You might be considering if India is in your mind to be the next holiday destination, aren’t you?  The reason is quite obvious, these day embassies and high commissions all over the world are cautioning those who are planning and thinking to visit India to reconsider their decision as they say crime against foreign women are increasing and India is no more safe for female travelers. Incidents reported and such crimes against the tourist are on the rise.

Common sense will tell you that backpacking or other independent travel can be at a higher risk for incidents, since travelers are unfamiliar with what areas or activities that are safe, etc., where travelers who go on organized trips may benefit from the guidance of operators familiar with the region(s) being visited.

Can an independent traveler create a "safe" trip for themselves? Certainly, with research and planning. Use good common sense and practical advice from sites like TripAdvisor.