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1. Posted by thezenyen (Full Member 88 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

my first time backpacking in india. frankly I'm beginning to get a little bit intimidated by the stories. is it safe for two gals travelling together? is it safe to walk about in the streets? (we definitely wont go around late at nite)

thanks for any advice you may have

2. Posted by citybell (Full Member 419 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

The places you have chosen are all heavily touristic.

Ofcourse the places are quite safe and no problem.
Remember that you will be approached by touts in these places with sweet words and try their best to rip you off..So you should be careful.That's all.
Never discuss your further plans/schedules with such kind of people or with between two when those people are present.
Take extreme care on your belongings and never display your money or discuss about the amount you have in front of them.

If you intend to avail some services forms ome one, negotiate and fix the amount BEFORE you avail their services and ask them clearly the items included in that amount.This applies when you take taxis.

Don't worry you will have an enjoyable trip.

3. Posted by gurdeep101 (Budding Member 46 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

citybell pretty much puts it all in perspective. there are prepaid cabs available at most railway stations / airports. be sure to use them.

If you are nervous u may want to carry a shawl or a wrap to use if you feel people are staring at you too often. When in doubt feel free to speak to the local cops.