India secured 85th position in 2016 in the global visa restrictions ranking. Madagascar is among the 52 countries where Indian citizens can visit without a visa. Picture: A boat lies at anchor in the harbour of Moroni, the capital of the Comoros islands, September 9 2003.Reuters

India has moved two ranks above in the global visa restrictions ranking, securing the 85th position in 2016 against the 87th in 2015. The rankings are based on the travel freedom that a country provides to its citizens.

"Countries are ranked according to the total number of other countries which they can access visa-free," said the Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index 2016, according to which, Indian citizens can visit 52 countries without a visa. 

Of the 52 countries where Indian passport holders can visit visa-free, several are in the Caribbean, South America, South Asia, Central America, Africa, in the Balkans, US State, Southeast Asia, East Asia, the Middle East and Asia.

Here's the list of the 52 countries where Indians can spend their vacation without worrying about getting a visa:

Bhutan Hong Kong
South Korea (Jeju) Macau
Nepal Antarctica
Seychelles FYRO Macedonia
Svalbard Dominica
Grenada Haiti
Jamaica Montserrat
St. Kitts & Nevis St. Vincent & Grenadines
Trinidad & Tobago Turks & Caicos Islands
British Virgin Islands El Salvador
Ecuador Cook Islands
Fiji Micronesia
Niue Samoa
Vanuatu Cambodia
Indonesia Laos
Thailand Timor Leste
Iraq (Basra) Jordan
Comoros Is. Maldives
Mauritius Cape Verde
Djibouti Ethiopia
Gambia Guinea-Bissau
Kenya Madagascar
Mozambique Sao Tome & Principe
Tanzania Togo
Uganda Georgia
Tajikistan St. Lucia
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