When it comes to travelling and tourism, we spend a lot of hard-earned money on just internal travelling. Which means, roaming on local transport within a city. While it might feel like an important expense, but with smart moves, you can a huge chunk. Wondering how? We are talking about having your own driving license, using which you can just enjoy going anywhere with a rented car. 

Are you thinking what when we go to some other country? Well, due to the technological advancements, you can now avail rented car services in most of the countries around the globe. But, what about the driving licence? We Indians are granted a license by our government that can work in several other places. We curated a list of seven such countries, where you can enjoy roaming around on your own on a vehicle! 

United States of America (USA)

United States of America (USA)

If your document is in English and valid, you can enjoy driving a rented car in the USA for up to a year or so. However, it is not just your DL that would be needed to avail this service, you will also need the I-94 form, a document that contains the date on which you entered the country.


Known to be one of the most relaxing and amazing countries around the globe, Malaysia is a perfect destination is you want a refreshment. To roam around in this country, you DL shall be in English, or their local language, Malay. But, in case your Dl is not vetted by the issuing authority or the Indian Embassy in Malaysia, you will then need International DL to enjoy driving in Malaysia. 



One of the most visited countries in the world, Germany has rather strict rules when it comes to driving. Besides all this, you can enjoy 6 months of driving there with your Indian DL. But, you will need to be very cautious about the traffic rules, as they are not as same the India’s. 


If your driving license is not in any Indian vernacular language, but in English, you will be able to enjoy 3 months driving permit in Australia. The best part is, their traffic rules are somewhat similar to India’s hence, you won’t have any problems. 

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Be it England or Scotland, your Indian driving license will not be an issue to drive there. You can enjoy up to 1 year. However, it is also important to note that the UK only allows only a certain class of vehicles to people having an Indian DL. 

New Zealand

If you are above the age of 21, New Zealand trip will be full of fun for you. The beautiful country has almost similar road and traffic rules as India, all you need is your DL in the English language and you will be able to enjoy driving there for a complete year. 

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We all love Switzerland (know about India's mini Switzerland, Khajjiar), the beautiful mountains with white snow looks divine. To make your experience far better, travel by your own rented car there, if you have your Indian DL. Valid for a period of 1-year, all you will need is your DL in English. 

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