India Travel Tours Safety

The Road to Kathmandu

Safety Information for India

Women should exercise caution when travelling in India. Reported cases of sexual assault against women are increasing; recent sexual attacks against female visitors in tourist areas and cities show that foreign women are also at risk. While the risk of an incident occurring on your trip is very low, below are some things you can do for your safety and peace of mind when travelling:

-    Respect local dress codes and customs, perhaps dressing more conservatively than you do at home
-    Avoid isolated areas, including beaches, unlit city streets and village lanes when alone at any time of day
-    Avoid travelling alone on public transport, or in taxis or auto-rickshaws, especially at night
-    If you have to use a taxi get them from hotel taxi ranks and use pre-paid taxis at airports. Try to avoid hailing taxis on the street. Some cities (including Delhi and Chennai) have special taxi services for women with women drivers
-    If you’re being collected at the airport by a driver make sure they have properly identified themselves before you set off. When leaving your compartment on overnight trains (ie. going to the bathroom), ask a male travel companion to accompany you where possible

For further information and advice, visit:
www.gov.uk/government/policies/supporting-british-nationals-overseas/supporting-pages/advice-for-women-travellers
www.smartraveller.gov.au/tips/women.html