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safety for solo female tourist 2017

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safety for solo female tourist 2017

Hello,does anyone travel to Varanasi recently?can anyone advise are there particular streets or blocks to avoid?and does any can advise on safe tour company for solo female?is there any taxi with female drivers??thank You all in advance.

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1. Re: safety for solo female tourist 2017

Hi Ingrida :)

I think you'll be absolutely fine. Don't worry about avoiding 'this street and that street', really, just take a few simple precautions.

One of the most obvious ones being - try not to go out alone at night. The gallis/passage ways near the ghats for example can be badly lit and full of things to step in.

As far as guides & tour companies in Varanasi goes, my personal recommendations are Varanasi Walks & Streetwise, but you'll find many more in the Varanasi 'Things to do' section of the site.

Female taxi drivers? I doubt it. At least I've never encountered any while there.

All the best

Spud

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2. Re: safety for solo female tourist 2017

Thank You,Spud :-) i never walk at night.nowhere.so Varanasi is ok,thats very good and i will go ahead with plans.Thank You again!

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3. Re: safety for solo female tourist 2017

Everywhere is fine and safe to go. Book any tour companey. If you have a guide with you, You'll save your time.

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4. Re: safety for solo female tourist 2017

thank You

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5. Re: safety for solo female tourist 2017

Just basic precautions, like not going out alone at late nights. it has been well pointed above that some of the narrow streets are not well lit and thus one needs to be careful navigating these streets at night. Not getting too cozy with strangers and not wearing too short dresses which may bring unwanted attention are some basic things you may want to take care of.

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7. Re: safety for solo female tourist 2017

yes of course just good quality hotels.thank You for advise on must see things too.thank You.

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8. Re: safety for solo female tourist 2017

For some reason, Varanasi seems to reflect back your inner feelings, expectations and judgments much more quickly and forcefully than other places. If you are afraid, you may have scary experiences. If you are open, trusting and positive (while remaining cautious of course), you are likely to have warm, wonderful experiences. That may sound flakey to some people, but it is honestly many guests experience and I have heard it from many others as well. Just have guide while you are on Tour Varanasi.

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9. Re: safety for solo female tourist 2017

hello.You are very correct about nasty experiences.thats the reason i am looking for information...i know i will enjoy it just need safe company...

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