“It is very important for women to travel on their own. Taking a solo trip is encouraging as a woman. It is a lovely, liberating experience. It gives you a lot of empowerment. You make choices for yourself. You have to be wise and have an understanding. I think it is very important for overall growth,” – Kalki Koechlin
Traveling the world as a solo female? Worried something might happen? Nervous? Think your friends and family might be right about the world “being dangerous”? Not sure where to begin? Fear not. Many women travel the world alone and end up fine. The issue of women safety in India is always in question. In a country where violence against women is perpetual and has rapidly become a trend and foreign travelers return home with bitter stories of how dreadful and fearful it is traveling in this country. In fact, how can people from other countries even consider travelling to a country infamous for its treatment of women when the women who belong to the country themselves do not consider it safe?
Today, India has only a handful of female solo travelers compared to western countries where female travelers are present in abundance. In recent times, people like Sapna Bhavnani is a Mumbai, India based celebrity hairstylist have commented that it is in fact true that Indian women do not travel alone and have determined to change this scenario. Things are however are not altogether gloomy as days go by, as more and more brave Indian women are joining the club of fearless solo travelers. It’s very very safe . Safer than travelling to places like Delhi, where women can’t travel at night. In the north east region, women have very high powers in the society. It’s not like rest of India where girls and women are betrayed. It’s completely different here where both girls and boys are treated equally. Assam and rest of northeast can be considered as one of the best states in India for solo women travelers. People have high freedom. The welcoming nature of the northeastern person makes a comfortable stay for the travelers of either gender.
The states of northeast is developed and educated and its people don’t believe in superstitious materials as shown in many televisions shows. The existing culture in the various societies of the northeastern states allows women travelers to enjoy the travel with tranquility. Ah! Northeast can be the “paradise destination” for many trek lovers as we are left with abundance of nature. But will it be safe for a single woman to go for a trek. Trust it!!! It’s completely safe if you take a local guide. When it comes to media northeast is often shown as an insurgency state. But which state in India doesn’t have any kind of disturbance, still we believe that it’s safe to travel other parts of India. Believe it! You can choose any for your destination and start your trek without any fear. The weather is the best about northeastern states it is quite colder than the rest of the states in India which makes the travel more comfortable. As we know northeast has a good fashion sense! As, every women likes shopping, you get the chance to pick the best collection for your wardrobe. With the fresh air, along the hills at the side get the chance to celebrate yourself with a bicycle. So!! Girls you just need to make your plan now.
North-East is a big territory, differing in cultures, climate and societies. The routes are different, the frequency of tourists and trekkers are different everywhere. It all depends on the season and the inflow of people the entire north-east isn’t known to most travel websites and blogs or maybe even in the maps. The beauty is in the mystery. Travelling is any day safe for a women traveler, and people are helpful and there are many getaway options to explore the North-East. Late nights opinions differ according to places, the cities and towns that host late nights are okay with it. The villages might have nothing to do with late hours. Plan your journey better and it will be fun anywhere.