Countries that allow visa-free tourism to Indians
Posted on March 15, 2019 by ghoomophirosisters
International travel is often considered a luxury holiday. The holiday is expensive and there are all the visa formalities that have to be met. However, there are several amazing international tourist destinations that allow visa-free entry for Indians and can thus be visited without needing a license as long as you have an Indian passport. Here we take a look at some of the best of these tourist attractions. :
The honeymoon capital of Asia, Maldives, is the first in our list of countries that allow visa-free tourism to Indians on the back of its stunningly beautiful and romantic sea beaches.
The island nation of Mauritius is second in our list of countries that allow visa-free tourism to Indians. The island nation is popular for aesthetically pleasing shores – even rewarded for having best sea beaches. It has two UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Aapravasi Ghat Aapravasi and Le Morne Brabant. Ghat (immigration depot) is a building complex located in Port Louis on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, it was used by the British Empire for migration of Indentured labor from India throughout the empire. Le Morne Brabant, on the other hand, is a reminder of other evil of the colonial era, slavery. It was a refuge for runaway slaves. Wildlife enthusiasts will love Black River Gorges National Park famous for Mauritian flying fox which is also the home to island’s endemic birds: pink pigeon, Mauritius kestrel, Mauritius parakeet, Mauritius bulbul, Mauritius cuckoo-shrike, Mauritius fody, Mauritius olive white-eye, Mauritius grey white-eye etc.
A list of countries that allow visa-free tourism to Indians won’t be complete without Indonesia. Indonesia is increasingly becoming a popular travel destination. Besides its large coastline with numerous sea beaches, Indonesia also has the ancient Prambanan Temple Compounds (dedicated to Lord Shiva) of value for their Hindu festivities, which have been a source of attraction for Hindu tourists of India. Borobudur Temple Compounds, a thousand-year-old Buddhist temple, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Komodo National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that wildlife lovers won’t want to miss, it gets its name from giant aggressive lizards that go by name of ‘Komodo dragons’. Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy of India – a philosophy that brings together three realms, i.e., that of nature, spirit and human world. These are the only tip of that giant iceberg of a list of attractions that is Indonesia. You don’t need a visa for a trip to this country as long as you have a valid Indian passport return back in 30 days
A favorite tourist attraction among Australians and New Zealanders, Fizi is next in our list of countries allowing countries that allow visa-free tourism to Indians. You can get a tourist visa of Fizi for up to 4 months. The island nation has stunning sea beaches to offer that go well with its active nightlife, scuba diving, and sea sports. The Botanical Gardens of Thurston in Suva, Sigatoka Sand Dunes, and Colo-I-Suva Forest Park are some of its other attractions
When it comes to countries that allow visa-free tourism to Indians, Nepal is the country that has gone further than any other. There is complete freedom of movement for Indians. No visa is required and you can stay as long as you like. Amazing Himalayan mountains are the biggest attraction of the state. Kathmandu has many beautiful Buddhist and Hindu temples. Hanuman Dhoka, aka Durbar Square, is an important historical site that attracts tourists. Swayambhunath, aka Monkey Temple, is home to numerous monkeys and has images of several gods including, of course, the monkey god Hanuman. Boudhanath is an important Buddhist temple.
Next in our list of countries that allow visa-free tourism to Indians is Jordon. Make sure to book hotels, carry 30 dollars per person and a valid Indian passport, and you will be welcomed to historical country Jordan. You can get an electronic visa permit for a maximum of 30 days. Jordan is famous for its world historical sites.
It is a part of the promised land. Petra and Jerash have historical ruins that will attract history lovers. Al-Maghtas is the place where Jesus had his baptism. There are shrines here of Mohammad’s companions. It is thus an important place for followers of all three Abrahamic religions. Also consider visiting Alimatha Island, Veligandu Island Beach, and Manta Point.
The tourism industry is severely affected by turbulence that has become common in the Middle East. The Arab spring, for example, had a bad effect on tourism. But Jordan is now recovering and is considered a safe country to visit. The nightlife to has started emerging during recent times.
Qatar is next in our list of countries that allow visa-free tourism to Indians. This is the Arab state that has shown the highest rate of human development. It is also the richest country in terms of per capita income. It is also the biggest buyer of art in the world. Its biggest USP as far as this list goes is a chance for tourists to have a taste of prosperous life. Doha’s Museum of Islamic Art will attract art lovers. Tourists with Valid Indian passports can stay in Qatar for up to 30 days.
8. Trinidad and Tobago
If you are smitten by Caribean, the twin-island city of Trinidad and Tobago is the place to be. One of richer Caribian island nations, Trinidad and Tobago is the last our list of countries that allow visa-free tourism to Indians – a place it has earned on the back of its beautiful sea beaches which have attracted a lot of tourism from USA and Canada. An Indian passport holder can stay here for as long as 90 days. Perhaps the best time for a cricket lover would be when an Indian team is visiting the West Indies.
You do not need a visa to tour Haiti as long as you hold an Indian passport and return within 3 months making it the last in our list of countries that allow visa-free tourism to Indians. Its dazzling sea beaches overlooking the Caribbean sea and amazing mountain ranges are its main attractions. It is also home to three UNESCO World Heritage sites – Citadelle Laferrière, Sans-Souci Palace, Buildings of Ramiers, all of them in Milot.
This is by no means an exclusive list. Bhutan, Haiti, Dominica, Jamaica, Micronesia, El Salvador, Ecuador, El Salvador, and Grenada are some of the other countries that allow visa-free tourism to Indians. You can read through another follow-up article from #ghoomophiro If formalities of getting a visa are too much of a bother for you, we hope you take the opportunity presented by relative freedom of movement by these destinations. In fact, many Indian tourists have already been taking advantage of the same. Did we miss an attractive tourist destination that allows visa-free travel for Indians? Do write to us in comments below.