Here’s a brief context first.
Violence against women is deplorable. Period. In recent times, India has been portrayed as an unfriendly country for women. It would be helpful to do some homework to know which are the most unsafe places in the world for women. Here is(based on UNODC data). Violence against women is a global problem. So when you visit India, take measures to be safe, just as you would elsewhere. But, drop that .
Now to the question, which has two parts. First is an aspect of safety and security of women and the other to choose a place that is close to nature. Lets deal with the safety aspect since that should help the second part too.
I have come across solo female travellers in many parts of the country. With commonsensical practices (irrespective of where you are), you would be safe pretty much anywhere in the world. And though we all may intuitively know the places in India that are relatively safer for women, lets look at data.
Consider the number ofin various states and Union Territories (UTs) of India between the sample years of 2001 and 2012. Lets also consider factors like and to consider secondary data for crimes per 1000 women. The data may be criticized since not all cases may not be reported – leave alone someone being arrested. So please take it with a pinch of salt. That said, it might depict a general trend of how things stand. Keeping things simple, here’s what we see:
Top ten states and UTs in ascending order of total crimes against women
Top ten states and UTs in ascending order of crimes per 1000 women
So, go for those long walks on the streets of Gangtok, Sikkim or try your luck to see the Olive Ridley turtles at Morjim beach, North Goa or farther still – learn scuba diving on the islands. Peace of mind in the lap of nature 🙂
Safe travels, Happy travels!