Indian Woman travelling alone to Goa. Need suggestions
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Dec 5, 2012 3:10 AM Last Post By: Udita
Oct 30, 2012 10:57 AM
Oct 30, 2012 11:40 AM
Don't be depressed.
Lots of people travel alone and meet up with others travelling the same way.
You can meet up with many people of different nationalities.
That's one of the wonderful things about travelling in India.
Enjoy yourself :-)
Oct 30, 2012 12:35 PM
Oct 30, 2012 4:57 PM
3Firstly, Udita, you need to take heart from your strengths. You are young, smart and obviously independent and spirited - if you weren't you wouldn't even be thinking about travelling alone let alone doing it. Yes, it may seem a little daunting at first but if you keep your wits about you, you will be fine. Look at all the advantages you have over other single female non-Indian travellers. You know English and I assume Hindi (although I guess in Goa the locals are speaking Konkani) You are not going to be ripped off. Your dilemma seems to be: how to connect with other young travellers. I would avoid bars until you find your feet at least. Look out for other young women who are travelling alone or in small groups. You will see them in restaurants and hotels, at the beach, at tourist sites and markets.. Just bowl up, smile and say "Hello, are you having a good holiday?" and take it from there. Let them know that you are on holiday too. I think you'll find that many people will be very interested to talk to you because you are a bit of a rarity on the traveller's trail - a young Indian woman forging her own path. It is through these casual contacts that you are likely to meet others.with whom to share time visiting bars and restaurants where you will meet more travellers again. There is also a "Travel Companion" thread that you could post a message on. You might connect with someone in your situation. The world is waiting for you Udita, do not keep it waiting much longer.
Oct 30, 2012 6:20 PM
Oct 30, 2012 10:49 PM
Oct 31, 2012 11:27 AM
6Very good advice from number 3. I think a lot of people will be interested in talking/hanging out with you just because you are an Indian woman as most travelers only get approached by young Indian men. You'll probably be able to give them a great perspective on the country that they normally wouldn't get.
Oct 31, 2012 12:04 PM
Oct 31, 2012 11:05 PM
Nov 2, 2012 2:00 AM
Since you are going in December/January, just be sure that you have got an accommodation booked in advance.
Meeting up people would not be a problem, I suggest look for a group which has mixed company, guys and gals. I guess that is the safest bet. When in Goa, try doing different things. Shopping, water sports (scuba, kayaking and para gliding), go karting at arpora, go for spa session, drive/ride to far off secluded beaches and discover places, go trippin’ at Anjuna (shiva, UV) go clubbing at club cubana and since you would be alone, carry lot of books which you can read (beachside) sipping beer. Goa is beautiful, don’t plan too much and just venture into it.
However, be it foreigner or Indian group, you can’t trust anyone. That will be upto you who do you want to interact with. Be smart and confident. Don’t worry much, I am sure you it will be a good trip.
Nov 18, 2012 5:42 PM
10Goan men generally would not really care about attacking you because goan women also have their freedoms too
Would you care to elaborate Simon? But then again taking into account this:
I prefer Indian women to foreigners so DONT think that foreigners are saints.Many live with many men come from single parent homes are drug addicts etc.i am proud of Indian culture
maybe it's better not to.
What we have here maybe is a lot of cultural confusion - maybe you have some issues that need to be resolved.
Dec 5, 2012 3:10 AM
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