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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Know About Chaitra Navratri March 2018

Chaitra Navratri is a nine-day festival that begins on the first day of the lunu-solar Hindu calendar and falls in March or April. Chaitra is the first month of the Hindu lunar calendar and that is why this Navratri is known as Chaitra Navratri. Chaitra Navratri is also known as Vasanta Navratri. Sri Rama Navami, Lord Rama’s birthday usually falls on the ninth day during Navratri festival. Therefore, Chaitra Navratri is also known as Rama Navratri.

Chaitra Navratri March 2018

The nine days of Navratri are dedicated to nine forms of the goddess Shakti. Most of the customs and rituals followed during Shardiya Navratri, which falls in the months of September or October, are also followed during Chaitra Navratri. Ghatasthapana Puja procedure for Shardiya Navratri and Chaitra Navratri is the same thing.

Chaitra Navratri is a popular festival in north India. In Maharashtra, Chaitra Navratri begins with Gudi Padwa and in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka begins with Ugadi(New Year).

Navratri Day 1:
18th March 2018 Sunday.
Ghatasthapana, Chandra Darshan, Shailputri Puja

Navratri Day 2:
19th March 2018 Monday.
Sindhara Dooj, Brahmacharini Pooja

Navratri Day 3:
20th March 2018 Tuesday.
Gauri Teej, Saubhagya Teej, Chandraghanta Puja

Navratri Day 4:
21st March 2018 Wednesday
Kushmanda Puja, Varad Vinayaka Chauth, Lakshmi Panchami

Navratri Day 5:
22nd March 2018 Thursday
Naag Puja, Skandamata Puja, Skanda Sashti

Navratri Day 6:
23rd March 2018 Friday
Yamuna Chhath, Katyayani Puja, Panchang for Yamuna Chhath Day

Navratri Day 7:
24th March 2018 Saturday
Maha Saptami, Kalaratri Puja, Durga Ashtami, Mahagauri Puja, Annapurna Ashtami

Navratri Day 8:
25th March 2018 Sunday
Sandhi Puja, Rama Navami

Navratri Day 9:
26th March 2018 Monday
Navratri Parana

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Places To Visit In India This Winter

Winter is around the corner and it’s about time we pack up our bags and move out to experience the chill. December is the month when pleasant amalgamates with chill and creates a new foetus known as Whoopee! These exciting places in India in December can turn your regular trip into a new discovery that you’ve been longing for since long. 

1. Thajiwas Glacier, Sonamarg, Jammu and Kashmir – The snowy wonderland

Witness the beginning of snowfall in December as you go about the glacial sighting in this winter wonderland. The weather at the meadow of gold, Sonamarg, drops down to subzero levels during this month.

Visit the undiscovered Thajiwas glacier, located just 7 kilometers. Sledge rides, snowboarding, and skiing are the best things to do in December here. Sport a red Santa Claus coat and hop onto a sledge singing ‘jingle bells’ with breathtaking hills on the backdrop at one of the best places to visit in December in India.

Cost Of Sledge With Shoes: INR 300/-
Tariff: INR 1,400 per night during Christmas

2. Dawki, Shillong – With water so clear it sparks optical illusion

 December. You can also, relish the sweet and juicy oranges at the border town near the river.

The river is not the only place here. Entertain yourself at some really amazing festivals organized here in December—Tysim Festival, Baghmara, Pinjera Festival, Williamnagar and Tura Winter Festival, Tura at one of the best places to visit in December.

Tickets For The Festival: The tickets are available on arrival
When to visit: December
Tariff: INR 1,400 per night at the time of Christmas

3. Manali, Himachal Pradesh – A beloved winter destination of India

Tall deodar trees, towering mountains, curvy roads, and heavy snowfall, Manali is one of the most spectacular winter places in India. A paradise for newlyweds and snow lovers, this hill station is also a great place for adventure sports like paragliding, ice skating, rappelling, and rock climbing. One can also do Lamadugh Meadows, Solang Valley, and the Koshla-Tree line trek during the month of December.

Tariff: INR 850

4. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh – Mesmerizing with the Colonial charm

The picturesque town of Dalhousie is one of the best places to visit in India during December. But what makes it oneo of the best places to visit in December in India? With its snow flake covered Deodar forests , the view is absolutely quintessential! This gorgeous winter destination becomes a ramp opened to the chilly breeze with a view of snow-capped mountains. Additionally, all the trekking enthusiasts must visit Dalhousie in December to attend the National Himalayan Winter Trekking Expedition.

When: 10th December 2016 to 6th January 2017
Cost: Rs.4620.00/- (Inclusive of Food, boarding, lodging, equipment, group insurance, forest entry, trekking)
Duration: 6D/5N

5. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh – The Queen of Hills

How could we miss out on the most beautiful place to visit in December, the Queen of Hill Stations—Shimla! Let’s go for a colonial walk in the most romantic getaway in India. Walk through the snow floors with long boots and visit the Chail town. You will encounter immense  peace beyond the crowd of Shimla. Click the perfect selfie with your loved one at the most erotic honeymoon destinations in India in December. Take a joyride at the Winter Sports Festival in Shimla—enjoy the natural ice-skiing and hanging balloons to enjoy the pleasant Shimla weather in December.

Shimla temperature in December: -2°C to 10°C
When to visit: December to February
Cost Of Ice-Skiing: INR 100 per person
Tariff: INR 1,400 per night during Christmas

6. Auli, Uttarakhand – Skiing capital of India

The snow clad peaks of the Neelkant, Mana Parbat, and Nanda Devi give an awe-inspiring panoramic view of the hills which will make your toes freeze, especially at the time of Christmas. Want to learn skiing at one of the best skiing places to visit in December? Well, then you’ve to add Auli to your list of  places to explore in December. It is the time when you can start learning this thrilling adventure sport. And if you think skiing is your thing, you must attend the National Championship of Skiing held in January at Auli.

When: Skiing could be done from December to March and Championship is held in January
Cost For Skiing: INR 500 for two hours; hire an instructor in INR 1,000 and for further queries visit here.
Tariff: INR 950 per night (at the time of Christmas)

7. Chopta, Uttarakhand – Perfect for both adventure-lovers and peace-seekers

One of the most fascinating holiday destinations in India in December, Chopta is offers panoramic view of snow laden Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Chaukhamba. One can feel the freshness and romance in the air of Chopta. It isn’t just a destination to watch mesmerizing snowfall, but also a great trekking destination for adventure lovers.

Tariff: INR 1000

8. Binsar, Uttarakhand – Adorned with sky-kissing peaks

Binsar is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular places to visit in winter in India. In the lap of statuesque and breathtakingly beautiful peaks of Nanda Devi, Pachachuli, and Trishul, lies the sleepy hill town. Binsar is mainly known for the serene and dense forests of Binsar wildlife sanctuary. One can admire the panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks like Kedarnath and Nanda Devi from Zero Point in Binsar. Among the best places to visit in December in India, Binsar is every photographer’s, every poet’s, and every writer’s dream.

Tariff: INR 900

9. Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand – For that serene weekend getaway

2,285 mt above sea level, Mukteshwar is among the most spectacular winter places in India. The marvelous views of imposing Himalayan peaks and the dense forests of the hill station fascinate young couples and nature lovers. The snow-clad slopes and the green meadows covered under a thick but soft snow make Mukteshwar one of the most romantic destinations to visit in India during winter.

Tariff: INR 1900

10. Leh, Ladakh – Hailing the thrill-seeking trekkers

The crystal blue ice and the hills on the backdrop will flabbergast you. The only frozen ice trek in India is incredible! The extreme adventures of the Chadar trek couples with -14 degree Celsius temperature. There are other amazing treks besides Chadar namely—Sham trek, Liker to Khaltse trek and Samboo to Khalsar. Too daring an adventure? Worry not, take a cup of hot chocolate and unwind in the God’s paradise!

When: December to February
Tariff: INR 800 per night (at the time of Christmas)

11. Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir – Indeed a heavenly destination

Do you remember that song from the movie Mission Kashmir -‘Socho ke jheelon ka ek shehar ho’ in Shikara featuring Preity Zinta and Hrithik Roshan? Well, then you can actually reshoot the same scene with your love at this romantic hideaway in India. The best part, temperature in December just touches the freezing point. Explore Gulmarg and go skiing on the fresh snow. Don’t miss the Gulmarg Snow festival that makes this one of the best places to visit in December. It is just 56 kilometers from Srinagar.

When: December – March (January for Snow Festival)
Cost Of Festival: Entry is free
Tariff: INR 1,000 per night (at the time of Christmas)

12. Nagoa Beach, Diu – Hosting the happening beach festival

The virgin beaches of Diu are so breathtaking in December that you’ve to see it to believe it. The temperature ranges 16 degree to 23 degree Celsius. Bonfire on the pristine beaches create wonders as Diu is out of the ordinary honeymoon destinations in India in December. The uncharted union territory of India has a unique festival which ,starting in December, can accompany you in your exciting trip. The Festa De Diu—Asia’s longest beach festival invites you to celebrate this New Year. Come get pampered!

Tariff: INR 1,500 per night (at the time of Christmas)

13. Small Vagator, Goa – The venue of many music festivals and events

Goa is amongst the most popular places to visit in December in India. The casinos in Goa become wilder during this month which is why the place got it’s name as the ‘Las Vegas of India’. The fireworks and the trance music with sand tickling your toes is best feeling you can have during new years! The list does not end here—loudest EDM party, feast of St.Francis Xavier, VH1 Supersonic and Sunburn Music Festival come complimentary. The place has exactly everything to offer what you expect for a kickass Christmas and New Year.

P.S: The Saturday night market in Arpora which stays awake till dawn is a must visit.

When: Sunburn is from 27th – 30th December 2016
Tickets: Book here for Sunburn, Book here for Supersonic
Tariff: INR 2,700 per night (at the time of Christmas)

14. Mylapore, Chennai – Enjoying the pleasant weather

Chennai is hotter in other months, but it is one of the most popular places to visit in December in India. Sip coconut water, stroll along the longest beach of India & feel the pleasant breeze through your hair. And coconut water isn’t the only beverage to quench your thirst here, Pondicherry, just 2 hours from Chennai, offers cheap booze! Spend some bugs for the love of music while traveling to Chennai. Visit Madras Music Festival and 89th Annual Conferences and Concerts.

When: Madras Music Festival from 15th December 2016 to 1st January 2017
Tickets: Book your ticket for Madras Music Festival and the concert in advance.
Tariff: INR 890 per night (at the time of Christmas)

15. Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island – One of Asia’s best beaches

One of the most popular holiday destinations in India in December is Havelock Island of Andaman, where lies the gorgeous Radhanagar Beach. Situated about 12 km from Havelock’s ferry pier, it is titled as “Asia’s best beach” and “the world’s 7th best beach” by Time Magazine. The stunning curve of white sand, the beautiful palm trees, and the blue waters can be all yours this December.

Tariff: INR 1,000

16. Kovalam Beach, Kerala – Catching the eyes with its lighthouse

The beautiful waters of Kovalam Beach are great for swimming and trying adventure sports. About 16 km away from Kovalam, the beach is ideal for sunbathing and watching beautiful sunsets. The chilly month of December is an ideal time to visit the splendid beaches and enjoy the warm water of the Arabian Sea.

Tariff: INR 950

17. Rann Of Kutch, Gujarat – The white desert that gets colored with cultural extravaganza this time around

December is the best time to explore the white desert to see the salt turn blue under the moonlit sky. A stay at a tent in the outskirts of Dhordo village is an enchanting experience. Kutch becomes alive during December with loads of celebrations—The Kutch Festival. The only festival which extends for two long months is held in this salty land. Visit the Rann Utsav for an everlasting experience.

When: 1st November 2016 to 20th February 2017
Tickets: Book your tickets for Runn Utsav here
Tariff: INR 660 per night (at the time of Christmas)

18. Wayanad, Kerala – Where nature stays unperturbed

Are you searching for some December vacation destinations in South India? This green paradise rests amidst the gorgeous mountains of the Western Ghats. The history, culture, forests, food, and people, everything about Wayanad is incredibly awesome. There are plenty of trekking routes and bird watching spots that attract tourists from all over India. Wayanad is truly a heaven waiting to be discovered by nature and adventure lovers, making it one of the most gorgeous places to visit in December in India.

Tariff: INR 700

19. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh – A famous yet offbeat destination to head to

One of the most gorgeous and difficult-to-reach December vacation destinations, Tawang is a paradise for explorers and adventure enthusiasts. Untouched by commercialization, this place offers magnificent views of the snow-covered Himalayas, ancient monasteries, and valleys wrapped by colourful prayer flags. The beauty and solitude of Gudpi and Chong-Chugmi ranges, Tawang chu River and Tawang valley. Those who want to experience the fun of celebrating Torgya festival can visit Tawang in January and in February for Losar festival.

Tariff: INR 1,000

20. Udaipur, Rajasthan – The Venice of East, without doubt

This city of lakes with its magnificent gifts—Lake Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Monsoon Palace and Jag Mandir is amongst the perfect places for a December vacation. The best part of Udaipur is that it is located at the base of Aravali hills. The temperature of Venice of the east in December is cold because of the surrounding hills but the lakes nullifies the extreme effects. So, what you get as a result is fabulous. And all you art lovers, plan your trip around Shilpgram Arts and Crafts Festival to explore some endemic traditional crafts. You could learn crafting skills from the famous artisans too.

When: November to December
Entry Fee: Available there only
Tariff: INR 1,300 per night (at the time of Christmas)

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Hill Station Near Delhi | दिल्ली के पास मौजूद ये हिल स्टेशन

सर्दियां शुरू हो चुकी हैं। ऐसे में वादियां और भी अधिक खूबसूरत लगने लगती है। एक तरफ सुबह से रात तक की भागदौड़ और दूसरी तरह वादियां का सुकुन, जाहिर सी बात है हर कोई उन पहाडो़ं में बिना किसी तनाव के कुछ दिन गुजारना चाहता है। तो अब जल्‍द ही अपना बैग पैक तैयार कर लिजिए, ट्रेफिक को भूलकर, फॉर्मल कपड़ों से बाहर निकलकर, कम्प्यूटर से पीछा छु़ड़ाकर, आर्टिफिशिल पेड़ पौधों से दूर जाकर झरने और जंगलों में एक तफरी करने के लिए। किस्मत अच्छी रही तो स्नोल फॉल भी देखने को मिल जाएगा। अब आप छुट्टियों की और बजट की टेंशन लेकर मत बैठ जाना।

जनाब क्रिसमस आ रहा है यानी हॉलिडे और इससे पहले दो वीकेंड भी तो हैं। रही बात बजट की तो हम आपको ऐसे हिल स्टेशन के बारे में बताने जा रहे हैं जहां आप दिल्ली से 5 घंटे में ही पहुंच सकते हैं और वो भी ना मात्र के खर्चें पर

दिल्ली के सबसे करीब हिल स्टेशन है लैंसडाउन। दिल्ली और नेचर दोनों के सबसे ज्यादा करीब है ये जगह…यहां आकर आपको शांति तो महसूस होगी ही, साथ ही आप यहां बहुत जगह एक्सप्लोर भी कर सकते हैं। उत्तराखंड के पौढ़ी गढ़वाल में बसा इस शहर को अंग्रेजों ने पहाड काटकर बसाया था। यहां आप टिप एन टॉप, ताड़केश्वर महादेव, चर्च पॉइन्ट घूम सकते हैं। ट्रेकिंग का शौक रखते हैं तो वो भी आप यहां पर पूरा सकते हैं। दिल्‍ली से करीब 260 किमी. दूर इस जगह लोग सनराइज देखने भी आते हैं।

दिल्ली के करीब और स्नो भी चाहिए तो वो जगह है पंगोट…। नैनीताल से करीब एक घंटे लगते हैं यहां तक पहुंचने में…भले ही यहां आबादी ज्यादा न हो, लेकिन इतनी साफ बर्फ आपको कहीं और नहीं मिलेगी। यही नहीं आप अपने होटल के रूम के अंदर तक हवा की तेज आवाजे सुन सकते हैं। यहां आप दिन के समय जंगल में ट्रेक कर सकते हैं तो रात में सफारी पर भी जा सकते हैं।

मोरनी हिल्स
दिल्ली से पांच घंटे की ड्राइव करके मोरनी हिल्स तक पहुंचा जा सकता है। अपने नाम के मुताबिक ही ये जगह भी उतनी ही खूबसूरत है। हरियाणा के पंचकूला में इस स्थित इन वादियों में आप सभी तरह के एडवेंचर स्पोर्ट्स का भी मजा ले सकते हैं। यहां आप ऐतिहासिक फोर्ट तो देख ही सकते है साथ ही तरह-तरह के पक्षियों से भी मिल सकते हैं।


4 घंटे 30 मिनट में आप एक और हिल स्‍टेशन पर पहुंच सकते हैं और ये हिमाचल प्रदेश का नहान शहर। यहां आकर आपको भी महसूर होगा कि आप प्रकृति की गोद में बैठे हुए हैं। यहां आकर अगर आपका मन पहाड़ों से भर जाए तो आप सुकेती फॉसिल पार्क का भी एक चक्कर लगा आइएगा। नहीं तो मंदिर और रानी ताल भी देख सकते हैं।

पैराग्लाइडिंग, कैंपिंग और नेचर वॉक करने का अपना शौक पूरा करना चाहते हैं तो इसके लिए भी आपको ज्यादा दूर जाने की जरूरत नहीं है। कसौल है ना, यहां आने का सबसे अच्छा समय नवंबर से मार्च का होता है। यहां आप सुकुन के लिए सुबह-सुबह नेचर वॉक पर जाए और दिन चढ़ते अगर कुछ तुफानी करने का मन हो रहा हो तो पैराग्लाइडिंग करने भी जा सकते हैं। इसके अलावा कैंपिंग और ट्रेकिंग भी अच्छा ऑप्शन है।

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Divine and Thrilling Experience – Vacation tours to India

India is one of the biggest nations of the world and is now among the world’s largest economies as well. The recent trend of globalization in the past decade and a half has brought India face to face with the rest of the world and its tag of a developing country is being fast replaced by a more modern and urbane connotations. With meteoric rise in the services, infrastructure, economy and modernity, India is now a truly international nation and boasts of mega cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, among others, which can easily compete with all modern day cities of Europe, Asia and America in terms of infrastructure, entertainment and adventure. The sheer size of this country rich with cultural diversity and geographic variety makes India a thrilling tourist destination as it offers a little of everything one can expect or desire on a holiday tour. Vacation tours to India are fast becoming a fad and a host of tour operators, from within India or abroad, now offer India tour packages at surprisingly economical tariffs and further fuel the tourism frenzy this country is delightfully experiencing.

Vacation tours to India

The vacation tours to India are often divided geographically in order to give the holidayers a holistic view of one part of this country as tourists usually have time constraints and can not, usually, cover the entire length and breadth of India’s vast territory. India tour packages may primarily be based on the type of vacation you intend to undertake. If it is temples and spiritual bliss that you seek, the north Indian states of Uttarakhand and U.P. will not disappoint you. Harboring major centers of ancient learning and wisdom like Mathura, Vrindavan, Haridwar and Hrishikesh, the northern states of India are a heaven for spiritual and inner peace.

Forts, palaces and cottages which are centuries old are the delights of the state of Rajasthan and Jaipur steals the show with numerous impregnable forts which still stand in all their glory. India tour packages which hover around the north eastern states are extremely popular among the Indians themselves as the exotic nature of the terrain, climate and culture is truly magical and awe-inspiring. Places like Gangtok in Sikkim have become a hot destination in recent times. Be it the beaches of Goa which make for those picture perfect post cards, or the backwaters of Kerala, it does not matter what attracted you first to this majestic country, once you opt for any of vacation tours to India you are in for a surprise and for once, it will be a pleasant one.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Explore Unique India: With the Best India Holiday Packages

The wonder called India has been referred to as a golden bird since times immemorial. The landscapes ranging from the lofty Himalayas to the islands of Andaman, from the folk dances to the vibrant traditions, from the culinary culture to the bustling bazaars, India is a wonderland. Being enormous in size and encompassing numerous climatic zones, India is a world in itself. The people of one state may have only as much in common as the French have with the English and yet this country has stood the test of time and exhibits almost unbelievable unity amidst such diversity. With the passage of time globalization being the new order, various states of the country have emerged as significant holiday destinations in India.

Best India Holiday Packages

India has a lot of offer to anyone who treads its territory. Visitors from around the world come to explore the myriad hues that this incredible country has to offer. One can implore for adventure and be blessed with the same or seek nirvana and find it. Avail the best India holiday package and make it a memorable affair that will leave a sweet after taste in your mouth. These packages engulf every aspect of your tour. From ticketing to sightseeing, all your leisure needs are taken care of. There are several online portals that offer a platform to discover the wonderland of India. These tour packages bestow those who book through them a country that they dreamt of. The patrons have a savoir faire with traditional Indian hospitality, its traditions, bustling bazaars, the folklores, medieval monuments and natural bounty. Lofty mountains and tranquil beaches are just one among the diversities that the country manifests.

Major tourist locations can be classified into religious or spiritual destinations, hill stations of natural beauty and mountain ranges which offer adventure and thrills like mountain climbing and trekking and cities which have a coast line and beaches. Best India holiday packages may consist of an all inclusive tour to all such places or a combination of two or more of such categories. For log, spiritual quests have brought millions of tourists from all over the globe to the ghats of Haridwar and Hrishikesh. The majestic temples of Mathura and Vrindavan have charmed those on spiritual quests and those who seek internal peace and the word has gone around the world and thus has furthered religious or spiritual tourism.

Other holiday destinations in India include the picturesque mountain ranges of Himalayas in the extreme north and north eastern part of the country. If Kashmir was the paradise on earth, Sikkim is heavenly with its snow capped mountain ranges and unadulterated natural beauty and serenity. Far from the pollution and chaos of cities, Sikkim offers a rejuvenating and relaxing atmosphere for you to unwind. Other major attractions in India include the beaches of Goa in particular and that of Kerala and other places in general. Historical cities of Rajasthan and monumental forts which are part of most the Indian cities also act as major attractions for tourists. Make the best of the best India holiday packages and explore this unique country and its culture, who knows you might find yourself enlightened in this beautiful country.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Beach Resort in Goa: Check in and Have an Ultimate Holiday

Goa, nestled in the western part of India was a former Portuguese colony. Known to be one of the hottest destinations in the contemporary times, Goa witnesses the influx of tourists from around the world. Tourism is a progressive industry in Goa and hospitality is a practiced art in the state.

Travelers find a lot to indulge in the state of Goa, popularly known as the Pearl of the East, Goa is not only ideal for those who seek respite from the hurly burly of life but also for those who want to explore and experience the youthful zest that life has to offer. This tiny yet glorious slice of India is famed for its beaches, culinary culture, colonial relics as well as thriving nightlife options. Goa with its beaches and zestful environ is amazing. It does not matter if it’s a romantic escapade or a break from the usual mundane life, Goa comes to your rescue.

Beach Resort in Goa

To indulge in traditional hospitality which is a characteristic of Indian culture, check into one of the beach resorts in Goa. Enjoy nature’s bliss and experience the joy of sojourning in alfresco. Five star hotels in Goa are owned and managed by some of the most renowned hotel chains in the world. They offer a range services that includes an online platform to book a stay as well transfer from the airport. They also provide complete assistance when it comes to exploring Goa.

Five star hotels in Goa also boast of sheltering some of the finest restaurants, these dining avenues not serve the traditional culinary delights specific to the state of Goa but also gastronomic delights from other parts of the world. A thriving nightlife offered by the hotels in Goa take your expedition in Goa to a new level. Groovy music, people clad in vibrant clothes, intoxicating cocktails in a mesmerizing ambience contribute to an exciting evening.

The resorts that don Goa’s beaches are a perfect retreat for those who want to indulge in the bliss of nature and sooth their sensing with the calming sound of the sea. They are a perfect avenue for those who want to experience the adrenalin rush with water sports in Goa. From surfing to Para-sailing, Goa offers it all. Goa is ultimate for a holiday be it a romantic honeymoon or a time filled with fun and frolic with friends, just book a stay at a beach resort in Goa and have an ultimate holiday.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Countries Where Indians Can Travel Without Visa

Countries Where Indians Can Travel Without Visa

Want to travel abroad but not able to get a visa then here is the good news for you as there are several countries which do not demand visa from Indian citizens. So for the Indian travellers who like to explore new countries, here is the list of countries to travel without Visa for Indian citizens only.

Travelling is always fun for me no matter what the place and where it is if it has all the factors that attract me I am ready to travel but sometimes when I think of going on an abroad trip the first things comes in my mind is the expenses and formalities, especially getting a visa. But not now as there are several countries where Indians can visit without burning holes in their pocket and without visa also. You can go to these countries with just your passport in hand.

1. Nepal

Nepal is the neighbour country of India is the only county where Indian citizens do not require even passport to visit. According to the Embassy of Nepal, Indians can enter Nepal either with their passport or showing by any photo identity card issued by the Indian government. You can also go to Nepal by road for enjoyable vacations. Zip Flying, Bungee Jumping, Mountain Biking, Canyoning, Rafting & Kayaking and Paragliding are some of the adventure activities to enjoy in Nepal. Jomsom & Muktinath, National Parks of Nepal, Khaptad trek and get a glimpse of living Goddess Kumari all makes the Nepal a must have destination. 

This is one country that does not even require your passport to cross its borders. According to the Embassy of Nepal, Indians can enter Nepal with either their passport or any photo identity card issued by the government. You can also go to Nepal by road.

Nepal has several sightseeing attractions for the discerning tourist. The Pashupatinath Temple on the banks of Bagmati River is a sacred temple for Hindus. Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is a plaza where you can soak in the art, history and culture of Nepal and the Bhaktapur Kingdom. For adventure seekers, there is the Annapurna Circuit that takes about 15-20 days and is one of the best treks in the world. October-November is the best time to complete this circuit. Surely Nepal is a holiday destination you shouldn’t miss.

2. Cambodia

Cambodia is the home to the world famous Angkor Wat that is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Cambodia. Sihanoukville white sand beaches, Phnom Penh City, Mondulkiri – Minority, Preah Vihear Temple, Banteay Chhmar Temple are some of the major attractions in Cambodia. Cruising, Boating, enjoying traditional massages and many other Adventure Activities are popular activities in Cambodia. Indian citizens do not require any prior visa to visit Cambodia, visitors can get visa easily on arrival. 

Home to the world famous Angkor Wat, Cambodia offers Indian citizens visa on arrival for up to 30 days. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Wat is the country’s most popular tourist attraction and has only recently imposed a ban on revealing clothes and… wait for it… selfies. Read more here.

While the highlight of your Cambodia trip will undoubtedly be a visit to Angkor Wat, here’s what else you can see when here. Visit the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh to admire the splendid Khmer architecture and learn more about the king of Cambodia. Cambodian Cultural Village is a theme park and museum in Siem Reap that gives you a peak into the art, culture and history of the nation.

3. Hong Kong

Hong Kong is very rich and a beautiful town of China located south of the country's mainland and east of the Pearl River Estuary. It is beautiful place to enjoy shopping, delicious food and an event to attraction, this place is just incredible. Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park Hong Kong, Temple Street Night Market, Golden Bauhinia Square (and HKCEC), Avenue of Stars and Harbour cruise are some of the prime attractions in Hong Kong. Indian travellers can visit and stay up to 14 days in Hong Kong without Visa. 

Yes, Hong Kong too offers Indians entry without a visa. For up to 14 days, you can stay in Hong Kong visa-free. A global financial center, you will find several skyscrapers here. A shopper’s paradise, night markets, Disneyland and eclectic food: Hong Kong has it all.

When here, visit the top sightseeing attractions to make the most of your trip. Go to The Peak for an uninterrupted view of the whole of Hong Kong. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions for a reason! If you are a party animal, head to Lan Kwai Fong which is popular for its nightlife and is home to over 90 pubs, clubs and restaurants. And no matter how old you are, don’t miss going to Disneyland.

4. Mauritius

Mauritius is a perfect place to enjoy beautiful beaches, lagoons and natural beauty. It is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres off the southeast coast of the African continent. Mauritius is the best place for romantic couples. It has lots of beautiful beaches and places to visit. Mauritius is a paradise for deep sea fishing and watersports lovers. Grand Bay, The Triolet Shivala, Pereybère, Balaclava Ruins, Caudan Waterfront and Black River Gorges are some of the beautiful places to visit in Mauritius. Do you want one more reasons to visit Mauritius here it is that Indian citizens can visit Mauritius and stay there for maximum 60 days without Visa. 

Indians can visit this beautiful country without the need of a prior visa. It offers visa on arrival for Indian nationals so all you need is your passport and a return ticket in hand. What’s more, you can stay here for up to 60 days. When in Mauritius, don’t forget to try their scrumptious seafood and go to some of the best beaches in the world.

To truly discover the beauty of Mauritius on your vacation, make sure to see some of the best sights it has to offer. Not just beaches, the island nation is home rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails and ample wildlife. Visit the Black River Gorges National Park for a spectacular display of flora and fauna. Trou aux Cerfs is a dormant volcano while La Preneuse is a beach in the Black River village. For a lesson in history about Mauritius’ colonial past, visit the Eureka House.

5. Maldives

Maldives is a perfect destination for relaxing and enjoyable vacations. Maldives is known for its beautiful beaches. There are approx. 1200 beaches in Maldives. Tourist can enjoy Island hopping, Scuba Diving and many other activities in Maldives. Utheemu Ganduvaru, Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), National Museum, Banana reef, Alimatha Island and Bluetribe Moofushi diving center are some of the major attraction to visit in Maldives. Any tourist from any nationality is granted a free 30 day visa on arrival to the Maldives so visit this beautiful place without the hassle of obtaining visa.

Honeymooners’ preferred destination, Maldives is a land of beaches, blue lagoons, and coral reefs. But the best part is, it grants free visa on arrival to Indians for up to 30 days. So all you need is your passport and a return ticket. The country boasts of some of the best beach resorts in the world. Make sure you enjoy your stay at one of them on your trip.

Maldives is a favorite vacation destination of the celebs too. While there is not much sightseeing to do in Maldives, the idea is to have a relaxing trip soaking in nature’s beauty. Most resorts here offer water sports activities like snorkeling, sailing, underwater diving and more. To enjoy to the fullest, stay in a water villa. Some of the top resorts in Maldives are Cocoa Island by COMO (+9606641818), Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas (+9606644111) and Jumeirah Vittaveli (+9606642020).

6. Bhutan

Bhutan is a sovereign state in South Asia in the Eastern Himalayas borders the People's Republic of China to the north and India to the south, east and west. Tourists can enjoy the session of peaceful meditation or take a relaxing bath in mineral hot spring to revive and rejuvenate their body and spirit. Tiger's Nest Monastery, Punakha Dzong, Zuri Dzong Hike, Jigme Dorji National Park and Phuntsholing or Phuentsholing are some of the must visit places in Bhutan. Indian nationals do not require prior visa to visit Bhutan, it can be obtained at the port of entry on producing a valid passport with a minimum of 6 month validity (Indian nationals may also use their Voters Identity Card). 

A country where the Gross National Happiness is valued higher than their Gross Domestic Product, Bhutan is also called the land of happiness. Lucky for Indians as we do not require a visa to visit this country. Take a short flight or hit the road and be mesmerised by the beauty you see en route Bhutan.

After landing at Paro, head straight to Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital, which will take you about an hour. Visit Budhha Point for a majestic view of the valley. Next, head to Punakha which is about three hours away. En route, halt at the Dochula Pass where you get a glimpse of the Himalayan ranges. Admire the architectural marvels of the Punakha Dzong and Wangdue Phodrang and leave for Paro. End your trip with a trek to the Paro Taktsang or Tiger’s Nest Monastery.

7. Jordan

Jordan is a beautiful country on the East Bank of the Jordan River. It is considered to be among the safest of Arab countries in the Middle East. Though Jordan is not a very popular from the point of tourism but has lots of places to visit and activities to do. Wadi Rum, The Dead Sea, Aqaba, Wadi Mujib are Baptism Site some of the amazing places to visit in Jordan. Indian citizens do not require visa to visit Jordan and can stay there for up to 30 days with visa only for tourism purpose. 

Home to over 10,000 Indians employed primarily in the textile sector, Jordan is a country that began granting Indian citizens visas on arrival. Visit the heritage site of Petra, float in the Dead Sea, or simply take in the beauty of the barren desert of Wadi Rum.

The Arab nation is home to a number of ancient monuments and ruins but that’s not all. Jordan also has the sun, sand and sea and nature reserves. While the archeological site of Petra is the first thing you’d want to see when in Jordan, don’t miss other attractions like the Dana Biosphere Reserve which is the largest one in the country. Montreal, a castle, is another archeological site steeped in history. Temple of Artemis, built at the highest point of the city of Jerash is another remarkable monument. There’s a lot you can do in Jordan. Booked your tickets yet?

8. Jamaica

Jamaica is not very popular tourist spot but it is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea and a perfect holiday destination for Island lovers. Full of greenery, beautiful beaches and sky touching mountains will make your holiday memorable. Doctor's Cave Beach Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Negril, Falmouth, Martha Brae River, Blue Mountains and John Crow Mountains National Park and Port Antonio are some of the main tourist hubs in Jamaica. Indian citizens do not require any Visa to visit beautiful Jamaica. 

Grab your passport and fly to Jamaica as this country too doesn’t require a visa for Indian nationals. The birthplace of Reggae music and the country that gave us Bob Marley, Jamaica is a land full of culture and history. Relax on its sandy beaches or go for adventure sports like zip-lining and jeep safari, there’s plenty of things to keep you busy here.

The Caribbean island nation is home to rainforests, beaches, mountains and music. It is also known for its snorkeling and diving sites and its architecture that depicts British-colonial style. Hike to the Blue Mountains, play with dolphins at the Dolphin Cove Jamaica or go surfing at the Long Beach Bay. For a dose of Jamaican history, head to National Heroes Park or the National Art Gallery of Jamaica to soak in its art. Go rafting at Rio Grande River or chill with a drink at the James Bond Beach.

9. Fiji

Fiji is an island country blessed with 333 magnificent islands located in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean and one of the must have visited destination. The beautiful beaches of Fiji make very moment of your stay memorable. It is one of the most developed economies in the Pacific because of its natural resources. Scuba diving, windsurfing, Kayak Fishing, Sports fishing & Snorkelling are some of the adventure activities can be enjoyed in Fiji. For Indian citizens 4-month visa is granted automatically on arrival. 

If you love the sun, sand, beaches and a relaxing holiday, plan a trip to Fiji. With over 300 islands, this country boasts itself as a place where you are sure to find happiness. Luckily, Indians do not require a visa to visit Fiji.

If you are in Fiji to make the most of your time, head to Denarau Island which is famous for its activities like snorkeling, golfing, shopping and its nightlife. Couple who are on their honeymoon can visit Mamanuca Islands and those who love wildlife can check out the Kula Eco Park. Nananu-i-Ra is popular for its safaris and kite surfing, while Fiji Museum takes you back in time with its collection of archeological artifacts that are over 3,000 years old.

10. Macau

Macau is the place for those who really love to explore new countries and cities. It falls under the region of China and one of the most popular tourist places. Macao is called as "Las Vegas" of Asia because of its high living standards. It is popular destination of Bollywood films. Moorish Barracks, St. Lawrence's Church, Sam Kai Vui Kun (Kuan Tai Temple), and Grand Prix Museum are some of the major attraction to visit in Macau. Indians can travel to Macao without visa for the maximum 30 days stay.

One of the world’s richest countries, Macau allows Indians to enter its land without the need of a visa on their passport. Ruins of St Paul’s, Senado Square and Macau Tower are a few tourist attractions you must include in your itinerary.

For party animals and shopaholics, Macau is a great destination to visit thanks to the number of casinos and malls it has. It is in fact termed the Las Vegas of Asia for this very reason. Nightlife of Macau glitters with lights along its Cotai Strip. The Venetian Macao is a Vegas-style, Venice-themed resort and casino where you can gamble away. For a lesson in Macau’s history, visit Museum of Macau which is on a hill in a 16th century fort.

11. Indonesia

Indonesia is the largest island country, with more than thirteen thousand islands situated between the Indian and Pacific oceans. Indonesia has 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 18 World Heritage Sites to visit. Bali a beautiful island of Indonesia is the ideal destination for honeymoon or for romantic holidays. Indian citizen can visit Indonesia without Visa only for tourism purpose and stay there for maximum 30 days. 

12. Thailand

Thailand a beautiful country situated on the South East Asia peninsula is one of the most visited destinations in world. Hot Air balloon safari, Kite surfing, Traditional Thai massage and any imaginable activity can be arranged in Thailand to make your holidays memorable. Chiang Mai Zoo, National Museum of Royal Barges, Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, Chiang Mai Night Safari and many other beautiful beaches/island are some major attractions of Thailand. No prior visa is required to visit Thailand however Visa on arrival (Temporary tourist visa) is must to enter the Thailand and can be obtained very easily from immigration checkpoints valid for only to 15 days since the date of entry.

13. Bolivia

Yes, Hong Kong too offers Indians entry without a visa. For up to 14 days, you can stay in Hong Kong visa-free. A global financial center, you will find several skyscrapers here. A shopper’s paradise, night markets, Disneyland and eclectic food: Hong Kong has it all.

When here, visit the top sightseeing attractions to make the most of your trip. Go to The Peak for an uninterrupted view of the whole of Hong Kong. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions for a reason! If you are a party animal, head to Lan Kwai Fong which is popular for its nightlife and is home to over 90 pubs, clubs and restaurants. And no matter how old you are, don’t miss going to Disneyland.

Bolivia boasts of six UNESCO World Heritage Sites and more importantly being home to (a part of) the Amazon jungles. What’s more, it also grants a 30-day visa on arrival for Indian passport holders.

While it is still an offbeat destination for Indians, the beautiful sights will leave you mesmerized. One of its most popular tourist attractions is the Witches’ Market where you will find yatiris (local witch doctors) wearing black hats selling potions, powders and amulets to enhance your beauty, luck and fertility. Used in Bolivian culture, these trinkets can be a good souvenir to take back home. Don’t miss a trip to the Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat.

14. Haiti

This Caribbean country is another one on the list of places Indians can visit without a visa. All you need is your passport that is valid for at least six months. You can stay for as long as three months without a visa, following which you will have to apply for one. When here, do visit Citadelle la Ferriere which is a mountain-top fortress.

Not many Indians are familiar with this beautiful country and may have heard of it in 2010 when it suffered a massive earthquake. Even so, its prominent landmarks that date back to the nineteenth century are still intact. The Sans-Souci Palace is a sight to beacon for its marvelous architecture so is the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption. Art aficionados can visit the National Museum of Art and for nature lovers, there is Étang Saumâtre, the largest lake in Haiti.

15. British Virgin Islands

For up to a month you can enjoy a stay at any of the British Virgin Islands after acquiring a visitor bona fide at the port of entry. There’s a lot to do here such as sailing, fishing, visiting national parks and museums or going for water sports.

These islands are a part of the volcanic archipelago in the Caribbean and are known for their beaches that are lined with reefs and offer yachting opportunities. Virgin Gorda is popular for its beaches and marinas and has several high street shops. You can also go sailing and snorkeling here. If surfing is what interests you, visit Josiah’s Bay which also has sugarcane plantations. Horseshoe Reef is the largest coral barrier reef in the Caribbean and is in Anegada Island.

16. Micronesia

A nation made of 607 islands, the Federated States of Micronesia is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Since it is remote, you can expect untouched, natural beauty surrounding these islands. Indians can visit this place without a tourist visa for a stay of up to 30 days.

Spread across the western Pacific Ocean, Micronesia has four main island states. It is primarily known for its ancient ruins, beaches, sunken temples and lagoons. Nan Madol is a city in ruins on the  Pohnpei Island. This was once a thriving city and the only one in the world to be built on coral reef. Leluh Ruins are another archeological site. Black Coral Island and Pakin Atoll are other places to visit when in Micronesia.

17. Saint Kitts & Nevis

A two-island country in West Indies, it has tropical rainforests, mountains, rivers, sea and a population less than 50,000. India is one of the countries that is exempt from visa formalities for this country. All you need is a valid passport.

The country is known for its beaches, mountains and natural beauty. Saint Kitts is the bigger island and is home to a dormant volcano called Mount Liamuiga. It also has a crater lake, hiking trails and rainforests. Frigate Bay at Saint Kitts is another place that will charm you with its beauty. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is also here. in Nevis, you can visit the Cottle Church and Museum of Nevis History.

18. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Another Caribbean nation, SVG is a cluster of 32 islands with coral reefs, lagoons, beaches and tropical rainforests. You can indulge in yachting, scuba diving and staying in luxurious rooms at these islands. Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter the country but will be issued a visitors’ permit on arrival which is valid for a one month stay.

Many may not have heard about this nation and that’s what makes it even more special. You can be assured of a vacation where no one will disturb you and some sights that you will not find anywhere else in the world. Go to Bequia which is the second largest island here and offers several water sports activities to tourists. Botanic Gardens St Vincent are one of the oldest gardens in the tropics while Canouan is one of the smaller islands here.

19. Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Known for its carnival and diverse flora and fauna, this twin island country welcomes Indians without the need of a visa. For as long as three months you can enjoy your stay here.

Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is near Venezuela and is steeped in Creole traditions which reflects on its cuisine as well. If you love birds, the island nation is home to Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve where you will find hummingbirds and Asa Wright Nature Centre where several bird species coexist. When here, do visit a secluded beach called Englishman’s Bay and Castara Bay which is only 308m in size. Emperor Valley Zoo and Yerette are other places of interest here.

20. Commonwealth of Dominica

Indians can visit this island country without a visa and stay there for up to six months! This is surely one reason to plan a trip to this place. Also called the Nature Isle of the Caribbean for its natural beauty, Dominica is home to rare flora and fauna, rainforests, mountains and sisserou, a parrot only found here.

There is lots to do at Commonwealth of Dominica. Hot natural springs and tropical rainforests are some of them.  Morne Trois Pitons National Park should definitely be on your list when here. It has the Boiling Lake, sulphur vents and Trafalgar Falls. Cabrits National Park is home to coral reefs and wetlands. To learn more about this place, visit the Dominica Museum in Roseau and for shopping, go to the Old Market of Roseau.

21. Vanuatu

Looking for an adventurous holiday? Head to Vanuatu. A nation made of roughly 80 islands, it offers hiking trails, active volcanoes, deep-sea fishing, kayaking and underwater caverns and wrecks. Indians can visit this country without a visa requirement and stay for a period of 30 days.

If you are into water sports, you should go scuba diving at Vanuatu where you will see natural beauty like coral reefs to underwater caverns and even World War II wreckage like troopship SS President Coolidge. Iririki Island is perfect for honeymooners for the privacy it offers along with its romantic views. Arore Island is another such island with water sports activities like snorkeling. Visit Mele Island for its waterfalls, gardens and cascades.

22. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

A vibrant nightlife, shopping areas, entertainment facilities and beaches, TRNC is a holiday destination for those looking to have a good time. Not just this, you can also go cycling and birdwatching here. Indians do not require a visa to visit Northern Cyprus and can stay here up to three months. But you certainly need your passport, a return ticket and a few other documents at the port of entry.

When here, you can visit the several castles in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The Kyrenia Harbor and Castle is one of the most tourist-friendly area as it has bars, restaurants and a majestic view of the pier. However, the Besparmak Mountains are also home to three other castles and offer breathtaking views of the coastline. The walled city of Nicosia is another gem here and shouldn’t be missed. From a 500-year-old Turkish bath to the magnificent Selimiye Mosque and the historical Bandabulya Bazaar, it is full of unique experiences.

23. Turks and Caicos Islands

If luxury resorts, great beaches, shops and scuba diving interest you, head to the Turks and Caicos Islands. A group of 40 islands, these make for a great holiday abroad. The islands have a 14 mile long barrier reef at one of its scuba diving sites, and an underwater wall too. Indians do not need a visa to enter the islands.

These islands are at the tip of the Bahamas and have one of the world’s largest coral reef systems. Go island hoping to soak in the beauty of this nation and come back with a bag full of memories. Grace Bay, one of the cleanest and pristine beaches is one of the most popular tourist attraction. Dotted with hotels, it also has an underwater park which is great for snorkelers. Chalk Sound National Park is another place of interest which is home to iguanas and is a beautiful turquoise lagoon.

24. Kish Island

Ranked among the 10 beautiful islands of the world, Kish Island is a shopper’s paradise with several centers and tourist attractions to look forward to. You do not require any visa to visit this island which attracts over a million tourists every year.

The population of Kish Island is only 26,000 but the number of tourists who come here are so high that The New York Times included it in its list of 10 most beautiful islands in the world. Even though it is a small island, it offers tourists plenty of things to do. The beaches here have so clean waters that you can see fish swimming in them all the time. There is also an Underground City in Kish Island which is about 1,000 years old and is partly open to tourists.

25. Cook Islands

You can book your tickets to Cook Islands without any visa hassles as it does not need visitors to get a visa if they don’t intend to stay beyond 31 days. Its blue lagoons and reefs make it the perfect scuba diving destination. Don’t miss going to Avarua for their Saturday market which has live performances as well.

Aitutaki is the main tourist hotspot in Cook Islands and the blue lagoon here is its prime attraction. From fishing, snorkeling to swimming and kayaking, you can unleash the water baby in you at this island. Muri Beach is the perfect place to go to for a relaxing lunch by the walk followed by a romantic stroll on the soft sands in the evening. For a peek of the lush greenery of Cook Islands, go for the Cross Island Walk.

26. Pitcairn Islands

If going away from the crowd to a secluded, peaceful place is what you like on holidays, you should visit Pitcairn Islands. It has a population of just 50 people and does not require you to have a visa as long as your stay is no longer than 14 days. The untouched islands boast of a thriving flora and fauna and a host of thrilling adventure activities.

There are four main islands at Pitcairn Islands of which Henderson Island is  a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Oeno Island is untouched by development and you can camp here and explore its natural beauty. Take an eco trail to Sailor’s Hide and Christian’s Cave and discover rock formations and flora of these islands. You can also hike to Down Rope albeit with a local guide and see the only sandy beach in Pitcairn Islands.

27. Montserrat

Have a passport? You are eligible to go to this island without a visa stamp in your passport. When there, do go for the volcano adventure which will show you the amount of destruction the Soufriere Hills volcano has caused in the island. Usually there is a helicopter and boat ride available for the tour.

The northern side of Montserrat is where tourism is flourishing. From hiking in the rainforests and spotting different species of birds to snorkeling and seeing coral reefs, you can discover the rich, natural beauty of Montserrat. Rendezvous Bay is famous for swimming and snorkeling and you get here by boat. Little Bay Beach is perfect to enjoy a scrumptious seafood lunch at one of its local restaurants. Sip spring water at Runaway Ghaut as legend says that those who do that are destined to return to Montserrat.

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