Every Indian is interested in travelling, but there are two things to consider while making a travel plan. And those two are Price and Visa. Even though the price is manageable by us, but Visa Free Countries for Indian Passport Holders is what we always have to check in prior to jump start a travel plan.
Before I move ahead to tell you more about the list of the visa free countries for India to enter without a Visa or on Visa on Arrival, I would like to tell you that Indian Passport has been ranked 78 in a global ranking of world’s most powerful passport.
An Indian can travel with his Indian Passport to 48 Countries either without a visa or on visa on arrival! Whoa! 48 Countries! Seriously! What an amazing gift to hold an Indian Passport is what I felt at first. And I couldn’t resist myself to share the same with you.
Asian Visa Free Countries For Indian Passport Holders
Bhutan is the last Buddist Himalayan Kingdom, and it is known for its monasteries, fortresses and dramatic landscapes. This nation is largely known for pioneering the concept of gross national happiness.
It is one of the best countries to visit when you come under Visa Free Countries for Indian Passport Holders.
Indian Nationals should carry valid Indian passport with minimum 6months validity and Voter ID Card to get Entry Permit
1.00 INR = 1.00 Bhutanese Ngultrum
Travel By Road
Travelling by road is a tiring trip, but it is the most affordable one if compared to travelling by air. Travel by road gives an edge of advantage with three border check posts of Bhutan.
The most preferred border is Jaigaon-Phuentsholing due to the easy accessibility of Hotels and Buses.
Travel By Train
Bhutan has no rail network, but don’t worry you can reach the border by boarding a Kanchankanya Express at Kolkata to Hasimara which is a small town in West Bengal. No, you aren’t reached yet. From Hasimara reach to Jaigaon which is the last town of Indian before Bhutan. You can find Maruthi Omni or Auto Rickshaw which will take 30 to 40 minutes to reach Jaigaon. You can walk from Jaigaon to Pheuntsholing Bhutan border check post. Take valid entry permit and board a bus for Thimpu, you can find busses for every half an hour to Thimpu.
Travel By Air
Bhutan has a Paro International Airport and it does have some direct flights from few cities of India. Druk and Bhutan Airlines have a flight to and from Kolkata. Though travelling with flight is an expensive thing!
Places to Visit in Bhutan
Thimpu, Paro, Punakha, Wangdiphodrang and Bhumthang.
Note: Entry Permit allows Indian Tourist to visit Thimpu and Paro, If willing to go beyond Thimpu and Paro then taking ‘Special Area Permit’ from the immigration office at Thimpu is mandatory.
Best time to visit Bhutan is in April to June.
Know more about Price and Travel options to Bhutan from India and Indian Embassy Thimphu
As a close neighbour, India and Nepal shares a unique relationship of friendship. Indians are heartily welcomed by the Nepalese. Nepal is a Hub for Mountaineers.
Nepal always comes in must visit countries for mountaineers. And if you come in Visa Free Countries for Indian Passport Holders then a Single Entry Visa on Arrival will be provided to Indian Passport Holders to stay for 150 days.
Any ID Proof is preferable.
1.00 INR = 1.60 Nepalese Rupee
Travel by Road
If you are travelling by road on the bike then reach Bhimdatta border which takes you to Mahendranagar in Nepal as the first town. Travelling on the bike will be a tiring journey, but it will remain as the greatest experience indeed.
Travel By Train
To enter Nepal with a train is slightly a hectic task but cheap. Board a train from Delhi to Gorakhpur and then Indian border Sunauli with shared jeep or bus. Then board a bus to Kathmandu from Bhairahawa on the Nepal side border.
Travel by Bus
Good news is you can board a bus directly to the capital of Nepal i.e., Kathmandu from Delhi. The Delhi Transport Corporation launched a direct bus to Kathmandu in the year 2014. The bus departs from Ambedkar Stadium Bus Terminal at Delhi Gate daily at 10 AM.
It is a Luxury Volvo bus and it takes approximately 30hours, which costs 2300 INR for one way.
Travel by Air
The quickest way to reach Nepal is to fly. Five different airlines operate on the Delhi to Kathmandu route with departures throughout the day.
Places to Visit in Nepal
Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Boudhnath Stupa, Pokhara, Trekking in the Annapurna Region, Chitwan National Park, Trekking in the Langtang Region, Swayambhunath, Everest and Trek to base camp, Lumbini and Helambu Trek.
Best time to visit Nepal is in the autumn season which September to November.
As Thailand comes in the list of Visa Free Countries to Indian Passport Holders, people who love to party in another country at picturesque beaches consider it at first due to its prices and hassle free visa procedure which only costs 2400INR.
Indian travellers can stay for 30 days if they are coming for tourism purpose. You can avail Visa On Arrival service at each of these international airports of Thailand for 24 hours.
- Suvarnabhumi International Airport
- Phuket International Airport
- Don Muang Airport, Bangkok
- Hatyai International Airport, Songkla
- Chiangmai Internation Airport
- Samui Airport, Surat Thani
- Boarding Pass
- A Passport valid for at least 6 months
- Completed Visa Application which will be available at Immigration checkpoints in Thailand
- A recent photograph of 4×6 centimeters
- Confirmed departure ticket from Thailand within 15days
- Complete arrival-departure card which will be distributed by airline staff before landing in Thailand.
1.oo INR = 0.53 Thai Baht
An NOC is required to be carried by Women travellers either from their father or husband stating whom she is travelling with, he is aware of risks involved, who shall be bearing the expenses and that he have no objection to it.
Places to Visit in Thailand
Thailand Islands, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Kanchanaburi, Ayuthaya, Khao Sok National Park, Railay, Phanom rung, Pai and Chiang Rai.
Only option to reach Thailand from India is through Flight.
Thailand is a place where you can find all over the year, but the Best time to visit Thailand is in the cool and dry season from November to April.
Cambodia was once called as Kamboj or Kampuchia. This land highly linked with King Yashovarman, Indravarman, Suryavarman and Angkor Wat Temple of Lord Vishnu. After passing through a painful period of dictatorship, Cambodia opened its gates for travellers a decade back. The capital of city Phnom Penh gives quite a good memories to remember.
As Cambodia comes in the list of Visa Free Countries for Indian Passport Holders, Indians visit a lot to explore the centuries back relation of both the countries.
1.00 INR = 61.30 KHR (Cambodian Riel)
The following documents are mandatory to avail Visa on Arrival for Cambodia.
- Valid Passport with 6months validity
- One recent photograph of 4×6 centimeters with white background
- Return confirm flight ticket
- If travelling by road the submit the cover letter stating the same.
- At least 500USD as a proof for sufficient fund for 15 says either in the bank or through credit card.
Note: Visa Fees 1300INR (US$20)
Travel by Air
Reach Cambodia by air through Phnom Penh International Airport and Seam Reap International Airport.
Travel by Road
Reach by road at Cambodia- Thailand border and avail Visa on Arrival at the following checkpoints.
- Cham Yeam International Checkpoint
- Poipet International Checkpoint
- O’Smach International Checkpoint
Reach by road at Cambodia- Vietnam border and avail Visa on Arrival at the following checkpoints.
- Bavet International Checkpoint
- Kha Orm Sam Nor (Kaam Samnor) International checkpoint
Reach by road at Cambodia-Laos border and avail Visa on Arrival at the following checkpoint.
- Trapaing Kreal International border checkpoint
Places to Visit in Cambodia
Angkor Wat, Bayon Temple, Banteay Srei, Koh Ker, Kratie, Bokor Hill Station, Silver Pagoda, Tonle Sap, Sihanoukville and Preah Vihear.
Best time to Visit Cambodia is from November to March, whereas you can visit in early October to lower the prices of hotels.
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Maldives, an iconic tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean with 26 ring-shaped islands. In total Maldives have 192 islands. If you want to make your friends jealous of your holidaying then Maldives is one of it.
Maldives is more about water activities. You can dive, snorkeling, go cruising and eat in an underwater restaurant etc.,
Do remember that accommodation in the Maldives is costly.
Indians get a free Maldives tourist visa on arrival which will be valid for approximately 90 days and it is issued on arriving at the airport in Maldives.
1 Maldivian Rufiyaa = 4.23 INR
- Valid Passport
- Appropriately signed and completed form
- 1 latest passport sized photograph which should be 35mm in width and 44mm in length.
- Confirmed return tickets
- Confirmed reservation of the hotel or Name of the hotel where you are to stay.
- Photocopies of important documents such as bank statements
Note: No Visa fees for Indian Nationals
Travel By Air
Male International Airport is the main airport of Maldives which is located in the Hulhul island, 2.5Km from the capital. Many airlines operate from India to Male International Airport. However, flight from Kerala will costs you less.
Places to Visit in Maldives
Bluetribe Moofushi, Sun Island Resor and Spa, Alimatha Island, Manta Point, Banana Reef, HP Reef, National Museum, Hukuru Miskiiy, Biyadhoo Island Resort and Utheemu Ganduvaru.
Best time to visit Maldives is from November to April.
A nation made up of thousands of volcanic islands. Indonesia is famous for beaches, volcanos, komodo dragons and jungles.
Bali a beach destination and Batam a replica of Vegas for pubbing are very famous in Indonesia.
According to me Indians should capitalise on this opportunity when Indonesia come in the list of Visa Free Countries For Indian Passport Holders.
Indians can get a visa on arrival at any arrival port for 30 days or maximum of 60 days.
1 INR = 204 Indonesian Rupiah
- Valid Passport for at 6 months
- Completed and signed form
- Two recent passport size photograph
- Confirmed return ticket
Note: Visa fees for entry is 1700INR (US$25) preferably in cash.
Travel By Air
Halim Perdanakusuma International Aiport, Ngurah Rai International Airport, and Hang Nadim International Airport have direct flights from India and connecting flights from Malaysia & Singapore.
Travel by Ferry
Many ferries are being operated from Malaysia and Singapore borders, If you are in any of these countries then travel with the ferry to reduce the travel expense.
Places to Visit in Indonesia
Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Mount Bromo, Lake Toba, Bali, Lombok, Tana Toraja, Baliem Valley, Raja Ampat and Komodo National Park.
Best time to visit Indonesia depends on person to person. Indonesia has two seasons, April to October is a dry season and November to March is a Monsoon season.
Laos known for its mountainous terrains, go across through Mekong River. This South East Asian Country famous for its French colonial architecture and Buddhist monasteries.
This beautiful land lock country is surrounded by Thailand, Vietnam and China.
As Laos come in the list of Visa Free Countries For Indian Passport Holders, Indians can get a visa on arrival for 30 days per entry.
1 INR = 126.28 Lao Kip
- Valid Passport with not less than 6 months validity
- Completely filled form
- Two recent passport size photographs 4×6 centimeters
- A return ticket
- A complete list of all hotel reservation in Laos
Note: Visa Fees for entry 2700INR (US$41), preferably in cash
Travel By Air
Wattay International Airport and Luang Prabang International Airport have 1 stop flights from major airports of India. On Arrival Visa for Indians is available at these airports.
Places to Visit in Laos
Luang Prabang, Vientiane, Vang Vieng, Phonsavan, Si Phan Don, Wat Phu, Luang Namtha, Tham Kong Lo, Nong Kiau and Bokeo Nature Reserve.
Hong Kong is an autonomous territory on the Pearl River Delta of East Asia. 7 Things not to miss in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is a special place like Macau where Indians don’t need a visa to enter the country. All Indians passport holders get a stamp in their passport that you are allowed to stay for 14 days.
Hong Kong & Macau are like best topping in the list of Visa Free Countries For Indian Passport Holders.
1 Hong Kong Dollar = 8.38 INR
- Valid passport with a minimum 6 months validity
- Return ticket within 14 days
- A document to show that you are employed or self-employed
- Hotel bookings for 1st day
- An international credit card and some foreign currency in hand
Travel by Air
At Hong Kong International Airport you can avail the stamp in the passport after arrival.
Places to Visit in Hong Kong
Lan Kwai Fong, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Golden Bauhinia Square, Temple Street Night Market, Clock Tower, Ladies Market, Ocean Park Hong Kong, Avenue of Star, The Peak and Hong Kong Disneyland.
Best time to visit Hong Kong is from October to early December where the weather will be cool and pleasant.
Macau is an autonomous region. If you are a fan of gambling and love to visit Casinos then Macau is the best place to visit in Asia.
Macau is that special nation where Indian Passport Holder doesn’t need a visa to enter the country and can stay for 30days. Macau is a nation which gives visa free for Indians.
1 Macau Pataca = 8.13 INR
- Passport with minimum 6 months validity and 2 blank pages
- And international credit card and some foreign currency
Travel By Air
Only one international airport is in Macau which is Macau International Airport. Many airlines operate from India to Macau.
Travel by Ferry
Ferries running in Pearl River delta and South chine Sea between Hong Kong and Macau. You can enter into Macau from Hong Kong once your 14day stay is done.
Places to Visit in Macau
Ruins of St Paul, Senado Square, Venetian Macau (World’s Largest Casino), A Ma Temple, Macau Fisherman’s Wharf, Macau Tower, Kun Iam Statue, Wine & Grand Prix Museum, St Lawrence Church, Greyhound Racing, Guia Fortress, City of Dreams, Dom Pedro V Theatre, Macau Museum and Camoes Garden.
Best time to visit Macau is in the autumn season which starts from October and ends in December.
Jordan is an Arab country, it has been home to many of the world’s great civilisations can be seen even today.
Jordan joins the list of Visa Free Countries For Indian Passport Holders, where you can avail Visa on Arrival for Indian Citizens for 14 Days.
1 JOD (Jordanian Dinar) = 91.69 INR
- Valid passport with minimum of 6 months validity
- One passport size photograph with white background
- Completed Visa on Arrival Form
- Confirmed Return Flight Tickets
- Hotel bookings for the duration of entire trip
- Tour Itinerary
- Cash or Travel Cheques worth at leas US$1000 per person.
- If you intend to stay for 14 days then you must show US$2000 per person
- International Debit or Credit Cards
Note: Visa fees nearly 4000INR (US$61.47)
Travel by Air
Jordon has two international Airport at Queen Alia International Airport and King Hussein International Airport to enter the country. You can avail on arrival visa for Indians at both the airports.
Place to Visit in Jordon
Petra, Jerash, Wadi Rum, Desert Castles, Dead Sea, Amman, Al-Karak, Aqaba, Maqaba and Dana Nature Reserve.
Timor Leste, not much heard about it? Well, Timor Leste is a southeast asian nation on the half of the Timor Island. Timor Leste gives a Visa on Arrival for Indian Passport Holder for a stay of 30days.
Timor Leste currency is US$
- Valid Passport with minimum 6 months validity
- Passport size photo
- Completely filled form
Note: Visa Fees for Timor-Leste on Arrival Visa for Indians is nearly 2000INR (US$30)
Apply for Visa on Arrival at The International Airport in Dili or at Dili Sea Port.
Places to Visit Timor-Leste
Dili, Atauro Island, Baucau, Suai, Lautem and Maubisse.
Best time to Visit Timor-Leste is from April to July.
Request to check with immigration in advance before you take a trip to Timor Leste.
To travel to Vietnam, Indian Passport Holder will get a Visa on Arrival for 30 days when they enter the country by air. Sufficient funds need to be shown before visa stamping. Visa fees $25.
1 Indian Rupee = 352 Vietnamese Dong
Note: Visa Fees for Vietnam is 1600 INR ($25)
Places to Visit in Vietnam
Dalat, My son, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Nha Trang, Sapa, Hue, Hoi An, Hanoi and Ha Long Bay
Best time to visit Vietnam is from February to April and August to October.
The neighbour of India is one of the friendly nation for Indian. An Indian Passport Holder needs to obtain Electronic Travel Visa prior to arrival or on arrival which allows a stay of maximum 30 days.
1 Indian Rupee = 2.26 Srilankan Rupee
Note: Visa fees for Srilanka is 1600 INR ($25)
Places to Visit Sri Lanka
Ella, Nuwara Eliya, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla Cave Temple, Adams Peak, Old Dutch Fort at Galle, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Mirissa and Yala National Park.
Best Time to Visit Sri Lanka is December to March for West&South Costs and Hill Country. Whereas May to September is good to visit East coast.
“Minimum 6months validity and Sufficient funds are required to maintain for some of the countries.”
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