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India Safe for Mom & Young Daughter ?

India Safe for Mom & Young Daughter ?

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1. Re: India Safe for Mom & Young Daughter ?

You need to take similar general precautions as u do at home.If possible avoid night traveling...up to 8 pm is fine.Try to take the services of a well reputed travel operator who are suggested /recommended on the forum..

India is still safe...we get lot of solo/female tourist...

As far as transportation is concerned take one driver/car for most of your tour.

Good Luck.

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I'm really sorry about the bad press that India has been receiving recently and I like to think that the unfortunate incidents you mentioned are just aberrations. But bad stuff happens and I don't have any excuses.

At the same time, I'd like to say that India is probably as safe for you and your family as any other country might be. . I personally know many female travelers who covered various regions of India solo. One is even living here for the past 2 years and we are still in touch.

Now for a bit of practical advice:

You'll be safe in Delhi at any time of day or night if all you have to do is catch a taxi to your hotel or even do a bit of sightseeing.

Avoid tuktuks(autos) because of your family size and hire radio taxis. Just search on net for their phone numbers. There must be dozens of companies offering such service now. They're much more comfortable, not overly expensive and you pay exactly for distance traveled.

Women of your family don't have to cover up their heads or layers of clothes. Just dress and behave sensibly and you'll be fine. India is not that bad as Fox news or Reddit says. Trust me on this.. All you have to do is follow the simple safety precautions that one follows while traveling abroad. You may have top cover your heads while visiting a place of worship, but nowhere else.

As far as Agra, Varanasi are concerned, they are small but very crowded towns. Take care to keep your belongings and kids always in sight and don't pay ANY attention to touts. Jaipur too has fair number of touts but is not as bad as Agra or Varanasi.

Rest you can see it for yourselves when you come here.

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