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Planning to explore India, but safety concerns on your mind? Cox & Kings tells you about a few safety measures to ensure when you are out travelling.

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Travelling and exploring the world can be an enriching experience, it’s even better when friends, family or colleagues tag along. But, if you’re a girl and wish to go backpacking alone or with your girl gang, do you need to be concerned? Well, at the end of the day we all are responsible for our safety. However, with a few travel tips in mind you can explore the country with a little less worry, and a lot more confidence!
So, read along:

#1 Charge, Charge, Charge!

Always be charging. You never know when you’ll need that last bit of juice, so whenever there is an outlet available, top off each of your gadgets.Yes, maybe your phone has enough battery left, but a wise thing to do while travelling would be to charge it whenever you find a source. Your gadgets are crucial during any travel escapade, and sometimes life can move in uncertain ways, so you never know when you may end up needing Google Maps or that urgent phone call. So, stay prepared and always be charging.

A charged phone comes handy for that urgent phone call!

A charged phone comes handy for that urgent phone call!

#2 Store Important Addresses & Contacts Ahead Of Time

Create a mail with a compilation of all the the local addresses you will visit on your trip (hotels, attractions, offices, etc) and send this to yourself as well a couple of friends, and family members. This serves the dual purpose of saving energy and time involved in planning your logistics. Additionally, when you share this information with others, it will help them track you, if at all required.

It is wise to store important addresses & contacts ahead of time

It is wise to store important addresses & contacts ahead of time

#3 Opt For Comfortable Clothes

Wearing an Indian saree for mountain climbing will not be a great idea, right? Similarly, every destination may have a dress code that must be adhered to. Before packing for your trip, always take into account the culture and mindset of the people living there. This not only shows respect towards the community and tradition, but also helps you blend in with the crowd.

Make sure you pack comfortable clothes for your trip

Make sure you pack comfortable clothes for your trip

#4 Research About The Place You Are Travelling To

‘Research’ because that is the most basic thing to do. India is a country rich in culture & diversity, and being aware of the basic traditions of a city will only help you. Also, study the map and try to gain knowledge about where the airport, train stations and bus stops are located.

It's good to research about the place you are travelling to

It’s good to research about the place you are travelling to

#5 Carry A Pepper Spray Or A Pocket Knife

When on a solo trip or with your group of girls, do remember to carry a pepper spray and a pocket knife in your bag. It doesn’t weigh much and comes handy in any untoward situation. Your motto should be: Stay Alert, Stay Safe and of course, don’t forget to have fun.

Ensure your safety with a pepper spray and a pocket knife in your bag

Ensure your safety with a pepper spray and a pocket knife in your bag

Have any suggestions/tips that you’d like to share with us? Do let us know by writing in the comments section. Happy Travelling!

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Tall, lanky and slightly kookie in the head, Sarah Merchant loves travel, music, blogging, reading, talking (a lot) and history. Sarah has a flair for dramatics and dreams of clicking selfies in every part of the world. You can find her on Instagram @saarah030895

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