Delhi, the capital of India has evolved as a premiere travel destination for tourists all over the world. The city has a rich heritage and is a showcase of the Indian culture. And every year thousands of travel enthusiasts from all over the world travel to the city to explore its rich cultural history and the monumental historic structures from the bygone era.
But, just like any other place in the world, the city of Delhi also has its own drawbacks. Over the years, there has been a huge increase in the crime rate of the city and it has been labeled as "Being Unsafe for women Travelers". Therefore, there are certain tips that one should keep handy while visiting the city that would help one to explore everything that the city has to offer and stay safe at the same time. So, make sure that...
# You plan well in advance even if you are backpacking
I understand that backpacking is one of the best ways to explore any place in the world. But, if you are travelling to Delhi, make sure that you have everything planned. Decide well in advance where you want to put up in the city once you are there, as there are lots of shady places in the city where you could accidentally land up in hopes of finding cheap accommodation. Therefore, to avoid any such instances make sure...
# You stay clear of Unlicensed Guides
As soon as you land in the city and step out of the airport, you will be mobbed by unlicensed guides promising to take you to the best and most affordable hotels in Delhi. Beware! As there have been instances of people getting robbed by these so- called travel guides. Although, these types of instances have become pretty low due to the increased vigilance of the local police in Delhi, but it's still advisable to avoid them and rather hire a licensed guide. You can easily enquire about them from the tourism department of India's website.
Further, if you are a women and travelling to the city for the first time, you should be especially wary in the city and follow these guidelines:
- Be wary of over-friendly people and never trust them.
- If it's too late at night, it's advisable that you do not venture out on your own as the city is completely unsafe for women.
- The Delhi metro is the safest way of travelling and there are coaches reserved exclusively for women to prevent cases of molestation and eve-teasing.
- The second best option to travel in the city is to book a radio-cab, as they are tracked via GPS and are very safe for women travelers.
Even with all its flaws, Delhi is still a beautiful city and is one of the finest places you can visit in the world. And if you just follow the tips that I mentioned above, I am sure that you won't have any problems in the city and would be able to explore the city safely and conveniently.
If you have any questions do feel free to ask me and I would be more than glad to help you out. Till next time, stay safe and stay blessed!!