Travelling abroad can be as exciting as stressful. It’s not only about the expenses but also about the hustles you have to go through with getting a Visa. In 2019, Indian passport is on the 79th position while Japan’s Visa is the most powerful one. Therefore Indian passport holders need to have a Visa to visit most international destinations. But there are still 61 countries that allow Indians to travel there without a Visa or you can get a visa-on-arrival. Here are our top ten destinations among those 61 countries.
The Southeast Asian country, Indonesia is the world’s largest island country. It has more than seventeen thousand islands. And among all of those islands, Bali is the most popular one. Others include Gili, Lombok and Komodo island. Jakarta is the country’s capital. The tropical weather makes it one of the best places to visit in summer. With the high level of biodiversity, beautiful beaches, 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and temples and the interesting culture makes this country one of the most exciting destinations. And above all of that, this country doesn’t require a Visa for Indian passport holders.
Located in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is another island nation that doesn’t require a Visa for Indians. Mauritius is also one of the most biodiverse countries. With a rich culture, Mauritius is home to many species that you can’t find anywhere else like the Dodo. There are numerous places to explore in this country. Like its beaches, lagoons and reefs. You can visit The Black River Gorges National Park, with rainforests, and waterfalls. For adventurers, it has hiking trails and wildlife like the flying fox. Port Louis, the capital of the country, includes sites such as the Champs de Mars horse track, Eureka plantation house and 18th-century Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens. Mauritius is a must visit for everyone.
The neighbouring country of India is another popular destination that you can visit. Bhutan is a spiritual kingdom. Located on Himalayas’ eastern edge, Bhutan is home to some of the most beautiful sites. The country that is known for pioneering the concept of gross national happiness is very famous for its monasteries, fortresses and the dramatic landscapes that includes steep mountains and valleys. For adventure lovers, there are popular trekking destinations like Jomolhari in the high Himalayas. Places like the popular Tiger’s Nest are the hotspot for tourists. Also the capital Thimphu has some of the best sites.
Located in the Indian Ocean, Maldives is composed of 26 atolls that are ring-shaped. Made up of more than 1,000 coral islands, Maldives has tropical weather. The country is famous for its white sand beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs. This island nation allows Indians to visit the country without Visa for an extended 90 days. This beautiful island nation offers places like Ari Atoll which is a large natural atoll and its made of 105 islands. Hulhumale, a man-made residential island, and the 17th-century Hukuru Miskiy which is a mosque made of curved white coral. For water sports, you can visit the Male Atoll.
Fiji is another country that you can without having a Visa if you hold an Indian passport. Stated in the South Pacific Ocean, Fiji is an archipelago. The island chain has more than 330 islands. Fiji is one of the most popular countries among tourists. With its white sandy beaches, it has a tropical all year around. While there you can explore its Botanical Gardens of Thursten in Suva, Sigatoka Sand Dunes, and Colo-I-Suva Forest Park on the mainland of Viti Levu. It also offers sea activities like scuba diving. Other popular destinations are Nadi which is a Coral Coast and two major islands Denarau Island, and Mamanuca Islands. You can explore the several soft coral reefs. Fiji has so much to offer with its flora and fauna, rugged landscapes, palm-lined beaches with clear lagoons.
Seychelles is an archipelago country which has around 115 islands. Lying off the coast of East Africa, Seychelles is located in the Indian Ocean. With numerous beaches, coral reefs, Seychelles is also one of the leading countries that protect lands for threatened species. So you’ll get a great wildlife experience. There are many rare animals like the giant Aldabra tortoises and Seychelles black parrot. You can explore Mahe which is a hub for visiting other islands and Morne Seychellois National Park which has the mountain rainforests and many other breathtaking sites. Among its several famous destinations, there is the pink sand beach in Anse Source D’Argent located in La Digue which is straight out of paradise. Indians can visit this country without Visa for 30 days.
Macau or Macao is the ninth-highest recipient of tourism revenue in the world. It is located across the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong, on the south coast of China. Macau special administrative region of China. Because of its casinos, the gaming industry and gambling tourism, Macau has earned the name Las Vegas of Asia. Its gaming industry is actually seven times larger than Las Vegas. Macau was a Portuguese territory until 1999 and their influence is totally visible in today’s mix culture of Macao. Its giant malls and clubs are something you should explore. Visit the iconic Macau tower which will give you a breathtaking view of the city. You can experience the Portuguese inspired food. Macau is a place that definitely worth a visit.
The South Asian country is mostly located in the Himalayas. Our neighbouring country has some of the most heavenly beautiful sites ever. This place is a must visit for people who love adventures and mountains. Also in Nepal, there is the Pashupatinath Temple, which is very famous among Hindus and the UNESCO World Heritage Site the Boudhanath stupa. You have to explore the beautiful nature valleys such as the Barun Valley in the Himalayas, the Marshyangdi Valley. And the views from the mountains will make you fall in love with this place. The Wind erosion in Kalopani, Phoksundo Lake and the Phulchowki Hill is also a must visit.
Samoa is another country that allows Indians to travel without a Visa. They do offer a permit on arrival. Samoa has one of the gorgeous mountains, beaches and waterfalls. The country has two main islands Savai’i and Upolu and it also consists of four small islands that you can explore. In Savai’i, there’s a turtle sanctuary that you should visit. Some of the famous tourists’ spots are the Togitogiga Waterfall and snorkel at the Lalomanu Beach, Alofaaga Blowholes, To-Sua Ocean Trench and Piula Cave Pool. Capital Apia and the coral islands are also the must visits.
10. HONG KONG
Hong Kong also doesn’t require Visa from Indians. But it will need you to fill out a form before going there. The former British colony is now an autonomous territory in Southeastern China. This place is full of life. And we all have heard the famous Disney land in Hong Kong. One of the most entertaining places, Hong Kong is filled with Markets, pubs, restaurants, and glittering skyline. Hong Kong several beautiful and exciting destinations like Lantau Island, the street markets, the Victoria Peak and the Ocean Park.