My India travel survival guide for women ebook now available on Amazon

I want to announce that I have now released an ebook about travel safety for women travelling to India. The book is called “India travel survival guide for women”. It is available on kindle format on Amazon and I hope to get it out in paperback too.

India for kids

This is the first book of its kind. I had a good look on Amazon and I am convinced that is no other book like it. There are some other books that are based on solo travel in India but this will perhaps be the first one by an Indian woman giving it a unique perspective.

India travel survival guide for women
India travel survival guide for women

I have outlined the various chapters and what is covered in the ebook. There are 24 chapters.

Inhuman treatment of women in India

This is about the ill practices and ill-treatment of Indian women in India. Some of the ill treatment includes abortion when parents find out that they are having a baby girl, dowry, violence against women, etc.

Rape in India

About rape in India and how it is perceived in India, some statistics, how society sees rape etc.

Is India safe for women travelling alone?

This chapter is about general things questioning if travelling to India is safe or not particularly for women. There have been lots of unwanted incidences such as rape/assault on women in India and a lot of coverage about it in the media.

Rape and sexual assault of foreign women in India

In recent months, a lot rape stories are emerging from India both of Indian women and of those travelling to India. For instance about the girl who was raped by 6 men in a moving bus, a British traveller to India where the hotel manager tried to break in, the Swiss woman was gang-raped in the forest and so on.

How are white foreign women perceived in India?

This chapter is about white women in India. How do Indian men see them? Is there a link between porn freely seen in internet cafes around the country and white females? Learn exactly what Indian men think of white women.

How to avoid being raped in India

List of tips for avoiding rape in India! Some of them include; what to wear, learning the local language/customs, not taking food from strangers, being cautious with others etc.

Travel tips for women in India

Again travelling tips for women in India, things they should and not do, what to wear etc.

Avoiding culture shock in India

You’ll love this one. Whether you are going for travel or business, you are going to get a culture shock in India. This is list of things to expect.

Travelling alone in trains

Guide to travelling alone on trains. Although trains are a safe way of getting around but crimes do happen. Find out how to be safe on Indian trains.

Groping and how to avoid it?

Indian men have a habit of groping women. This article tells you how to avoid gropping in public places.

What should female tourists wear in India?

Tells you what to wear! Female travellers ideally should be wearing long sleeved clothes where skin exposure is reduced to a minimum. If possible should wear Indian clothing.

Safety Items for women

These will include some of the travel safety items you must take with you such as alarm, torch, locks and things that will help you protect yourself in India.

Don’t forget these to India

Another list of must take things to India.

Safety tips for Indian hotels

How to be careful when you are in a hotel? Hotels are supposed to be the safest place but unfortunately it can be dangerous if you are staying on your own. Here’s a safe guide on how to protect yourself in the hotels.

How to defend yourself in difficult situations?

Suppose someone approaches you with bad intent and then what do you do? Some martial art tips and practical guide on what to do if you get stuck.

Practical Hindi for your travels in India

List of words and phrases you might need for your travels to India.

Travelling with kids in India

You have to be careful when you are travelling with kids. Here’s a safe travel guide when kids to India.

Travel scams in India

There are various travel scams and how one should avoid it when they are visiting India.

Diseases to beware of in India

India is a tropical country and some diseases are endemic mostly water borne diseases such as cholera, hepatitis A and typhoid. This chapter deals with how to avoid them.

Terrorist attacks and abductions of tourists in India

This will be about terror attacks on India and kidnappings of tourists in India.

How to report a crime to the police?

Let’s just hope you don’t have go through this. But if you did, I have outlined the exact steps on how to report a crime in India.

How to deal with beggars?

One of the biggest worries of travellers to India is dealing with beggars? How do you deal with them?

How to use the Indian squat toilets?

Most toilets in hotels are the western types however the public ones aren’t. What do you do if want a poo?

Final words for solo travellers

Final conclusion about travelling to India.

The content in this book is of premium quality. It details the issues and hardships Indian women face in a misogynistic society. I have also outlined reasons why women are often subjected to sexual assault and tried to link the reasons for assault on women travellers visiting India.

I have good tips on hotel safety and some defence tips when facing difficult situations. I have also attempted to understand the mind of Indian men by talking to my husband and relatives and tried to find what they think of white women.

I sincerely hope this book will be helpful to those women wishing to travel to India either on their own or in groups. So grab yourself a copy for the price of a café late and take the misery out of travelling alone in India.

India Travel Survival Guide For Women – on Amazon US and Amazon UK

154 thoughts on “My India travel survival guide for women ebook now available on Amazon”

  1. Congratulations for the Book. I am sure, it is going to help not only the travellers in India but also people coming from abroad. A true tribute to the Indian Tourism Industry.

  2. Hi Shalu,

    Congratulations & celebrations 🙂

    You’ve done it! Awesome indeed dear friend! This has surely added another feather in your cap, and it gives me immense happiness that you have achieved such a lot during this period of time.

    Your book does sound interesting with all the chapters included in it, which would be a great resource for all women travelers to India.

    Not to mention that where we keep sitting and thinking of writing an eBook, you’ve gone ahead and written one too. I do wish you lots of success in the many years to come.

    Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a nice and relaxing weekend, after all the hard work 🙂

  3. Hello Shalu Sharma you have done a great job which every women will be glad to have this ebook i too feel bad the incidents happening in our country but this makes other to have some awareness

  4. Hi Shalu !
    Congratulations for launching your first book .As per the description in your post …i think this book would be useful for not only the women from the west but many women (who travel a lot) in our Country too.This book would surely get many buyers.


  5. This ebook is definitely loaded especially the rape fear for women travelling to India. This has been a major discussion on some forums and i find this book informative from the description you have listed. I will surely introduce it to any female i know who is looking to travel to India.

  6. I don’t know what to say! Now I want to visit India and I hope these great tips will help me somehow tackling this country. Thanks a lot for sharing this post! 🙂

  7. Hello Shalu Mam.
    Congratulations on your great success. Well Indian has really bad situation when it comes to women security. People in India are real Tharki. Sorry for using that language but it is true. A girl is not safe in India. You have taken the right initiative and I am glad about it.
    I am sure thousands of people will take the advantage of your Book.
    I am also working on a book.
    Once again congratulations and keep up the good work

  8. Hi Shalu,

    Congratulations on the launch of your new book! This is wonderful news. 🙂

    Indeed, I’m sure your book will be a tremendous resource for women from across the world who are travelling to India.

    Thank you.

  9. Congrats Shalu,

    Nice to hear this and hope it is a detailed guide for women about India travel guide. It is a needful one too.

    Will have a look at this and thanks for sharing the useful piece of information, will do it 🙂

  10. Wow! this is great news and your great achievement. I’m sure the ebook is full of value and unique in its nature. The western world must find this book really useful to travel India and the sub-continent.

  11. Fantastic Ebook, I’m waiting for it to be available on Amazon, of course i wouldn’t buy because i am not a woman, i shall definitely suggest my female friends.

  12. Hey Shalu, congrats on the launch of your eBook. It’s definitely going to help a lot of women to travel happily and safely in India. So worth sharing!
    Keep taking your blog to the high levels Shalu.

  13. a useful guide for me when traveling to India. because i have no indian clothing, i think wearing “conservative clothing” for me will do (e.g. long sleeves and pants) since it will not show a skin. only my face

  14. Hi Shalini

    Greate work, will be useful guide to the travellers. I really liked some topics which will be helpful.

    Welldone !!


  15. You certainly have addressed most of the issues ma’am. I think I would be sharing it with my cousin sister. She was about to go out of the city(Mumbai) for her job training. I’m sure this would be useful for her.

  16. Definitely, it’s a great informative article for both Women and men who want visit or visiting in India. really, your guidelines are more effective and powerful.
    thanks for sharing.

  17. Hi Shalu,
    It’s really matter to be surprise that travel survival guide for women is also now available on Amazon! There is be lot of benefit of not only for women as well as Amazon also available 🙂

  18. Congratulations on the book Shalu. What an accomplishment and you’re probably right, there’s nothing else out there like it.

    I guess I would have never thought about a survival guide for women traveling alone. I also know that traveling outside the US is probably a lot more scary for some women especially if they are traveling alone. I never really even considered all the things they would need to be aware of.

    I travel alone sometimes but I’ve never had any issues, knock on wood.

    Again, congratulations and I hope it does really well for you.


    • Thank you Adrienne.
      USA is a lot safer but travelling alone anywhere can be unsafe. I hope this book will be useful for women going to India on their own. Thanks for your comment. Best wishes.

  19. This is an excellent initiative Shalu. I wish more tourists read eBooks that help foreigners travel safely in India, so that they can be guarded and try to avoid any unpleasant experiences. After all, their safety and pleasure is very important to boost the image of our travel industry.

    I guess an eBook like this from someone living in India is unique, and will be very helpful. I wish you all the very best for the success of this eBook and hope that many tourists would benefit from the same.

    Destination Infinity

  20. Congratulations on your eBook Shalu, but to be truthful to you as a white woman and reading your snippets here I would be scared like hell to go to India.

    You are talking a lot about rape, and it seems that Indian men don’t have a good view of white women.

    Now, it made me think why one day you asked me how French people do see Indians. I thought it was a weird question from my point of view, but now I realize that is wasn’t from yours.

    It seems that it’s easier to travel in the Western world. People don’t care so much about who your are and where you come from.

  21. Hi Shalu,

    Accept my sincere congratulatory message on your new eBook, one of it kind on how a woman can travel successful in India and I believe is going to be full of key travelling point in India even for a novices in the country.

  22. Many Many congrats Shalu Maa’m.. U deserve this! I have not read your e-book but by seeing your blog post i can say that it is the best traveller guide out there for foreigner and as well as Indians. I hope that traveller’s will found your e-book very useful.

  23. Shalu Sharma, thanks for this great ebook. This is complete guide for woman to travel in India. India is great place to visit but in recent time, i see many sad news about rape in India. It will be helpful for my sister that has plan to your country. Thanks for share Shalu Sharma

  24. madam it is very nice to see your post, i know very well you, and this post can help me a lot because I want travel and see new and amazing places, I think this post can help me a lot. thank you

  25. Hello Shalu Madam
    This is really an amazing ebook you have created for womens. Every women should this type of guide so that they can enjoy their jorney in India safely. Thanks for sharing this with us. Happy Blogging 😀

  26. Congratulations miss,The content seems very informative. Especially now that there are quite a lot of women traveling around the world solo.Hopefully continue to excel and more success.

  27. Hope the information in the book helps the travelers in India. Also you can share some information on the mobile apps available in the market for safety purposes.

  28. Congratulations for the book. There should be app on phone so that we can get these guides easily.
    Thanks for sharing this nice information with us.

  29. Great Post! It’s not very often you see travel guides for exotic places like this. India is so large with so much cultural heritage it’s probably extremely helpful to have a guide like this that you can turn to. Nice work!

  30. Heyya.,Congratulations for the book. There should be app on phone so that we can get these guides easily. Hope the information in the book helps the travelers in India. Also you can share some information on the mobile apps available in the market for safety purposes.

  31. I’ve always wanted to travel to India, looks like a fascinating place to explore. The guide would be super useful for me in two ways, one for my own personal journey but also, for my clients. I always travel to locations first before I offer travel incentives for my clients. Hopefully it can become another one of my go to destinations.

  32. Hi Shalu Sharma,

    Very nice of you for sharing such an informative post.

    Our country India is full of good and bad people, many things are like that you must know if you want to travel India alone safely. Not only for India it is important to know from before about the society an situation of any country before you go there.

    Clear way of describing your points, with the help of some points it will work for any of lady travelling to India. Terrorism is also a problem in India. Although Congrats for your ebook, will suggest it to my belongings.

    Thanks for posting it.
    Have a nice day.

    ~ Harshwardhan

  33. Hi Shaalu mam,

    You have done nice job, really explain all the things that all traveler should keep in mind.

    Congratulations for your new books.

  34. Congratulations for your book, this absolutely fun to travel in India specially if you are alone, i did 700km riding last weekend from delhi to Nainital. Your book will help female travelers too to explore our beautiful country.

  35. Congrats on the book. Your blogs really have very useful information related to travel security especially while travelling to India. This is because travelling to India means keeping a lot of points in mind regarding the culture and laws

  36. Excellent tips and things to consider when preparing to travel as a woman to India. It is a lovely country I’m sure, but I am wary of scams of various sorts, and safety in general. And I think I’d prefer to do some research and donate to a reputable charity than give money to beggars.

  37. Hi Thanks for sharing this wonderful post, it is a very useful information shared by you, I appreciate all your efforts behind your work, helping people with travel guide.

  38. Culture and laws both should be respected by everyone. This will help you stay away from any kind of trouble from local administrations. Also help you enjoy your visit. Thanks Shalu for highlighting these wonderful key points.


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