Safety for Travellers
India is on the whole a very safe country to travel in, and the vast majority of travellers , including back packers, naturally more exposed to crime, have had no untoward incidents. As in any other country, it is important to observe basic precautions and common sense in order to enhance your personal safety while in India.
Female tourists travelling alone should especially take additional precautions while in certain parts of India. The risk would only be markedly significant in the dark and in desolate or lonesome locations. Dressing conservatively in keeping with local customs and traditions is advisable.