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

Hi - my 18 year old daughter is planning to travel to India from beg February to early April next year. Am having a few wobbly moments over this! Any advice/reassurance that any of you seasoned travellers can give? Trip still in planning stage - she will be travelling with 3/4 other girls. When I know itinerary will post it if this would be more helpful. Just want to know that she will be (relatively) safe!?! Many thanks.

2. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Insurance is a good thing, but buying it sucks. The key thing is to make sure that it covers all the events that the girls will be doing. If they plan on going sky-diving or bungee jumping, most insurances won't cover that. If they are just going to travel around, trying weird food and lazing on the beach, most travel insurance will cover that.

Key thing I think is contactability. Insurance is no good if you can't figure out how to get in contact with the company.

You will also want to look at what they will pay with regards to evacuation from a place.

3. Posted by bibs (Full Member 89 posts) 11y

Hi Karen
Don't worry, India is a safe place. I can make out a mother's worry.There are a lot of girls travelling alone every year without any trouble.
Still if you have any doubts in your mind just post it. I will try to explain clearly.

4. Posted by Maktub (Budding Member 49 posts) 11y

I think shes looking for re-assurance greg, not insurance.
Well Mrs G.
I was India this time last year had no problems at all. It is one of my favourite countries in the world! The people are genuinely friendly and most will go out of their way to help you. It is different of course for girls travelling thean lads, however, any girls i met there, and othere places who had been to India, had only good reports on it. With simple common sense and an openness to new things, a smile will get you through almost every situation.
As a mother, it must be difficult knowing your child is in a far away country, living in a vastly different society, but i can assure you, I felt safer walking around towns and cities in India, than i do walking through Dublin sometimes.
Why not go yourself for a month before she goes. Check it out. Youll love it too!!!

5. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 11y

Quoting Maktub

I think shes looking for re-assurance greg, not insurance.


6. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Quoting Maktub

I think shes looking for re-assurance greg, not insurance.

Oops. I should read more closely!

7. Posted by abang (Budding Member 25 posts) 11y

i plan to india on feb next yr for first time also...n still do some homework bout' india rite now...can join me anyway...