What’s the first thing you do when you plan a vacation? Book tickets? Nahh. Pack bags? Nopes! Ask family and friends for tips? Nopes. It is go to the Visa page and check out the Visa procedure. Be it for a simple 10-day vacation or a one-month long sojourn, the first thing that crosses an Indian’s mind as soon as he/she thinks of vacation is the Visa hassle. Crazy procedures, long wait and intense question-answer sessions –  The Indian hates the Visa procedure. And there are some countries in the world which don’t even have a procedure for Indians and are clueless when it comes to issuing a visa to Indians, namely, Ukraine!

So then, when news like this: that there are 59 countries in the world where Indians can travel without a visa, send us up dancing, we can’t be blamed! Yes, that’s right. There are 59 amazing countries in the world that Indians can visit sans a visa. Ok. Let is alter that a bit. These are the countries Indians can visit without any prior visa. Please note that some of these do require an on-arrival or e-Visa. Take a look at the countries below:

1. Bahrain – eVisa

2. Bhutan – No Visa

3. Bolivia – Visa on Arrival

4. Cambodia – Visa on Arrival

5. Cape Verde – Visa on Arrival

6. Comoros -Visa on Arrival

5. Cote d’Ivoire – eVisa

6. Djibouti – Visa on Arrival

7. Dominica – No Visa

8. Eucador – No Visa

9. El Salvador – No Visa

10. Ethiopia – Visa on Arrival

11. Fiji – No Visa

12. Gabon – eVisa

13. Georgia – eVisa

14. Grenada – No Visa

15. Guinea-Bissau – Visa on Arrival

16. Guyana – Visa on Arrival

17. Haiti – No Visa

18. Indonesia – Visa on Arrival

19. Jamaica – No Visa

20. Jordan – Visa on Arrival

21. Kenya – eVisa

22. Laos – Visa on Arrival

23. Madagascar – Visa on Arrival

24. Maldives – Visa on Arrival

25.  Mauritania – Visa on Arrival

26. Mauritius – No Visa

27.  Micronesia – No Visa

28. Moldova – eVisa

29. Myanmar – eVisa

30. Nepal – No Visa

31. Palau – Visa on Arrival

32. Rwanda – eVisa

33. Saint Kitts and Nevis – No Visa

34. Saint Lucia – Visa on Arrival

35. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – No Visa

36. Samoa – Permit on Arrival

37. São Tomé and Príncipe – eVisa

38. Senegal – Visa on Arrival

39. Seychelles – Visa on Arrival

40. Somalia – Visa on Arrival

41. Sri Lanka – No Visa but special permit required

42.  Tanzania – Visa on Arrival

43. Thailand – Visa on Arrival

44. Togo – Visa on Arrival

45. Timor-Leste – Visa on Arrival

46. Trinidad and Tobago – No Visa

47. Tuvalu – Visa on Arrival

48. Uganda – Visa on Arrival

49. Vanuatu – No Visa

50. Zambia – eVisa

51. Zimbabwe – eVisa

52. Bhutan – No Visa

53. Hong Kong – No Visa

54. Antartica -Visa on Arrival

55. South Korea – No Visa

56. FYRO Macedonia – No Visa

57. Svalbard – No Visa

58. Montserrat – No Visa

59. Turks & Caicos Islands – No Visa

There are a few other disputed islands and regions which do not require a visa or have visa on arrival facilities too!

The list compiled by Arton Capital under Passport Index tells us that India comes 59th on the list of all the countries.