Travel Guide to Indonesia

Indian Embassy in Indonesia

Embassy of India

Jalan Haji R. Rasuna Said Kav S-1, Kuningan, RT.8/RW.3, Kuningan Tim., Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12950, Indonesia

Contact Number: +62 21 5204150

Visa Process for Indian Visitors to Indonesia

The following documents are required to get a visa to Indonesia

  • Original Valid passport for 6 months from the date of travel along with the old passport, if any
  • visa application forms
  • Hotel booking confirmation
  • Return air ticket
  • Day-to-day itinerary
  • Income tax papers for last 3 years or Form 16
  • Original saving Bank Statements last 6 months updated with healthy balance

Time required: 10 - 15 working days

About Indonesia

Indonesia, or as it is officially known as the Republic of Indonesia, is the unitary sovereign state or the transcontinental country that is situated in the Southeast of Asia. There are many amazing places to visit in Indonesia. Located between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, Indonesia consists of more than seventeen thousand islands and is considered to be the largest island country of the world.


Here are some of the fantastic things which you can do in Indonesia-

  • Lake Toba- You can kick back, relax or swim in the warm volcanic waters
  • Tanjung Putting- The National Park of Indonesia is a popular destination for ecotourism, with many local companies arranging boat tours for tourists to view the wildlife that includes macaques, gibbons, sun bears, clouded leopards, orangutans, crocodiles and pythons.
  • Baliem Valley- Located in the highlands of Western New Guinea, it offers the marvellous sight of roaring rivers, mountain views, tribal villages etc.
  • Gunung Bromo- It is an active volcano which offers one of the overwhelming effects of the unsettling earth. With the top of the volcano blowing off and the crater constantly belching white smoke that surrounds the island with fine granule of volcanic sand.
  • Torajaland or Tana Toraja- It is another place which is offering tourist’s spectacular site due to its gruesome funeral rites. In the Tana Toraja, a dead person’s body is kept for several years until the actual ceremony takes place lasting several days. The deceased on finally buried in a hollow tree or kept in a small cave.
  • Gili Islands- These are a trinity of three small islands that are for the relaxed and laid-back tourists, who like to rest on their holidays with a countless number of beach cafes serving them hot or cold beverages of their choice. As there is a policy which prohibits vehicles like cars or motorbikes on the island, you can be assured that by no means would your peace be disturbed.
  • Ubud- It is the cultural centre of Bali which is perched in the midst of terraced rice fields and offers numerous performances of dance and music for tourists every day. Here you can find various craft shops and art galleries as well.

How to Reach?

Indonesia can be reached by air. Availing a good travel agency is a must for learning the Indonesia points of interest as well as to get a detailed version of the flight timing and travelling schedule.

Best time to Visit

December is generally the wettest month of the year, accompanied by heavy rainfall and thunderstorms, putting the country at risk of flooding. The Average temperature drops slightly to 27°C at the time of monsoons. Despite the down pouring weather, Indonesia is the city to be in the days which lead up to Christmas which is the best time of year to visit in Indonesia. You can experience the air of celebration as well as the excitement of the island during this time.

What to Pack?

While packing for the holidays, we often think of what clothes to take to wear in the tourist places in Indonesia. Not many give a thought to the other numerous things that you would need there. Here are a few must-haves that you should certainly bring with you in Indonesia -

  • Shorts and tank tops for beaches
  • Long Pants that would cover up to your knees as well as a few sleeved loose tops
  • A few party dresses
  • A medium sized scarf
  • Raincoat, umbrella and a rainproof jacket
  • Travel insurance policy to get comprehensive coverage in case of events like loss of passport, baggage loss, missed a flight, etc.

Top Delicacies

A peek in the Indonesian Cuisine -

  • Beef Rendang - It is a famous delicacy of Indonesia famous for its richness and spicy flavours. It is quite similar to a Beef Curry but is devoid of any broth. The dish takes forever to get cooked as the tenderness of the beef is wrung out of the dish.
  • Fried Rice- Indonesian Fried Rice is the national dish, It is favored by the lavish use of sweet and thick soy sauce known as keycap and garnished with pickled cucumber, acar and carrots.
  • Nasi Rawon – The nutty flavour beef stew with a deep black colour is rich in flavour with the lavish use of keluak nut. It is best enjoyed as a side dish with a bowl of plain rice.
  • Sop Buntut - Hearty and healthy soup is a deep fried or barbecued Oxtail that when combined with a soupy base, it is loved by most people.
  • Siomay – The best of Indonesian street food is the country’s version of a dim sum containing steamed fish dumplings along with cabbage, steamed potato, an egg that is served with peanut sauce.
  • Indomie – It is basically the Indonesian version of Instant noodles available in many flavours.
  • Nasi Uduk – It is a popular dish of Indonesia where rice is cooked with coconut milk and served with soybean cake, fried chicken, fried onion, shredded omelette, anchovies that is then topped with melinjo nutcrackers and sambal.
  • Sweet Martabak - Indonesian version of a pancake where you can choose your fillings from cheese, chocolate and peanuts or can have a mouth-watering mix of them all.

Indian Restaurants in Indonesia

NU Delhi Restaurant

  • Located at: Jl Pratama 79 | Core Hotel, Tanjung Benoa 80361, Indonesia
  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian
  • Contact No.: +62 812-8370-8120

Gateway of India

  • Located at: Sanur | Jalan Danau Tamblingan 103, Sanur, Denpasar 80223, Indonesia
  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian
  • Contact No.: +62 623 61281579

Roti Daal

  • Located at: Jl. Pantai Berawa No. 48 | Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Canggu
  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Contact No.: +62 878-5490-00052

Shopping List Essentials

Whether you are looking for fashion items, furniture or jewellery, Indonesia has so much to offer you. The capital of Indonesia, Jakarta, has an array of air-conditioned malls with stores of every famous brand. The highly-skilled artisans produce some exquisite silver goods, dynamic ceramics and amazing textiles which are unique in style.

Healthcare Centers

With about 2454 hospitals all around the country, Indonesia is probably the best country to travel with a dedicated healthcare facility to help any and every patient in need. Here, your travel insurance policy will help you by covering your medical expenses in case you need help. In case of medical emergency, the insurer also provides medical evacuation.

Basics of Local Communication

Other than the local Indonesian language, English is practised by most of the residents. Here are some of the basic Indonesian words with their meanings. The knowledge of these words would make your stay comfortable.

English Indonesia
Good morning Selamat Pagi
Good evening Selamat sore
Yes/No La/Tidal
Excuse me Permisi

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The following medical expenses are covered: 

  • Travel insurance includes medical expenses, repatriation, and emergency medical evacuation. Even dental care expenses such as acute anesthetic treatment of teeth are covered.

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“Deductible”means a cost-sharing requirement under this policy, that provides that the insurer will not be liable for a specified rupee amount or percentage of claim amount or number of days or number of hours, as specified in the policy schedule and which will apply before any benefits are payable by the insurer. A deductible does not reduce the sum insured and is applicable per event, upto the specified limits mentioned.

What Is Not Covered Under the Travel Insurance Plan?

  • Medical Expenses (inclusive of Repatriation and Emergency Medical Evacuation), Daily Allowance in case of hospitalization, Compassionate Visit benefits, the following will not be payable for Any pre-existing condition, Routine examinations, Expenses for rest or recuperation at spa/ health resort/ sanatorium, Pregnancy (including childbirth, miscarriage, abortion or related complications ) or treatment relating to the removal of physical flaws or anomalies (cosmetic treatment or plastic surgery).
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  • Medical Expenses in respect of Experimental, investigational or unproven treatments or treatments which are not consistent with or incidental to the diagnosis and treatment of the positive existence or presence of any Illness for which confinement is required at a Hospital. Any Illness or treatment which is a result or a consequence of undergoing such experimental or unproven treatment.
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What Is Covered Under Travel Insurance?

Loss of passport and documents:

Reimbursement of actual expenses incurred in connection with obtaining a duplicate or fresh passport or reasonable cost of replacing/obtaining the stolen documents/ tickets if the passport belonging to the Insured / Insured Person be lost

Home Fire Insurance Contents & Home Burglary Insurance (contents):

Cover against any loss or damage of the Contents at Home of the Insured in India caused by Fire and Allied perils or through burglary and/or housebreaking while the Insured is on a trip abroad.

Hijack Distress Allowance

Payment of distress allowance in case of hijack of a common carrier for more than certain number of hours whilst on the trip. You can easily avail the allowance by filing a claim online through Travel Insurance cover online process.

Medical Expensesinclusive of Repartration  and Emergency Medical Evacuation

If you are sick or injured during the journey, your medical expenses can prove to be costly. In such cases,  Travel Insurance cover greatly helps. The insurance company also offers a cashless settlement with the network hospitals or you can also opt for the reimbursement process within 30 days of hospitalization.

Legal Expenses

Payment of legal costs and expenses incurred by the Insured towards claims from third Parties for compensation in respect of death or disablement arising due to an injury whilst on a trip abroad.

Personal Accident

Payment of compensation if the Insured sustains accidental bodily injury during a trip resulting in death or Permanent Total Disablement or Permanent Partial Disablement within 12 months of occurrence of such injury.

Trip Cancellation/Or Interruption

Payment towards the non-refundable prepaid payments incurred on the trip being cancelled and additional cost of transportation in case of Interruption: due to medical problems, personal employment problems or natural disasters or other listed reason in policy wordings.

Trip Delay

 Reimbursement of additional expenses if trip is delayed beyond a period, due to airline problems, medical problems, personal employment problems or natural disasters.

 Daily Allowance in case of Hospitalisation

 Payment of daily allowance for the days the Insured is hospitalised beyond a specified number of days, as mentioned in the Policy Schedule, for which a valid claim is admissible under the Policy whilst on a trip abroad.Emergency Accommodation

 Payment of compensation for the additional cost of emergency accommodation if the Insured/ Insured Person could not stay in the accommodation originally booked due to ­fire& flood, earthquake, storm, hurricane, explosion, outbreak of major infectious diseases.

Why do I need Travel insurance?

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