Top Visa Free Countries for Indians

  • AADITEE KULKARNI
  • Oct 07, 2017
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Inspired by that Instagram post that popped on your feed this morning? Last minute trip can be super-exciting, sure, but entry to most countries require you to possess a valid visa. What when the travel bug has hit you (and hit you hard) and you need to hop on an aeroplane right away? Worry not, coz we have got for you a list of visa free countries for Indians to travel to. Have an Indian passport? We say, pack your bags right away!

1. Bhutan 

How long can you stay? – No restriction

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Boasting its position as the ‘Happiest country in Asia,’ Bhutan, or the Kingdom of Bhutan is India’s long-time friendly neighbour. The country’s governance focuses on cultural preservation and environmental conservation as the two most important factors for the country’s growth. Home to Buddhism, delicious food, zesty chillies, cultural heritage, amazing wildlife, monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and startling landscapes, a trip to Bhutan will help you slow down and unwind. 

Recommended duration of stay: 5 days

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2. Dominica

How long can you stay?  6 months

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Dominica (not to be confused with Dominican Republic) is a craggy Caribbean island nation that is rugged and unspoilt. Sans the glitzy sea side resorts and stretches of sandy beaches, Dominica is home to virgin rainforest, surreal volcanoes, and restless seas. On your visit to Dominica, make sure you explore its many waterfalls like Sari Sari, Trafalgar, Middleham, Spanny, and Emerald; try cliff-jumping in the Titou Gorge; visit the Boiling lake; witness the Atlantic meeting the Caribbean Sea from the Scotts Head; row through the Indian River; and mingle with the locals at the island’s capital, Roseau. 

Recommended duration of stay: 6 days

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3. Fiji

How long can you stay?  4 months

Yes, Indian citizens do not require a visa for travelling to Fiji!! Tucked in the South Pacific Ocean, Fiji Islands speak of sweet and perpetual solitude. With more than 300 spectacular islands, Fiji is picturesque, delightful and lively.  The climate here is warmer and landscapes are a mix of blue, green, white and all things between. With dazzling beaches, subtropical rainforests, sparkling waters, unseen waterfalls, indigenous wildlife, and welcoming locals, a trip to Fiji will make your feel lighter, healthier and a trifle close to the sinful nature. 

Recommended duration of stay: 6 days

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4. Ecuador

How long can you stay?  90 days

With the equator passing through it, the country of Ecuador sits on South America’s western coast and is wedged between moist lowlands of the Amazon basin and the limitless Pacific Ocean. When it comes to experiencing the ecstatic thrill, this compact nation will not fail to surprise you. With many volcanic summit climbs like the Cotopaxi, Chimborazo, and Cayambe; the wildlife-rich Galápagos Islands; could hugging Mindo forests; and gushing Class V white rapids, Ecuador encompasses all things wild and exciting. Ecuador is one of the most exotic places on this list of visa free countries for Indian passport holders.

Recommended duration of stay: 7 days

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5. El Salvador

How long can you stay?  90 days

El Salvado is a Central American country that is best known for its long Pacific coasts and rugged terrain. The capital city, San Salvador, is quite touristy with many museums and colonial buildings. Dramatic volcanoes, coffee plantations, serene waters, countless waterfalls, and gorgeous streets dominate the rest of this country. 

Recommended duration of stay: 8 days

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6. Grenada

How long can you stay?  3 months

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This tiny island country, popularly known as the “Spice Isle,” is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and prides itself of being a home to numerous nutmeg plantations. Grenada is colourful, sassy and zippy. You can visit the Grand Etang National Park for its endless walking trails, watch sunsets at La Luna, go sailing into the waters of the Caribbean, or learn the art of spirit making at River Antoine Rum Distillery. There is never a dull moment here. 

Recommended duration of stay: 8 days

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7. Haiti

How long can you stay? 3 months

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Another Caribbean island in this list is the legendary Haiti.  Hit by a devastating earthquake in the year 2010, Haiti is still recovering from the losses. A great melange of music, art and culture along with staggering natural beauty, Haiti will impress you with its riveting soul. 

Recommended duration of stay: 5 days

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8. Jamaica

How long can you stay? 6 months

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Coralliferous beaches, diving and snorkelling sites, tropical rainforests, Montego Bay, flavourful jerk chicken are just a few typical Jamaican things that you ought to try. Jamaica, a Caribbean island nation is seized by plenteous natural beauty. A visit to the Green Grotto Caves, horseback riding along its white beaches, sipping on some Blue Mountain coffee, exploring the Discovery Bay are just a few of the many things to include in your Jamaica itinerary.

Recommended duration of stay: 7 days

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9. Mauritius

How long can you stay? 90 days

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Mauritius is so much more than the palm-lined coastlines and all-inclusive luxury resorts.  A honeymooners’ paradise, over the years, Mauritius has emerged as an all-round destination. Take a helicopter ride through its South Island, walk through the charming streets of Port Louis, watch a race at the Champs de Mars racecourse, get up close and personal with animals at the Casela Nature and Adventure Park, or hike the Le Morne to witness the endless Mauritius; your Mauritius itinerary will keep you boundlessly hooked.  

Recommended duration of stay: 5 days

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10. Micronesia

How long can you stay? 30 days

 

The Federated States of Micronesia is made up of 4 island states of Pohnpei, Kosrae, Chuuk and Yap. These tiny islands located in the western Pacific Ocean are home to some of the world’s most pristine beaches, wreck-filled dive sites, sunken basalt temples and numerous ancient ruins. With friendly locals to welcome you, a visit to these petite islands is a must! 

Recommended duration of stay: 7 days

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11. Nepal

How long can you stay? Freedom of Movement

India’s affable neighbour, Nepal is a living example of a long, fascinating history. A monarchy ruled country, Nepal has a history that dates back 2,500 years. Quaint little town, diverse cultures and great food scenes makes a trip to Nepal a must on every traveller’s bucket list.  From ancient towns to stunning wildlife, to the Earth’s highest mountain, Nepal is perfect for every type of travellers.  

Recommended duration of stay: 7 days

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12. Saint Kitts and Nevis

How long can you stay? 3 months

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Another Caribbean jewel Indians can visit without a Visa, Saint Kitts and Nevis is a deucedly beautiful tropical jewel that sprawls along the Caribbean Sea. Head out to these serenely secluded islands and spend a few days in the lap of peacefulness. Touristy activities here include zip-lining through the rain-forests, driving through the historic Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, and playing a round of golf at the “world’s most edible golf course” at Irie Fields. With avocado, mango, and coconut trees surrounding the island and strong winds blowing off the nearby Atlantic, a holiday at St. Kitts seems like a perfect one!

Recommended duration of stay: 7 days

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13. Trinidad and Tobago

How long can you stay? 90 days

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One of the most celebrated Caribbean Islands, Trinidad and Tobago has some exceptional beaches, bird watching activities, carnivals, shopping, cliffs, and exquisite natural beauty. Trinidad is more action-packed, whereas Tobago is quite laid-back. With its dense forests, tricky mangroves, and several rivers, these islands are waiting to be discovered. 

Recommended duration of stay: 7 days

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14. Indonesia

How long can you stay? 30 days for tourism purposes

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The country of Indonesia is made up of thousands of volcanic islands and is home to some of the most gorgeous beaches along the Indian Ocean, many active volcanoes, rich wildlife, lush farms terraces, vibrant cities, centuries-old culture, and of course Komodo dragons. Easy to access, plan a trip to Indonesia today! No doubt Indonesia is one of the most popular and best places to visit without a visa which also makes it a popular honeymoon destinations in Asia for Indians

Recommended duration of stay: 10 days

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15. Maldives

How long can you stay? 90 days

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Think of powdery white beaches and turquoise blue waters, think of Maldives. This tiny island-country is home to some of the best luxury resorts in the world. Snuggled in the Indian Ocean, Maldives is a group of 26 ring-shaped atolls, which are made up of more than 1,000 coral islands. The capital Male, is where one starts the journey with, is known for friendly locals and amazing food scenes. 

Recommended duration of stay: 5 days

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Also Read:

How And Where To Apply For A Schengen Visa From India

Countries Where You Can Drive With Your Indian License

Please note: Visa regulations are subject to change.

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AADITEE KULKARNI AADITEE KULKARNI

Ever since my first trip at the age of 4, I’ve been fascinated to explore places around the world. Lover of world cultures, food, souls and all things blue; I spend most part of my day writing about travel. I also travel with my buddies when my boss approves my leaves.

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