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5 Visa Friendly Destinations for Indians

5. Bhutan

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It is amazing that a nation as tranquil and calm as Bhutan can exist bang in the center of the chaotic Indian sub-continent. For decades, the nation has been known as one of the happiest nations in the world and is amongst the most sought-after Himalayan locations in western circles. Despite the raging demand, the Himalayan mountain kingdom is restrictive with tourism. The inspirational Pico Iyer famously mentions in his book, Falling off the Map, as one of the world’s remotest places. Bhutan requires foreign tourists to pay for their entire holiday in advance & travel on a pre-issued tourist visa.

Indian citizens, however, can boast of a rare privilege – a permit for two weeks is issued on producing a valid Indian passport or a voter’s identity card.

Bhutan is renowned for its distinct Buddhist culture. Pilgrims and wanderers far from the west come to this land, hoping to scale the Tiger’s Nestin search of peace and answers. Spend time exploring the local lifestyle and arts – there’s a whole variety of them. At other times, sit for hours, admiring the touching enormity of the Himalayan range.

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5 comments

  1. Passports can be so cruel to so many. I am very grateful for my Aussie one. Thanks for linking up with us for #SundayTraveler

  2. Wonderful article! very well written and quite informative. Visa for Indians is really a big pain in the neck. 🙁 But I am so happpy to see these visa friendly destinations….
    Thanks

    • mm

      I feel your pain Medha; but I’m beginning to realize that there’s truth in the saying “where there’s a will there’s a way”
      More power to you and I hope you manage to travel more 🙂

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