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10 International Destination Indians Can Travel To Without a Visa

Nepal - 10 International Destinations

1Bhutan: The kingdom of thunder dragon

Indian citizens do not need a Bhutan tourist visa for a stay up to 14 days. If you’re intending to visit Bhutan, carry any of the two valid travel documents (a) Valid Indian Passport (with at least 6 months validity) and/or (b) Voter Identity Card, issued by the Election Commission of India. If you’re intending to drive to Bhutan by road, obtain an ‘Entry Permit’ from the Immigration Office of Royal Government of Bhutan at Phuentsholing, which is located on the Indo-Bhutan border opposite Jaigaon in West Bengal.

Bhutan is full of surprises. Bhutan is definitely not one of the usual countries. It’s one of the few remaining royal kingdoms in the world. Bhutan is famous for its Tiger nest monastery in Paro. Paro, Punakha, Thimphu are the major tourist cities.

2Hong Kong: The pearl of the Orient sea

Indian citizens travelling to Hong Kong must apply for and successfully complete online pre-arrival registration before enjoying the current 14-day visa-free visit. Each pre-arrival registration is valid for 6 months or until the expiry of the linked Indian passport. Indians who are enrolled for e-Channel service for frequent visitors are exempted from the pre-arrival registration.

Hong Kong boasts several tourist attractions like the world famous Disneyland, Ocean Park, Po-Lin Monastery which showcases the ‘Giant Buddha’ on the mountains. Climb a fleet of 268 steps which we climbed to view this remarkable statue and to enjoy the sweeping mountain and sea while you are on the cable car and river cruise on Victoria.

3Indonesia: The emerald of the equator

Visa on arrival for 30 days is available for Indian citizens for only US$ 25. Evidence of sufficient funds to cover your stay and confirmed return tickets are necessary. Do ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival and has at least one blank page for visa stamp.

Animal safari and botanical garden are a must see in Bogor in Jakarta, the water world in the museum are a great experience.

4Sri Lanka: The forgotten kingdom

Indian citizens can obtain a visa on arrival by paying a fee of US$ 25 for a stay up to 30 days. A confirmed return ticket within 30 days and a valid hotel booking for at least a day are absolutely necessary. 

Sri Lanka had everything we needed to make our holiday one to remember – the pristine beaches, clear blue waters, stunning mountains and absolutely delicious food. There is little I can say to describe how we felt in the waters – the beautiful marine life, the colorful schools of fish, squids, even a seahorse decorated the stunning coral reefs and how!

5Thailand: The land of smiles

US$ 35, a return flight ticket and a minimum of 10,000 baht per person is mandatory for Visa on arrival for Indian in Thailand. 

Wonderful Beaches, Nightlife, Massage, Country amid beautiful nature, what else you need. Bangkok, Pattaya, and Phuket – Places you must travel. Amazing land, people, and country. You will find tourists from every corner of the world!

6Cambodia: The realm of gods

Indian travellers can obtain a Visa on Arrival for a maximum of 30 days. All you need is US$ 20, 1 passport photo, money to cover your stay and confirmed return flight tickets.

One of the best locations for travellers. The temples in Siem Reap are just wonderful and so are people.

7Jordan: Of cities lost and found

Visa on Arrival for Indians costs around US$ 30, a minimum of US$ 1000 (or equivalent) to cover stay and a confirmed return flight tickets are mandatory. Indian’s entering or exiting Jordan from Aqaba, along the Red Sea are granted a 1-month visa for free.

Both in terms of natural beauty and architecture, Petra is mesmerizing. Tall red rocks which have been cut into monasteries, churches, and tombs. After this amazing wonder, there is something that everyone on this earth must do, take a dip in the Dead Sea before it dries up!

8Nepal: The Himalayan nation

A single entry Visa on Arrival for Indian citizens is valid for a maximum of 150 days in Nepal. Acceptable documents to carry for identification are Indian passport, Indian driving license, ration card or Voter ID issued by the government of India.

Nepal is the perfect mixture of nature and peaceful people. I found in this country the balance between adventure and contemplation, where time stops but the music continuous. If you want to go to an unforgettable place, try Marpha.

9Seychelles: Tropical paradise

Seychelles is a visa-free country meaning that there are no visa requirements for any person wishing to travel to this country. All you need is a valid passport, confirmed return ticket, a minimum US$ 150 per person per day and proof of accommodation during your stay.

If you have not seen Seychelles yet, you’ve missed something called ‘Heaven on Earth’. Seychelles – a small group of islands in the Indian Ocean is a haven for tourists, particularly newlyweds. With its lush greenery, crystal clear turquoise waters & amazing Creole cuisine, one can feel like they’re in paradise.

10Macau: The Las Vegas of Asia

Visa on Arrival is free for Indian citizens, for a maximum of 30 days. Sufficient proof of funds to cover your stay and a return ticket are a must though.

Macau is Asia’s Vegas. The grand theme hotels like Venetian, casinos on Cotai strip, upcoming Eiffel tower replica in the Venetian complex – all these and much more make Macau a destination in itself. The other attraction here is the Macau Tower which boasts of having the highest bungee jumping in the world. The gondola ride in Venetian is also a very good experience with all the artificial blue skies etc.

A Banned Island in India – North Sentinel Island

banned island people

North Sentinel Island is circled by spectacular clear sapphire water, a secure ring of submerged coral reefs and completely covered by a thick mangrove jungle that ends at the powdery white beaches. This outcast paradise, removed from all civilization, is surrounded by more mystery than any bollywood movie.

From the sky it appears to be an idyllic island with amazing beaches and a dense forest, but tourists or fishermen don’t dare to set foot on this outcrop in the Indian Ocean due to its inhabitants’ fearsome reputation.

Banned Island

In a world of rapid urbanization, we often assume there are no tribes left isolated without external contact on Earth. But the Sentinelese people who inhabit the tiny island of North Sentinel that is part of the Andaman group of islands in the Bay of Bengal are living proof to the contrary.

Visitors who venture onto or too close to North Sentinel Island risk being attacked by members of a mysterious tribe who have rejected modern civilisation and prefer to have zero contact with the outside world.

When they do interact with outsiders, it usually involves violence – the indigenous Sentinelese tribe killed two men who were fishing illegally in 2006 and have been known to fire arrows and fling rocks at low-flying planes or helicopters on reconnaissance missions.

Believed to number anywhere from 50 to 400, the Sentinelese have lived in isolation on the island for 60,000 years, resisting attempts by authorities and anthropologists to study their culture and integrate them into the modern world.

And when someone wanders to their island they relentlessly murder them. So protective are the Sentinelese of their territory that an Indian coastguard helicopter that attempted to retrieve the fishermen’s bodies (they had been tossed into shallow beach graves after their killing) was greeted by a volley of arrows from the tribesmen that prevented the craft from landing.

Top 5 Trekking Destinations near Mumbai and Pune

Ratangad Fort

1Kalsubai Peak Trek

The Everest of the Sahyadris, Kalasubai (5400 ft.) is the highest peak of the mountain range of Sahyadri. Kalsubai peak is a dream of every avid trekker to climb it at least once. And, it is one of the best places for monsoon treks near Mumbai. It is one of the most enjoyable trek in rainy season which offers view of Breathtaking lush green valleys, walk through clouds, roaring winds, Series of waterfalls it’s all packed into one. On the top you can see a small temple of Kalsubai
Fact File:
Distance from Mumbai- 155 km
Distance from Pune- 176 km
Difficulty level- Medium to Moderate
Trekking Duration- 1 day

2Lohagad Fort

One of the best places to trek near Mumbai is the Lohagad fort. Lohagad was an important hill fort used extensively by Chatrapati Shivaji. During monsoons, the fort stays covered with mist and clouds and becomes particularly wet with growing moss. The Visapur fort is located on its eastern side. The four large gates of Lohagad are still in good condition and reasonably intact. Historical records show that in the later Peshwa period, Nana Phadnavis (1742-1800 AD) built several structures in the fort.
Fact File:
Distance from Mumbai- 96 km
Distance from Pune- 77 km
Difficulty level- Easy
Trekking Duration- 1 day

3Rajmachi Trek

Rajmachi is one of the famous trek in shayadri mountains and one of the favourite destination for every trekker and beginners . The height of this fort 2710 Feet .this fort built by Shivaji in 17th century. Rajmachi fort is strategically located on the historical trade route. With breathtaking views of the valley, Rajmachi peak has two fortified structures – the Shrivardhan fort and Manaranjan fort. It makes for one of the best treks near Pune. There are 2 routes are there first from Karjat and from lonavala Karjat route is comparatively difficult than Lonavala .We are going to cover both the routes Ascend from Lonavala and descend from Karjat . Trek route for both side surrounded by dense forest so you can get opportunity to see different species of birds and animals.

Fact File:
Distance from Mumbai- 95 km
Distance from Pune- 80 km
Difficulty level- Easy
Trekking Duration- 1 day

4Ratangad Fort Trek

Ratangad is one of the forts which give a panoramic view of Sahyadri Ranges near Bhandardara lake. As the name suggests it is a jewel (Ratna) amidst the forest in Bhandardara area. Ratangad is the place for you. has a natural rock peak with a cavity in it at the top which is called ‘Nedhe’ or ‘Eye of the Needle’. The base village Ratanwadi is approached by boat from Bhandardara. By boat, it is a 6 km journey and further it is a 4 km walk till Ratanwadi. Ratanwadi has oldest temple from Hemadpanti era. The temple is known as Amruteshwar Temple and is famous for its carvings. Ratangad has still the remains of fortress with bastions & Stone Walls.
Fact File:
Distance from Mumbai- 185 km
Distance from Pune- 205 km
Difficulty level- Medium
Trekking Duration- 1 day

5Harishchandragad Fort

Harischandragad is one of the most visited forts in Western Ghats. Harishchandragad is also known as trekker’s paradise as rappelling, rock climbing & valley crossing can be done simultaneously in one trek itself. It is also famous as the best fort in Maharashtra for camping. There are nearly 9 caves in total including 2 big caves on Harishchandragad. This places makes for a perfect trekking spot near Mumbai. This enormous fort has 7 routes and during this trek we will be doing most difficult route which is Makad Naal route or Nali chi waat. Its the most difficult way to reach Harishchandragad top. During this trek we climb all the way to the top keeping the famous Kokan kada on our right hand side. This trek is not for the beginners. Those who have trekked before and have took the challenge of the mountain, only those can attend this event. It take approx. 8-9 Hrs just to reach Kokan Kada top from the base.
Fact File:
Distance from Mumbai- 225 km
Distance from Pune- 165 km
Difficulty level- Moderate to difficult
Trekking Duration- 2 days

Top 10 Romantic Places In The World

Taj Mahal - Tech kalakaar

Have you ever been in love? Have you ever thought how romantic you could feel partner in romantic places. If yes here are Top 10 Romantic Places which you would love to visit with your partner.

Paris

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Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. It is situated on the river Seine, in the north of the country, at the heart of the Île-de-France region. Paris made for lovers with its good food, wine, and atmosphere. Dine by candle light in front of the Eiffel tower, stroll down the Champs Ely-sees, and have a picnic in the park. Paris exudes romance and has been charming couples for centuries.

 

Hawaii

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Hawaii is one of the biggest honeymoon destinations in the world, especially among Americans. Hawaii is the only U.S. state made up entirely of islands. It is the northernmost island group in Polynesia, occupying most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean. Whether you are in Maui or big island, Hawaii offers an excellent options for couples. Tropical beaches, tropical jungles, luxurious suites, surfing, and an abundance of wildlife. Hawaii is truly paradise.

St. Thomas

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Located in the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas is famous for its beaches and shopping, bed and breakfasts dot an island that caters to couples and families. Though it’s only 32 square miles in size, St. Thomas has a million miles worth of things to do. Go shopping and sailing, snorkelling and sightseeing, or diving and dining. Enjoy the island’s world-renowned golf course, picture-perfect beaches and spectacular night-life. There’s a limit party scene so you’ll get peace and quiet as you stare into your lover’s eyes.

Venice

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Venice is a city in northeastern Italy sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. It is a place that will make you fall in love all over again. A ride in the gondola completely symbolizes the romance of the city. Ride down the canals cuddled up with your loved one and watch Venice go by. Dine in fancy Italian restaurants by the canals and get lost in ancient brick alleyways while you stumble upon Italian churches and squares. Venice is a place that will make you fall in love all over again.

Maldives

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Maldives, officially the Republic of the Maldives and also referred to as the Maldive Islands, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean consisting of a double chain of twenty-six atolls, oriented north-south, that lie between Minicoy Island and the Chagos Archipelago. These 23 islands are another of the world’s paradises. These tiny coral atolls barely are above sea water and the surrounding reefs are teeming with life. Secluded and quite, they are a great place for an upscale romantic getaway.

Tahiti

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Tahiti is the largest island in the Windward group of French Polynesia. Located in the archipelago of the Society Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean, beach bungalows are places in the ocean, allowing for a nice early morning swim. Relax on white sand beaches with swaying palm trees as people wait on you hand and foot. Intensely colourful sunsets finish off each day in paradise. Tahiti was formerly known as Otaheite.

Belize

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Located on the northeastern coast of Central America, Belize is a popular resort and holiday destination for couples. The islands out in the reef give couples a chance to get away from everyone on private beaches and explore the fish filled waters. Couples can even go out and try to catch some with one of the many fish tours the country has to offer. Or you can simply enjoy the beaches and palm trees. Belize is bordered on the north by Mexico, to the south and west by Guatemala and to the east by the Caribbean Sea. Its mainland is about 290 km (180 mi) long and 110 km (68 mi) wide.

Seychelles

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Seychelles is a 115-island country spanning an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, some 1,500 kilometres (932 mi) east of mainland Africa, northeast of the island of Madagascar. These islands are off the coast of Africa and were some of the most well heeled people in the world spend their time. It’s exotic; out of the way location makes it a great place to get to know your loved one. There are golf courses, spas, fishing trips, and tropical drinks. Honeymoon here and you’ll never want to leave.

Taj Mahal

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The symbole of Love, Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. The Taj Mahal speaks for itself. It is truly a wonder and the greatest monuments ever constructed. The colors and construction is absolutely gorgeous. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage”.

Tuscany

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Tuscancy is a region in central Italy with an area of about 23,000 square kilometres. Tuscany is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and its permanent influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science. Vineyards, villas, and historic Italian towns- this whole place is a romantic adventure. Stay in historic villas, eat the best food and bike through the best vineyards to drink the best wine. You’ll see why so many movies are about this place and understand why no one ever wants to leave. Nothing is more romantic in Italy than Tuscany.

Source: Yellow Holiday Makers

5 Places To Visit In Mumbai

Marine Drive - Place to visit in mumbai

Mumbai which was early known as Bombay is a city of dreams. It is an amazing city that never sleeps. Mumbai is a place which has an energy that cannot be felt out any where in India. Here you can find most costliest houses as well as a large number of slum in the city. The city truly mirrors the diversity that India is known for.

Gateway of India

Gateway Of India

Gateway of India is the major landmark of Mumbai City. Built in the 20th Century to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai. Located at the tip of Apollo Bunder, the gateway overlooks the Mumbai harbour that is bordered by Arabian Sea in the Colaba district. Gateway of India is constituted of a large arch, with a height of 26m and is done in Indo-Saracenic style. However, if one looks closely, traces of Muslim architectural styles can also be seen in the edifice. Another important attraction in Mumbai, Elephant Caves are located close to the Gateway of India, and tourists can travel on motor boats to reach there. Also, Taj Mahal Hotel, which is India’s most prestigious and luxurious hotel is situated close to the Gateway of India. Therefore along with visiting Gateway of India, one can catch up on two other important tourist attractions in Mumbai.

Dharavi Slum

dharavi - Place To Visit In Mumbai

It really takes heart to visit a place like this. But if once you make up your mind to visit Dharavi, which is apparently one of the biggest slums in the world you would be paradigm shift. The narrow lanes, congested houses, dirty vicinity, children playing barefoot and other heartbreaking conditions prevalent in this place will not only make you to be grateful for what you have. However, a Dharavi Tour is not about witnessing how a lower class of the society lives amidst poor conditions so that one can be thankful for his life and facilities he has, but it is to understand how these people living with no amenities at all are hereos in their own way.

Marine Drive

Marine Drive - Place to visit in mumbai

Known as Marine Drive, this tourist spot has also been called Sonapur by the locals of the city. Marine Drive is a 3km long stretch that links Nariman Point to Babulnath, and is situated at the foot of Malabar Hill. Large crowds of people come to this place to stride along the walkway and to view the setting sun at dusk. Marine Drive is also referred to as ‘Queen’s necklace’, because the street lights make the road look like a string of pearls and create an illusion of a necklace, when viewed at night from an elevated point. Towards the northern end of Marine Drive lies one of the oldest beaches in Mumbai, Chowpatty Beach, which is famous for its bazaars and fast food and snacks such as Bhel Puri, Paav Bhaji, etc.

Kanheri Caves

Kanheri Caves - Place to visit in mumbai

Nestled in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park at Borivali, the Kanheri Caves also known as the ‘lungs of Mumbai’ is amongst the best places to see during your holiday in the city. It is said to be the only place in the city with the maximum amount of greenery and consequently, a lot of fresh air. Kanheri Caves premises offers a pleasant escape from the pollution and the bustling city life. The caves date back to 1st century BC and are reckoned to be one of the oldest caves in India. Kanheri Caves are renowned for their natural Basalt formations, ancient Indian styled architecture and the 109 special entrances to the caves. These caves were once a distinctive Buddhist institution for congregational worship, study and meditation.

Worli Seaface

worli seaface - place to visit in mumbai

Worli Seaface features scenic surroundings that are characterised by endless azure waters of the Arabian Sea and view of distant Haji Ali Dargah. It is a posh and a major residential area in South Mumbai, which is inhabited mostly by affluent people. Extending from the Worli Fort in the north to Narayan Pujari Nagar in the south, this locality is a popular place of interest in the city. Famous for experiencing giant waves during monsoon season, it attracts locals and tourists alike. Worli Sea Face features a number of significant attractions like Worli Fort, Haji Ali Dargah and Bandra-Worli Sea Link (Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link). Besides, there are a number of high-end restaurants and shopping outlets as well.

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