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    I haven't cycled anywhere in Asia, but I've travelled a fair bit in India and would say it is not anymore dangerous than any other country with the usual dangers. Of course the risk of traffic accidents can be high. I've seen a few burnt out trucks along the side of the road when driving cross country in India and mangled motorbikes. However I haven't been to India for ten years now. about 7 years ago

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    In same boat as above, but would also say is accidents you have to be careful with, sheep, cattle and the odd elephant especially!! Bearing in mind that most people believe in Karma, they tend not to look where they are going, just "go" and trust in God to keep them safe...does make for interesting driving conditions!
    One other thing there is a definate heirachy on the roads in India, the bigger you are the more right of way you have, so (roughly) it goes, elephant, truck, cart, car, rickshaw, bike, with cattle and camels somewhere in there, pedestrian, as a foreigner on a bike, no idea!!!!! about 7 years ago

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    if you'd like to cycle, it is very dependant on the city id say. for example - chandigarh is an awesome city to cycle in - very well laid out and easy to navigate. And although I've never been to Pondicherry or Auroville - I believe that cycling is fantastic there. As for the hill stations...well it is tough work enough walking some times - I don't think cycling would be an option on those inclines! over 4 years ago

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    Chandigarh is one Indian city which is friendly for cyclists.
    Most Indian cities are not safe at all. over 4 years ago

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    Cycling within a city is one thing, cycling from city to city is a whole different ball game. We just spent 6 weeks there and my parents are from India. The roads between cities aren't great, train and bus travel is used mostly for long distance travel. Some dirt roads, very rural. Not my recommendation to bike around but I'm not that adventurous. However, safety wise, like any developing country you have to be smart, watch your stuff and be wary of who you to talk. Most people are genuine but a small few cause trouble. We felt very safe during our time there, but took the necessary precautions over 4 years ago

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    My in-laws spent at least one month in India every year for 10 years. They shipped their bikes from the UK and rode around a lot... slow travel, way to meet people etc. Both were in their 60's when they did it. I'm not sure they rode much in the cities however, but I don't remember them saying it was too risky. They once brought their bikes to Sydney and complained massively about the traffic! over 4 years ago

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