As the anxiety and panic over the pandemic has toned down considerably, travellers around the world have returned with an appetite for travel. As of year 2022, Indian passport holders can travel visa-free to 60 countries.
In this article, we’ve compiled a list of top 8 visa-free countries for you.
Macau (up to 30 days)
Macau is one of Asia’s most fascinating destinations, combining the allure of Portuguese and Chinese cultures, atmospheric heritage sites and sleek modern resorts, as well as an unrivalled gastronomical scene.
Furthermore, the appeal of this country is how it has a plethora of cool design spots and art galleries. Vibrant artistic expressions of the city’s creative side can be found among the Chinese-style shophouses with green-shuttered doors on Rua De Felicidade or the 3D murals at Broadway Macau.
El Salvador (up to 90 days)
El Salvador is Central America’s smallest country, but it is also one of its most charming. El Salvador, while less touristy than its neighbours, is rich in natural beauty, pristine beaches, countless volcanoes, numerous Maya ruins, and a great culture and rich history.
Make sure to add Suchitoto to your itinerary. This 200-year-old perfectly preserved colonial cobblestone town is El Salvador’s cultural centre, with numerous boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and other attractions. You can learn more about the country’s traditional indigo dyeing while visiting Suchitoto.
Jamaica (up to 30 days)
Jamaica, as an island surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, has a large expanse of spectacular white sand beaches with crystal blue waters and stunning sunsets.
Jamaica is known for being the birthplace of Bob Marley, a Jamaican singer who is considered one the pioneers of reggae. Aside from visiting the popular Bob Marley Museum, other top attractions include Dunn’s River Falls, the Blue Mountains, and the Appleton Estate rum distillery.
Since Jamaica is the Caribbean’s cultural capital, it’s highly recommended that you seek out and enjoy live reggae music and street dances across the island.
No need to prepare tons of documents way ahead as you can book cheap flights immediately to travel to Jamaica.
Qatar (up to 30 days)
Qatar has long been recognized as one of the world’s wealthiest countries. Alongside its magnificent skyscrapers, luxurious lifestyle, and numerous cultural attractions, Qatar also has many natural scenic areas. Qatar’s stunning deserts make perfect backdrop to enjoy the beauty and sheer nature of Qatar’s wild and natural side.
Some of the top tourist destinations in Qatar include the Museum of Islamic Art, the Souq Waqif, the Qatar National Museum, and the Khor Al Adaid natural reserve. Other popular places to visit include the Katara Cultural Village, the Doha Corniche, and the Aspire Tower
Senegal (up to 90 days)
Senegal, with its colourful maritime culture, dusty red earth, and modernist urban architecture in a seamless jumble of urban topography, will occupy a large space in your imagination. The West African country is known for its sandy beaches and an abundance of wildlife.
The Pink Lake, the Saly region, the Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, and the Niokolo-Koba National Park are some of the must-visit attractions in Senegal. Other popular places to add to your itinerary include the island of Gorée, the Lompoul Desert, and the city of Saint-Louis.
Bhutan (7 days)
Bhutan is a small, landlocked country located in the eastern Himalayas known for its unique culture, which is heavily influenced by Buddhism. Its stunning natural beauty, with towering mountains, dense forests, and verdant valleys, attract huge numbers of visitors to the tiny country every year.
While getting around Bhutan may be tricky—there are no trains or buses in the country; many travelers choose to hire a car and driver, or book a tour—it will be worth it to visit the country many have claimed as one of the last hidden havens on Earth.
Serbia (up to 30 days)
Serbia is known for its rich history and cultural heritage, particularly its role in the Roman Empire and the former Yugoslavia. The capital and largest city of Serbia, Belgrade is known for its nightlife, historic landmarks, and cultural attractions. Make note to visit the Kalemegdan Fortress, which offers stunning views of the city, and the bohemian Skadarlija district, known for its taverns and restaurants.
You may also want to visit Novi Sad in the northern part of Serbia. It is known for its beautiful historic squares and buildings, along with its vibrant arts and music scene. The Petrovaradin Fortress, which offers panoramic views of the city, is a particular favorite for visitors.
Trinidad and Tobago (up to 90 days)
Trinidad and Tobago is a twin island country in the Caribbean Sea. The two islands showcase a unique blend of African, Indian, and European cultural influences.
Some popular destinations to visit include the capital city of Port of Spain, the beaches of Maracas and Pigeon Point, and the scenic hiking trails of the Northern Range. Additionally, you may want to visit the Caroni Bird Sanctuary, a wetlands reserve that houses thousands of birds, including the Scarlet Ibis, the national bird of Trinidad and Tobago.