Traveling to India as a Woman – Episode 160

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The Amateur Traveler talks to Beth Whitman, author of Wanderlust and Lipstick for Women Traveling to India, about the joys and challenges of traveling to India, especially solo travel as a woman.

Learn what iconic image Beth has in her house, how she can go to the sub-continent with only the clothes on her back and how to fall in love with India.

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Show Notes

Wanderlust and Lipstick – Tips for Women Travelers
7 tips for hiring a driver in India
Amateur Traveler Episode 147 – Kerala, India
Servas International
5 tips on what to wear in India


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Chris Christensen

by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

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Misinformation, astoundingly off…wonder if she actually even went there. To refer to a sprawling city of 500,000, one of the most famous royal cities in India, as a “lakeside village”? To act as if she was the first American to go to Rajasthan, the longest holdout from British rule, the fiercest warriors in northern India as “a western province”…is so appallingly naive. That she got a book published after her 3 visits is astounding. That the interviewer didn’t call her on her shallow knowledge is unforgiveable.

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