Countries Offered Visa on Arrival for Indians

Sometimes, don’t we wish to just pack our bags and take off to a foreign destination. Only hoping that traveling overseas required no visa. However, the process of acquiring a visa can be so tedious. In today’s context, people don’t have spare time to fill documents and apply for the visa. But what if I told you that 59 countries around the world allowed to acquire a visa on arrival for Indians.

The whole idea of going abroad for a vacation while avoiding the hassle of the visa process is fantastic, isn’t it?  Yes, why worry,  because your Indian passport is strong enough to grant you entry on arrival into several countries without the requirement of a prior visa.

According to the Global Power Index 2017, Indian passport is ranked at 75th position. While some of these countries do not require the visa at all, others are happy to stamp your passport on arrival. So, grab your passport, pack your bags, head to the airport and buy a ticket to any of these beautiful countries that you can visit impulsively.

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Select countries I wish to visit In the near future
  • Armenia
Armenia
Branded Bawi does her high jump in Armenia

Recently this year my daughter Zenia Irani took an office trip to the capital city Yerevan – Armenia. From the pictures I can tell Armenia is becoming an increasingly popular tourist attraction. Beautiful mountains, churches, historical monument is what a traveler can expect to see and marvel. Now all Indian nationals, irrespective of their residence, qualify for e-visas or visas on arrival for Indians. Armenia issues visa valid for 21 or 120 days.

  • Maldives

Maldives

The Maldives attracts tourists throughout the year as the dream destination for millions. Its gorgeous beaches, plenty of sightseeing options and breathtaking views of the calm, natural surroundings makes it perfect for the weary tourist who needs a break from routine mundane life. You just cannot get enough of the beautiful beaches of this island paradise.

Check out Arnav Mathur’s – Great Maldives Love Affair

Coralarium, world's first inter tidal art museum
Coralarium, world’s first inter tidal art museum

The Maldives is recently in the news for building the World’s first semi-submerged museum. They give a visa on arrival for Indians and it will be valid for 90 days.

  • Mauritius

Maurituis

Wish to visit Mauritius again for its pristine and milky-white beaches. I have been to Mauritius once but that was a really long time ago. Still, remember the view from the airplane window before touch down on Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. Driving through the sugarcane fields. I even wore a two-piece swimsuit for the first time. It’s visa on arrival for Indians and Indian passport holders.

  •  Georgia
morning streets of Tbilisi
The quiet morning streets of Tbilisi

Georgia is a country at the intersection of Europe and Asia. It has lots to offer the nature-loving tourist. From snow-capped mountains, Black sea beaches, even a sprawling cave monastery. The capital city Tbilisi is picture postcard perfect with its cobbled streets and ethnic houses. Indian visitors can obtain the e-visa to enter Georgia which allows you to stay for 30 days. 

  • Hong Kong

hong kong

Hong Kong, in spite of being a major port and global financial hub, has lots to offer for an exciting family holiday. The business district features architectural landmarks like I.M. Pei’s Bank of China Tower.

Disney Land

If you cannot visit the USA – Disneyland then do not fret. Hong Kong has its own Disney  Land nestled along the shores of the South China Sea. Hong Kong is rich in heritage and culture. It has street food, shopping, night markets and so much to offer for a completely local experience. The Immigration Department if Hong Kong needs Indian nationals to complete an online pre-arrival registration before visiting Hong Kong. Its easy to get Visa on arrival for Indians.

Must visit – 10 Thousand Buddha Monastery

It doesn’t have 10 Thousand Buddha statues. It has even more! This fantastic attraction is a bit outside the city, you have to take a train to Shatin, but when you get there, it is incredible with lots and lots of golden and painted statues. You don’t have to be a Buddhist to enjoy it and try the vegetarian food while you are there.

  • Indonesia

Indonesia

I wish to visit Indonesia to see this living dragon. The komodos of Indonesia are no mythical creatures. Besides this, Indonesia offers sightseeing to spiritual wellness, nightlife to leisure outings and from beach holiday to jungle adventures. Visa is only available for 30 days for tourism purpose.

  • Kenya

Kenya

Kenya is a country in East Africa with a coastline on the Indian Ocean. It encompasses savannah, Lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands. Every animal lover can experience an abundance of wildlife like lions, elephants and rhinos.

From Nairobi, the capital, safaris visit the Maasai Mara Reserve, known for its annual wildebeast migrations, and Amboseli National Park, offering views of Tanzania’s Mt. Kilimanjaro. You can easily get a visa for Kenya that is valid for 3 months.

  • Bhutan

Bhutan

Tourism is the largest source of income for Bhutan. It’s a scenic paradise beauty, having something exceptional and special to offer to the modern world– a spiritual, cultural and natural heritage. No Visa required for 30 days. Even an Indian Passport can guarantee you entry for minimum 6 months.

  •  Cambodia

Cambodia

Cambodia offers stunning temples of Angkor, the main reason that tourists are drawn to that country. However, the country has much more to do and see, tropical beaches, colonial buildings and an abundance of natural attractions. Visa on arrival is valid for 30 days.

  • Jamaica

jamaikaYou will definitely fall in love with Jamaica like I did. This Caribbean island nation, has a lush topography of mountains, rain forests and reef-lined beaches. Eligible for visa on arrival for Indians and is valid for 6 months.

  • Vietnam

Vietnam

Travelling to Vietnam is now easy. This Asian country on the South China Sea known for its beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas and bustling cities, needs no introduction to the Indian traveller. Hanoi, the capital city offers you interesting places to see. Vietnam is turning out to be a top contender on every Indian tourist bucket list. Visa can be acquired on arrival for a fee and is valid for 30 days at a charge.

Get a travel bucket list

I wish to take a trip to each of these wonderful lands in the near future. Hope my blog post will help you decide your next holiday destination too. And visa should not be a problem for any Indian passport holder.

All pictures on this post are taken from the internet except one

15 thoughts on “Travel abroad without a Visa”

  1. Great list of countries who offer Visa on Arrival to Indians. I have been to Georgia in this list and really it was very easy process. From last year, Ukraine too has started VOA for Indians.

  2. An amazing compilation! There are a couple that I want to visit myself from that list.

    Did you know of May 1, 2017, Indian nationals holding a normal passport valid for a minimum of six months from the arrival date and a visit visa or green card issued by the USA valid for a minimum of six months can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 14 days in UAE too?

  3. Once my flight was diverted to HK and I was going to China, I was told I could stay for a day without Visa. In case I need more time, i can opt for Visa on arrival. There are some countries that offer visa on arrival, making it easy for travellers.

  4. Great article! I didn’t know about Hong Kong and it is somewhere I want to see. I have been to Cambodia many years ago without a Visa. I remember getting it at the border. It was part of the adventure. This is a great list and I intend to travel to each destination eventually.

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