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Unique visa free destinations

The Indian passport may be notoriously tricky to travel with, but there are still exotic destinations travellers can pack their bags for and explore, sans visa. Skyscanner has done the hard work for travellers planning their 2019 getaways and brought together five destinations Indian passport holders can tick off their bucket lists without the hassle of applying for visas. Start searching now!

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Senegal

The African country is a lively destination with its buzzing markets, hip nightlife and fantastic cuisine! Indian travellers can visit the country without a visa for up to 90 days. During the stay, delve into African art and culture with over 9,000 objects on display at the Musée Théodore Monod, or catch a breath-taking view of the city at the Pont Faidherbe. Mark the evening at the Théatre de L’Engouement that stages performance arts and concerts.

Skyscanner’s data reveals travellers can save 31% on the average fare if they travel in January.

Dakar, Senegal

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Jamaica

Pack your bash to these destinations right away as travellers from India do not require a visa to visit the place. The Caribbean vibe enraptures you as you enter Jamaica. Known for celebrating life to its full vigour, Jamaica is ideal for the laidback traveller. Music lovers can expect great bass and rhythm as the place is a powerhouse with local and international fusion at play. Eat delectable seafood at the Little Ochie and Toscanini and be sure to take a tour of the famed Blue Lagoon and a walk to the Reach falls.

February is the cheapest month to visit Jamaica as travellers can avail 32% savings on the fare.

Kingston coastline, Jamaica

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Nepal

The combination of stunning landscapes, architectural wonders, and colourful cities makes Nepal’s exotic locale a great destination for independent travellers and group trekkers alike. The vibrant restaurant scene of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu offers a surprisingly vast choice of dining options, ranging from traditional Nepali restaurants to the best in European fine dining.
Tourism is relatively new to Nepal with much of the land untouched. Indian travellers do not require a visa to enjoy Himalayan vistas.

The best time to time to travel to Nepal is January when you can make a 26% saving on flights.

The Himalayas, Nepal

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Maldives

Find unparalleled luxury amidst sparkling sand – Maldives is the perfect beach haven for travellers. For a perfect stay, plan your travel in February where you can save 8% on the air fare. The country is home to blue lagoons and coral reefs; and a rich underwater life with astonishing species like manta rays, turtles, sharks and even the world’s largest fish – the whale shark. Experience wonderfully exotic food at the Seagull Café House or at Thai Wok.

Indians can visit the country without a visa for up to 90 days.

Beautiful Maldives

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Mauritius

Mauritius gives you a postcard view of the Indian Ocean with sapphire-blue waters, powder-white beaches and luxury resorts. Indian travellers can visit with no visa for a good 90 days. A wonderfully aromatic pot of flavours with influence from French, Chinese and Indian communities, Mauritius has some fancy names to boast of such as Lambic and Domaine. Ring in the tune at the Peg & Marlin Bar that transforms into Port Louis’ only live-music venue.

Recommended time to visit the island is in July as travellers can avail a 7% saving on the ticket.

Dramatic Mauritius

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Bhutan

Surrounded in mystery and tranquillity, this mountain beauty celebrates its ethnicity as much as its growing urban culture. Best to book in February with a 23% saving on the fare as Bhutan boasts of being one of the most expensive locations in the world with a minimum tariff of USD250 a day! While the country has a strong Buddhist connect, it also houses some of the finest boutique resorts and hotels. If history interests you then take a private tour of the Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath Stupa.

Indian travellers do not require a visa for Bhutan.

Tiger’s Nest Monastery

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Information correct as of August 2019. Please always check the latest guidance at the embassy websites of the respective countries before booking a trip.

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