This Reddit Thread About Safety Tips For Solo Indian Female Travellers Might Help You In Your Next Trip

This Reddit Thread About Safety Tips For Solo Indian Female Travellers Might Help You In Your Next Trip

I took my first solo trip a few months back. It was a weekend away at the small hill station near Mumbai called Matheran. And while it was one of the best things I have ever done, I will also admit that convincing my parents to not worry was another task. As the parents of an only daughter, it was hard convincing them to be comfortable with me going on a trip alone, even if it was only 2 days. And to be fair, can you blame them? With the number of crimes against women in our country, being worried about your daughter travelling alone is natural. However, I did manage to convince them and luckily felt nothing but safe and welcomed when I went on the trip.

However, feeling unsafe is very natural for solo female travellers. While my experience was completely positive, you can never be sure of what might happen. Hence, it is always good to be prepared. And I think that Redditor u/permavangabondshizz thought the same as they asked “Solo female traveller in India — how to deal with inappropriate men?” on the website and women from all over chimed in!

Solo female traveler in India — how to deal with inappropriate men?
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u/permavangabondshizz also included some of their own tips for solo traveling. And here some more from the women of Reddit,

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As a woman, there were two things that stood out to me about this entire Reddit thread. Firstly, the fact that a question like this had to be asked in the first place. Can we all just take into account how absolutely shameful it is that women within our country don’t feel comfortable travelling anywhere without being prepared for a crisis at all times? And while this isn’t anything new, it doesn’t make it okay by any means. Secondly, the number of people saying that women in India shouldn’t bother solo travelling because it is unsafe. I understand that it isn’t the safest thing, I am a woman too. However, I don’t think keeping women from enjoying their freedom and autonomy to keep them “safe” is fair. Because let’s be fair, we women have to deal with this insecurity to our safety regardless of where we are, for some, it is even in their own home. And keeping women inside for all these years hasn’t really eradicated the problem of female safety, has it? I feel like women should be equipped and taught how to keep themselves safe rather than locking them inside just to accommodate the disgusting men out there.

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