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Do you love to travel overseas and explore different countries, culture, cuisine, history and heritage? And we aren’t just talking about the neighbouring countries like Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, etc. Travelling is quite fun and can wick away stress within minutes, however, there are specific rules and regulations you must follow based on the country you travel to.  While these rules differ from country to country, one thing that remains constant for every traveller is showing their passport and visa. 22 nations extend the visa-free privilege to Indian passport holders whereas 41 countries grant visas on arrival to Indians, and to enter the remaining countries, one needs to apply for a visa beforehand. The Indian passport stands at 87th position out of 112 countries in the list of most powerful passports in the world. If you are wondering which countries accept the Indian passport for travel, read this article below to gain more knowledge. 

How many countries can you travel to with an Indian passport?

India is one of the Asian countries that has maintained good diplomatic and international relationships with other countries worldwide. Although some restrictions are placed for Indian travelers, most tourists are welcomed with open hands in other countries. If you have an Indian passport, you will be granted visa-free entry (may need a permit upon arrival) to 22 countries and visa on arrival to 41 countries worldwide. From the dominating nations like the USA and the UK to the small countries like Seychelles or Nepal, you can travel everywhere easily with your Indian passport and a valid visa. The rules and regulations for document submission, visa application vary from one nation to another. You would need to travel with an Indian passport to these countries to avoid any hassles during the immigration process. Failure to carry the passport and the visa may result in immediate deportation to your home country.

Which are the most popular countries you should visit with an Indian passport?

We have picked out the top international countries you should visit to fulfill your dream of exploring the world. As a responsible  Indian traveler, you must carry your passport and visa without fail, along with other documents listed by the concerned embassies. 
  •   Australia 

    It is one of the countries where applying for a visa beforehand is mandatory. If you do not carry the passport and the approved visa, you won’t be given a clear check from the immigration centre. There are many things to do in Australia, from enjoying the local delicacies to exploring the beaches, and offbeat locations. The best part is you can use the Niyo Global card (which is accepted in more than 150+ countries) to pay for all the expenses without worrying about charges on currency conversions. After all, spending your funds wisely would be better, especially when you have a lot of things to do in this country. 
  • Malaysia 

If you are looking for a perfect vacation at a tropical destination, Malaysia is the best country to visit. From stunning architecture, to islands, mountains, and record-breaking caves, and countless temples and abundance in flora and fauna, there is literally a lot to do in Malaysia. Also, the country is closely located to Phuket and other outstanding travel destinations that will help you unwind and relax from all your stress. The country has many things to offer, from adventurous treks to the vibrant city culture you will undoubtedly love.
  • Seychelles 

    This is one of the best Indian passport visa-free countries you should visit. However, you will need to get a permit when you arrive (free of charge). It is the home to—Coco de Mar—the plant producing the largest seed. Seychelles is an archipelago with more than 110 islands of different sizes. You will find numerous opportunities to go on adventures, spend quality time in the spa, relax under the sun, and even discover hidden treasures. 
  • Switzerland 

    No other country is as beautiful as Switzerland. Also termed the King of the Alps, this European nation offers an unforgettable travel experience to Indians. Its capital city, Bern, is vibrant and hospitable. From ice skating to trekking, there are many adventurous activities to do in the country. On top of that, you can visit in the summer season to bask in the green version of the country and yet feel surrounded by the snow-capped mountain peaks. 
  • The United Kingdom

    To learn about some significant periods of the history of colonialism, visiting The United Kingdoms is a must. From the famous London Eye and Big Ben in London to the beautiful and mesmerizing counties in Balmoral or Edinburgh, you can do many things in the country. The local communities are so friendly and welcoming that you won’t mind spending over a month here. The best time to visit the UK is in the spring (late March to early June) and Autumn (September to November) when the weather is warm and dry. Summer (July to August) is the peak travel season and also the warmest one.
  • Tanzania 

    It is one of the many countries that offers visa-free entry to Indian passporrt holders. You will undoubtedly enjoy your stay here. Tanzania is the home to Mount Kilimanjaro, and you can even climb the mountain during your stay. Apart from this, the rustic beauty of the African land will keep you captivated. You can hop on a wildlife tour in a jeep in the forests while looking at the African native animals, including lions, elephants, giraffes, rhinoceros, and more. 

What precautions to take for an international tour as an Indian traveller?

Here are some precautionary tips you must keep in mind while travelling abroad
  1. Always plan an itinerary before visiting another country, especially when travelling alone, without any travel agency.
  2. Keep the documents in hand so you can use them in an emergency. 
  3. Consider carrying a first aid and safety kit. It will be handy, especially when trekking or travelling to remote areas. 

How can Niyo Global card help you travel tension-free to other countries?

Travelling to other countries with a zero forex markup international debit card will put your forex worries to rest.You can get yourself the Niyo Global Card as it is accepted in over 150 countries, including the 63 countries where Indian passport holders get visa-free or visa on arrival entry. The Niyo Global cardworks seamlessly for more than 100 currencies. The integrated Niyo Global app had a built-in realtime Currency Converter. So, you will know the valuation in the local currency of the country you are visiting.
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