Is Rajasthan a safe place to visit?
Rajasthan

Is Rajasthan a safe place to visit?

Almost every traveller heading to India seems to be heading here but is Rajasthan a safe place to visit? Well, in this post, I will be answering that question in-depth, and you will find everything you need to make an informed decision.

Overall, Rajasthan is a safe place for tourists, but there is a significant risk of petty crime. Also, the state does not have the best track record when it comes to crimes of a sexual nature, so solo female travellers will have to be a little vigilant. There is also a risk of encountering certain environmental hazards.

I have read a lot of posts that say, of course, it is 100% safe, and that is simply not true. It cant be as nowhere is that safe, surely? You may be asking yourself, well, why should I listen to this guy? Well, because I have spent over half a decade travelling in India and Rajasthan is my go-to place because it is so damn impressive so I have a pretty good idea about what sort of challenges you are likely to encounter while you are travelling here so without further ado lets take a look at the meat of the matter.

Tourist have been flocking to Rajasthan for years so wondering if it is safe to travel is a good question

India’s Land of the Kings has been drawing travellers into its harsh interior for centuries, and there is an excellent reason why this state is on so many of our bucket lists. Everything you have heard is true. The mighty palaces of the maharajas are indeed grand. The jungles brim with wildlife and could be straight out of a Rudyard Kipling novel. The culture is some of the most vibrant in the whole of India, and the food is unforgettable. To travel in Rajasthan is to travel in India as you dreamed it to be. For a few suggestions on the best nontouristy places in Rajasthan, please read my blog on that. 

The risk of being a victim of crime in Rajasthan.

The risk of being a victim of crime in Rajasthan is relatively significant. While violent crimes towards tourists are comparatively rare, the odds of you being pickpocketed are infinitely higher.

Please make no mistake that the Indian people are some of the kindest and most genuine people you could ever hope to meet as a vast whole. However, there is a truckload of poverty in this state, so it should surprise no one to discover that the risk of having your stuff stolen is fairly significant. Desperate people do desperate things, and that is the same no matter where you go in the world.

There are measures you can take to keep yourself safe, but this post is not about that. It is about answering. Is Rajasthan a safe place to visit? I  have two very detailed guides that a packed full of the information you need to make your trip of a lifetime as safe as possible. One of the posts is called is it safe to travel in India? The other is called what you need to know about safety in India. Between them, they have you covered for the most common issues you are likely to encounter.

There is a lot to consider in all reality, from the very likely prospect of being scammed to someone stealing your wallet. I won’t ever water things down for my readers as I see that as irresponsible. The best protection is education, so do check them out when you get the time.

If you are a lone female backpacker in Rajasthan there are a few extra considerations to make regarding your safety.

When it comes to being a lone female traveller in India, you definitely have a few more considerations to make regarding your safety. This sign is inside every train carriage, and I believe this should scream volumes. Why would you have to tell people this? Word around the campfire is  Hippie in Heels is a fantastic source of information for lone lady travellers.

The risk of environmental hazards in Rajasthan.

The risk of environmental hazards in Rajasthan are many as this is a harsh and unforgiving corner of the universe. There may be spectacles galore to keep your attention, but it is, however, desert.

Travelling in any desert comes with its fair share of problems, and the most obvious one is the gruelling and relentless sunshine. This can cause serious sunburns very quickly, and if the suns rays do not catch you, dehydration might. Therefore, it is important to respect the environment and take the necessary precautions. For an in-depth breakdown of measures, you can take on staying healthy while you travel in India, feel free to check out my blog on that.

Is it safe to travel in this part of India? I would still say yes travel in Rajasthan.

As you can see, Rajasthan’s erratic weather patterns are a major environmental risk factor, and they can make a mess of your travel plans quickly. The best thing to do is research what your potential challenges may be. For example, epic lightning storms like this are unlikely in December. It is always better to be prepared and see what is coming.

Health risks in Rajasthan.

When it comes to health risks in Rajasthan, it is easy to get carried away with what sort of illnesses you could potentially pick up while you travel. However, the truth is that there are only two major issues many travellers face, and I will now go into detail on both.

The First is food poisoning of some description. We have all heard of the Dehli belly, right? Well, it is certainly not unique to just that city, and your digestive system will likely take a bashing. The hot sunshine and poor handling practices create the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. It is also likely that the rich and well-flavoured food will also prove to be a challenge for your belly. However, you can take measures to avoid this, and you can read all about them in my 10 essential tips for travellers in Rajasthan post.

The second issue is less likely but still well worth considering. Rajasthan does not have any problem with malaria, but there are sporadic outbreaks of Dengue during the monsoon, and I wholeheartedly recommend protecting yourself during this time. I have bought it myself while travelling in India, so I can confirm it is no fun. The mosquitos that spread Dengue fever bite in the daytime mostly and like cities. The best course of action is not to get bitten at all, and for tips on mosquito prevention, check out my blog on staying healthy. You can find the link in the section above.

Which is the most beautiful city in Rajasthan and what one is safe

This beautiful shot is of Udaipur in the dry season and highlights just one of the many reasons to be putting Rajasthan on your bucket list. 

In summary of my blog on Is Rajasthan a safe place to visit?

So is Rajasthan a safe place to visit? I would say absolutely. While there are a few considerations to make and that is the same anywhere surly? Most visits to this incredible state go without incident. I have tried to address each major issue you are likely to face in just one post, but there is only so much I can fit in without it becoming too long. So please follow the relevant links provided for further information.

I hope you have enjoyed my work. I want to assure you that everything you read on my website is well researched and sincere. That is my biggest priority here. It is to not water down anything just to get clicks. I want to tell you about the good, the bad, and the ugly so you can go on to make an informed choice. I think that will do for now, so I shall see you in the next post, and thanks for reading.

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