List of countries who can visit India without visa
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Visa policy of India: Find out which nations do not need a visa to enter India

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India Visa policy

India has mutual travel agreements permitting visa-free travel or a free visa on arrival with certain countries based on reciprocity.

Check out this list to know if your country can enter India without a pre-approved visa.

List of countries whose citizens can visit India without a Visa

  • Bhutan
  • Maldives
  • Nepal

List of countries who get a Free Visa to visit India

  • Argentina
  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • Jamaica
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius
  • Micronesia
  • Nauru
  • Niue
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Seychelles
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Tonga
  • Uruguay
  • Vanuatu

Check out India Visa Online government website for more information.

Special permits

1. A person holding a ‘Person of Indian Origin Card’ does not need a visa to enter India from any country if he/she is NOT a citizen of the below countries:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • China
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka

2. Visitors from Nepal and Bhutan do not even need their passports if they hold a valid national ID card and are traveling directly from their country.

Check out the Visa Policy of India on Wikipedia for more details.

E-Visa holders can enter through only these entry points in India

  • Ahmedabad
  • Amritsar
  • Bagdogra
  • Bengaluru
  • Calicut
  • Chennai
  • Chandigarh
  • Cochin
  • Coimbatore
  • Delhi
  • Gaya
  • Goa
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Jaipur
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Mangalore
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Pune
  • Tiruchirapalli
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Varanasi


Also read: Must visit South Indian destinations

Must visit spots in India

Many foreign travelers think that India has only Taj Mahal and Goa to visit. But this country is blessed with so many more natural and man-made wonders that you would need more than a couple of months to really explore and enjoy.

Mighty Himalayas in the north, huge desert in the west, rain forests in the east, stunning beaches and mountains in the south. We have it all!

Just be prepared for more crowds and confusion on the roads as expected in any country with a massive population. Also, be aware of your surroundings.

Stay safe from unsocial elements including pickpocket gangs that are unfortunately prevalent in many tourist spots around the world.

North India

  • The Golden Triangle: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur.
  • Assam, Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh.
  • Kashmir

South India


  • Lakshadweep
  • Andaman and Nicobar

Enjoy our beautiful country. Happy journey 🙂

Also read: Top places to witness glorious sunrises in India

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About Priyadarshini Rajendran 188 Articles
Priyadarshini Rajendran is a travel enthusiast, avid reader and a passionate writer. She has a few of her books published and is writing more books. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a software consultant taking breaks for her travels. Her blog is her passion and she writes about travel, books and food on the blog. She offers customized itineraries for South Indian destinations.

10 Comments Posted

  1. This is very informative because there are plenty of people looking for easy ways to travel. I also like that you highlighted the not so popular places to travel in India.

  2. This is very interesting. I also clicked on the link you shared to the Wikipedia website, and it says that people from my country (U.S) do need an E-Visa, but that they can be gotten up to 120 days in advance! How much would an E-Visa cost for the U.S citizen though?

  3. I’ve seen beautiful pictures of India, and I’m sure most people don’t realize how many places there are to visit. Hopefully one day I can travel the world and put India on my list!

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