Road trips are the best way to travel and that is following a vote that was derived. It is the most comfortable and free way to travel around, to be honest. It is even better if you are blessed with a trailer. In case you have that the best way to visit around is only via your trailer. You can drive all day and stop and rest whenever you want to. In case you do not have one, there is no problem. You can still have a road trip that will help you make memories that you can never ascertain anywhere else. It gives you the utmost freedom to have a hand over your trip itinerary. You can drive, rest, eat, laze and visit places for as long as you wish with no backlog in the back of your mind.
Today we would thus take a look at 10 countries wherein Indian driving license is valid.
The land that brings us the most beautiful sunset and provides us with Midnight Sun and Northern Lights will surely be a treat for sore eyes. You can just dream lazing on our car seat looking at the Northern lights with your friends or family. You can drive in here if you have an Indian driving license. However, if you also have a substantial Indian permit, you get the chance to drive around for three months. It does feel like a scene straight out of a movie. But, that is what the beauty of travelling via road can bring one. In here you already drive on the right side of the street.
Mauritius is an island that has magic within itself. From the best beaches to the godly views, this place can bring about a deeper sense of rejuvenation than anyplace else. You would not be facing any issue if you have a substantial driving permit which is in English. However, it is best to carry an International Driving License along with you. Mauritius, being a small island can easily be covered up in a leased automobile in a day and the other days can be meant for subtle relaxation. It is also very easy to locate your way around here, due to ample road signs that show your location and destination distances. The only thing to keep in mind is where you have to drive on the left side of the road.
Switzerland has always been termed as ‘ heave on earth’ due to its presence of the beautiful turquoise lake and the surrounding of snow-capped mountains. This place can give you the thrill of hiking and trail along with skiing and boating and thus is one of the best places to go on a road trip for the view that you will be able to enjoy while driving. All you would need is the duplicate of your Indian driving permit which is translated in English. If you have this permit you can drive around for a year in Switzerland as we drive on the correct side of the street.
New Zealand is a place that allows you to drive if you are over 21 years and have a substantial Indian driving permit in English. If you are both then you can roam around in your car on the left side and enjoy the beauty as it comes. However, if you are not in the possession of the latter, you can just get an official interpretation from the New Zealand Transport Agency office and then you would be set.
The United Kingdom does allow you to visit them on road trips if you have a substantial Indian driving permit. If you have the same, you are permitted to drive over for a year in the country and go forth with your taste of adventure and checking out new places. You can lease out any vehicle that you are permitted as per the driving license from heir agency and return at the time of leaving. It does follow the Indian rule of driving on the left side of the road.
South Africa, is a place wherein you would be required to carry an authorised legitimate Indian driving permit that has a picture and a mark on it. Once you have that you have the permission to drive around in your vehicle and going to all tourist locations. However, it is always encouraged to carry your International Driving Permit, as most of the vehicle lease organization, requires that. Thus, it is a bit difficult to go around that freely in this country.
The place that is the most romantic place on the earth. You can just feel the emotion driving around the nostalgic lanes of France in the company of the person you love the most. You can drive for a year if you have a french copy of your authorised driver’s permit. There would also be no confusion as they also drive on the correct side of the street and stands in the top 10 automobile owner list as per Forbes.
Australia allows you to drive around the country with a substantial driving permit that is in English, however only for three parts. In here you have to drive on the left part of the street. However, if you are visiting New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory then they let you drive with an Indian permit as well. But it is better to carry with you an International Driving Permit, just on the off0chance of something arises. It is always recommended to go through the outback while driving as it is termed as the most unforgivable place on earth.
Germany allows you to drive around for half a year with a substantial Indian permit. However, it is best to carry an International Driving Permit with you just in case. Even though no open rules are stating the requirement, it should not be left to interpretations. If not the IDP, you can get the issue of the same from a government establishment that will help you come out of any unnecessary trouble that you might face. If you are on the roads, driving through Autobahn, the famous roadway is a mandate.
The United States Of America
The USA also drives on the correct side of the road and in case you possess a substantial Indian driving permit then you can drive there for a year. the only catch is, it has to be in English. If it is not then an IDP is required alongside a xerox of an I-94. Following this, you would be able to drive around and hit all the famous tourist destinations.