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10 foreign countries that let you drive if you have an Indian driving license

November 14, 2016
Places that let you drive with your Indian license!

Raise your hand if you have a certain playlist of songs that you have reserved for road trips and for just that long drive with your special someone.

There is a feeling of euphoria and then there is a feeling that is inexplicable – commonly known as the road trip emotion! Among people who love their drives long and their troubles short – there exists a shared sense of excitement and adrenaline.

To make it even better, here are 10 foreign countries that allow you to take in the scenic beauty as you glide on the roads, with your Indian license and a few additional documents!

1. The United States of America:


If your valid Indian license is in English, you are eligible to drive in almost all states in USA for a period of one year from the time of entry into the country. What you also need to carry with you once you drive is a copy of the form I-94 as it shows the date on which you have entered USA.

Most scenic road to drive on: Pacific Coast highway

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2. France

They say if you need to experience the best, you’ve got to experience it in French! Indians holding a valid Indian license can drive on the right side of the smooth roads just like the French locals provided they carry the French translation of their Indian license with them

Most scenic route to drive on: Cote d’Azur

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3. Australia


If you hold a valid Indian license, life could not have gotten any better! For 3 months from the time of arrival on Australian soil, you can drive around in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory provided you drive the vehicles that your license is certified for.

Most scenic routes to drive on: Lasseter Highway in Northern Territory

9 Nights / 10 Days @ Rs 2,16,900

4. Norway


Valid from three months from the date of entry into Norway, this beautiful land has many scenic routes. Known as the land of the midnight sun, it is highly advised that you visit this country and tour it via road to see the northern lights!

Most scenic routes to drive on: Senja National tourist route

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5. New Zealand

Although this land allows Indian License holders to drive on the most scenic routes there are in the world, the validity for the same is only for one year. Also, there are restrictions to the type of vehicles that you can drive, depending on which type your license is valid for.

Most scenic routes to drive on: The Forgotten world highway

9 Nights / 10 Days @ Rs 2,47,000

6. Germany


Indian nationals can ceaseless explore the verdant landscapes of Germany via road for upto 6 months , but alongwith the Indian License, anyone driving would require a translation of the license from the embassy. Morever, having a International Driving Permit (IDP) is handy too.

Most scenic routes to drive on: The German

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7. Switzerland


The land which became famous on account of being Bollywood’s most loved backdrop for romantic movies in the 90’s, it is no secret that this amorous land is best discovered by road. Indian license holders are eligible to drive for a year from the date of entry into Switzerland.

5 Nights/6 Days @ Rs 1,23,400

8. South Africa

The country that is famous for its natural wonders like the table mountain, blyde river canyon, etc has steadily risen to one of the most travelled destinations can be discovered in depth by road trips! Who doesn’t love a good drive with splendid views?

Most scenic routes to drive on: Route 62, Western Cape

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9. Finland


Another spot from where you can marvel at the northern lights, this country is the epitome of the word beautiful. A road trip can only magnify your experience in Finland.

Most scenic routes to drive on: Lietvesi Scenic Road

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10. Mauritius

Turquoise waters with white sandy beaches; if that does not sound like the perfect formula for an ideal vacation, I don’t know what else will! This African island destination is your best bet if you and your loved on are feeling a little adventurous while thinking about rekindling the romance. Honeymooners, are you listening?

Most scenic routes to drive on: Royal Road

6 Nights/7 Days @ Rs 65,900

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