Planning a trip abroad? Worried about visa hassles? Opt to visit a country that provides an e-visa to Indians and skip the long embassy queue.
An e-visa is quintessentially a visa that one can obtain online, through a country’s official visa portal. You do not need to visit the embassy at all or fill in any physical forms. All the paperwork takes place online, and you generally get your visa in hand within about 48 hours (though this may vary from country to country).
Although many countries offer e-visas to tourists, including India, here are a few of the countries that Indian Passport holders can visit with an e-visa.
If you’re in the mood to explore some breathtaking architecture, beautiful mosques and the enchanting bliss of some old world charm, make sure you plan a trip to Turkey soon. You will get an e-visa that will be valid for 180 days and you can stay in the country for up to 30 days at a stretch.
Better known as the “Kingdom of Wonder”, Cambodia boasts of natural beauty so divine that you will simply be left spellbound. From the temples to the culture, everything in this country is worth experiencing. The visa cost is USD 37 (including processing fee) and with a validity of 3 months, you can stay in the country for 30 days on an e-visa.
Located at the Europe – Asia intersection, the nation of Georgia has a rich historical past. Covered with a wide array of national parks and forests, this is an ideal place to get lost in the wilderness. For USD 20 plus a 2% service fee , you will get a multi-entry e-visa valid for 120 days which will permit you a stay of up to 30 days in the country.
Always dreamt of the perfect African holiday? Then Kenya is the destination for you. The main tourist attractions include safaris through the 19 national parks, the mosques at Mombasa, the awe-inspiring scenery of the Great Rift Valley, the coffee plantations at Thika, a view of the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro that lies across the border in Tanzania, and the beautiful beaches along the Indian Ocean.
From some beautiful cities to some architecturally appealing religious establishments, Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is certainly worth a visit. The awe-inspiring scenery here will stay with you for a long time! Providing a single entry e-visa to Indians, Myanmar allows you to stay in the country for 28 days.
Are you a nature lover? Do you want to spend some time amidst the wild? There is no better place to go on a ‘wild’ holiday than Zambia. Adorned with lush greenery and a wide variety of flora and fauna, this country is surely worth a visit! You can get various types of e-visas for this country, with different fee depending on the nature of entry. On single entry, you can stay in the country for a 90 day period at a stretch.
Made up of over 30 islands, the nation of Bahrain has plenty of cultural and historical heritage to boast about. From majestic forts and museums to beautiful islands, there is so much to see here! With a multiple re-entry e-visa you will be able to stay in the country for a period of 2 weeks at once.
Tired of the usual and conventional? Plan a slightly offbeat trip to Azerbaijan, where you will get to experience nature’s beauty at its best. Whether you want to see some mineral springs and national parks or explore the rustic city, there is plenty to do and see here. You will get a single entry e-visa for Azerbaijan, enabling you to stay in the country for 30 days.
Known for housing a number of National Parks, Zimbabwe is the place to visit if you want to feel close to nature! From hills and valleys to green mountain peaks, there is so much to see and do here. Whether you want to indulge in some white water rafting, canoeing or simply enjoy the beauty of the place on horseback, there is no stopping! And with an easily available e-visa, you must plan a trip soon.
If you’re travelling to Sri Lanka with an Indian passport, you will have to go through an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) process before entering the country. Although this could be done on arrival in Sri Lanka, you could also do so online before you leave. Full of ancient architectural structures, the country is so beautiful that you will never feel like leaving.
Plan a trip soon to one of these countries that provide a hassle free e-visa to Indians. Also note that visa rules often change, do make sure you check with their embassies in India before planning your trip. You can also check out this compiled list of places that offer an e-visa to Indian passport holders. Happy travels!
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Travel, Cook, Write. This about sums up Kanika’s world. She loves to explore new places and write about new things!