Solo Female Traveling in India on Rise
‘Guide to Female Solo Traveling in India; Problems n Solution’
It is said that life is a journey which everyone needs to travel alone. This is especially true today when we see a steep hike in the solo female traveling trends in India. When it comes to solo traveling you might wonder that men are the pioneers of traveling, but the latest report suggests the opposite.
A plethora of websites offer an insight into various destinations…also new ventures are coming up to make solo female traveling much easier and more skillful for eg, www.stayonskill.com etc
Give a look at these statistics and you’ll find why we can be sure that solo female traveling is going to boost the travel trends in the days to go.
Data received from a famous travel booking website shows that 38% of their clients book solo travel trips.
According to a report, about 47% of business travelers are women.
In a survey, 59% of solo female travelers said that they’ll travel alone again in the coming months.
More than 90% of female travelers book their trips with their friends. This is contrary to the idea that female travelers go only with their family. They just want to enjoy more.
31% of solo urban travelers in India are women.
Till now you may be sure that these female travel statistics points us toward the fact that females in India too have embarked on the trend of traveling alone. Yet what are some of the reasons females travel alone?
Why have Females Started to Explore Solo Travelling in India?
- There are many reasons but the most common among them is the feeling of independence. Women feel good when they make their own decisions and that’s what solo traveling is all about. Solo traveling gives women a sense of authority over themselves.
- The second reason has to do with women’s income. Every year the number of women earning more than men is increasing. This gives them an opportunity to enjoy what they had always dreamed about.
- Women travel alone with a view to explore themselves. They just want to test themselves and learn new skills for their life.
- There are some who prefer that going on holiday after a breakup is the best way to heal the heartache. That’s true to some extent.
There is an endless list of the pre-requisites and on location requirements, but what outweighs them is the alluring outcomes of the Solo travel!!!
Solo Female Traveling is indeed mesmerizing, enticing, and tempting in itself.
Not only does it offers a plunge into the diversity of nature but also a great learning…
India offers numerous options to choose from when someone is in mood to travel. From cities to sub urban areas ; from rural to village with least eminities; from coastal to mountains etc. With varied destinations comes varied responsibilites. Someone pointed me out ‘Grandma Rules’ need not apply nowadays; I agree, but at some places they do.
In a metropolitan city such as Delhi, traveling alone in Taxis such as Uber or Ola is not an issue, however the same maybe a matter of concern in a remote area.
Friendly Advice when Going on Holiday Alone; #Subject to the place of choice
No matter what travel destination you choose, each one of us to need some help or some kind of advice to enjoy our holiday to the best. This also helps us to recognize and avoid major pitfalls that can ruin our joy in traveling.
It becomes especially important to get ample of pre-travel checks done if you’re a female and traveling for the first time alone. Here are some things you can do.
1. Do some Research in Advance
You cannot get to know how it will be when you start your journey, but I think you can surely get an idea if you gather information about your travel. What important details you should seek? Things like the culture of where you’re traveling. You can do research about the language and customs of local people.
Some have found it beneficial to read a solo female travel blog to stay abreast of all the information about their travel. Being solo means you cannot assume anyone else to carry your petty things. All you’ve to do alone from packing to using.
2. Dress Modestly
You could see in metropolitan cities where women dress according to their likeness. But when it comes to traveling alone you should be careful not to flaunt with clothing that is too revealing or that offends the local tradition. Wearing uneven clothes can send wrong signals which in turn will put you into trouble.
This does not mean that you should not wear clothes you like. You just need to be careful about your security. Many women have found it beneficial to carry a scarf with them. This can be helpful in many ways.
Everyone needs to dress strategically when it comes to solo female traveling.
3. Be Confident, not timid
Even though getting to a new place might make you feel a little bit anxious which is common with everyone. But the important thing is that don’t show it. There are some people everywhere who are looking for those who are confused, lonely and lost. Show yourself confident even though you might not knowing everything.
It will be better to keep your mobile phone with you while traveling. Don’t be too friendly with strangers especially people like drivers, porters or those with a weird attire. Speak with confidence, ask questions and don’t say Yes to every opinion. Be alert to what’s going around you.
4. Ensure safety when taking selfies
A solo female travel experience is incomplete without selfies. We like to take a lot of them still you should take proper care. It is not uncommon to hear unfortunate incidents happening due to selfies. Avoid taking selfies on a spot that is too risky and can cause a threat.
Try to avoid totally taking selfies with a single man because we do not always know the intentions. The best instance is when you take a selfie with a family.
5. Leave the scene when you feel uncomfortable
You may find yourself in situations when a group of men would be staring at you especially when you’re traveling. Don’t say anything at the first. Just try to avoid them. If you’re feeling more uncomfortable then leave the scene and move to a public place. It is a good idea to keep a whistle with you when your travel.
6. Choose Accommodation Discreetly
This is one of the most important decisions you would ever make in your solo traveling. Choosing the right accommodation is important with a view of comfort and safety. If you choose an accommodation that is uncomfortable can ruin your whole trip.
Ask in advance to the hotel what services they provide. It is not always that you’ll get good deals at cheap rates. Consider your safety too. Stay away from C grade hotels as you might get into a big trouble.
Some have found it beneficial to book their rooms through a travel website or app. This not just gives you an opportunity to get a good service but also you’ll get nice discounts too.
7. Consider the Hygiene while Eating Outside
Some fall into the temptation of eating at hotels or stalls where there is more rush. You should be considerate with the hygiene of the hotel. Local people might be used to that kind of food but you should be careful of the unhygienic meals.
An important aspect of this is the drinking water. You might easily catch a disease if you drink the impure water. The most common risk from drinking impure water is the possibility of diarrhoea.
Some other creamy Quicky Tips for Solo Female Traveling!!!!!
8. Do Not Travel Alone in Taxis.
9. Carry Essential Safety Things such as Pepper Sprays, Torch, basic medicines etc.
10. Avoid roaming around at night.
11. Stay in contact with loved ones.
12. Use good travel apps.
13. Carry a good camera!!!; a Good pair of shoes!!! Sunglasses; Sun block;
14. Be aware of political and weather conditions of the place.
15. Solo Female Traveling requires a travel insurance for sure!!!