Holders of an Indian passport have the opportunity to travel without a visa to several beautiful countries of the world this year.
Applying for and obtaining a visa successfully can often be stressful. Traveling abroad can be much easier if you don’t have to worry about a visa.
According to the Henley Passport Index, India ranks 84th on the list of the most powerful passports in the world. Holders of an Indian passport can travel to 58 countries without a visa or obtain a visa on arrival.
Here are the best countries in which Indians can travel without a visa:
Mauritius also offers Indian passport holders visa-free trips to the country for a period of stay not exceeding 90 days.
Mauritius is an island country located in the Indian Ocean. It is extremely popular for its superb beaches, reefs and lagoons. The best time to travel to Mauritius is between December and February. The country is extremely popular among diving and snorkeling enthusiasts. Another popular place to visit is the summit of Morne Brabant.
The Caribbean island country is well known for its beautiful beaches, mountains and tropical forests. If you like diving and snorkelling, this is a great country to visit. The best time to visit Jamaica is between December and April.
The happiest country in the world based on their Gross Happiness Index. Bhutan, has scenes straight out of a dream. Thimphu, the capital of the country, is best known for its Buddhist sites. The huge Tashichho Dzong, a fortified monastery and a government palace with gold leaf roofs, at Tiger’s Nest in Paro, Bhutan, is home to breathtaking sights.
Holders of an Indian passport do not need to obtain a visa prior to arrival when traveling to Fiji.
The Fiji archipelago in the South Pacific includes over 300 islands. Its capital, Suva, has superb British colonial architecture. The Fiji Islands are famous for their palm-fringed beaches and crystal clear lagoons.
Their Coral reefs, clear lagoons and palm-fringed beaches attract many tourists to Fiji every year. The best time to visit is between April, May, December and January.
Indians are offered a visa upon arrival in Seychelles, for a maximum stay of up to 30 days.
Off the coast of East Africa is the Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean. The country is home to breathtaking coral reefs and beaches that come straight out of paradise. Wildlife includes rare animals such as Aldabra tortoises. Anse Source D’Argent in La Digue is famous for its often photographed pink sand beach.
Nepal is home to Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. Nepal’s friendly relations with India allow Indians to travel to the country without a passport or visa. The best time to visit Nepal is between September and November.
Holders of an Indian passport are exempt from a tourist visa for a stay in Indonesia up to 30 days.
Bali, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world is in Indonesia. The Indonesian archipelago includes many virgin islands of Gili and Lombok to the island of Komodo. Jakarta, the country’s capital, is a bustling Asian city. Indonesia has just hosted the Asian Games.
Sri Lanka- No visa but special permit required:
Sri Lanka has extended the free visa on arrival for Indians until April 30. Extensive sandy beaches, dense rainforests and beautiful landscapes are some of the main attractions of Sri Lanka. The best time to visit the country is between December and April.
Maldives-Visa on arrival:
The Maldives includes more than 3,000 coral islands, vast reefs and blue lagoons. The best time to visit is between December and April when the weather is less humid.
Thailand – Visa on arrival:
Thailand is one of the most popular destinations among Indian travelers. Some notable attractions to visit are Wat Pho, Wat Arun and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
In addition to the 25 countries that allow Indian citizens to travel without a visa, 41 countries offer a visa on arrival. Holders of an Indian passport must obtain a visa to travel to 132 countries from 2018.