What is acceptable for a woman to wear when traveling/backpacking in India?
Traditional Indian clothing for women are the sari or the salwar kameez and also Ghaghra Cholis (Lehengas).
A sari is a strip of unstitched cloth, ranging from four to nine metres in length that is draped over the body in various styles. The most common style is for the sari to be wrapped around the waist, with one end then draped over the shoulder baring the midriff.
The salwar kameez is another form of popular dress for females. It consists of loose trousers (the salwar) topped by a long loose shirt (the kameez).
Looking at Journy Woman's travel information on what to wear in India, she had a few posts from previous female traveler's and their advice.