Women travellers. Compared with many other countries it is relatively easy and safe for women to travel around India, even on their own, though most people find it an advantage to travel with at least one companion.
In Goa (and in major cities and tourist centres) some women have experienced harassment from local men. Cases of rape have been reported especially after beach parties. There are some problems to watch out for and some simple precautions to take which make it possible to avoid both personal harassment and giving offence.