Twelve Exotic Foreign Destinations Indians Can Visit Without a Visa
Countries Indian can visit without a Visa from India
Do you want to go for a holiday to some exotic foreign country, but are unable to implement your planning because of visa related hassles? If yes, you do not have to worry anymore, because the Indian passport that you have is pretty strong. That passport allows you to visit as many as 49 countries (as of June, 2017), without applying for a visa beforehand. Following is a list of ten of the most exotic foreign destinations for which you either do not need a visa, or you can get a visa on arrival.
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Far in the east, Indian passport holders can visit Fiji without a visa, and can stay there for up to four months. The archipelago, consisting of more than 300 islands, has so much to offer to beach lovers. The most attractive island of them all is the Denarau Island, which is famous for Scuba Diving, partying, shopping, and many other water activities. Wildlife lovers should visit Kula Eco Wild Adventure Park which is home to several endangered species. Whatever age group you belong to, you must visit Fiji Museum where you can see archaeological artifacts aging more than 3000 years.
The best time to visit Fiji is between July and September.
Books can be written about the country which values Gross National Happiness over Gross National Product. Nestled between India and China, Bhutan is a beautiful country where Indians can visit even without a passport. Indians can enter Bhutan by air as well as by road. Thimphu, Paro, and Punakha are the must-visit places in Bhutan. Make sure you hike up to the Tiger's Nest Monastery, near Paro, Punakha Dzong in Punakha, and Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu. And do not forget to indulge in the mouthwatering Ema Datshi.
The best time to visit Bhutan is from September to December, and from March to May.
Located far away from India, in the continent of South America, Bolivia is home to six UNESCO World Heritage Sites. If that is not all, it is a part of the Amazon jungles as well. The country offers Visa on arrival, valid up to 30 days, to Indian passport holders. It would be a crime if you do not visit Salar de Uyuni - the largest salt flat in the world ... and also the most exquisite. The mesmerizing, landlocked country is not a popular destination amongst Indians, but is rated highly by global travellers.
May to October is the best time to visit Bolivia.
Located south of India, Maldives is an archipelago known for its ethereal islands. The country offers free visa on arrival to Indian passport holders, which is valid for up to 30 days. Labelled as a honeymoon destination, Maldives is more than that. With limited sightseeings, Maldives offer a bevy of water activities. Its rich marine life attract scuba diving and snorkelling enthusiasts from across the globe. Veligandu Island Beach and Alimatha Island are the most popular destinations in Maldives. If you are looking for a laid-back and relaxed holiday destination, look no further.
The best time to visit Maldives is from December to April.
The only South American country that welcomes Indian passport holders without having to apply for a visa (neither beforehand, nor on arrival) is Ecuador, and can stay for up to three months without a visa. Although very small, the country boasts a coastline of over 500 miles, and has some exotic beaches, active volcanos, cultural sites, et cetera. The highly diverse country has a lot to offer to all kinds of travellers - leisure as well as backpacking. Indulge in scrumptious seafood available all along its coast or have mouthwatering fruits which most Indians have never heard of.
June to September, and December to March is the best time to visit Ecuador.
6. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
This part of Turkey shares its boundary with Cyprus, and is a great destination to visit with family. Indian nationals with a valid passport can enter Northern Cyprus, and stay there for up to 90 days. There are several castles that one can visit in Northern Cyprus. BeAparmak Mountains is home to three gorgeous castle which offer breathtaking view of the region's fine coastline. Another magnificent castle in Northern Cyprus is the Kyrenia Harbor and Castle, and it should not be missed. To get a glimpse of the Turkish as well as of the Cyprusian culture, there is no better place to visit than Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
April to October is the best time to visit Northern Cyprus.
Far west, located off the south coast of North America, Jamaica does not ask for visas from Indian passport holders. The country that has given the world the fastest ever sprinter, reggae music, and Bob Marley, is one of the most laid-back countries across the globe. The country, which is a part of the Caribbean Islands, is gifted with rainforests, waterfalls, beaches, and mountains. If you enjoy Scuba Diving, Surfing, or trekking, you are going to absolutely love Jamaica. Blue Hole, Bloody Bay, and Seven Mile Beach are some of the most attractive points of interest in the country.
November and December are the best months to visit Jamaica.
Like in the case of Bhutan, Indians do not even need to have a visa to visit Nepal. Our friendly neighborhood country is blessed with numerous attractive points of interest. From some of the tallest mountains in the world, including Mt. Everest, to some of the ancient temples, such as the Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal has a lot to offer to its visitors. The country also has some adventurous trekking trails. In Nepal, one can also try Paragliding from some surreal flying spots. Bhaktapur and Pokhara are two of the must visit places in the country.
The best time to visit Nepal is from September to November.
9. Federated States of Micronesia
Nestled above Papua New Guinea, the Federated States of Micronesia is a nation made of as many as 607 islands. Indians with a valid passport can visit this country and stay for up to 30 days without a visa. It is so remote from the rest of the world that its natural beauty is pretty much untouched. Known for its ancient ruins, pristine beaches, lagoons, and temples below the sea level, Micronesia consists of four vital island states. Nan Madol was once an exuberant city that was built on coral reef, but is now in ruins. There are not many places to visit in this tiny country. So if you are looking for a secluded vacation, consider the Federated States of Micronesia.
December to March is the best time to visit this country.
Another Caribbean country to make it to this list is Haiti. Not many Indians were aware about the existence of this country until the massive earthquake that rocked the nation. Indian passport holders can stay in Haiti for as many as 90 days without visa. In spite of the earthquake in 2010, the prominent landmarks in the country continue to stand strong. The culture and history of this country will blow your mind away. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, Citadelle la Ferriere, and Sans-Souci Palace are some of the must see attractions in the small country.
The best time to visit Haiti is between November and March.
Indian passport holders can visit this African country without a visa and stay there for as long as two months. With some of the best beaches in the world, Mauritius is one of the most highly rated countries in the tourism industry. Alongside the beaches, there are waterfalls, rainforests, trekking trails, and forests. To witness spectacular fauna and flora, make a visit to Black River Gorges National Park. Also visit Eureka House to learn about the rich history of this nation. Do not forget to indulge yourself in the mouthwatering seafood.
The best time to visit Mauritius is between May and December.
This list would remain incomplete without the mention of Indonesia. Indians can visit this southeast Asian country, and can stay there for up to 30 days without the need of a visa. The country has so much at its disposal that 30 days in the country may seem a little less. The most popular place in the country is Bali. There are not many places in the world that offers better scuba diving sites than some of the site in Indonesia. The same can be said about Surfing as well. On the island of Papua, there is Lorentz National Park, which is a World Heritage site listed by UNESCO. If that does not excite you, there is Java island, several exquisite lighthouses, and some of the best Temples one can visit in one's lifetime.
April to October is the best time to visit Indonesia.
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