"It is too dangerous for a woman in India to travel alone."
Well I hate to burst your bubble, but the whole of India is not a page in your newspaper's crime section.
Of course there are some really unsafe places where even walking on road seems like an episode of Khatron ke Khiladi, but this country has more than just bad news.
So I went around Tripoto to look for travelogues of solo Indian female travelers who have opened up their positively surprising accounts of traveling in certain party of India that are anything but threatening.
Here are 12 safest destinations for women to travel in India.
According to a report prepared by Plan India and released by the women and child development ministry, the safest state to be a woman in India is Goa.
Despite suffering exploitation at the hands of commercialization, the well kept graciousness of Ladakh maintains through.
Credits: Pramati Anand
Read more about goodness, beauty and adventure in the isolated safe haven of Ladakh in Pramati's trip Not Just Any Other Ladakh Trip.
Known for its French architecture and beautiful beaches, Pondicherry is also home to progressive people who mind their own business.
Credits: Shylu Vk
Read about Shylu's solo romance with Pondicherry in her trip Eloping With Myself to The French Town of India.
Credits: Deepti Asthana
Read Deepti's account of experiencing home-stay and escaping into the beautiful wilderness of Shillong, in The Secret Escape From Shillong.
The ancient ruins of Vijayanagar hold a million narratives in its stones, and are best discovered in tranquility.
Read Sneha's travelogue about traveling solo in train en route to an unknown land, in Me and My Backpack: First Solo Trip.
A jewel in the crown of India's Seven Sisters, Guwahati nourishes under the blissful ignorance of mainstream tourists.
Credits: Vaisakhi Mishra
Read Vaisakhi's heart account documenting flora and fauna of Guwahati, in Offbeat Guwahati.
On the banks of a mango shaped lake lies a town which was once the winter capital of The Raj, and is now favorite of millions of Indians.
Read about Harshita's solo backpacking journey around Uttarakhand, in Riding Solo in Uttarakhand in 4500.
The Himalayan desert is home to enchanting mountains, fascinating fairy-tales and some of the warmest people in the country.
Credits: Disha Kapkoti
Read ahead to know how Disha managed to travel from Kaza to Delhi hitching rides, in Hitchhiking Through Spiti Proved That Himachal Is Safest For Solo Female Travellers.
The royalty of Udaipur oozes out of its architecture and people, as they religiously follow commandment of "atithi devo bhava".
Credits: Mitali Chakraborty
Read how it took Udaipur only 24 hours to woo Mitali, in 24 Hours in Udaipur.
Being the oldest continuously inhabited city of India, it is impossible to not be enchanted by the spiritual vibrance and order-in-chaos of Varanasi.
Read how Varanasi cast a spell on Shweta in her travelogue, Varanasi- The Calm in the Chaos.
There is more to Sikkim than tea gardens. Its locals and stunning mountains will remind you what hospitality really is.
Credits: Vani Chandra
Read how 10 days were not enough to explore Sikkim for Vani Chandra, in A Solo Odyssey to Sikkim.
Exploring God's own country (Kerala) is incomplete without visiting the shrine which is India's largest tea growing estate.
Read Soumili Chandra's travelogue on the divine road trip from Allepy to Munnar, in A Visit to God's Own Country.