Or is there a better way to travel, while still seeing the country? (unlike flying)
I'm open to any suggestions! Thanks so much
Siobhan, travel in India for women can be very challenging.
Check out this article on our safety hub: http://safety.worldnomads.com/India/74219/Womens-travel-in-India-Its-a-mans-world
If you do catch a train, make sure you go first class and get a seat in the "womens carriage". These carriages are usually patrolled by guards (except weekends). Don't sit in an empty carriage (even a womens carriage),find other women to sit near.
Phil at the Safety Hub almost 5 years ago
Yes, it is. But like Phil said, you are better off traveling in a women's carriage. I have taken the trains in India on a number of occasions without any hassle, but a friend of mine "lost" his camera near the border in Uttar Pradesh. Just keep your stuff close, and travel with a friend, if possible. almost 5 years agoAnswered by Vivs via WorldNomads.com
There is no train in Kathmandu over 4 years agoAnswered by Nepali via WorldNomads.com