IMG_8447India is generally a very safe place to travel for women as well as members of lesbian, gay and transgender communities. However, understanding the cultural attitudes toward these groups is important.

Woman should plan to dress modestly to avoid unwanted attention and LGBT travelers find that public displays of affection are not well received in Indian’s more conservative culture.  Mindfulness about cultural differences is generally all that is required to have a safe and rewarding experience.

As is case in the United States and other Western countries, women should avoid higher risk activities such as walking alone at night.