Although there are so many places to visit in India, everyone loves the idea of having a long vacation in a foreign country as travelling to a new place, especially out of the country gives a great feeling and exploring the culture and cuisine of that place offers you the opportunity to make life better and to create beautiful memories. However, these wishes are overshadowed by the hassles associated with the visa application process. But, now you don’t need to worry anymore as the Indian passport is good enough to permit you for travelling to different countries without the need for a visa. Though these countries may not be quite popular, they offer plenty of opportunities for adventure and recreation. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s take some time out of your busy schedule and explore our list of visa-free countries for Indians to plan a vacation in a foreign land.
With 1,190 Islands scattered among 26 atolls, Maldives is an island country in the Indian Ocean located to the south-west of India and Sri Lanka. Renowned for its white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, luxury resorts, colorful coral reefs, abundant marine life and exotic bungalows perched over the sea, Maldives is regarded as one of the top beach destinations in the world and among the must include places in your honeymoon tour packages. Also, it is a great spot for diving, snorkeling or just exploring the waters with thousands of different fish swimming around the corals. Besides, Maldives has a lot more to offer to visitors with a rich history and culture that attracts 90,000 Indians annually and this number is increasing year by year. Male, Addu Atoll, Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, Maafushi, Sun Island, Banana Reef, etc., are some of the top and must visit tourist places as part of Maldives tour packages. To travel to this magical island nation, Indian nationals do not require any pre-arrival visa. Instead, the Maldives government offers a free Visa on Arrival to Indian tourists on arriving at the airport in Male.
Often referred to as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is a stunning island nation located east of Madagascar and southeast of Seychelles. Port Louis is the capital city and the largest port of the nation. Exhilarating mountainous landscapes, pristine beaches, diverse culture, tropical climate, luxury resorts, varied cuisine, exotic coral reefs and exciting water sports, Mauritius is one of the top holiday destinations in the world and also among the best honeymoon packages. Apart, the country is also home to several historical sites that provide you with a better understanding of the culture and history of this island nation. Grand Bay, Ile aux Cerfs Island, Black River Gorges National Park, Mauritius Botanical Garden, Chamarel Falls & Seven Colored Earths, La Vanille Nature Park, Trou aux Cerfs, Grand Bassin, etc., are some of the top places to visit in Mauritius. Indian Nationals who are travelling to Mauritius for tourist do not need Visa to stay up to 60 days, but one need to provide their valid return tickets, a confirmed booking for accommodation in Mauritius, and sufficient funds for expenses during their stay.
Barbados is an island country situated in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, in the Caribbean region of the Americas. Occupying an area of 432 sq. km, it is one of the most visited islands in the Caribbean, and among the countries to which Indians can travel without a visa and can stay up to 90 days. This tiny nation is renowned for its soft-sand beaches and turquoise water that create postcard-perfect scenes. Apart from the outstanding beaches, Barbados also boasts several caves, historic sites, gardens, plantations, a wildlife preserve, and numerous points of interest in the capital city of Bridgetown. Besides, this Caribbean island is hailed as the birthplace of rum, and no Barbados holiday is complete unless you have had some of the finest rum in the world.
Nestled amidst lofty peaks and breathtaking meadows, the quaint and rustic country of Bhutan is one of our neighboring nations and is regarded as the happiest country in the whole of Asia. It is the only country that is 72% covered in forests making it not only carbon-neutral but the only carbon-negative country in the world. This Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas is known for its monasteries, fortresses, and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Haa Valley, National Memorial Chorten, Trashi Chhoe Dzong, and the Taktshang Goemba also known as the Tiger’s Nest Monastery are the main tourist attractions of Bhutan. Certainly the best place for a family vacation, honeymoon tours, and even for adventure holidays, Bhutan can be an excellent and cheap vacation choice as it offers budget-friendly accommodation along with a free visa.
Another visa free country for Indians is Dominica, a Caribbean Island country located in West Indies. It is one of the beautiful tourist destinations with diverse landscape that comprises of tropical rainforests, rivers, waterfalls, diving spots, mountains, freshwater lakes, national parks and world’s second-largest hot spring, Boiling Lake. Cabrits National Park, Kalinago Barana Aute, Trafalgar Falls, Batibou Beach, Dominica Museum, Soufriere Sulfer Springs, Scotts Head Point, etc., are some of the popular places to visit in Dominica. To visit this country, Indians do not require a tourist visa and can stay for a maximum of 90 days.
Grenada is an island nation located in the Caribbean Sea as part of the West Indies. Often overlooked by the bigger and presumably-better, Caribbean islands, Grenada is one of the sought-after visa-free destinations for Indians in the Caribbean filled with dreamy scenery such as paradise-like beaches, luscious green hills, colorful seaside villages, nutmeg plantations, and resorts filled with bars, restaurants, and gorgeous hotels. It is known as the Spice Isle due to its large production of spices including cinnamon, turmeric, cloves, and ginger! Grand Anse Beach, St. George, Fort Fredrick, Carenage, Morne Rouge Bay, Grand Etang National Park & Forest Reserve, Fort George, Annandale Falls, La Sagesse, etc., are some of the popular places to visit in Grenada that attract a large number of tourists from all over the globe as part of Grenada Tour Packages.
Formerly known as Hayti and officially called the ‘Republic of Haiti’, Haiti is a Caribbean country that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic to its east. The country is the second most populated island of the Great Antilles, the significant Caribbean archipelagos, among the beautiful countries that Indians can visit without a visa. Prone to natural calamities, this mountainous island has a typical equatorial climate – hot and humid most of the year. La Citadelle, Labadee, Jacmel, Sans Souci Palace, Gelee Beach, Musee du Pantheon National Haitien, Bassin Bleu, Kokoye Beach, etc., are some of the top places to visit in Haiti.
Hong Kong SAR
Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, is a city and special administrative region of China on the eastern Pearl River Delta. Covers an area of 1,104 square-kilometer and 7.5 million residents of different nationalities, Hong Kong is also a major global financial center and one of the most developed cities in the world. Known for its heritage sites, museums, exhibition halls, botanical and zoological gardens, bustling shopping destinations, and a myriad of adventure hotspots, it is one of the best places for Indians to visit in the world without a visa. Some of the popular places to visit in Hong Kong are Hong Kong Disneyland, Victoria Peak, Tian Tan Buddha, Ocean Park, Victoria Harbor, Dragon’s Back, Ngong Ping Cable Car, Sky 100 Observation Deck, Tai Mo Shan Waterfalls, Lantau Island, etc.
Montserrat is a mountainous Caribbean Island, the northern portion of the Lesser Antilles chain of the West Indies. Due to its resemblance to coastal Ireland and for the Irish ancestry of many of its inhabitants, the country is nicknamed as ‘The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean’. The country was damaged severely by massive volcanic eruptions nearly 25 years ago. But it is fully recovered in recent years. Some of the top places to visit in Montserrat are Soufriere Hills Volcano, Rendezvous Bay, Montserrat Volcano Observatory, Little Bay Beach, Montserrat Cultural Centre, etc., that one must visit during a trip to Montserrat.
Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, Nepal is another visa free, and one of the best affordable destinations for Indians. The landscapes of our neighboring Nepal invite all sorts of travelers to an amazing experience of their culture and lifestyle. Nepal is home to world’s 8th tallest mountains including the world’s highest peak Mount Everest. From the soaring heights of the mountain peaks to pagoda style temples and ornate royal palaces, Nepal has something for everyone. Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha, Annapurna range, Pokhra, Nagarkot, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Pashupatinath Temple and Chitwan National Park are the top places to visit in Nepal.
Niue is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean, 2,400 km northeast of New Zealand. With an area of 260 square kilometers, and a coastline of 64 km, it is one of the most beautiful and uninhabited islands in the world. This small, oval shaped island is one of the largest raised coral atolls on earth, and among the most secluded countries where Indians can enter without a visa. Since the island is built from volcanic rock, limestone and coral, the place is popular for snorkeling pools and surrounding ocean are silt-free and crystal clear. Also, the beaches in Niue are convenient places for picnics and spots for relaxation. Talava Arches, Limu Pools, Matapa Chasm, Togo Chasm, Alofi, etc., are some of the popular tourist places to visit in Niue.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
St. Vincent and the Grenadines is an island country in the Caribbean nation comprising a main island, St. Vincent, and a chain of 32 other smaller islands. It is one of the countries to which Indian tourists can visit without a visa for a period of up to 30 days. Known for its 18th century botanical gardens, French and British built Fort Charlotte, the black sand beaches, yacht-filled harbors, chic private isles and volcanic landscapes, it is one of the best countries to visit in the world. Mustique, Tobago Cays, Petit Saint Vincent, Union Island, Mayreau, Palm Island, etc., are some of the popular and top places to visit in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Often called the ‘Cradle of Polynesia’, Samoa is a small island country in the central South Pacific Ocean. The country is made up of an archipelago of nine islands, four of which are inhabited. With its warm culture, breathtaking sceneries and easy access, Samoa is a truly paradise on earth which gives you an amazing experience that makes your holiday even more beautiful. To Sua Ocean Trench, Lalomanu Beach, Papaseea Sliding Rocks, Piula Cave Pool, Alofaaga Blowholes, Afu Aau Waterfalls, etc., are the famous tourist places to visit in Samoa, among the countries to which Indians can travel without a visa.
Senegal, officially the Republic of Senegal, is a beautiful country set on the west coast of Africa. Bordered by Atlantic Ocean, Senegal is a known for its natural sites of great beauty, enchanting fauna and flora, and breathtaking seaside resorts. It is one of those countries to which Indian tourists can travel visa free and can stay for up to 90 days. Some of the must-visit places in Senegal are Dakar, Saint – Louis, Ziguinchor, Popenguine, Touba, Joal-Fadiouth, Kafountine, Tambacounda, etc., as part of Senegal Tour Packages.
Serbia, officially the Republic of Serbia, is a landlocked Balkan country located in Central Europe. Serbia offers something for everyone from museums to historical attractions and picturesque towns to beautiful churches. Also, it is known for being one of the cheapest destinations in the Balkans, and among the most scenic offbeat destinations to visit in the Europe. It is yet another country to travel for Indian tourists without a visa. Belgrade, the capital of Serbia is one of the oldest cities in Europe. The other popular places to visit in Serbia are Subotica, Novi Sad, Zlatibor, Studenica Monastery, Derdap National Park, Prizren, Kopaonik National Park, Devil’s Town, etc., that one must include in Serbia Tour.
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago, formally known as the ‘The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago’, are twin-island country located towards the south of Grenada. Sitting just off the coast of South America, these both islands boast with lush rain forests, glistening white sand beaches framed by palm trees, sparkling waters, colorful coral reefs, a diverse array of wildlife, and vibrant cosmopolitan cities. Also, both the islands are renowned for their excellent diving, snorkeling, waterfalls, bird watching, lively music, and divine cuisine that attracts both adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers.