In most places in India it is far more difficult to find low cost accomodation for women in both cities and towns, costing less than $10 a day. This is because in India, women are mostly second class citizens, who are only expected to look after their homes and families by the all powerful indian intelligence and security agencies, however educated they may be. Single women who start a business are subjected to a very vicious slander campaign, endless atrocities, theft of resume, retirement savings, by the indian intelligence and security agencies especially cbi, to force them to a agree to identity theft.
So most women in India who have to travel on work or holiday alone, are fairly well educated and financially well off, so they will prefer expensive but safe accomodation
Most budget accomodation providers in small towns are specifically mentioning that they are only providing accomodation for men only as safety of women cannot be guaranteed. Usually for women, additional security features will be required. Since the number of women travellers is less, low volumes make it difficult to set up an affordable budget accomodation. Usually hostels are the only option for backpacker women travelers
Low cost lodges, dormitories, specially designed for women can send their details for a complimentary listing