India is a mystical place to visit and I am glad you will be experiencing a lot of spiritual learning. I am from Mumbai and understand the city very well, I have travelled to many places and as usual you need to be street smart wherever you go. In India you will find some issues which may bother you like street begging and some nagging taxi drivers but you will get use to avoiding them quickly. There are many beautiful places like in Goa, its a great place to be especially during November/December season as its festive season and lot of activities going on there.
Hope you enjoy your vacation. Have a safe trip.
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I think you'll find Delhi is the cheapest place to fly to, North India should be pleasant weather you can take the train from New Delhi station a bunch of weird places like Pushkar or Bundi. There is tourist booking office in the New Delhi Railways station, they call book you a bunch of tickets for places no one can pronounce, it will be an adventure anyways.
Which place in India are you going to visit? Being a girl it is never recommended to travel alone as India has never been a safe place for women.
Hey don't worry India is always a safe place as people here are so attached once you get to know them. If your still in India you can meet me as i can suggest how to travel in India.
don't worry india is very friendly country ....where you are going to live