Lonely Planet Writer

Dangers of unlicensed guides highlighted in Jaipur after tourist rape

Jaipur, India.
Jaipur, India. Image by Russ Bowling / CC BY 2.0

A 20-year-old Japanese backpacker has been raped in Jaipur by a local man who had persuaded her to let him guide her around the Pink City on his motorcycle. The attack highlights the dangers of trusting unlicensed guides in India, which is facing a crisis of violence against women that is damaging its reputation amongst international travellers. It is widely recommended that lone women should be cautious getting into vehicles with strangers in India because of the risk of assault. Read more: timesofindia.indiatimes.com