Travelling to certain countries can become a hassle when there are long visa-obtaining procedures involved as a majority of countries around the world require Indians to obtain visa prior to travelling. However, an Indian passport entitles you to visit various countries without the need of undergoing any visa application process. There are many countries which provide a visa-free entry to Indian passport holders.   These countries are listed below:

  • Bhutan- Bhutan is a country in south Asia and is also a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge. It is famed for its monasteries, fortresses and dramatic landscapes ranging from steep mountains and valleys to subtropical plains. Indians travelling to Bhutan do not require a visa, only their passports or their Voter Identity Card issued by the Election Commission of India.

 

  • Dominica- Known for its beaches, resorts and golfing, the Dominican Republic is a Caribbean nation having a terrain comprising rainforest, savannah and highlands. It also home to Pico Duarte, the Caribbean’s tallest mountain as well as Spanish landmarks like the Gothic Catedral Primada de America. Citizens of India do not require a Dominica tourist visa for a stay up to 90 days. They only require valid passports having sufficient blank pages.

 

  • Ecuador- Divided by the equator, Ecuador is a country in South America with a picturesque backdrop of the Amazonian jungle, Andean highlands and the wildlife-rich Galápagos Islands. To be allowed to stay in the country for a maximum period of 90 days, the applicant must have a passport with a minimum validity of six months, return flight tickets and proof of financial means to support oneself during their stay in Ecuador.

 

  • El Salvador- El Salvador is a Central American nation famed for its coffee farms, rainforests with waterfalls, beaches, surf spots, mountainous landscape and food festivals. Indian passport holders do not require a visa to stay up to 90 days in Ecuador.

 

  • Fiji- Fiji, a country in Oceania and an archipelago of more than 300 islands, is renowned for its rugged landscapes, palm-lined beaches, coral reefs with clear lagoons and British colonial architecture. Indian passport holders can visit Fiji without a travel visa for a period of 4 months.

 

  • Grenada- Also called the ‘Spice Isle’ (as the main island is home to numerous nutmeg plantations); Grenada is a country in the Caribbean. It is a landmark for colourful homes, Georgian buildings and the early-18th-century Fort George. Indian passport holders can stay in Grenada for a maximum period of 3 months without a visa.

 

  • Haiti- Haiti is a Caribbean country that suffered a major earthquake in 2010. However, many of its landmarks dating to the early 19th century (like the Citadelle la Ferrière and ruins of Sans-Souci Palace) remain intact. Indian passport holders can stay in Haiti for a maximum period of 3 months without a visa. They must have pay of INR 700 as an entry fee into the country.

 

  • Indonesia- Home to numerous ethnic groups speaking many different languages, Indonesia is a Southeast Asian nation made up of thousands of volcanic islands. It is also famed for its picturesque beaches, volcanoes, Komodo dragons, jungles sheltering elephants, orangutans and tigers, gamelan music and traditional puppetry. If Indian citizens have a valid passport and a return air ticket, they do not need a visa to visit Indonesia and can stay for a period of 30 days.

 

  • Jamaica- A country of varied topography, Jamaica is a Caribbean island nation having mountains, rainforests, reef-lined beaches, British-colonial architecture and diving and snorkelling sites. Indian passport holders can stay in Jamaica for a maximum period of 6 months without a visa.

 

  • Maldives- The Maldives is country in South Asia comprising 26 ring-shaped isles, 1000 coral islands, beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs. The country allows Indian passport holders to stay for a maximum period of 90 days without a visa.

  

  • Mauritius- The Republic of Mauritius is an island nation in East Africa. It is famed for the Black River Gorges National Park, rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails, lush wildlife and colonial architecture. If Indian citizens have a valid passport and a return air ticket, they do not need a visa to visit Mauritius and can stay for a period of 90 days.

 

  • Micronesia- The Federated States of Micronesia is a country in Oceania and is made up of 4 island states: Pohnpei, Kosrae, Chuuk and Yap. It is known for palm-shaded beaches, wreck-filled dives, ancient ruins, sunken basalt temples and burial vaults. Indian passport holders can stay in Micronesia for a maximum period of 30 days without a visa.

 

  • Nepal- With varied topography including abundantly fertile plains, subalpine forested hills, and a majority of the world’s tallest mountains, Nepal is a small nation in South Asia. A major portion of the country lies in the Himalayas but it also extends to the Indian border in the north. Indian citizens do not need a visa to enter Nepal, and can reside permanently as citizens of Nepal with no constraints due to the 1950 Indo-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship which allows unrestricted movement of people between the two nations. Indians only require their passport or Voter ID card to enter the nation.

 

  • Saint Kitts and Nevis- Saint Kitts and Nevis is a dual-island nation in the Caribbean known for its cloud-shrouded mountains, the dormant Mount Liamuiga volcano, green vervet monkeys and rainforest intersected with hiking trails. Indian passport holders do not require a visa to stay up to 3 months in the country.

 

  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines- This southern Caribbean nation is famed for its yacht-filled harbors, chic private isles, white-sand beaches and volcanic landscapes. The country allows Indian passport holders to stay for a maximum period of 1 month without a visa.

 

  • Samoa- This country in Oceania is made up of many islands which have reef-bordered beaches and rugged, rain-forested interiors with gorges and waterfalls. Indians traveling to Samoa can enter visa free for a period of 60 days. All visitors must have their return air ticket, copy of a bank statement, no record of deportation from other countries, no health problems that would pose a risk to Samoa.

 

  • Senegal- This West African country has rich French colonial influences, African art and a thriving nightlife centred on native mbalax music. It is also known as the ‘Gateway to Africa’ due to its multiple air and maritime travel routes. Indian passport holders can stay in Senegal for a maximum period of 90 days without a visa by paying a fee of INR 2700 and having the return air ticket.

 

  • Serbia- This European country in the Balkans is home to northern plateaus, mountains with ski resorts, Communist-era architecture, the Belgrade Fortress and the opera and ballet at Narodno Pozorište. No visas are required for visits of up to 30 days, within period of one year for Indian citizens.

 

  • Seychelles- Known for its abundant beaches, splendid coral reefs, nature reserves and rare animals like giant Aldabra tortoises, Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean. Indians are granted visa free access to the nation for a period of 3 months which can be extended by paying a fee.

  

  • Trinidad and Tobago- This country in the Caribbean has distinctive Creole traditions and cuisines, energetic carnivals featuring calypso and soca music, bird sanctuaries and beaches. If an Indian passport holder has the return air ticket, he/she may enter the country for a maximum stay of 90 days.

 

  • Tunisia- Tunisia is a North African country having archaeological exhibits from Roman mosaics to Islamic art. If Indian citizens have a valid passport and a return air ticket, they do not need a visa to visit Mauritius and can stay for a period of 90 days.

  

  • Vanuatu- It is a country in Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean made up of approximately 80 islands. It offers experiences like scuba diving at coral reefs, underwater caverns and wrecks and visits to the Vanuatu National Museum. Indian passport holders can stay in Vanuatu for a maximum period of 3 months without a visa.

 

Here are the various territories, disputed areas, partially recognised countries and restricted zones that can be visited by Indians visa-free:

  • Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park- Indian nationals can visit this National Park in Belarus, home to 800 European bison and one of the last and largest remaining parts of immense primeval forest, for a period of 3 days after obtaining an electronic pass.

 

  • Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus- Known for its beaches, Byzantine castles and ancient ruins, this region can be visited b Indians for a period of 3 months, without a visa.

 

  • South Ossetia- This region is a disputed territory in the South Caucasus and in the northern part of the internationally recognised Georgian territory. Indian visitors need a multiple entry Russian visa to enter this region.

 

  • Svalbard– Svalbard is an archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole. Known for its rocky, remote terrain of glaciers and frozen tundra sheltering polar bears, reindeer and Arctic foxes, this region is the northern most habitable region in the world. Visitors can enter this region visa free but will need a Schengen visa of Norway as it is impossible to board a flight/ferry to Svalbard without entering Norway.

 

  • Transnistria- This state in Ukraine is a self-proclaimed Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic and is also known as Transdniester, Trans-Dniestr, Transdniestria, or Pridnestrovie. Entry into this region is visa-free for 24 hours after which, registration is required.

 

  • Réunion- This region is an island in a French department and is famed for its volcanic, rainforested interior, coral reefs, beaches and the climbable active volcano Piton de la Fournaise. If the trip is arranged through approved travel agencies, Indians do not require a visa to stay in this region for 15 days.

 

  • Kish Island- This Island in the Persian Gulf is known for its Marjan Beach Park, Dolphin Park, Kariz Underground and the preserved ruins of Harireh Ancient City. Indians can visit this island without a visa for 14 days.

 

  • Macau- Macau is an autonomous region on the south coast of China and reflects a mix of cultural influences. Its giant casinos and malls have earned it the nickname “Las Vegas of Asia”. Indian passport holders can visit Macau for a maximum period of 30 days without a visa.

 

  • Palestine- The State of Palestine, is a sovereign state in the Middle East. This region comprises most of the biblically claimed regions known as the Land of Israel, the Holy Land or Promised Land. Visitors can enter Palestine without a visa, but not through the sea route to the Gaza Strip.

 

  • Jeju Island- Known for its beach resorts, volcanic landscape of craters and cave like lava tubes and Hallasan Mountain, a dormant volcano, this province of South Korea has a provision that allows 30 days Visa free entry for Indian citizens provided they arrive directly at Jeju Island.

 

  • British Virgin Islands- These islands are a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean and are also part of a volcanic archipelago. They are known for their reef-lined beaches and as a yachting destination. If an Indian passport holder has the return air ticket, he/she may enter the region for a maximum stay of 30 days.

 

  • Montserrat- Montserrat is another British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean and is a part of the Lesser Antilles chain. The south of the island is an excursion free zone due to massive destruction caused by its Soufrière Hills volcano erupting and only the north is accessible with black-sand beaches, coral reefs, cliffs and shoreline caves. Indians can visit this island for 6 months without a visa.

 

  • Turks and Caicos Islands- This is a British Overseas Territory and is an archipelago of 40 coral islands. This popular tourist destination is home to Grace Bay Beach, luxury resorts, shops, restaurants and scuba-diving sites. Indian passport holders may visit this region for a maximum of 90 days without a visa.

 

  • Cook Islands- The Cook Islands is an island nation in the South Pacific ocean consisting of 15 islands. This disputed region is home to rugged mountains, vast lagoons, coral reefs, small sandy islets and many snorkelling and scuba-diving sites. Indian nationals can visit this region without a visa for a period of 31 days.

 

  • Pitcairn Islands- This British Overseas Territory is officially known as ‘Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands’ and is home to atolls, ridges, caves, the Pitcairn Island Museum and the ship-wreck of the HMS Bounty. This region can be visited by Indian passport holders visa free for 14 days but they must pay a landing fee of INR 2400 and tax of INR 350 if not going ashore.