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11. Posted by tunabebo (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

have some friends who've backpacked thailand, camodia, vietnam etc solo. so yeah, in fact loads of indian women are travelling solo now. there's nothing new about it anymore!

12. Posted by wildrain80 (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hey Nisha...

Great going... Solo is the best to enjoy the true spirit of travelling....

Travel Safe.... Enjoy well.....

13. Posted by canadiank (Budding Member 29 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I know OF one solo female Indian backpacker (off in South America at the moment) but I have never actually ran across one while I was on the road. She's Indian but grew up in Canada so I assume she is more liberal and free from traditions than one born & raised in India.
Most Indian females I know are married and some even have kids. They don't travel or just with husbands and NEVER backpacking.

In fact, most females I know don't go off on solo backpacking trips. People I know look at me like I was crazy whenever I tell them I travel solo and enjoy it. "Visible minority" solo female backpackers are a very small number but an Indian solo female backpacker is quite rare indeed - you may be a pioneer in this area.

14. Posted by Alty (Budding Member 3 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Can't say I have met a solo Indian female traveller. Not even when I was in India actually.

15. Posted by lulela79 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hey Nisha,

same here! I travelled the world for one year (Southeast Asia, Australia, South and Central America) and NEVER met an Indian girl travelling on her own. Great you do so! Safe travels and lots of great impressions!


16. Posted by darkchild (Budding Member 25 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Even if you are not the 'first,' hats off to ya!

I went on a solo trip last year to Thailand and my parents were worried sick! On doing my research, even I was wondering if it was safe to do so. But having spent 10 days covering Bangkok -> Kanchanaburi -> Chiang Mai -> Phuket -> Ao Nang ->Phi Phi -> Railay -> BKK, I felt more safe there in Thailand than I did back in Bangalore city!

Yes, things didn't go according to plan but hey, it was my first trip. Learnt a lot and now I plan to do it right this November when I go for 2 weeks. As for safety, I've realized that if you hang out at sh*tty places with sh*tty people, sh*t will happen to you -- simple as that. I don't want to sound like a puritan or anything but there's so much more to Thailand than most people think.

When I got back and told my girl friends, they immediately said they would never think about going solo to Thailand. Oh well.

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

17. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 626 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

This is so cool! I'm so excited for you! Keep travelling! There is nothing better than solo travel! I just love it! It is so great that you guys are travelling solo and breaking boundaries! That is so inspiring!

18. Posted by Sarasathi (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I'm Indian, but I grew up in the US. I haven't been backpacking yet, but I plan on it soon. My family tries to dissuade me every chance they get, but it's good to hear that there are other Indian women out there breaking these ridiculous barriers.

Thank you!

19. Posted by zorabian (Inactive 9 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Asian women dont really travel alone. They are usually with their girlfriends or yeah, boyfriends.

20. Posted by Nisha J (Full Member 101 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi all,

Thanks everybody for your valuable inputs and encouraging words.
I am very late to reply here as I was travelling again for quite sometime.

As almost all of you said, I can claim the title. :) Thank you very much.

By Indian, I meant one who is born, brought up & living in India within conservative family & society and not the one who's brought up somewhere else and has enjoyed more liberty and freedom from traditions of India.

Also, for me, travel means learning, enjoying, soaking in local culture. It definitely does NOT mean seeing places combined with your business trips.

@Arif: I never said this was my first solo trip. I had just raised the query now. In fact the reason for replying so late to this thread is that I was doing a solo trip again and had fallen sick as well.

Thanks once again.