8 Useful Hacks for Solo Women Travellers in India | HolidayIQ Blog

8 Useful Hacks for Solo Women Travellers in India

8 Useful Hacks for Solo Women Travellers in India businessinsider.com

We conducted a survey among 20,000 women, and it revealed that 13 percent of women preferred travelling solo, and 8 percent with their significant other. Adventure, leisure or a professional obligation, travelling solo could be daunting. Let these safety tricks blanket.

8 Useful Hacks for Solo Women Travellers in India:

  1. Ri Kynjai Resort, Shillong (Meghalaya)
  2. Hotel The Panache, Patna (Bihar)
  3. The Leela , Cavelossim-Mobor (Goa)
  4. Tadoba Tiger Resort, Tadoba (Maharashtra)
  5. Cindrella Hotel, Siliguri (West Bengal)
  6. Radisson Hotel Varanasi, Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
  7. Fortune Select Grand Ridge., Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh)
  8. The Serai, Chikmagalur (Karnataka)

1. Do your research. Don’t book a stay blindly

Do your research. Don’t book a stay blindly
Click to know more
source: kaboompics.com

Couchsurf, book a homestay or stay with local to familiarize yourself with the place. Save maps on your phone instead of pulling out a paper map or looking for 3G connectivity, keep all important contacts handy.

Rony D'coasta: The in house host ratneshwar takes good care of the guests helping them to arrange car for local sightseeing.

Tip: Don't wait until you hit town to find a nice place to stay.

How to reach | Where to stay

41 Sightseeings

2. If travelling by train, chain your luggage & try getting the upper berth

If travelling by train, chain your luggage & try getting the upper berth
Explore
source: googleusercontent.com

It is very easy and usually cheap to find a padlock and chain to secure a backpack to the foot of a bed in a train compartment. Prefer booking the upper berth, if not try exchanging it with some passenger.

Aniruddha: Do chain your luggage properly as the train stops at many stations during night time and it is possible that you may lose your stuff if not taken care of.

Tip: Look around. Note your surroundings.


How to reach | Where to stay

36 Sightseeings

3. Carry bare minimum essentials only

Carry bare minimum essentials only
Find out
source: cos.h-cdn.co

While travelling solo, it is important to pack light. Girls, be a smart traveller. Don’t over pack- use pill boxes for jewellery, roll your tops, socks in those pair of shoes. Unnecessary luggage=super experience spoiler.

Roshni: This place is a paradise for free-spirited souls. All you need is bagpack, a camera and the urge to travel to Goa.

Tip: It is advisable to carry pepper sprays and pocket knives.

How to reach | Where to stay

3 Sightseeings

4. Avoid carrying too much cash. Keep a copy of important documents.

Avoid carrying too much cash. Keep a copy of important documents.
Discover
source: instructables.com

Stash valuables. Keep your daily spending cash easily accessible-roll some cash in an empty gloss tubes. Carrying ID cards can also save you bundles.

Upamanyu: While travelling please carry your ID cards as mentioned in the ticket with a printed copy of the ticket. Don't fall in with touts, don't even think of paying bribe.

Tip: Avoid carrying too much but cash comes handy in case of an emergency.


How to reach | Where to stay

6 Sightseeings

5. Use "trusted" transportation. Use public transport.

Use
Click to know more
source: im.hunt.in

The best way to be economical on a solo trip is to go for public conveyance.

Priyam Goyal: We took a local travel's taxi from the New Jalpaiguri Station. The car we chose was Qualis. Cheap and economical!

Tip: Travelling during daylight hours is your best as a solo woman traveller.

How to reach | Where to stay

9 Sightseeings

6. Dress smart

Dress smart
Click to read more
source: whstatic.com

Walking around Varanasi in shorts did no good to anyone! It is always important to respect the sentiments of the locals. Cities are widely different than smaller towns. Crop pants, pajamas, a scarf, comfy tees with sleeves should be in your bag when you head out to smaller towns and villages.

Tip: In no way is wearing what you want okay for someone to harass you, but it’s always better to be cautious.


How to reach | Where to stay

114 Sightseeings

7. Always organize your travel

Always organize your travel
Discover
source: ask-aladdin.com

If you are travelling solo the most important thing is to organize you travel. Gather all the information about your destination as much as you can.

Nikhil: We went to Tirupai booking a package which offered free darshan only, as they can't provide paid darshan, no more in their hands anymore. So, if you are planning to visit, book online well in advance.

Tip: Buy a local SIM card at your destination and stay in touch with your BFF.

How to reach | Where to stay

50 Sightseeings

8. Follow travel brands on social media

Follow travel brands on social mediasource: holidayiq.com

Purushothama Bhat: I must thank HolidayIQ for recommending me this homestay. Though I had passes through this place many place, I really wanted to explore the mountains and the estates amid the thick western ghats. Thippanahalli homestay is an awesome place to be in; it multiplies the pleasure of the holiday many times.

Tip: Above all trust your instincts.


How to reach | Where to stay

60 Sightseeings

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

Blog for us! Write in to editor@holidayiq.com

Get Free Travel Guide for your upcoming Holiday

Photos & Video Reviews
Great Deals from Partners
Travel Itineraries
When to Visit

Get the HolidayIQ Traveller's Guide to & start planning now!

With the best attractions, traveller reviews, hotels, packages and lots more…

Login via Facebook to get your free travel guide to
or register with email ID
  • +356
HolidayIQ travellers used this guide to plan their trip!

Get the HolidayIQ Traveller's Guide to & plan your holiday now!

With the best attractions, traveller reviews, hotels, packages and lots more…

Login via Facebook to get your free travel guide to
  • +356
HolidayIQ travellers used this guide to plan their trip!