Best countries to visit in India’s neighbourhood

Best countries to visit in India’s neighbourhood
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Last Updated on June 29, 2022

Most of the countries in and around India were once part of the Indian Subcontinent and therefore, we can find a resemblance in traditions, culture, food, lifestyle, art and architecture, etc. And the best thing about travelling to these countries is that they are pocket friendly without compromising on the quality. So, if you are tired of travelling to the same usual places in India, you can try travelling to the below-listed best countries to visit in India’s neighbourhood.

Nepal

Nepal is known to the world for the presence of Mount Everest, however, this country has so much more to offer from wildlife to adventurous sports, monasteries, Himalayan peaks filled with snow, streams, etc. And it is one of the cheapest countries to travel to from India.

Many people choose this place for spiritual upliftment as this place is also the birthplace of Buddha. You do not need a passport to travel to Nepal and you can take a flight from major cities of India to Kathmandu. On average, six days and five nights are more than sufficient to explore most of Nepal and this shall cost you somewhere between Rs.30,000-Rs.40,000.

Climatemonsoon type in south Nepal, the dry-mountain climate in North Nepal
Major attractionsParsa Wildlife Reserve, Bhaktapur, Pashupatinath, Dakshinkali temple, Shechen Monastery, Lumbini, Devi Fall, Shuklaphanta Wildlife, etc.
Activities to doEverest Base Camp Trek, Wildlife Safari at Chitwan National Park, Boating in Phewa Tal Lake, Bungee Jumping at Hemja, Pokhara, River Rafting in Upper Seti River, Explore the Tea Gardens, Camping at Sagarmatha National Park, etc.
Best time to visitOctober to December
Nearest AirportKathmandu Airport
Languages spokenNepali, Maithili, Bhojpuri, etc.
ElevationAvg. 3265m

Srilanka

Beach in srilanka

Though this country is going through an economic crisis, Sri Lanka remains as one of the most travelled tourist destinations in India’s neighbourhood. This country is famous for its beautiful beaches, food landscapes, flora and fauna, etc. Sri Lanka is an island and therefore it is surrounded by the crystal-clear water of the Indian Ocean. The country also has its ancient routes connected with Ramayana.

Climatetropical humid, pleasant at times
Major attractionsYala National Park, Colombo Lotus Tower, Sri Lanka National Museum, National Museum of Natural History, Kandy, Yapahuwa Kurunegala, Galle, Matara, Kataragama, Minneriya National Park, Gangaramaya Temple, Adam’s Peak, Golden Temple of Dambulla, National Museum of Kandy, etc.
Activities to doTake heritage tours, go for religious visits, Art and Culture tours, Water sports, Plantations visits, etc.
Best time to visitDecember to April
Nearest AirportBandaranaike International Airport 
Languages spokenSinhalese, Tamil, English, etc.
Elevation228m

Bhutan

Best countries to visit in India’s neighbourhood

Butani is one of the best countries on the World Happiness Index. The country is famous for its wild mountains, monasteries, passes, streams, lush green forests, etc. The country is also known for its peace and tranquillity and Indians do not need a passport to travel here. Bhutan remains one of the most unexplored countries in the world.

ClimateAreas on higher mountains experience a tundra climate, plains are comparatively warmer
Major attractionsPhuentsholing, Thimpu, Punakha Dzong, Trashigang, Dochula Pass, Rinpung Dzong, etc.
Activities to doLocal Sightseeing, Himalayan Tour, Treks, Adventure Sports, Wildlife Tours, etc.
Best time to visitMarch to May
Nearest AirportParo Airport
Languages spokenDzongkha, Lepcha and Nepali
Elevation2435m

Laos

Laos- the country in asia

The South-East Asian country is famous for splendid mountains, Buddhist monasteries and many architectures that are inspired by the French. If you visit this place, then prepare yourself to get lost in the beauty of the dark forests, green rice fields, and tea leaves of the mountains. Indian tourists can get visas on arrival from any of the international airports or by visiting embassies in Delhi to avoid the last-minute rush.

Climatehot and tropical
Major attractionsLuang Prabang, That Luang, Vang Vieng, Wat Sisaket, Bokeo, Buddha Park, That Ing Hang Stupa, etc.
Activities to doShopping, Heritage tours, Cultural tour, Temple tour, etc.
Best time to visitOctober and April
Nearest AirportWattay International Airport
Languages spokenLao, Thai Dam, Nyaw, Thai Daeng and Phu Thai
Elevation710m

Maldives

Maldives

This is the most preferred tourist spot in and around the Indian Subcontinent for its astonishing beaches, clear skies, food and shopping. One thing that attracts the tourists the most is the affordable price of the trip, without compromising on the quality. One can a direct flight from India to Male, stay at a local hotel and enjoy the food. The cost of a round trip to the Maldives is somewhere between INR 25000-35000.

Climatewarm and humid tropical monsoon climate
Major attractionsVelligandu Beach Island, Atoll Transfer, Alimatha Island, Hulhumale, Maldive Victory, etc.
Activities to doScuba diving, Sunset Cruise, Jet Ski at Male Atoll, Jungle Cinema at Gili Lankanfushi, Dolphin Watching Tour, Island Hopping Tour, Banana Boat Ride, etc.
Best time to visitDecember to March
Nearest AirportMalé International Airport
Languages spokenDhivehi, English. French, German, Russian, Italian and Chinese, etc
Elevation1m

Seychelles

Seychelles

It is an archipelago of 115 islands and it lies in the Indian Ocean, besides Africa. It is known for some of the beautiful beaches in the world that are famous for their coral reefs.

Activities to do

Nature Tours, Wildlife Tours, Glass Bottom Boat Cruises, Ocean Cruises, Water sports, etc.

Major attractions

Cousin Island, Aride Island, Sainte Anne Marine National Park, Anse Louis, etc.

Thailand

Thailand

It is a mixture of modern cities, ancient cultural heritage, royal palaces, etc. The cheapest flight ticket to Thailand is available from Vishakhapatnam, costing around INR 4000. One must try the local street food here, go shopping, enjoy local massages, etc. The shortest flight duration is 3 hours and the best time to visit this country is from November to March.

Major attractions

Railay Beach, Koh Phi Phi, The Grand Palace, Sunday Walking Street, Wild Elephants at Khao Yai National Park, Sukhothai Old City, Historic City of Ayutthaya, Beaches of Koh Samui, Doi Suthep, etc.

Activities to do

Visit the Grand Palace, Have a Thai Massage, Spend an Evening in Nana Plaza, Visit a Ping Pong Show, Have a Water Fight During Songkran, Visit Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, etc.

Malaysia

Malaysia

It is known for its beaches, cool and pleasant climate, splendid viewpoints, etc. If you have a valid passport, you apply for a visa online from India. The shortest distance takes 3.4 hours via flight and the best time to visit this place is from December to February.

Major attractions

Petronas Twin Towers, Batu Caves, Mount Kinabalu, Perhentian Islands, Sipadan Island, Gunung Mulu National Park, Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Langkawi SkyCab, etc.

Activities to do

Tandem Skydiving, a helicopter ride over Kuala Lampur city, riding a microlight aircraft, Snorkelling, scuba diving and sea walking, etc

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