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1. Posted by tusks (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Hello,i'm thinking of going to Kerala in India in November and as a woman travelling alone i'm rather concerned about safety.Could anyone tell me if they had good or bad experinces there!
Cheers...

2. Posted by jackboy (Inactive 350 posts) 11y

Hi
I travelled India by myself and it was something to remember for ever but I am a man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
I never seen any single girls travelling on their own but I travelled between towns by Minibus/bus at times with 2 girls travelling together and on one occasion a young man groped one of the girls and run off and he done it while I was standing not 2m away talking to her.
If you are only going to Kerala I would say you will be OK during the day and night as you will meet lots of other travellers or if you are staying in a hotel then you can just take it day by day until you know the area and hopefully meet someone you can trust.
Some useful links to click onto is at the top right hand corner; links and go to travel help-travel site by Topics and see what the different gov have to say!!!!!!!!!!
wishing you a great india trip
al de bes

3. Posted by glenferrie (Budding Member 14 posts) 11y

Hi Tusks,

I am currently in India and have been for about 8 months. I am travelling with my boyfriend but have spent a lot of time meandering around alone. There have been times and places that have felt a little edgy and I'd have to draw the conclusion that this has only been in the areas (union territorys) where there is no tax on alcohol and the locals COMPLETELY let their hair down on weekends. I know lots of solo women travellers that continue to take trips back to Kerala and have never had an issue. Regardless of how you travel in this country, it's unlikely you will avoid the token "boob grab." Just be mentally prepared for it and master a response that best suits your situation. India is a hideously populated country and for each person that may unfortunately wish to do you harm, theres thousands who will take care of you if required. As long as you practice common sense, which is required for any country, you will have a lovely time. Dont forget also that you will likely make friends and acquaintances easily, so should you feel the need to share the load, opportunities will exist.
Have a wonderful time, its a great country.

Jodie

4. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 11y

I agree with the last post. Be mentally prepared for some massive staring. As a man I had it (obviously for being foreigner) but for a woman its even harder......(white)woman are seen as sexobjects. In Goa complete buses with man arrived and just are there to take a look to the foreign women laying on the beach. My female traveller companion had problems with Indian man standing just one meter before her.....just staring......!!! One positive thing.....its will rarely get worse then the staring...