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Meghna Paul Jul 01 2014

Suggest a few countries that provide an on arrival visa from India?

Kanika Nevatia Jul 01 2014
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Planning a trip to international destinations? Imagine that on a sudden whim you decide to take off to a foreign destination. Wouldn’t it be just great if you could get a visa on arrival instead of having to wait for one before planning your holiday? Check out some countries that offer on arrival visa to Indian passport holders.

Although all the countries mentioned here allow visa on arrival to Indian passport holders, each country has its own rules and regulations in this regard. It is best to enquire with the consulate of these respective countries before making your travel plans.

Hong Kong

Whether it’s a visit to Disney Land, a trip to Madame Tussauds or going on a never-ending shopping spree, Hong Kong is the place to be. This city has fast food and exotic delicacies, delighting foodies from all around the world. And if nightlife is what you’re looking to enjoy then there is no way you will leave disappointed. There are multiple Hong Kong packages to pick from that you can use to get a wholesome holidaying experience. Hong Kong will grant you an on arrival visa of upto 14 days if you hold an Indian passport.

Photo of Hong Kong (by MikeBehnken)


With Bali’s increasing popularity as a favourite tourist destination, you can’t help but take advantage of the on arrival visa facility provided to Indians for upto 30 days. Soak in some sun while lazing on the powder-soft beaches and feast on lip-smacking Indonesian delicacies at one of the finest restaurants in Indonesia, or take a trip to the magnificently constructed temples. A vacation here is bound to be unforgettable.

Photo of Indonesia (by Pandu Adnyana)


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 its beautiful beaches along the Indian Ocean. Full of interesting things to do and some unique places to visit in Kenya, your holiday is nothing less than an adventure.

Photo of Kenya (by rcrhee)


Madagascar is a nature lover’s paradise.Few places on earth can offer the kind of diversity in flora and fauna that can be seen on this island country. From dense rainforests teeming with birds and animals to pristine deserted beaches, you can experience it all in Madagascar. You can get a visa on arrival in Madagascar for up to 90 days if you hold an Indian passport.

Photo of Madagascar (by Bernard Gagnon)


Pristine beaches, clear water, the best massage therapies around the globe, a host of watersports and scrumptious seafood--these are just some of the things that the Maldives has to offer. With an Indian passport in hand, you can spend up to 90 days here with an on arrival visa. Plan your tour, pick one of the various lucrative Maldives holiday packages, and get going for an adventure of a lifetime.

Photo of Maldives (by Chi King)


Whether you want to indulge in some pocket-friendly shopping in Bangkok, enjoy the stunning Phuket coastline or relax at the picturesque beaches of Pattaya, a visit to Thailand is surely going to be one that you cherish for a very long time. Grab one of the best Thailand holiday tour packages for a comprehensive tour of the bustling city and to relish a wholesome tour experience. An on arrival visa can be obtained by Indian passport holders for upto 15 days.

Photo of Thailand (by UweBKK)


If you’re a history buff the one place that you just can’t miss out on is Jordan.Visit the varied historical sites, like the world famous Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, the Jordan River, Mount Nebo, Madaba and numerous medieval mosques and churches.You are entitled to a 2-week long visa on arrival to Jordan if you hold an Indian passport.

Photo of Jordan (from Seetheholyland.net)

Sri Lanka

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. Sri Lanka is a land so beautiful that you will never feel like leaving. Colombo is full of ancient architectural structures--ancient churches, Buddhist sculptures among other things to explore. You could also visit Nuwara Eliya and lay eyes on the rich heritage and greenery of the region. Depending on your budget and tour preferences pick one of the best Sri Lanka tour packages as they offer a comprehensive tour of the main attractions without making a hole in your pocket.

Photo of Sri Lanka (by whl.travel)


If a beach holiday is on your mind, planning a trip to Seychelles is definitely a good idea. When travelling from India you will be granted an entry permit on arrival. Known for its diverse flora and fauna, the beauty all around is simply mesmerising. Try your luck at snorkelling or simply go for a swim while you hop between the 16 islands here.

Photo of Seychelles (by dibaer)


If you're travelling to Vietnam with an Indian passport you can simply apply for a visa online and collect it when you arrive in the country. From national parks to world heritage sites and beaches, Vietnam has something for everyone to enjoy. So pack your bags and prepare to be amazed by the diversity of this land.

Photo of Vietnam (by gudi&cris)

Now that you know some of the countries that grant an on arrival visa to Indian passport holders you should probably start thinking where to go first. You can also check out this compiled list of places that offer on arrival visa to Indian passport holders.

Do remember to cross check with the consulate as rules differ from country to country and change very often. Happy traveling!

There are many Latin American Countries like Ecuador offerin Visa on arrival to Indian Passport Holders.
Suruchika Singh Nov 19 2014
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Fiji, Cambodia too...
Moneda 2014 Nov 19 2014
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And a few countries in the Caribbean Islands
Joy Bhattacharya Nov 19 2014
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