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    It can be frustrating sometimes to realize how we need a Visa to go almost ANYWHERE. Well, we got news for you: It’s NOT TRUE! 52 countries around the world greet Indians with a Visa on arrival. No more toiling in the queues, and none of those boring interviews. We have picked 21 most amazing countries with visa on arrival for Indians. And yes, some of these international destinations are so awesome that they even cost less than an iPhone. Start planning your trip. What’s your excuse now?

    21 Destinations Which Provides Visa On Arrival

    Here is the list of destinations that will greet you with visa on arrival when you visit them. Take a look!

    1. Mauritius

    Mauritius, one of the best honeymoon destinations

    Mauritius is one of the most exquisite countries with visa on arrival for Indians. Get ready to explore the blue lagoons, coral reefs, and exotic beaches of this paradise as your visa is free and valid for 90 days. You read that right!

    Favourite Destinations: The Grand Baie, Rodrigues, Flic en Flac, Mahebourg, Tamarin Riviere Noire etc.
    Famous for: Beaches, Water Sports, Multi-Ethnic Culture, Backpack Trips, Honeymoon
    Ideal Duration: 7 to 8 days
    Best Time to Visit: From April to June and From September to December
    Minimum Budget: INR 1,20,000
    Approximate Flight Charge Per Person: INR 30,000

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    2. Thailand

    Yi Peng festival of light in Chiang Mai, Thailand

    The astounding land of white elephants, Thailand should definitely be on your bucket list. Go explore the monasteries, temples, beaches, and the flea markets whenever you want to as you don’t need to waste time waiting for visa anymore. Thailand offers a visa on arrival to the Indian citizens which is valid for 15 days.

    Favourite Destinations: Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, Koh Samui, Krabi Islands, Chiang Mai etc.
    Famous for: Honeymoon, Backpack trips, Parties, Elephant Tourism, Beaches, Spa and Wellness, Shopping etc.
    Ideal duration: One week
    Best Time to Visit: Between November to February
    Minimum Budget: INR 70,000
    Approximate Flight Charge Per Person: INR 15,000

    3. Indonesia

    Best tourist destinations to experience various beautiful beaches, Indonesia

    Home to the famous Tanah Lot temple, the refreshing rice terraces, mighty Kintamani volcano, cascading waterfalls, and some amazing people, Indonesia is a place drenched in rich culture and traditions and one of the best countries with visa on arrival for Indians. And Indian travelers do have an edge when it comes to Indonesia as they do not need any visa for a stay of less than 30 days in the country.

    Favourite Destinations: Bali, Jakarta, Java, Sumatra,
    Famous for: Beaches, Water Sports, Spirituality and Wellness, Cultural Tourism, Food etc.
    Ideal Duration: 7 to 8 days
    Visa on Arrival: USD 35 for 30 days
    Best Time to Visit: All year round
    Minimum Budget: INR 70,000
    Approximate Flight Charges: INR 19,000 per person

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    4. Maldives

    Adventurous Water sports for couples in Maldives

    Head to Maldives and lay down on the shimmering white sand while enjoying the stunning view of the turquoise water and sunset. Pack your stuff and leave right away with your BFFs or maybe your bae and enjoy in Maldives for about 90 days with free visa.

    Favourite Destinations: Male, Addu City, Lhaviyani, Kaafu etc.
    Famous for: Honeymoon, Resorts, Various water sports like Scuba diving, Snorkelling, Water Skiing, Wind Surfing etc. and Beaches
    Ideal Duration: 5 to 6 Days
    Best Time to Visit: All year Round
    Minimum Budget: INR 70,000
    Approximate Flight Charge Per Person: INR 16,000

    5. Seychelles

    Discover Colorful fishes and turtles while Scuba Diving in Seychelles

    Yet another blue paradise that is famous for its pristine islands, and exotic beaches, Seychelles offers visa on arrival to Indians for a maximum period of 30 days. By submitting the accommodation details, a copy of their return ticket or ticket to some other destination which the traveler may be traveling to (if any), and sufficient funds of about $150 per day, one can obtain the visa on arrival in Seychelles per person.

    Favourite Destinations: Mahe, Praslin, Victoria, La Digue, Denis, Frigate etc.
    Famous for: Romantic Getaway, Water Sports, Beaches, and Luxury Resorts etc.
    Ideal Duration: 6 to 7 days
    Visa on Arrival: Visitor’s Permit valid for 1 month
    Best Time to Visit: October to March and May to September
    Minimum Budget: INR 65,000
    Approximate Flight Charge INR 22,000 per person

    6. Hong Kong

    Victoria Peak, the famous vantage point in Hong Kong

    Often known as the culinary capital of Asia, Hong Kong is known for its iconic buildings and vibrant culture which is visible at every corner. Alongside this Hong Kong is popular for its Visa On Arrival policy which offers Indian citizens a visa-free stay for 14 days. But before that the Indian citizens are required to complete their pre-arrival registration as per the rule passed by the Immigration Department.

    Favourite Destinations: Victoria Harbour, Kowloon, Lan Kwai Fong, Soho, Stanley etc.
    Famous for: Wong Tai Sin temple, Victoria’s Peak, Hong Kong Disneyland, Shopping, Skyline and Architecture, Urban Lifestyle
    Ideal Duration: 5 to 6 days
    Visa on Arrival: Free
    Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year
    Minimum Budget: 80,000
    Approximate Flight Charge INR 19,000 per person

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    7. Sri Lanka

    Visa on arrival available for Colombo City- Sri Lanka

    A country is known for its islands, beaches, mountains, and aromatic tea, Sri Lanka will make traveling easy for all Indians as they provide them the facility of visa on arrival. Sri Lanka issues an ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) which gives permission to stay in the country for 30 days.

    Favorite Destinations: Colombo
    Famous for: Temple of the Tooth Relic, Shopping, Food, Beaches, Spiritual and Religious centres, Historical Places
    Ideal Duration: 5 to 6 days
    Best Time to Visit: October to March
    Minimum Budget: 75,000
    Approximate Flight Charge INR 15,000 Per Person

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    8. Bhutan

    A famous Monastery Uma Paro, Bhutan

    Another destination that offers visa on arrival to Indians free of cost is that of the Land of the Thunder Dragon – Bhutan. While the citizens of Maldives, India, and Bangladesh do not need any visa to reach and getting around the country, other international travelers can also attain the visa on arrival either from the Paro airport, or from Phuentsholing, Samdrup Jongkhar, and Gelephu in case they are traveling by road.

    Favourite Destinations: Thimpu, Paro, Phuntsholing, Jakar, Wangdue, Phodrang etc.
    Famous for: Dechen Phodrang and other ancient Buddhist Monasteries, Adventure Tourism, Culture, Spirituality and Wellness, Food
    Ideal Duration: 4 to 5 days
    Best Time to Visit: All throughout the year
    Minimum Budget: INR 30,000
    Approximate Flight Charge NA

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    9. Nepal

    Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal

    The land of mighty mountains and much famed amidst the trekkers for the Everest Base Camp, visa on arrival in Nepal is available to Indians and other international travelers alike for 15, 30 and 90 days that may cost them around $25, $40, and $100 respectively per person for single-entry.

    Favourite Destinations: Kathmandu, Lumbini,
    Famous for: Mount Everest, The Himalayan range, Adventure Sports like Trekking, Mountaineering, Rafting etc., Lumbini, Buddhist Culture, Food
    Ideal Duration: 5 to 6 days
    Best Time to Visit: October to April
    Minimum Budget: INR 25,000
    Approximate Flight Charge: INR 4,500 per person


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    10. Cambodia

    The World Heritage Angkor Wat Temple bound by massive roots of huge tree, Combodia

    Cambodia is known the land which mesmerizes its visitors with its magnificent blend of old heritage and modern lifestyle. Also known as the empire of temples, this place is quite popular among the travelers who plans to visit Indonesia. For the Indian travelers, Cambodia offers a visa on arrival which ensures a stay of maximum 30 days at a cost of US$ 20 approximately.

    Favourite Destinations: Phnom Penh, Kompong Som Province, Sihanoukville, Koh Kong City etc.
    Famous for: The World Heritage Angkor Wat Temple, the Royal Palace, Museums, Food and Culture
    Ideal Duration: 5 to 6 days
    Visa on Arrival: USD 25 valid up to 30 days
    Best Time to Visit: November to February
    Minimum Budget: INR 50,000
    Approximate Flight Charge INR 20,000 per person

    11. Macau

    Macau City Night, an attracting tourist place, macau

    The epicentre of gambling and electrifying nightlife, Macau is considered as the “Vegas of China”. Apart from this luxury entertainment, this city also holds a cultural heritage which can be witnessed in the architectures around. And edging to all this the Indian citizens get a Visa on arrival at the HK airport and they don’t require a Visa for at least 30 days to stay in Macau.

    Favourite Destinations: Senado Square, A-Ma Temple and Ruins of St. Paul’s
    Famous for: Gambling, Historical Places, Urban Lifestyle
    Ideal Duration: 1 to 2 days
    Best Time to Visit: All throughout the year
    Minimum Budget: INR 1,00,000
    Approximate Flight Charge INR 29,000 per person

    12. Fiji Islands

    Fiji islands, a best travel destination

    A land where the time seems stagnant, the Fiji Islands is an archipelago of exquisite islands, lush-greenery and abundant underwater marine life which can be witnessed closely. And just in case you’re craving for a beach vacation without a visa then these islands will be a splendid retreat. The Fiji islands offers a Visa-on-arrival to the Indian citizens where they can enjoy a stay of maximum four months meeting all the requirements and extend it to six months after applying for an extension.

    Favourite Destinations: Nadi, Suva, Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Beqa, Lautoka etc.
    Famous for: Honeymoon, Resorts, Beaches, Food
    Ideal Duration: 4 to 5 days
    Visa on Arrival: Free, up to 4 months
    Best Time to Visit: November to February
    Minimum Budget: INR 80,000
    Approximate Flight Charge INR 42,000 per person

    13. Kenya

    Maasai mara warrior jumping dance, Kenya

    Kenya is indeed a paradise for wildlife admirers who want to capture the beauty of the rugged topography and abundant wild beasts residing on it. The country offers a visa on arrival to the Indian citizens at a cost of $50 for 3 months. The travelers can avail the service of visa on arrival online through E Visa.

    Favourite Destinations: Nairobi, Maasai Mara, Nairobi National Park, Tsavo National Park, Ngong Hills, Lake Nakuru
    Famous for: Wildlife Safaris, African Tribes and Culture
    Ideal Duration: 5 to 6 days
    Visa on Arrival: USD 50, valid up to 3 months
    Best Time to Visit: August to October
    Minimum Budget: INR 70,000
    Approximate Flight Charge INR 18,000 per person

    14. Jamaica

    Beautiful Sandals Montego Bay beach, Jamaica

    Jamaica is a caribbean country which offers an exotic holiday experience amidst the nature’s finest views. A perfect escape for the travelers who are looking for a relaxing vacation. Apart from that this country is one of the places which offers a Visa on arrival for Indian travelers. A traveler can enter and spend 30 days in the country without a visa.

    Favourite Destinations: Montego Bay, Negril, Kingston, Falmouth etc.
    Famous for: Rastafarian Culture, Bob Marley Museum, Beaches and Caribbean Lifestyle
    Ideal Duration: 6 to 7 days
    Visa on Arrival: Not required for a duration of 14 days
    Best Time to Visit: December to April
    Minimum Budget: INR 90,000
    Approximate Flight Charge INR 52,000 per person

    15. Madagascar

    Masoala National Park covered with forest, Madagascar

    Fascinated by the movie already? This country is everything what it has been portrayed alongwith exotic landscapes and diversified food. Blessed with abundant flora and fauna, this African nation is indeed a nature lover’s paradise. For the Indian citizens, it is easier to plan a vacation at this island nation, as one can enjoy the views without a visa for 30 days at free of cost.

    Favourite Destinations: Nosy Be, Antsiranana, Toamasina, Ranomafana National Park, Isalo National Park etc.
    Famous for: Wildlife Experience, Reefs and Rainforests, Trekking, Diving, Deserts
    Ideal Duration: 4 to 5 days
    Visa on Arrival: USD 75, valid for 90 days
    Best Time to Visit: May to October
    Minimum Budget: INR 65,000
    Approximate Flight Charge: INR 32,000 per person

    16. Laos

    Being a part of Laos New year celebration

    Laos is a little South Eastern retreat which despite being small in area offers a magnificent tour of the enchanting landscapes, lush-green and dense forests sheltering abundant wildlife and sublime temples. To visit this offbeat country Indian citizens don’t require a visa for a maximum stay of 30 days for free by providing a valid passport and onward tickets.

    Favourite Destinations: Luang Prabang, Vientiane, Vang Vieng, Phakse
    Famous for: Historical Places, Archaeology, and Buddhist Culture
    Ideal Duration: 3 to 4 days Visa Regulations: Free, Valid up to 30 days
    Best Time to Visit: October to March
    Minimum Budget: INR 40,000
    Approximate Flight Charge NA

    17. Bolivia

    The Andes mountain, Bolivia

    A country which is known as a complete roller coaster ride for its dangerous roads, lip-smacking delicacies, coffee, flora and fauna. Indians can avail the benefit of Visa on arrival if they are willing to visit these adventure’s paradise. They can enjoy a stay for 90 days without a visa at a cost of $100.

    Favourite Destinations: La Paz, Sucre, Beni, Cochabamba, Oruro, Santa Cruz
    Famous for: Multi-ethnic Culture, Carnival de Oruro, The Andes, World Heritage site Potosi, Ruins of Inca civilization and other Historical Places
    Ideal Duration: 5 to 6 days
    Visa on Arrival: From La Paz Airport for USD 52
    Best Time to Visit: April to October
    Minimum Budget: INR 80,000
    Approximate Flight Charge NA

    18. El Salvador

    San salvador el salvador

    Despite all the disturbed news circulated about this offbeat destination in Central America, El Salvador’s beauty and peaceful location doesn’t fail to attract tourists every year. The country is known for its abundant coffee plantations and splendid national parks. Indian travelers can plan a holiday at El Salvador without a visa as the country gives a Visa on arrival which is valid for 3 months at a cost of $10.

    Favourite Destinations: San Salvador, Santa Ana, San Miguel, Acajutla, Puerto Cutuco
    Famous for: Surfing Mecca, Volcano Hiking, Intipuca Beach, Historical Places, and Culture
    Ideal Duration: 3 to 4 days
    Visa on Arrival: Tourist Card of USD 10, valid up to 3 months
    Best Time to Visit: November to April
    Minimum Budget: INR 80,000
    Approximate Flight Charge: NA

    19. Nicaragua

    Breath-taking view of Nicaragua from air

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    Much famed for its volcanic landscape, Indian travelers can get a visa on arrival for Nicaragua easily at a cost of just $50 per person provided they have a valid Schengen visa, US or Canadian visa. This will let the travelers enjoy a great vacation in the beautiful Nicaragua for upto 30 days.

    Favorite Destinations: Corn Islands
    Famous for: Masaya Volcano, Islets of Granada, Volcano Boarding, Natural Reserves, Cathedrals, Spanish architecture, and beaches
    Ideal Duration: 5 to 6 days
    Best Time to Visit: December to March
    Minimum Budget: INR 80,000
    Approximate Flight Charge Per Person: INR 50,000
    *Volcano-boarding in Nicaragua

    20. Cook Islands

    Shimmering water at Cook Islands

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    Renowned for its snorkeling and diving sites, Cook Islands is one of the offbeat island countries located in the heart of South Pacific which the Indian travelers can explore without a visa for upto 31 days.

    Favorite Destinations: Rarotonga & Aitutaki
    Famous for: Beaches, Kite-surfing, Fishing, Rugby League, Lagoon Diving, Snorkeling,
    Ideal Duration: 6 to 7 days
    Best Time to Visit: May to August
    Minimum Budget: INR 1,20,000
    Approximate Flight Charge Per Person: INR 80,000 per person

    21. Cape Verde

    Beautiful sea-front at Cape Verde

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    Set off the northwestern coast in Africa, Cape Verde is a stunning destination famous for its culture and exotic beaches. While the nation offers visa on arrival to many international travelers, Indian nationals can explore this beautiful town just at a cost of 25 Euros.

    Favorite Destinations: Boa Vista & Praia
    Famous for: Wind-surfing, Safari, Cathedrals, Hikes, Pico do Fogo, Turtle safari, and Art Galleries
    Ideal Duration: 4 to 5 days
    Best Time to Visit: October to March
    Minimum Budget: INR 1,00,000
    Approximate Flight Charge Per Person: INR 47,000

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    So, what are you waiting for? Don’t go on adding more to your bucket list, it’s time you cross a few and add a few more. Get packing, book your international vacation right away and hit the roads!

    Frequently Asked Questions About Countries With Visa On Arrival For Indians

    Q. Which countries offer visa on arrival for Indian citizens?

    A. With many countries offering visa on arrival for Indian passport holders, travelling abroad is no longer a daunting task. Indian travellers can travel to these countries without having to go through the hassle of getting a visa:

    1. Cambodia
    2. Maldives
    3. Indonesia
    4. Jordan
    5. Mauritius
    6. Nepal
    7. Seychelles
    8. Thailand

    Q. Do Indian need a visa for Dubai?

    A. Indian passport holders need a visa to visit Dubai. You can opt for 48-hour or 96-hour visa, 30 days or 90 days visit visa. In addition, if you are an Indian tourist you can even apply for a multi entry long-term visa and multi-entry short-term visa.

    Q. Do Indians need visa for Singapore?

    A. Indian passport holders can apply for a Singapore tourists visa that allows a stay for a maximum period of 30 days with a validity of 2 years. Similar to other countries, even for Singapore, you need to ensure that your passport is valid for 6 months from the date of entry in Singapore.

    Q. Which country has no visa?

    A. Some of the countries that do not need a Visa for Indians include:

    1. Bhutan
    2. Dominica
    3. Ecuador
    4. El Salvador

    Q. Does Canada offer visa on arrival for Indians?

    A. No, any Indian resident who is not a US permanent resident or who does not have a Green Card will have to apply for a Visa in advance. This is applicable for visiting Canada for any purpose.

    Q. How many countries in total offer visa on arrival for Indian passport holders?

    A. With effect from 2nd of July 2019, close to about 58 territories and countries offered either visa-free access to their countries or visa on arrival to the Indian passport holders.

    Q. Is Phuket visa-free for Indian citizens?

    A. Thailand not only offers visa-free access to Indian citizens but also has established an online e-Visa platform for twenty other countries through which they get visa at home at an additional cost of 600 Thai Baht.

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