India Visa policy
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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
List of countries who get a Free Visa to visit India
- Cook Islands
- Marshall Islands
- Papua New Guinea
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
Check out India Visa Online government website for more information.
For any country you can check their official embassy website for visa application details or contact a reputed visa agency like iVisa to get the necessary visa documentation.
Also read: 10 exotic countries to visit without a visa for Indians!
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:
- 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
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.
- The Golden Triangle: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur.
- Assam, Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh.
- Kerala: Wayanad, Munnar, Alleppey
- Tamil Nadu: Ooty, Kodaikanal
- Karnataka: Jog Falls, Kudremukh, Coorg
- Andaman and Nicobar
Enjoy our beautiful country. Happy journey 🙂
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.
True. Thanks for stopping by.
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?
Currently an e-visa to India costs $75 for US citizens. It might change anytime, please check before you travel.
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!
Wish you a happy trip.
I would love to travel to India! I know there are many beautiful places there.
That’s awesome! Have a lovely trip.
What a great post! Loved that you highlighted some not as well known areas. I never knew there were so many places to vist in India or what the requirements to visit were.
My husband is talking all the time about visiting India! To be honest I want it as well but I’m afraid to take such a long trip with our son