Do what your guide says – it goes without saying really, as these are wild animals, and not to be cuddled or cooed over. We are no longer in the world of Shere Khan or Disney.
Always keep noise to a minimum when on a tiger safari. Disturbed wildlife may attack your vehicle if unduly startled.
Safety in India is not as bad as you might be led to believe, and issues vary per region. Petty theft is the most common, so you need to protect yourself from that. Padlock your luggage and keep valuables next to the skin.
The best bet is always to check with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
for updated, regional issues regarding safety.
In general, women are advised to keep the body covered as much as possible, no matter where you are traveling in India.
If traveling overnight on trains, do not accept food from strangers due to episodes of drugging tourists and robbing them