It will be my first time in India and I am quite nervous about my trip. It would be my first trip to such a country which has a diverse number of traditions and cultures not to mention languages, although I won't really be going out of North India. My first concern is safety especially after rape case in 2012, how safe would you say it is travelling within India and what precautions should one take? What is food safety like, is it safe to eat anything or from anywhere? Are there any places which you should visit i.e for safety reasons? Which is the most safest and cost effective mode of transport? Where do suggest shopping for local things should be done like clothes or souvenirs? Can you easily get ripped off by sales people, such as shop owners, taxi drivers and especially tourist guides etc.