Attacks on women rattle travelers to India

To get ready for her trip to the Taj Mahal this month, Susan McAdams bought a Lonely Planet guidebook, a new camera and mosquito repellent—then she hired a bodyguard.

“I’ve heard terrible things,” said Ms. McAdams, a 29-year-old business consultant from Australia. “Women are being groped and mobbed on the roads; I felt I couldn’t take the chance,” she said.

Gang rapes and other violent crimes against women—including attacks on foreign visitors—during the past year have tarnished India’s reputation as a tourist destination, especially among female travelers, tour operators and travel agents say.

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