After Thailand, Now Iran Visa Free For India? Here’s Why

Iran, the land of ancient civilizations, rich culture, and diverse landscapes, is opening its doors to Indian travelers. 

The Islamic Republic of Iran has announced that it will soon remove the visa requirement for Indian citizens who wish to visit the country for tourism, trade, or pilgrimage purposes.

The “Iran Visa Free for India” policy is expected to boost the bilateral relations between the two countries and increase the number of Indian tourists to Iran. According to the Iranian Ambassador to India, Iraj Elahi, the visa waiver will be implemented in the next few months, after the completion of some technical and administrative procedures.

Soon, Indian passport holders will no longer need a visa for tourist visits to Iran. They can enjoy visa-free entry for up to 30 days. For non-tourist purposes, visa options, including e-visas and visas on arrival, remain available.

Alternatively, Indian nationals can also get a one-week visa on arrival for tourist purposes at some of the major airports in Iran, such as Imam Khomeini, Mehrabad, Mashhad, Shiraz, and Tabriz.

The visa waiver will not only make traveling to Iran easier and cheaper for Indians but also more attractive and enjoyable. Iran is a country that offers a variety of experiences for travelers, from exploring its historical and cultural sites, such as Persepolis, Isfahan, Shiraz, and Yazd, to enjoying its natural beauty, such as the Caspian Sea, the Zagros Mountains, the Lut Desert, and the Persian Gulf. Iran is also a destination for spiritual seekers, as it is home to some of the most sacred places for Muslims, Zoroastrians, Christians, Jews, and Baháʼís.

Also Read: Revisited: The Destruction of The Somnath Temple

Photo by Kamran Gholami

India and Iran share a long history of friendship and cooperation, dating back to ancient times. The two countries have many cultural, linguistic, and religious similarities and common interests in regional and global issues. The visa waiver is expected to further strengthen the ties between the two nations, and enhance their mutual understanding and respect.

Iran is a country that is often misunderstood and misrepresented by the mainstream media and Western propaganda. However, those who have visited Iran know that it is a country that is full of surprises, contrasts, and contradictions. It is a country that is modern and traditional, conservative and liberal, peaceful and turbulent, all at the same time. It is a country that welcomes its guests with warmth, hospitality, and generosity, and leaves them with unforgettable memories and impressions.

If you are an Indian traveler who is looking for a new and exciting destination to explore, Iran is the place for you. With the visa waiver, you have no excuse to miss this opportunity to discover the hidden gems of Iran and experience its charm and beauty for yourself.


Scroll to Top