6 Top destinations for Indian Traveler in 2019

In 2019. I need to take that holiday I deserve. Its high time I strike out a few off my travel bucket list. I have been saving up my pennies to at least step foot into every continent in the world to experience its food, culture and people. It was getting exciting to list the 6 top destinations for Indian Traveler.

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Asking friends, checking travel trends was the next step. Surely its easier done on the internet and social networking sites where my fellow bloggers  post pictures and stories about their vacations. Getting me excited and wanting to do the same.  Nearby destinations or exotic locations? Beaches or mountains? Shopping or Casinos? Whats your pick?

Let’s discuss the 6 top destinations for Indian Traveler in 2019 that I have short listed.

1.The Scintillating South Korea

Did you know you that your visit to Jeju Island in Korea is visa-free? Just as South East Asia has Bali, India has Goa, South Korea has Jeju Islands. Now its a top contender for the best topical beach getaways.

Scenic beauty of Jeju Island.
Image Credit – CNN Travel

Korea is a beautiful country and unique in many ways. It has been proved to be a very safe country for women. South Korea offer so much, a blend of coastal fishing villages, sub-tropical islands and high-tech cities. Travel enthusiasts can experience everything from volcanoes to Buddhist temples, high tech cities to picturesque countryside.

Seoul

Seoul, the capital city itself contributes to an amazing holiday experience.

Visa – Korea tourism offers the Indian tourist Visa on arrival.

How to get there – More than a dozen direct flights a week between the two countries by Korean Airway and Asian Air.

 

Top destinations for Indian Traveler in 2019

Best time to visit – The very best time to visit South Korea is from September to November.

2. The Magical Macao

Macau has recently become the most sought-after tourist destinations in the continent of Asia. There is a sudden boom in its travel industry, the country showcases a mix of cultural influences and modern living. Macau is an autonomous region on the south coast of China, across the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong. Its giant casinos have earned it the nickname, “Las Vegas of Asia.” The most prominent landmarks  landmarks has to be the  338m-high Macau Tower, with a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. You can further get all the information on Macau here.

 

Visa – A Macau tourist visa is not required for citizens of India for a stay up to 30 days.

Macau by night

How to get there –  Major cities in India have direct flights to Macau.You can choose from budget airlines too. Great off season deals can be acquired as low as INR 16K.

Macau tourism

Best time to visitMacau climate fluctuates,  from April to October is rainy. Avoid July to September as its the typhoon season. Best time to visit is October to December.

3. The Sensational Seychelles

Seychelles is home to some of the most impressive beaches of the world. Mahe is more developed than the other islands but also with much more traffic and lots of attractions.

Seychelles
Seychelles are the most beautiful islands on Earth

Hiking trails, Victoria Market, Bazare Labrin, nice beaches, Jardin du Roi, Plaine St Andre. The perfect destination for the adventurist  tourist, in particular activities like sailing, surfing and bird watching, and various other water sports. If you love relaxing and lazing like me then sun bathing on the beach or massages is the best option.

Seychelles

Visa – A Visa on arrival can be obtained Indians  for a maximum stay of 30 days. To get this visa you must hold an onward or return ticket and funds of minimum US $ 150 per person per day, along with proof of accommodation.

How to get there -There are direct flights from Mumbai to Mahe, for INR 30K (return Fare by Air Sechelles).

Seychelles

Best time to visit – The tropical climate allows you to visit all round the year however the best times to visit Seychelles are April, May, October and November.

4.The Mystical Morocco

Morocca surprises everyone with the variety it has to offer the Indian tourist. The Moroccan culture along with nature forms a perfect combination to make a memorable trip in 2019. The largest city is Casablanca.

Marrakech
Marrakech skyline view.

Marrakech is a popular tourist attraction in Morroco. Hidden alleys, salty breezes and golden deserts awaits you in Morocco. Its  tailor-made for the curious traveller. This exotic country always has something unexpected to offer. Enjoy the charm of towering minarets, rugged coastlines, forested hills, vibrant traditions and cultures.

Visa – Indian applicants who wish to apply for a visa can acquire a visa by filling form and submitting required documents. One can get real time updates on visa status and receive visa without any hassles.

Shopping in Marrakesh

How to get there – No airlines flying direct from India to Morocco. Best Airlines fly to Morocco are Etihad Airways, Turkish Airlines, Emirates, Lufthansa, EgyptAir and British Airways. They operate from Major cities in India.

 

Morocco site seeing

Best time to visit – Morocco is a year-round destination, April and May are the best time to visit as for the majority of Morocco the weather is warm and dry.

 

5. The Quintessential Qatar

Qatar with its fascinating culture, sandy retreats, and remarkable architecture offers an action packed holiday to the Indian Traveler,  Qatar is a place that needs to be seen to be believed. Qatar is indeed a small country, one of the seven Arab State. The diverse attractions is the main reason for their fast-growing tourism industry. t is also one of the safest countries in the world for tourists, and boasts the true wonders of hospitality that Arabs are so well known for. Dont miss to take a helicopter ride over the sandy terrier, check out the beautiful beaches, get an adrenaline rush while dune bashing and enjoy camel rides.

Qatar
Photo credit- Sierra Joy

Visa – Citizens of India can acquire a visa  on arrival for a period of 30 days with a valid passport and a confirmed return ticket.

Qatar view
View from the helicopter

How to get there –  Numerous international airlines operate direct flights to Qatar from India on a daily basis.

Best Time to visit – The best months to visit Qatar are November to early April.

 

6. The Amazing Armenia

Armenia is a country in the southern Caucasus and is the smallest of the former Soviet republics bordered by Georgia on the north, Azerbaijan on the east, Iran on the south, and Turkey on the west. Yerevan is the capital city of Armenia. The influence of Russian culture is predominantly seen. Taken inspiration from my daughter’s Zenia Irani recent trip to Armenia.

Branded Bawi chilling by the Sevan Lake.

Visa- All Indians can easily get an e-visa in the net following a well explained procedure. Visa on arrival is the other option however its best to do it online to avoid long Visa lines at the airport.

How to get there –  Air Arabia offers great budget deals at approx INR 25,000 for a return trip, with one stopover.

Armenia
Branded Bawi does her high jump in Armenia

Best time to visitIf you’re planning to visit Armenia, the best time to visit would be from May to early October. Winters are quite severe here.

 

That completes my top destinations for Indian TravelerIf you still want more places to check out then you are definitely been bitten by the travel bug. Hope 2019 gets you to explore and experience and make beautiful travel memories. ~Ameen

 

7 thoughts on “6 Top destinations for Indian Traveler in 2019”

  1. This is such an exciting and inspiring list of travel destinations! I would want to go and see them all for sure. The one that I really didn’t know about at all was the Jeju Islands in South Korea. That really does sound like a wonderful place for a nature lover like me. All of these places are quite different from each other and offer a lot to tourists to have a great holiday. Thank you for such great ideas and information on best times to go.

  2. This is a great list! Among the ones you listed I have been only to Morocco, so I’m definitely adding them to my list. I don’t think I will be able to see them all in 2019 but I will definitely see them in the near future. Morocco is such a beautiful country. I totally agree with you when you say that is has something unexpected to offer. I have been to Morocco three times and each trip has been unique and different!

  3. Oh my gosh! I’m so excited for you to try to go all these amazing places! It’s always so rewarding when you’ve saved enough money to go to your dream locations, and it’s so inspiring and motivational when reading a post like this. I would love to go to Armenia someday and well as Morocco, I can’t wait to see posts on those countries if/when you get there!

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