After spending the last couple of weeks in India I wanted to help those overwhelmed with their upcoming trip as I had been only just before.
After hearing numerous stories and seeing a large misconception from my own experiences, I’d heard about women travelling alone and feeling uncomfortable in public and I can hand on heart advise this was not the case for me and I saw what I would only describe as beachwear being worn in the larger cities of New Delhi and Jaipur!
Now first things first, You are going to be looked at. It’s normal, we all love to people watch and the locals are no different. Depending on where you are visiting they may have never seen a red head/blonde *insert something about your self here* before and you must just learn to take it in your stride.
Yes you must dress modestly. However this is all relative to each!
Maxi skirts will become your best friend if they aren’t already, You’ll be thankful when it comes to using the roadside/attraction public squat toilets. I didn’t find this attracted anymore attention than usual either.
Keeping to the culture keeping your shoulders and knees covered is the best way to show respect and be comfortable. Cotton and light coloured clothing in those hot summer months are also best advised!
For me I had plenty of tshirts and blouses which kept my chest covered and shoulders off display and topped up my stash with a quick visit to primark.
Has anyone else been before? How did you feel and what did you wear?