Is it safe to travel in India, particularly Southern India? I saw on TV where ordinary people have been taken hostage for money, I think it was in the North. Is this a true reflection of the country as a whole? I would love to see India, I might have to go alone, but the temples and the interesting things I have read have made India sound fascinating.
For the last 14 years I have been a 24/7 Carer for both my parents who where terminally ill. Now I have time to travel and would love to do so. However, I don't want to go anywhere that is advised unsafe due to hostage taking, coupes, or police brutality as I want to use the rest of my life to live!