10 Top Trending International Holiday Destinations from India

International holidays from India are now no more just dreams, but cherished memories of a lifetime. The foreign shores have a number of lures. Quite close to India but offering experiences that are quite different, there are a number of international holiday destinations that you can choose. South Asia itself has a number of amazing places for vacations favored by globetrotters. Get ready to plan your international getaways to destinations blessed with mighty snowcapped mountains, lush valleys, picturesque islands, scenic beaches, bustling cities, tourist spots.

Here is a list of the best places to visit outside India


One of the most beautiful countries, Singapore is one of the favorite holiday destinations from India. Blessed with natural beauty, the island nation is lush green with access to turquoise sea. The charming tourist attractions lure families, honeymoon couples and experience seekers from not just in India but all over the globe. The delicious gastronomy, shopping pleasures, adventure activities and experiences add to the cherished memories of a holiday in Singapore. Feel quite at home yet away from home as the country has slightly ‘Indian’ feel to it.

What to include on your Singapore holidays

  • Exploring the charms of Sentosa Island
  • Thrilling time at the Universal Studio
  • Posing with the Merlion statue
  • Walk through the futurist Garden in the Sky
  • Taste of the mouthwatering cuisine
  • Shopping to your heart’s desire at Orchard Road
  • Night safari at Singapore Zoo
  • Explore Clarke Quay Bay Area
  • Heritage Sites in Singapore

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When the country is nicknamed ‘Land of Smiles’, it pretty much sets the mood for your vacation.  Thailand is one of the favorite holiday destinations for people around the world. From the most beautiful beaches in the world, unexplored islands, ancient temples, charming markets, delightful gastronomy, amazing shopping to so much more, Thailand spoils you with choices.

Nestled in South East Asia, the island nation is fun destination for honeymoon couples, adventure lovers and fun seekers. Putting you at easy with a feel of home, Thailand is one of the best places to visit outside India.

What to include on your Thailand holidays

  • Tour the charming city of Bangkok
  • Enjoy the beach bliss at Pattaya
  • Party hard at Phuket
  • Bask in the charm of Phi Phi Islands
  • Indulge in exciting watersports including scuba diving, snorkeling, parasailing and more
  • Get a pampering Thai massage
  • Savor the delightful Thai gastronomy
  • Shop till you drop.

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Another favorite holiday destinations outside India, Malaysia is a tropical island nation in South East Asia. Beautiful and exciting, the country is known for bustling cities, charming historic sites, picturesque beaches and islands, exhilarating adventure, welcoming people and so much more. Blessed with a rare kind of charm, Malaysia offers exciting vacations for families, loving honeymoon for couples, and the perfect international getaway from India.

The mix of thriving national parks, lush forests, marine world teeming with life, at the same time cities with mega-shopping centers, delightful and nightlife will leave you amazed! The perfect place to relax as well as go wild!

What to include on your Malaysia holidays

  • Watch the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur
  • Kuala Lumpur city tours
  • Escape to the world of fun-Sunway Lagoon
  • Bask in the bliss of Langkawi
  • Explore the charming Malacca Town
  • Shop to your heart’s content
  • Taste the mouthwatering Malaysian cuisine.
  • Water sports activities

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Synonymous with bliss Indonesia is one of the best holiday destinations in the world . Surrounded by waters of Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean, Indonesia is an archipelago of more than 17000 islands in South East Asia. Known for picturesque beaches, ancient Hindu temples, volcanoes, forests, multi-color marine life, thrilling adventures and more. Counted as one of the best places to visit outside India, Indians choose Indonesia for wonderful vacation of cherished memories of a lifetime. Couples on honeymoon are especially enamored by Bali, the island of paradise.

What to include on your Indonesia Holidays

  • Sightseeing in Bali
  • Spend amid nature’s beauty in Kintamani
  • Tour of heritage villages of Batubulan, Celuk and Kemenuh
  • Pray at ancient Hindu Temples including Tanah Lot
  • Savor delicious Balinese food
  • Pampering Balinese massage
  • Romantic dinner cruise
  • Stay at luxury resorts
  • Learn arts, crafts, perfume making, etc.
  • Visit the Komodo dragons
  • Go scuba diving, snorkeling or undersea walking

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Incredible in every way, Dubai is one of the best holiday destinations in the world and the absolute favorite for Indian seeking an international holiday from India. From the highest tower in the world to man-made islands and beaches, from the most-loved shopping destination to one with exciting adventures, Dubai has it all and a little bit more. Whether planning for vacations in Dubai with family or a romantic honeymoon, this Emirates’ city is one place that grants you millions of unforgettable memories.

What to include on your Dubai Holidays

  • Get on top of Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest inhabitable tower
  • Enjoy a visit to Palm Jumeirah and the Atlantis
  • Pose with Burj Al Arab
  • Go for desert safari in the Arabian Desert
  • Heritage Tour of Old Dubai
  • Go fulfil yurt hears desires at the mega-malls and souks of Dubai
  • Enjoy a scenic Dhow Cruise at Dubai Creek
  • Savor 7-star luxuries

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Sri Lanka

The tear drop island in the Indian Ocean., Sri Lanka is one of the closest international vacation destinations from India. Sharing roots with India, the island nation is truly amazing. From scenic shores, lush tea gardens, charming hill towns, UNESCO World heritage Sites, ancient Buddhist Monasteries, relics of Kingdoms, remains of the British colonial days, , luxury resorts to many interesting sights, the island nation keeps you hooked.

What to include on your Sri Lanka holidays

  • Enjoy the pleasures of capital city Colombo
  • Pay a visit to Kandy, UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore the caves and temples of Dambulla
  • Know more about Sigiriya, one of the eight wonders of the world
  • Bask in the bliss of emerald tea estate of Nuwara Eliya
  • Feel the beach pleasures of Beruwela
  • Marvel at the interesting UNESCO World Heritage sites at Galle
  • Taste the mouthwatering dishes
  • Play with friendly elephants at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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This island nation is snuggled in the Indian Ocean and renowned for its white powdered beaches, lagoons, and reefs. Mauritius is one of the best places to visit outside of India. This island country is famous for its varied flora and fauna with many endemic species. Mauritius enjoys the tropical climate with the clear warm sea waters, beaches, tropical flora, and fauna is complemented by multi-ethnic and multi-cultural people. This island nation is a fabulous culinary destination with great wildlife watching.

What to include on your Mauritius holidays

• Boat trip to the nearby islets
• Enjoy the glass-bottom boat trips, snorkeling, waterskiing, and kayaking
• Swim with the dolphins or watch them play in Tamarin Bay
• Hiking in the Black River Gorges National Park
• Explore the varied history and culture of Mauritius in the museums
• Explore the majestic coral reefs

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Maldives is the small island nation which is situated in the Indian Ocean and a chain of 26 atolls. This is the world’s lowest-lying nation and the highest natural point is also one of the lowest in the world. This island nation is an archipelago of 1,296 coral islands and world-famous for scuba diving. The atolls of Maldives are boasts of coral reefs and extraordinary diversity of marine life. It is among the top places to visit outside India.

What to include on your Maldives holidays

• Spot the reef shark, manta rays, and tropical fishes during the diving and snorkeling
• Enjoy the underwater spa
• Adore the majestic beauty of nature from the sunset cruise
• Experience the local culture
• Enjoy the dining at Piano Deck at Baros

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Nestled in the lap of Himalayas, Nepal is one of the most beautiful holiday destinations. Indians have the freedom of movement and are welcomed for a quick international vacation. The ancient mountain kingdom is home to the highest mountain in the world, Mt Everest, scenic valleys, UNESCO World heritage sites, magnificent temples, palaces and bustling streets. From trekking, having a taste of mouthwatering dishes, shopping, there is a lot in store in Nepal.

Be it family vacation, spiritual retreat, a loving holiday with your partner, adventure getaway or just a break from the hustle bustle of life, Nepal proves to be one of the best visa-free international holiday destinations from India.

What to include on your Nepal Holidays

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur
  • View of Mt Everest
  • Visit to the scenic temples
  • Trekking on Annapurna Circuit
  • Homage to ancient Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha
  • Pleasures of casinos
  • Delightful taste of food


Snuggled in the Himalayas, Bhutan is one of the happiest countries in the world, and what better than a happy place for your holiday? Perfect for a small international trip from India, Bhutan has loads to offer. From ancient monasteries that date back to very advent of Buddhism to scenic trekking trails, the Himalayan country has it all.

The Kingdom of the Dragon, as Bhutan is fondly called takes you on a break from the world. The charming scenery, the fresh mountain air, the bliss of the ancient kingdom will surely create some of the fondest memories of vacations with family, friends or on honeymoon.

What to include on your Bhutan Holidays

  • Sightseeing tour of Thimpu
  • Visit to Punakha Dzong
  • Take blessings at ancient monasteries
  • Shop for handicrafts at the local market
  • Pay a visit to Paro
  • Embark on scenic trekking trails
  • Savor the delicious gastronomy of the mountains

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A travel writer by profession and self-professed addict to literature, momos, dancing, music and travelling, Debasree Chakraborty has all interesting things to share. Go through her penned down travel experiences and collected intelligence in her write ups. Read on!

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  • Vihan

    This is really good and useful article for me. Thanks!

    • Debasree

      Hey Vihan,

      Thank you for your kind words. Do follow our blog for more posts on India travel & tourism.

  • Raashi Sood

    I think malaysia is best place for holidays, although thanks for sharing such exotic places. Definitely I would try to visit in next year’s holidays plan.


    • Debasree

      Hey Raashi,

      Thank you for your kind words. I agree with you Malaysia is truly amazing for holidays. Hope you make plans for the other places. Keep reading our blog more interesting posts.

  • ramakrishnan

    Thanks for sharing this list. These are amazing holiday destinations.

    • Debasree

      Hey Ramakrishnan,

      Thank you for your kind words. Keep following the blog for more posts.

  • Harmeet

    I found this piece of information quite useful. Thanks for sharing the highlights of closest international destinations from India.This will certainly help me n many more to plan our next vacation.
    Do keep us updated with the beauty of more such fascinating places. 🙂

    • Debasree

      Hey Harmeet,

      Thank you for your kind words. Keep following our blog for more information on travel and tourism.

  • Vishan Dass

    Your post was really helpful and most of my doubts were cleared.

    • Debasree

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  • Vishan Dass

    Your post was really helpful & most of my doubts were cleared.

  • olivia hartley

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    • Debasree

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  • Joza Fatima

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    • Tusharika

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  • Nidhi

    Hey guys,
    Thank you for sharing!

    • Tusharika

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