytime you want! 

8. Be Open To Photos


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There are sure to be plenty of requests for group photos and you might want to make people happy by posing for a couple of pics with them. Just a tip- never pose with a suspiciously clingy stranger for a photo unless you want to be the stuff of his crazy stories. Insist on group photos instead. HolidayIQ Traveller Auroshikha says, "Nice trail along the valley, but sad to see the waste and litter all around. Great to take selfies and pictures, as the water is crystal clear and the rocks are beautifully smooth."

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9. Befriend Other Women Travellers Around You


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Most Indian women are friendly, if not very eager too talk to outsiders. But try probing a couple of times and you might land yourself a friendly buddy which in turn would be a huge relief from awkward stretches of silences and getting stared at. HolidayIQ Traveller Meera says, "We stayed at this hotel, just a group of women and it was a great experience. The hotel was comfortable and the friendly staff made the stay a wonderful experience. The food was great, healthy and homely cooking. Overall it was a great experience and I would recommend this place if you are looking for a cosy comfortable stay."

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10. Never Say You Can't Do It


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Says HolidayIQ Traveller Monisha Rajesh, " Travel is about rediscovering yourself. You learn a lot about yourself when you are travelling. It's not just about golden sunsets or white sandy beaches. While travelling, you come across situations you wouldn't experience otherwise and they each of these experiences teach you something new about yourself. Pack your bags and head out! All you need is little time and money."

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