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Countries that offer Visa on arrival for Indians

January 02, 2014

Travel is an enriching experience, and uplifting for the soul, but the hassle of getting a visa is daunting. It doesn't have to be, as here is a list of countries that offer visa on arrival for Indian nationals including Maldives, Thailand, Bali, Hong Kong, Mauritius and more – no standing in queues at the visa office, no documents required except of course your passport. So gather your things, pack your bags, buy your air tickets and get up and GO.

Montego Bay, Kingston, Bob Marley and Rastafarian roll off your tongue with such ease. And you know what? It's just as easy to get there! Yep. No visa required for Indian passport holders if your stay is going to be not more than 14 days! The Caribbean beckons with it's calypso beats, welcoming people, the warm sunshine, the golden beaches and the blue, blue water. No wonder Harry Belafonte found it so difficult to say farewell to Jamaica! You will too.

Bali, Indonesia
If you are looking for a vacation that has a little bit of everything – look no further! Bali is the perfect spot. Relax by the beach, swim or snorkel in clear blue waters and enjoy water sports. Bali is also the perfect place if you are a culture freak and are looking to imbibe a little bit of Indonesian heritage found in their ornate temples and graceful dancers who will enthrall you with their performance. And if you are a shopaholic, buy all the batik and beautiful handmade crafts you want.

A visa on arrival is available at USD 35.

For a quick getaway, look at Thailand. Just a short flight away, Thailand is extremely tourist friendly and warm smiles welcome you. From the busy city of Bangkok to the pristine waters of Koh Samui, from the higher reaches of culturally inclined Chiang Mai in the north to the relaxed atmosphere on the beaches of Phuket, Thailand is a country that extends a very warm welcome to visitors. As they say in Thailand, ‘Swasdee’. Welcome.

A visa on arrival is Baht 1000

The waters that surround the atolls are a hundred different shades of blue. The sands on the beaches glitter under the sun and the resorts in the Maldives are the perfect place to unwind and chase away the stress of the city. Sunbathe, snorkel, read a book or just dangle your feet in the cool clear Indian Ocean from your water bungalow, Maldives is the perfect chill out zone!

A visa on arrival is issued free of charge.

An island in the sun is what they call Mauritius, and rightly so! Brilliant blue sea, silver sands and lovely island people that welcome you with their warm hospitality, Mauritius is a wonderful vacation destination. Spend the day at Ile aux Cerf snorkeling, go for the incredible Undersea Walk, visit Chameral to see the seven-coloured earth or simply relax with a daiquiri by the poolside at your resort hotel. Whatever you do, Mauritius is a holiday like no other – come back relaxed and rejuvenated, ready to take on the world!

A visa on arrival is issued free of charge.

A tropical island in the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is blessed with the most beautiful secluded beaches and the bluest of waters making it the ideal vacation spot for honeymooners. Besides the beaches and sea Seychelles is also blessed by Mother Nature with natural beauty and verdant hills in the interiors. A great place to indulge in some ecotourism and sight the giant tortoise and rare birds, Seychelles offers much and over delivers.

A visa on arrival is issued free of charge.

If you are looking beyond budget shopping in Thailand and the buzz of Singapore, set your sight upon Cambodia. The World Heritage Angkor Wat Temple complex lies within kissing distance of Siem Reap the closest airport, and the magnificent temples of Angkor are a living testimony to the architectural prowess of the powerful Khmer empire. Phnom Penh is the capital city of Cambodia, and is a wonderful mix of the east and west where the colonial charm still lingers.

A visa on arrival costs USD 25.

Hong Kong
The east and the west are inextricably enmeshed in Hong Kong where the shining high rise skyscrapers on Hong Kong Island are the perfect foil for the busy, cramped streets of Kowloon. Hong Kong offers much for the tourist. A steep tram ride to Victoria’s Peak, a visit to the famous Wong Tai Sin temple, an afternoon at the horse races, a sumptuous Dimsun lunch, some great shopping in Tsim Sha Tsui and a cruise in the Hong Kong harbor –these are just some of the things in Hong Kong to keep you busy. There are loads more. To find out, you will have to visit Hong Kong.

A visa on arrival is issued free of charge.

Fiji Islands
Located in the South Pacific, the Fiji Islands have their own charm. Sun-drenched beaches, aquamarine sea, fabulous marine life, warm friendly island people and a laid back way of life. What more can one ask for when one ventures to the Fiji islands for a vacation. Perfect for honeymooners and perfect for holiday seekers – Fiji is actually the perfect place to holiday!

A visa on arrival is issued free of charge.

Sri Lanka
The island of Sri Lanka is truly beautiful. The people are friendly, the cuisine absolutely delicious, the golden beaches of Bentota are legendary, the spice gardens intoxicating, the cultural heritage legion and the shopping ever so cheap whether it be clothes, rubies or emeralds! Sri Lanka is a destination where you can chill out, relax and have a holiday that you will remember.

A visa on arrival costs USD 15.

Jambo in Kenya means 'welcome', and welcome you are, as Kenya does offer visa on arrival. So, if Masai Mara the greatest wildlife reserve in Africa calls, and wildlife viewing is what you are after, the head to Kenya. There's plenty to see that's historical and interesting in Mombasa, and Nairobi for all it's commercialization is still the gateway for the most wonderful safaris in the hinterland.

A visa on arrival costs USD 50.

Note: Visa on arrival fees stated above are subject to change.

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