Planning a holiday abroad is no longer a hassle thanks to the many countries that are welcoming Indian tourists with a visa on arrival facility. Now you can leave that tiring process of running around for countless documents, planning a trip to the visa application centers, and all associated stress behind. Focus just on what you need to pack for your holiday instead. And as an Indian, go on your flight with ease, receive your visa upon arrival, and enjoy your holiday!
1) Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is known for its yummy food, gorgeous beaches, tea plantations and of course, its cricket team. Indian travellers can visit the island nation without a pre-approved visa. You are given an Electronic Authorization upon arrival. Please note that along with your valid passport, you will need a return ticket and enough funds to receive the visa on arrival.
With your visa in hand, you can explore and enjoy all of Sri Lanka’s attractions. This includes the famous Adam’s Peak, and the Ella Rock, colourful Colombo and the green tea plantations in Nuwara Eliya.
Indian travellers will be delighted to know that Thailand has made visa-on-arrival possible for a maximum of 15 days. You need to possess a valid passport and a confirmed return ticket in order to receive this visa. It’s as simple as that.
Then travellers will be able to enter the capital city of Bangkok, and visit its attractions such as the Golden Buddha, the Grand Palace, and the Chatuchak Weekend Market. Then, travel further north or south. You can explore the green hills of Chiang Mai or dance all night at the Walking Street in Pattaya and unwind on Phuket’s beaches.
Jordan is consistently rated as one of the best destinations to visit in the world, thanks to the adventurous experiences it offers as well as the kind hospitality of the locals. Not to mention, it is home to the ancient city of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. And everyone should get a chance to float effortlessly in the Dead Sea.
For Indian passport holders, Jordan allows visa on arrival for a 2-week stay.
This culture-rich country provides visa on arrival facility for Indians, allowing them a 3-month stay in the country. A valid passport, return tickets and bank statements are prerequisites for receiving the visa on arrival in the country.
Upon entering Cambodia, you can explore Siem Reap’s Angkor temples just like Lara Croft. And visit a blend of palaces, temples and forests.
Kenya’s incredible wildlife makes it one of the most popular destinations in the world to visit. And thankfully, by allowing for eVisas, Kenya has made it very easy for Indians to travel. Added to this, there is a direct flight from Mumbai to the capital city Nairobi that takes up to 6 hours. So, now there really is no excuse to not go.
Once you’re there, you’ll be thankful you’ve made the journey. You can visit the cities of Nairobi and Mombasa but also the Masai Mara Wildlife Reserve, the National Parks of Tsavo, Hell’s Gate and Nairobi too.
Ecuador allows visa-free entry for Indian passport holders. You can stay for a maximum of 3 months but your passport must have 6 months validity on your arrival to the country.
Many travellers start their journey in Ecuador, exploring the architectural wonders of the town such as Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila and the Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus, and plan in a visit to Quito (that is literally the center of the world). It’s inexcusable to not visit Cotopaxi National park, which is home to an active volcano, and spend some time in the Galapagos Islands.
The Maldives has earned its rank as one of the topmost tourist destinations, especially for Indian couples. Indian citizens are provided visa on arrival. You can stay up to 30 days and we think it still is a short time period to explore this paradise.
The rules to explore the inhabited parts of the country are different. You will need a permit from the authorities. Also, when wandering on the uninhabited paths, ensure to follow and abide by the rules.
Thanks to its blend of rainforests and beaches, Seychelles is one of the most visited locations on the African continent. For Indians, a permit on arrival is available for free of charge for a period of 3 months.
This archipelago of 115 islands has plenty to offer besides its beaches and islands. The Valle de Mai nature reserve and the Morne Blanc are a must-visit too. If you are confused about which of the 115 islands to visit, we recommend the Anse Georgette, Anse Lazio, Coco Island, Petite Anse, Anse Source D’Argent and Curieuse Island.
Madagascar offers Indian citizens a free visa on arrival facility that allows them to stay in the country for a period of 30 days. That’s plenty of time to take in all of the country’s charms. Besides its natural attractions, you will also find the regular beach activities at the Les Trois Baies. Tsingy de Bemaraha Reserve, the Isalo and Amber Mountain National Parks and local tombs are a delight too.
Indian travellers looking for something just a little offbeat will love Bolivia. You can get a visa on arrival that allows a stay for up to 90 days. Travellers can take in the country’s Inca heritage, and natural splendours. Must-visit sites include the Salar De Uyuni, Titicaca lake and the city of La Paz that’s famous for its Plaza Murillo, the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, cobbled streets of Calle Jaen and the Witches Market.