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Which are the Top 10 Medical Tourism Destinations in India for Better Treatment


India is a hub for medical tourism and an assemblage of all kinds of healthcare services. For several years, the nation is offering world-class services to global medical tourists who visit India. This includes the world-class infrastructure, expert doctors, and pocket-friendly treatment and great hospitality.

Apart from this, it has become one of the largest English-speaking nations. It is swiftly adapting to modern technologies coming their way. The hospitals here provide guaranteed quality in their services as they have JCI (Joint Commission International) and NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare providers) accreditations.

Nearly, a few decades ago, travelling to another country for medical treatment was a very big deal. However, nowadays, people in every country have access to all the information related to hospitals, doctors, hotels at other places. The process of medical travel to India has become much easier. Not only this, but the country has also provided a distinct category of visa (Medical Visa) entirely for people who come to avail healthcare services.


Here are the best destinations for medical tourism in India:


New Delhi


New Delhi


New Delhi is the national capital of India. It is home to several esteemed universities and colleges. Medical colleges such as AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences Delhi) have transcended many international hospitals by performing myriads of ‘first’ surgeries. Universities such as Delhi Technological University, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and many more. Delhi is paving way for an increased number of passed out students to excel. This has made Delhi, one of the most sought-after destinations for medical tourism in India. 

International Connectivity - Delhi airport namely, Indira Gandhi International Airport is one of the largest international airports both for domestic and international civilian air traffic. It is the busiest airport in India and South Asia, situated 16 km away from the city centre. The railway station is located nearly 4.8 km from the airport. The IGI airport is also connected to 8 lanes Delhi-Gurgaon express highway. The airport handles nearly 37 million passengers annually. The airport was awarded for the “World’s Best Airport” at Airport Service Quality Awards 2017 in the highest category of airports handling more than 40 million passengers annually. 






A good education system has always been an indispensable part of Chennai. In addition to good schools, it is home to many eminent colleges, such as IIT Madras, which is one of the top 10 engineering colleges of India. There are several research institutes in Chennai such as The National Research Institute of Tuberculosis, The National Research Institute of Epidemiology, The Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute and many more. This has resulted in building a strong foundation when it comes to having an advanced infrastructure and highly educated & skilled surgeons. 

International connectivity - The Chennai International Airport is situated in Meenambakkam, which is 21 km from the city centre. This airport is the 3rd busiest airport in international traffic after New Delhi and Mumbai. Patients undergoing cancer treatment in India often need to stay for a  longer duration and may also need a medical visa extension. There are several foreign consulates situated in Chennai to help you if you face any other issue during the medical stay in Chennai.






This is one of the most prominent cities in India. The place is a nucleus point when it comes to establishing business and other events in the healthcare system. Mumbai is a vivacious city with sociable people and warm hospitality. Since the city is densely populated, there are numerous hospitals both in private and public sectors. Most of the hospitals match international standards. Most of the staff is well-versed in English. 

Mumbai is not only a significant destination for business and tourism, but it also has a fair representation of the urban healthcare sector in India due to high standards of healthcare facilities. The city falls in the category of the topmost places providing the latest treatment facilities in India. Top hospitals in Mumbai include Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Neurogen Brain & spine Institute, Fortis hospital and Nanavati super speciality hospital. 

International connectivity - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai is the second-busiest airport in terms of international passenger traffic after New Delhi. There are three operating terminals spread over the land of 750 hectares and 950 aircraft movements per day. It has also won the “Best Airport in India and Central Asia” award in 2016.






According to experts, medical tourism has a lot of scope in Bangalore. It caters many patients from all over the world. The city also attracts millions of tourists across the world. There are many institutions in the medical field providing education and training to the students as well as treatment at affordable costs. There are many non-profitable organizations, which are funded by organizations providing cost-effective treatment. The hospitals have international accreditations and work with reputed doctors. Staying in the city is also a pleasant experience with all the facilities available at the click of a button.

Airport connectivity - Kempegowda International Airport is an international airport located in Bangalore. It is spread across an area of 4000 acres and located about 40 kilometres from the city. It is the third busiest airport if calculated by passenger traffic in the country. It handled over 25.04 million passengers in 2017 with over 600 aircraft movements in a day.


What is the role of Vaidam Health in your cancer treatment?

Vaidam Health is one of the best medical tourism companies in India, that helps patients across the globe to receive the best treatment in India. It aids in providing assistance in choosing an appropriate hospital, go through the doctor’s profile and getting the treatment at affordable prices. In addition, Vaidam Health will help you in getting the Visa Invitation Letter from the hospital and also in the visa application. 

Author Name
Dr. Kavreen Arora

Published Date
: 23-Aug-2019

Dr. Kavreen Arora

Dr. Kavreen studied medicine and actively practised for few years before she decided to share her knowledge through medical blogs and articles. Since then, Dr. Kavreen has written several articles about the recent advances in various medical treatments, life expectancies, and the best hospitals & doctors across the nation. 

She is a keen observer and likes to keep herself updated with the new technologies. She is an avid reader and an earnest writer in the medical field.

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