A trip abroad means a lot of preparations, one has to take budgets into account, where to stay, what to see, transport and getting that oh so coveted visa. Well let me take care of one element from the long list of preparations here, take a close look at these exotic destinations all of which provide visa on arrival for Indians!
The beaches of Bali, Komodo Dragon sightings or the bustling city of Jakarta, whatever your pick, Indonesia allows a 30 days visa on arrival for Indians. So get ready to party it up in Bali and scuba dive at Gili Islands. Your dream vacation just got real!
If there was one place that mixed in the beauty of the beach life, affordable shopping and a great nightlife, it would definitely have to be Thailand. Be it Bangkok, Krabi, Phuket, Chiang Mai or even Koh Samui, Thailand has a lot to offer at super affordable prices. What makes this even sweeter is the 15 day visa on arrival that we Indians are entitled to. A visa fee of Thai Baht needs to be paid in full and the visa on arrival has to be obtained at the first point of entry into the country.
Sri Lanka is one of those destinations that is easily accessible from India and for once the Indian currency stands stronger, which means more luxury at a cheaper price! Sri Lanka is all about luxury living at a fraction of the cost. Sri Lanka has a lot to offer in terms of tourism as well, from the Buddhist township of Anuradhapura to surfing at Arugam Bay and whale spotting at Galle Face, you have a host of activities to choose from. Indians can get upto 30 days visa on arrival in Sri Lanka.
Cambodia for me has a strong resonance with Lara Croft. It spells mystery and adventure and is bound to bring out the inner explorer in you. A visit to Ta Prohm (where Tomb Raider was shot) will definitely leave you awestruck. Other places of interest include Angkor Wat, Siem Reap city, Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville beach. The good news is that you have a 30 day visa on arrival to do all of that!
This crazy little city is a great vacation spot, be it with family or friends. Have a fun filled day trying out the varied cuisine at some of the best restaurants or go pub hopping at night, a visit to Disneyland or even a day spent simply shopping, Hong Kong won’t disappoint. What’s even better is that you have all of 14 days of a visa on arrival to do that.
This one is for the beach bums who are willing to shell out the extra bucks for the perfect resort getaway. Fiji has the most pristine beaches and is rich in aquatic flora and fauna, so its great for diving as well. If its lazy beaches and a day at the golf course you are looking at, Fiji is perfect for you especially since you are entitled to a 4 month visa on arrival. Go figure!
Another beach destination that is rich in diverse aquatic flora and fauna and thanks to Prince William and Kate Middleton, Seychelles is now even far more popular that it was before. It’s also fast becoming a sought after destinations for weddings and honeymoon. Maybe fly there with your special someone and you can stay upto 1 month on a visa on arrival.
A fun filled mix of fun and adventure, and history and culture is what you get in Jordan. A visit to the iconic Dead Sea or the ancient city of Petra, a thrilling hot air balloon ride over mountain tops at Wadi Rum or a horseback ride through the ancient silk route, you pick what interests you the most because you have a total of 2 weeks to see it all here. Another thing to note, it’s necessary to have USD $ 3000 in order to be able to get a visa on arrival.
Another popular beach destination, best for all those who want to just relax and sip on margaritas while lazing at the beach, Maldives gives up to a 90 days visa on arrival for Indians.
Where else will you find such exotic wildlife but in Nairobi, Kenya. The true experience of an African Safari is best experienced here. Other places of interest include Mombasa, Lake Nakuru and Samburu National Reserve.
If this didn’t urge you to go and plan out your next vacation, I don’t know what will!