Did you know your Indian Driving License works in all these 9...

Did you know your Indian Driving License works in all these 9 countries

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Yes, you read right. There are nine countries where you can simply go and drive a vehicle If you have a valid Indian driving license. The road rules to an extent may differ but if you have a valid license there’s no way you will be fined for driving on the roads of these countries, until you break a rule.

Here are those nine super cool countries.

France

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Abundant in flora and fauna, this culturally rich country is known for its natural beauty. Hit the roads with a valid Indian license and explore France by driving through the scenic views. You can drive in France with a valid Indian license for a year but it is mandatory that you carry a French translated copy of your license. In France, you have to drive on the right side of the road.

United Kingdom

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United Kingdom is known for its scenic views along the country side. Being an Indian tourist shouldn’t stop you from taking this pleasure, Right? Drive through the English country side while soaking in the spectacular scenery in the United Kingdom. You can drive in UK with a valid Indian driving license for up to a year. But the catch is that you will be allowed to drive a vehicle of the class that is allowed in your license.

In United Kingdom, you have to drive the vehicle on the left side of the road.

New Zealand

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A small country, New Zealand is a beautiful land in the Pacific with rich in flora and fauna. If you are 21 years of age, then you can rent a car to drive on the roads of New Zealand. You can drive in New Zealand for a year with a valid Indian passport. You are allowed to drive the vehicle of the kind that is allowed in your driving license. You must get your Indian license translated to English if it is not fully or partially in English by a government recognized translator or with the approval from the New Zealand Transport Agency.

In New Zealand, you have to drive the vehicle on the left side of the road.

Australia

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A land of mind-blowing scenic view, Australia can be experienced the best through road trips. You can drive with a valid Indian license in Queensland, Canberra, South Australia, and New South Wales for up till a year. But in the northern territory you can drive with a permit and it allows you to drive for only three months. While in country of Kangaroos, you can drive the kind of vehicles that is allowed in your valid Indian license.

In Australia, you have to drive on the left side of the road.

Mauritius

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Experience paradise in the beautiful island of Mauritius. Soak in the experience in this traveler’s paradise by driving along the sandy beaches. While its ok to sit on the driver’s seat if you have ab Indian driving license in English but you are allowed to drive only for a period of four weeks. This too only in the kind of vehicle that you are allowed to drive as per your license.  If you carry an international driving permit, it will be easier for you to rent a vehicle in Mauritius.

In Mauritius, you have to drive on the left side of the road.

Switzerland

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Known for its natural beauty, Switzerland is a dream destination for one and all. Experience the turquoise lakes and Swiss Alps by driving through and make it a memorable experience. You can drive through the scenic beauty for up to one year if you have a valid Indian license. To drive in Switzerland, you must have a valid Indian driving license in English.

In Switzerland, you must drive on the right side of the road.

The United States of America

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With some of the most spectacular driving routes, the United States of America is a place you would love to drive. In the US, you are allowed to drive a vehicle if you have a valid Indian license in English and an International Driving Permit. You can drive a vehicle for a period of one year from the date of your arrival. Ensure that you carry the I94 form, that shows your date of arrival.

In the United States of America, you must drive on the right side of the road.

South Africa

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The land known for its rich flora and fauna, South Africa welcomes you with breathtaking views of the natural habitat. If you have a valid Indian driving license, you can drive through the enticing roads of South Africa. Your license must be in English and must contain your photograph and signature. When you hire a car, the car rental companies might ask you for an International Driving Permit, so it is advisable to carry the document.

In South Africa, you must drive on the left side of the road.

Norway

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Known as the land of the midnight sun, Norway has a lot to offer to its tourists. What better way to explore this beautiful country than on a road trip? With a valid Indian driving license, you can drive for a period of three months only as a tourist. Ensure that your driving license is in English.

In Norway, you must drive on the right side of the road.

Take the mean machine and go on a trip of a lifetime on the exotic roads of these countries. No one will question you for not being a citizen and still driving, the Indian driving license is sufficient. So, the next time you plan to go on a trip, choose the destination carefully.

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