Visa On Arrival! Travel To These 33 Destinations On An Indian Passport

Visa On Arrival!  Travel To These 33 Destinations On An Indian Passport
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Done dealing with visa hassles? Here are 33 hassle free options

Simrran Gill, Roop Sawhney
November 01 , 2019
14 Min Read

According to Henley’s passport index, India ranks 82nd and has access to travel to 59 destinations across the world without having to worry about a visa. Following are the 33 countries you can travel to that offer Indian passport holders visa on arrival. So pack your bags and go! 

ASIA

Cambodia: Low lying plains, mountain scapes, landscapes, deltas and the legacy of a kingdom. Are there any more reasons you need to visit? The contemporary culture in Cambodia also has its roots dated back in history, making it an ancient yet modern in its approach. 

Visa on Arrival (VoA) validity: 90 days | Stay Validity: 30 days

Cambodia has a rich contemporary culture

Laos: The confluence of Asian, French and Buddhist cultures all within the same boundary make Laos a fine example of potpourri of cultures. While in Laos, you will be spoilt with choice as the Northern, Central and Southern parts of the country have a lot to offer.

VoA validity: 30 days | Stay Validity: 30 days

A forest waterfall in Laos

Maldives: Catching the eye of the tourists in the span of last five years, Maldives is a tropical region in the Indian Ocean and hasn’t ever disappointed. The pristine beaches, clear lagoons and unexploited and extensive reefs are what you should go for here.

VoA validity: 30 days | Stay Validity: 30 days   

Bird Eye view of the Maldives

Myanmar: Formerly Burma and India’s neighbour, now Myanmar offers a cultural expedition. Apart from that they country is known for its bustling markets and lakes and the very famous gilded pagodas.

VoA validity: 90 days | Stay Validity: 28 days

The Buddha tooth relic pagoda, Myanmar

Sri Lanka: Apart from being a paradise for those into mythology, Sri Lanka offers well kept beaches, diverse landscapes and a strange kind of familiarity. While you are there do not miss soaking in the history as the country has ruins from 2,000 years ago.

VoA validity: 90 days | Stay Validity: 30 days

Beira lake and Colombo city skyline view at sunset

Thailand: One of the most popular tourist destinations from India, Thailand is the perfect beach getaway. While on one hand you can cherish the serenity of the islands, on the other you can comfortably give in to the nightlife. Do not forget to indulge in the local street side delicacies as well as the high end Asian restaurants. Currently, Indian travellers have no visa fees to pay in Thailand. 

VoA validity: 15 days  | Stay Validity: 15 days

Thailand is a beach lover's dream

Timor-Leste: This Southeast Asian nation fought as recently as 2002 to obtain an independent status. Hence the country has a lot to grasp in terms of history. Apart from that the abundant marine life and coral reefs only make it better.

VoA validity: 30 days |  Stay Validity: 30 days

Aerial photo of Dili, Timor-Leste

AFRICA

Cape Verde Island: Situated on volcanic archipelago in Africa, Cape Verde is home to Potugese-African culture, traditional music as well as rich cultural history. One should spend a couple of days here in order to experience and absorb it fully.

VoA validity: 30 days | Stay Validity: 30 days

A shipwreck in Cape Verde

Comoros Islands: The islands, forming an archipelago of volcanic islands, are absolutely raw and untouched in terms of tourist exploitation. A perfectly calm experience, Comoro Islands should be ticked off your bucket list.

VoA validity: 45 days | Stay Validity: 45 days

Palm lined beaches in Comores Islands

Ethiopia: Completely landlocked Ethiopia is a treasure for those who cherish history and ancient artefacts. The country has found ruins as old as 3 million years making it a melting pot of ancient culture.

VoA validity: 90 days | Stay Validity: 30 days

Ertale is one of the five famous volcanoes in the world that have a lava lake, and the only volcano in the world with two lava lakes

Gabon: Gabon is located on the equator and a former French colony, traces of which can be found even today. Home to two famous national parks with varying vegetation, Gabon also shelters a wide range of wildlife.

VoA validity: Single entry visa- 30 days; Multiple entry visa- 90 days | Stay Validity: 90 days

Beach House in Gabon

Guinea Bissau: Guinea Bissau is a small tropical country with a very famous biosphere reserve, natural parks and wildlife. Apart from its natural concourse the colonial buildings in the country also add to its charm.

VoA validity: 90 days | Stay Validity: 90 days

Aerial view of river, Bissagos Archipelago (Bijagos), Guinea Bissau. UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Kenya: Kenya’s scenic landscapes and wildlife reserves are a treat for the soul. Spending a day in the company of the well preserved fauna is an experience to cherish.

VoA validity: 90 days | Stay Validity: 6 months (renewal after 90 days)

Africa. Kenya. Lake Nakuru. Flamingo. Flock of flamingos.

Madagascar: Natural varying landscapes such as rainforest, beaches and hills is what Madagascar is all about. It is also home to lemurs, which are not found anywhere else. If you find yourself to be there do not miss on the exciting hikes that you can go for.

VoA validity: 30 days | Stay Validity: 30 days

Beautiful Baobab trees at sunset at the avenue of the baobabs in Madagascar

Mozambique: Featuring the Indian Ocean’s coastline Mozambique is home to famous beaches and offshore marine parks. Coral reefs and mangrove lined islands are their specialty.

VoA validity: 30 days | Stay Validity: 30 days

Fort São Sebastião (San Sebastian, Sao Sebastiao), Mozambique island

Rwanda: The landlocked country with mountain scapes is located in East Africa. It is known for its breathtaking scenery and is home to a wide variety of wildlife.

VoA validity: 30 days | Stay Validity: 30 days

Walkway canopy tour, bridge in the rain forest, Rwanda, Nyungwe National park

Seychelles: Seychelles might just seem like a speck on the map, but it is actually a constellation of islands strewn across the Indian Ocean. Home to the rare black parrot and Giant Tortoises, Seychelles has an abundant marine life and also houses two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, virtually untouched by man.

VoA validity: 30 days | Stay Validity: 30 days

Seychelles has pristine blue waters

Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone is a treasure trove of beaches, remote islands and thickly wooded mountains. Visit Sierra Leone for its rich history, flora and fauna and colourful stilted houses.

VoA validity: 90 days | Stay Validity: 30 days

Sierra Leone has a rich flora and fauna

Somalia: Enjoy the true colours of African culture in Somalia with scenic beaches, bustling markets, medieval structures and a history like no other.

VoA validity: 30 days | Stay Validity: 30 days

Experience true African culture at Somalia

Tanzania: An absolute dream for nature and wildlife enthusiasts, Tanzania is packed with national parks and wildlife adventures. Make your way to the blissful beaches of Zanzibar or marvel at the scenic views Mount Kilimanjaro has to offer.

VoA validity: 90 days | Stay Validity: 90 days

Visit the beaches at Zanzibar

Togo: A hiker’s haven, Togo boasts of a diverse topography and culture. With palm fringed beaches, museums as well as trekking terrains, Togo has something for everyone.

VoA validity: 7 days | Stay Validity: 7 days

Relax by the beach in Togo

Uganda: What’s a better place to vacation than one which offers mountains, lakes and bio diverse forests? Uganda offers a wide menu of choices for tourists, including the charm of a Ugandan market, Crater Lake in Kyaninga Lodge, gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest and beautiful savannahs.

VoA validity: 90 days | Stay Validity: 90 days

Go kayaking in Crater Lake

Zimbabwe: Enjoy the picturesque Victoria Falls and revel in beauty of what nature has to offer here at Zimbabwe. Visit the many national parks or explore the various archaeological sites that the country has.

VoA validity: 90 days | Stay Validity: 90 days

Marvel at the victoria falls in Zimbabwe

OCEANIA

Marshall Islands: At Marshall Islands you can sit back and relax at one of the many secluded lagoons, or go deep sea diving to explore the rich marine life, or even go on a historical expedition amongst the ruins from WWII.

VoA validity: 90 days | Stay Validity: 90 days

Marshall islands is replete with ruins from WWII

Palau Islands: An archipelago of over 500 islands, Palau has a myriad of activities to offer. When you’re not exploring the underwater wonders, you can visit the stone monoliths, the Belau National Museum, the Ngardmau Falls or even the Japan Palau Friendship Bridge.

VoA validity: 90 days | Stay Validity: 30 days

Palau is a cluster of 500 islands

Samoa: Experience the best of Samoa through the Lalomanu beach, the Alofaaga Blowholes, scenic waterfalls and local cuisine. Dip into the heart of Polynesia and discover Fa’a Samoa (the Samoan Way)

VoA validity: 60 days | Stay Validity: 60 days

Samoa is also known as the heart of Polynesia

Tuvalu: Tuvalu packs a lot into the fourth smallest nation on the planet. One can enjoy pristine turquoise waters, admire the simplicity of life at Tuvalu and revel in the lip smacking cuisine.

VoA validity: 30 days | Stay Validity: 30 days

Tuvalu is fourth smallest nation on the planet

THE CARIBBEAN

St. Lucia: The only island in the world that contains a drive-in volcano, Saint Lucia has much to offer to its visitors. Small colourful hutments lining the valley and the coast, is a scenic view that no other Caribbean islands has. Snorkelling, trekking and hiking are common activities here.

VoA validity: 6 weeks | Stay Validity: 6 weeks

The shores of the beaches in Saint Lucia are lined with colourful hutments

AMERICAS    

Bolivia: Get lost in the labyrinth-like Chincana ruins, go cycling or mountain biking on Yungas Road or go bird watching at Laguna Colorada to marvel at the rare flamingos. 

VoA validity: 30 days | Stay Validity: 30 days

Navigate the Chincana ruins in Bolivia

Suriname: One of the smallest countries in South America, Suriname prides itself on quaint Dutch colonial houses and carefully crafted cathedrals. A cultural melting pot, Suriname is ethnically diverse and is a medley of many traditions. 

VoA validity: 90 days | Stay Validity: 90 days

Suriname is one of the smallest countries in South America

MIDDLE EAST

Armenia: It would be sacrilegious to not visit the snow-capped Mount Ararat when you’re in Armenia or the many sacred monasteries that the country has. Go boating at Lake Sevan or take a walk at the Republic Square.

VoA validity: 120 days | Stay Validity: 120 days

Visit Mount Ararat in Armenia

Iran: A trip to modern Persia would be incomplete without a visit to the many markets that hold elegant and sophisticated handicrafts. It would be remiss to not mention the delectable Persian dishes and sweets available here, and of course, they key ingredient, saffron or as the locals call it, red gold.

VoA validity: 30 days | Stay Validity: 30 days

Iran is a melting pot of culture

Jordan: Visit the lowest point on earth and float in the Dead Sea. Surrounded by desert beaches, mineral spas and oases, Jordan makes for an excellent tourist destination.

VoA validity: 30 days | Stay Validity: 30 days

Jordan is famous for the dead sea

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