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Safest Cities in India for Young Working Women (2021)

Safest Cities in India for Young Working Women (2021)

Jun 5, 2021

Looking up the safest city in India for women is important before you plan the big move. Especially when you’re young, and making the move for the first time. In an ideal world, you wouldn’t have to worry about this, but this is the unfortunate reality. So as they say, better safe than sorry. We recommend researching the place your college or workplace is located in, nearby areas, and the crime rates in those areas. We also recommend choosing a residence that has a multi-tier security system comprising CCTV surveillance with facial recognition, access card enabled entrance, and a 24X7 security team.

Quite like the 150+ Stanza Living PGs in various cities of the country. Yes, we value your safety over everything else. It’s also the reason we’ve put together this list of the safest cities in India for females. So you can feel more confident when you step out into the wider world. Because concern for your safety, whilst important, should not come in the way of you leaving your hometowns to follow your dreams.

Safest Cities in India for Women

11 Safest cities in India for working women are:

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If being the Silicon Valley of India wasn’t enough, Bangalore is also one of the cities in India with a high number of jobs, modern infra, and high living standards. The crime rate is also quite low, thanks to the n-number of IT companies in Bangalore and responsible people like you migrating to the city. In fact, over 62% of people in Bangalore have come here from other parts of the country, making the city (and PGs in Bangalore) a very diverse place. And you know what that means besides safety, right? Yes! Cafes serving Dosa, Pasta, Biryani, and cheesecake in the same lane.


Whatever you call it – Aamchi Mumbai or the city of dreams, there’s no denying that Mumbai is one of the poshest cities out there. It also has been ranked as one of the safest cities in India for women, multiple times. Although rent in the city touches the sky, it’s still a downside that you can overlook if you have a great work opportunity here. It is the commercial hub of the country, and by extension, a safe place for working women at night. What we’re trying to say is, shops and cabs are easily available here even after midnight. So, you can put in the long hours your employers demand, and still go back home late at night, feeling safe.


Kolkata is considered the safest city in India for females, as well as one of the safest in the world. The city has ranked first in the list of safest cities curated by the National Crime Reports for two years straight. If that doesn’t make you want to move to the city of joy, maybe the one thousand and one street food stalls there will. And for all the sweet tooths out there, the city’s Mishti Doi and Roshogulla are like a cherry on the cake. So many food items in one sentence, uff.


Pune ranks 5th on the list of the safest cities in India for women in 2021. Also known as the social capital of Maharashtra, Pune is a cool place for you to start your college life or your first job. Thanks to its low crime rate and PGs in Pune with 24*7 security, Pune is quickly becoming one of the most desirable cities for working women. This place will really give you the confidence to be the Boss Girl that you are.


Hyderabad is said to have a really high standard of living when compared to other Indian cities. With a low crime rate, good schools and curriculums, low pollution, and high employment rates, the city has topped many lists. Not to forget its safe coliving residences. It is also an IT hub, by the way. So if you’re a tech-lover or tech-preneur, you can definitely consider moving here. And did you know that Hyderabad is also known as the city of happiness? Well, we sure hope you find yours here.


Chandigarh is the first planned city in India and also one of the safest. Along with that, it is also called the cultural capital of the country, with many famous artists and bands performing here on a regular basis. And that’s not all. It is also India’s third cleanest city, according to the Swachh Bharat survey, 2018. So if seeing garbage on the footpath is your pet peeve, you probably wanna move to Chandigarh right away.


Ahmedabad is considered one of the safest cities in India for women. The constant police patrolling in the evenings has made it possible to stay out late without fear. So you don’t have to return to your PG in Ahmedabad before it turns dark. Also, if you’re a woman entrepreneur, this is where you need to be. The city has seen massive industrialisation in the last decade, so much that it is now known as the ‘Manchester of India’. But unlike bland English food, the city’s vegetarian dishes will be a treat to your palette. Each one, unique from the other. And if you love colours and festivals, Amdavad’s Navratri and Garba will be your jam.


As per the data from NCRB (National Crime Record Board) of India released in 2020, Coimbatore ranks as one of the top 3 safest cities in India for women. And it was no surprise. The city has always been one of the safest cities in the country. The consistent efforts by the police to monitor areas where women work in large numbers is one of those reasons. And the cabbies and auto wallahs are very polite. So if you’re in a profession that requires a lot of travel at late hours – like a BPO or a doctor – Coimbatore should be on your list of places to work in.


Chennai is not all about Idli-Dosa and Rajnikanth. It is a city with a major south Indian culture, be it architecture, music, dance, drama or sculpture. But, most importantly, it also has a low crime rate, making it a safe place for not just Indian women, but also tourists and solo travelers from abroad. And it also has some super-secure PGs in Chennai. The only thing to remember, it gets quite hot in the summer months. But hey, that’s what the beaches are for, right?


Known as the business capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore is best known for its beautiful bangles. Moving here is an excellent option since people are generally hospitable and warm to outsiders, and you can easily find apartments or PGs in Indore at a moderate price. Plus, Indore Police are really cooperative, especially towards women. They’ve also recently released a women’s safety tips index. Oh, and if you love wearing 100% cotton clothes, this place is perfect for all your shopping needs. Given its level of safety, you can probably go on those shopping trips late in the evening as well.


Popular for its diamond polishing and textile industries, Surat is another choice you can consider. It’s a fairly lesser-known but upcoming business hub with the fastest growth rate among all cities of India. In fact, the city has an almost zero percent unemployment rate, coupled with a decent rate of urbanisation and literacy among the locals. All these characteristics make it one of the safest cities in India for females today. And if all of that didn’t sound impressive enough, Surat is also the cleanest city in India. Yes, we’re talking morning walks and outdoor workouts.

FAQs on Safest Cities for Working Women

Which is the Safest City in India for Females?

Kolkata – the city of joy is rightly named so. Bringing joy to its female population by being the safest city in India for females.

Which is the Safest City in India in 2021?

As per the latest NCRB data, Kolkata comes out on top in safety, not just for women, but overall as well.

Which is the Cleanest City in India in 2021?

As of now the Cleanest City of India in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. And also, quite safe.

Which is the Most Unsafe City in India?

Sadly, Delhi, the national capital, is the most unsafe in the city. However, if you are a woman studying or working here, we strongly recommend Stanza Living residences with a multi-tier security system for your safety.