South America Visa Free Countries for Indian Citizens
As I am travelling through South America now, I have curated a list of South America visa-free countries for Indian passport holders. This is based on my first-hand experience.
Often described as the “Tibet” of the Americas. Bolivia is the cheapest travel destination in South America. This landlocked country is home to the world’s largest salt flats, Salar de Uyuni and world’s most dangerous road, The Death Road. Bolivia is flocked by thousands of visitors every year.
Currency: Bolivian Bolivianos (BOB) | BOB 1 – INR 9.8 |
Capital: La Paz
Cost Of Living: Meal in an in-expensive restaurant BOB 10 (INR 99) | 1 Litre Beer BOB 20 (INR 196) | Coffee BOB 15 (INR 147) | Transportation (Per Hour) BOB 10 (INR 99) |
Guyana is the only English-speaking country on the continent. It is culturally connected to the Caribbean region. The country is popular for its dense rainforest. The British colonial architecture is well-preserved in Georgetown, the capital city.
Currency: Guyanese dollar (GYD) | INR 1 – GYD 3 |
Cost Of Living: Meal in an in-expensive restaurant GYD 1000 (INR 325) | 1 Litre Beer GYD 300 (INR 97) | Coffee GYD 646 ( INR 210) | Transportation (from) GYD 60 (INR 20)|
Places To Visit: Georgetown | Kaieteur Falls (5x massives than Niagara falls) | Shell Beach |
Once a Dutch colony, Suriname is known for well-preserved Dutch colonial architecture and a melting-pot culture. The official language is Dutch and the country is defined by vast swaths of tropical rainforest.
Currency: Surinamese Dollar (SRD) | SRD 1 – INR 9 |
Cost Of Living: Meal in an in-expensive restaurant SRD 25 (INR 229) | 1 Litre Beer SRD 6 (INR 55) | Coffee SRD 6 ( INR 55) | Transportation (One Way Ticket) SRD 1.35 (INR 12) |
Places To Visit: Brownsberg Nature Park | Central Suriname Nature Reserve | Tafelberg, Suriname | Fort Zeelandia |
Visa On Arrival For Indian Citizens with US Visa (Except C1 – Transit Visa) UK Visa or Schengen Visa.
Colombia is home to about 10 percent of the world’s species. Which makes it the second most biologically diverse country on Earth, after Brazil. It’s the only country in South America with coastlines both in the North Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Colombia boasts all of South America’s allure.
Currency: Colombian Pesos (COP) | INR 1 – COP 44.5.
Cost Of Living: Meal in an in-expensive restaurant COP 6,000 (INR 134.5) | 1 Litre Beer COP 2500 (INR 56) | Coffee COP 2000 ( INR 45) | Transportation (one-way ticket) COP 1800 (INR 44) |
Visa On Arrival For Holders Of US Visa (Except C1 – Transit Visa) UK Visa or Schengen Visa.
Peru is as complex as its most exquisite and intricate weavings. Festivals signify ancient rites, nature brims with splendid diversity and the urban vanguard beams innovation. From the wonder of the world Machu Picchu an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains to Lake Titicaca the highest navigable lake in the world to the lush green tropical Amazons. Every return is rich and surprising in the Gastronomic Capital. Click here to see the Peru Travel Guide.
Currency: Peruvian Soles (PEN) | PEN 1 – INR 20
Cost Of Living: Meal in an in-expensive restaurant PEN 5 (INR 100) | 1 Litre Beer PEN 5 (INR 100) | Coffee PEN 6 ( INR 120) | Transportation (one-way ticket) PEN 1.50 (INR 30) |
Countries issuing a FREE pre-arranged visa to Indian Tourists.
From the world’s largest waterfalls, Iguazu in the North-East and the home of Indigenous people in the North-West to Ushuaia the town nicknamed as the “End of the World” in the South, Argentina is home to the famous Malbec and Torrontés grapes that are used to make wine.
Currency: Argentinian Pesos (ARS) | ARS 1 – INR 4.2
Capital: Buenos Aires
Cost Of Living: Meal in an in-expensive restaurant ARS 120 (INR 501) | 1 Litre Beer ARS 20 (INR 83) | Coffee ARS 35 INR 146) | Transportation (one-way ticket) ARS 6 (INR 25) |
Sandwiched between Argentina and Brazil, Uruguay is the second smallest country in South America. Uruguay is known for its lush interior and beach-lined coast. The country is referred to as “Switzerland” of South America, not because of the scenic beauty but for its economic stability. The cost of living is not that cheap but Uruguay is worth every penny!
Currency: Uruguayan Pesos (UYU) | UYU 1 – INR 2.3 |
Cost Of Living: Meal in an in-expensive restaurant UYU 200 (INR 475) | 1 Litre Beer UYU 70 (INR 166) | Coffee UYU 84 ( INR 199) | Transportation (from) UYU 60 (INR 142) |
Prices above are rough estimates based on my experience. Prices may vary. If you have anything to contribute to better data reliability, please leave a comment below or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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