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a VirtualTourist member asked on Aug 1, 2014

New Delhi

Tips for Woman Traveler

Can someone please share some safety tips for female travelers to New Delhi?

8 Answers

answered on 8/1/14 by
a VT member from Sydney

Thanks Barbara...... I was going to post the link as well

answered on 8/1/14 by
a VT member from Sydney

Have a read if this:

[original VT link]

answered on 8/1/14 by
a VT member from New Jersey

Hi - I have several warning tips for women....[original VT link]. Delhi definitely has a reputation for being a rough city for women (foreign and Indian) so it's best to be informed and prepared. That's not to scare you - plenty of women travelers in Delhi/India. Enjoy!

Thanks Barbara. :-)

answered on 11/19/14 by
a VT member

I think, lots of useless hype in this matter.
Generally, there is no issue for any women traveling in India. Just avoid nights. In the night, noone will come to help even cops too. So just avoid nights, rest is ok for women traveler.

answered on 11/19/14 by
a VT member

@[VT member 7e2ed], Mam,

I have travelled a lot in India. So, I can say night is not safe in any city. But generally there is no as such issue in the day. And when you have travel in your mind, you can not avoid traveling.

Yes, You can avoid crowds, some chance of teasing are there. But that does not happen all time and with everyone. It is just the matter of chance and luck.

answered on 11/19/14 by
a VT member from New Jersey

I suspect that you are a male, "prince", in which case you are not qualified to answer this question. As a foreigner who has lived in India for 7 years and who has traveled extensively within India, I can tell you that you cannot possibly say - unequivocally - that India is completely safe for women. It annoys me greatly when Indian men say that it is. Eve teasing is annoying enough but groping - and worse - are despicable actions. It is better that women are prepared for what they might encounter so they know what to do and how to react.

By the way, raping of foreigners (and Indian women) is hardly "useless hype".

answered on 11/22/14 by
a VT member

I am sorry. I did not mean to hurt anyone. Yes,there are some problems, and causes should be avoided.

answered on 2/24/15 by
a VT member from Union Territory of Delhi

1) Always TRAVEL in Day Light say 11:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs
2) Get METRO Cash Card and Travel in Ladies Class in Metro....its SAFE and FAST and CHEAP
3) If required to travel by CAR...always go for RADIO TAXI---Branded one like MERU etc
4) Dont mingle too much with local guys...In case of queries you can ask some big shopkeeper
5) Always keep the WRITTEN NAME of Places in English because...the accent of foreigner may not be too easy for Hindi/English knowing persons
6) Always stay at BRANDED GOOD HOTELs

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