Mesmerized with the idea of going abroad for a vacation but want to avoid the hassle of the visa process? Worry not, because your Indian passport is strong enough to grant to arrival into several countries without the requirement of a prior visa.It is that time of the year when you pack your bags and head off to some place far from the monotony that comes with work just to relax and have the time of your life. Destinations today are more accessible to tourists than they were before and with these countries that provide Indians with a Visa on Arrival, either for a small price or for free or even over the internet for that matter, life couldn't have gotten better.
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This is one country that does not even require your passport to cross its borders. According to the Embassy of Nepal, Indians can enter Nepal with either their passport or any photo identity card issued by the government. You can also go to Nepal by road.
Owing to the Indo-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship, Indian citizens do not require a visa to enter Nepal. All they need is a valid Indian passport and other bona fide photo identity issued by the Government of India. Nepal is in fact the most popular visa free country for Indians.
A country where the Gross National Happiness is valued higher than their Gross Domestic Product, Bhutan is also called the land of happiness. Lucky for Indians as we do not require a visa to visit this country. Take a short flight or hit the road and be mesmerised by the beauty you see en route Bhutan.
Indian nationals do not need a visa to enter Bhutan. A passport or any other valid identity proof is sufficient.
A visa fee of 1000 Thai Baht gets you a visa on arrival at your landing destination in Thailand. One of the most popular holiday spots in the world, Thailand is fast becoming a preferred choice for vacations abroad for Indians.
Visit the golden Buddha temple. Go elephant trekking at the Chiang Dao elephant camp. Go island hopping off Phuket and Krabi. Take a trip to the Khao Yai National park. Go shopping in Bangkok but first, visit the famous Grand palace.
Indians can visit this beautiful country without the need of a prior visa. It offers visa on arrival for Indian nationals so all you need is your passport and a return ticket in hand. What’s more, you can stay here for up to 60 days. When in Mauritius, don’t forget to try their scrumptious seafood and go to some of the best beaches in the world.
With a valid Indian passport, you can get a visa on arrival in Sri Lanka for a stay upto 30 days. The visa fee is $25. What to do in Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka is a beautiful island known for its tropical beaches. Explore Colombo by taking the city tour. Check out the Pinnawala elephant orphanage. Visit Galle for its colonial influences and Anuradhapura for its ancient Sinhalese civilization. If you are a wildlife enthusiast, do not miss the Yala national park.
Home to the world famous Angkor Wat, Cambodia offers Indian citizens visa on arrival for up to 30 days. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Wat is the country’s most popular tourist attraction and has only recently imposed a ban on revealing clothes and… wait for it… selfies.
Vietnam - Vietnam permits visa on arrival for Indian passport holders provided they enter the country by air. The visa is valid upto 30 days and the visa fee is around $50 (processing plus stamping). What to do in Vietnam: Explore the Ho Chi Minh city and Hanoi. If you like motorbiking, you can take a trip across the whole of Vietnam. Check out the limestone islands in Ha Long bay and the My Son Hindu sanctuary in Hoi An. The Cu chi tunnels and Muong Hoa valleys are worth a visit.
Honeymooners’ preferred destination, Maldives is a land of beaches, blue lagoons, and coral reefs. But the best part is, it grants free visa on arrival to Indians for up to 30 days. So all you need is your passport and a return ticket. The country boasts of some of the best beach resorts in the world. Make sure you enjoy your stay at one of them on your trip.
Seychelles is like a beautiful poetry written on a piece of paper. With its pristine rainforests and hidden beaches, it is a gift to mankind. An archipelago of 115 islands, it t is easily one of the most soothing destinations in Africa
.Seychelles offers a Visitors Permit On Arrival for Indians free of charge for a period of 3 months if you have adequate funds and a return ticket. If you feel like you can’t get enough of the island, you can further extend your stay for a period of 3 months upto a maximum stay of 12 months from the date of issue. You would have to pay around 5000 SCR for the same.
Indonesia is an island with beautiful blue beaches and cultural delights that have been highlighted on many lifestyle channels. Dive, relax, eat, laze around, and repeat. Street food is in plenty and so are the temples. Indonesia is an exotic paradise like no other.
To stay for a maximum of 30 days in Indonesia, Indian citizens need to procure a visa on arrival at the cost of as little as USD 25 to 35. Along with this one needs to show proof of having enough funds on them to take care of their stay in the country, and confirmed return tickets as well. A passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date one enters Indonesia is crucial to have.
The landscape of Madagascar is exhilarating and diverse and the food is awesome. The country is everything that the movie of the same name portrayed it to be. This is yet another African nation with rich diversity in terms of flora and fauna and is also home to a beautiful natural reserve. In fact, the island is so big that it could be a continent in itself.
Madagascar is travel made easy with a visa on arrival for Indians which lasts for 30 days and is free.
Proof of sufficient funds for your trip and a $50 visa fee will get you a visa on arrival in Kenya which is valid for 90 days. What to do in Kenya: Visit Kenya for its rich wildlife. Take a safari in the Maasai Mara National reserve, Visit the Diani beach and check out the flamingos at Lake Makuru. Kenya is one of the finest places in the world to witness nature and wildlife at its best.
Home to over 10,000 Indians employed primarily in the textile sector, Jordan is a country that began granting Indian citizens visas on arrival. Visit the heritage site of Petra, float in the Dead Sea, or simply take in the beauty of the barren desert of Wadi Rum.
When one talks of Jamaica, one can only think of beaches. The land of Bob Marley, Jamaica is a cultural hotspot that will sweep you off your feet. Shake those hips to the enchanting calypso beats, lie on its beaches and get drenched in its azure waters. Jamaica is thrilling to a core. It is a tropical fantasy.
A Jamaican tourist visa is not required for Indian citizens for a stay up to 14 days. You need a valid passport and return tickets as proof
Known for its carnival and diverse flora and fauna, this twin island country welcomes Indians without the need of a visa. For as long as three months you can enjoy your stay here.