- Keep your travel plans, including accommodation details, to yourself.
- Avoid not to travel at night.
- Ask your hotel manager for advice on ‘safe’ versus ‘unsafe’ local areas.
- As a thumb rule, city streets that include children and women suggest the area is safe for families.
- Carry with you at all times the contact details of the close person if you are out of India the Indian embassy. Keep a photocopy of your passport and all other important documents in a safe place.
- Use ATMs/ Credit card during the day, when there are people around.
- Use credit cards and traveler’s cheque than cash.
- If you are mugged, don’t fight back. It is better to lose a few dollars and a wristwatch than getting injured.
- Avoid incidents such as fights, riots or civil disturbances at all times.
- Avoid ‘seedier’ areas of the cities you visit, especially at night.
- At the airport, watch for your suitcase as it appears on the carousel. Don’t hang back and wait for the crowds to disperse – you might find that someone else has already taken your bag in the meantime.
- Avoid changing money at airports, as thieves could be watching you.
- Consult with your hotel manager or tourist information center about the public transport in your area. Make sure you know what official taxi cabs look like. A thief may pose as a taxi driver to lure you into their car.
- Don’t share taxis with strangers.
- Carjacking is a problem in some cities. When driving, keep all doors locked and windows up. Make sure your boot is locked too.
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