Ah! The yoga capital of the world! Sounds like a great trip.
As a solo woman traveller, you just need to be aware of the different dangers there. Avoid walking alone of a night time and only travel in a public bus with a group. Otherwise travel in private transport arranged by the hotel and ensure someone always knows when you’re going.
The roads are busy with motorbikes and rickshaws and bag snatching is common . When in a rickshaw, keep your bags threaded through your arms which makes you less of a target. Motorbike riders drive up beside rickshaws and assess the accessibility of bags, if they’re really desperate they’re going to get it anyway, but if they see it as a struggle, they will leave you alone.
The footpaths are ok, but the curbs can be quite deep so be mindful when stepping out onto the road or you might see yourself coming home with a sprained ankle!
If you’re going during monsoon, this can also bring about some other “issues” that will add to your adventure. Such as slippery tiles etc. Take some good “reef shoes” that are not too slippery in the wet, but still keep your feet covered.
Monkeys…… Rabies vaccine is definitely a good idea! almost 6 years ago