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Save money on your next foreign vacation
Whether it’s Europe or the United States one of the most popular transportation modes foreigners’ use for vacationing is to drive. However
when it comes to Indians, renting a car abroad while touring is not considered an alternative by most Indian tourists. Many don’t realize
that they can legally drive in quite a few foreign countries using their Indian driving
license. Worried about driving on roads abroad? Anyone who can safely drive in India
can easily drive in foreign countries
Tourists from India visiting Europe or the United States can save themselves loads of
money if they opt to drive. Renting a car and driving is one of the most cost effective
ways to explore countries these days. Local flights, trains and taxis abroad can be quite
expensive and for travelers on a budget. Driving is an ideal alternative to get the most
for their money when touring.
Indian tourists can use their India issued driving license* to drive in countries such as
Germany, France, Switzerland and even the United States of America.
[Germany: carry a translation of Indian driving license in German. France: carry a
French translation of Indian driving license. USA: Need English version of license]
Advantages of Driving
One of the major advantages of driving yourself while touring with your family is that
you can set your own itinerary. The benefit of visiting the places you like and spending
the amount of time at each stop is in your hands. Group tours usually will only allow a
limited time at each stop.
With the availability of Internet today the world has indeed become an open book and
it’s a lot easier now to self-plan your holiday abroad. Here are some tips to help plan
your next road trip:
Do a little research online on the prospective destinations you wish to travel to.
Places, attractions, accommodations as well as prices can all be determined
online. All you need is a little patience and the will to plan your trip to cover most
details. Planning beforehand will help ensure you and your family have a superb
When checking car rentals abroad, shop around to get the best deal. Keep in mind
that car insurance will be required. Include the insurance cost when comparing car rental prices. Sometimes car insurance can be
more expensive than the car rental. Being properly insured will also provide you peace of mind to enjoy your vacation.
While road maps and touring tips are available free on the Internet, Data roaming is very expensive while abroad. However by using
off-line navigation that does not require a data plan tourists driving abroad can easily drive to new locations and explore. If you have
a smart-phone, download free Maps from HERE - Off-line navigation, maps, traffic, public transport available for both Android and
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