You've got a destination in mind and you're just about ready to book your tickets. Possibly the most stressful part in your dream vacation planning is obtaining a visa. You'll be surprised to know that there are more than 56 countries where you can just land up and get a visa stamped on arrival.
For Indians, the easiest and most convenient destinations lie in Asia. From the shopping paradise of Thailand to the little-known-wonder Laos, visa on arrival is also offered in Cambodia, Hong Kong
Hong Kong is very well known for its shopping and nightlife. When you are here, you can visit the Peak, Lantau Island, Disneyland, Ocean Park and the Temple Street Market etc. Hong Kong gives you a visa on arrival with very few requirements. These include an air-ticket confirming your return within 14 days, and forex sufficient to fund your stay or an international credit card. Your passport should be valid for at least six months with at least two unused pages.
A 30-day visa on arrival with just US$ 25, all you require is a passport-sized photograph, proof of funds and a confirmed itinerary. It cannot get easier than this. This
Jordan has a deep historical significance. With its lost cities of the Testament, Bedouin culture in Wadi Rum, Petra's stunning architecture, Jordan is a tourists dream come true. You will get a 14-day visa on arrival with just a photograph, proof of funds, a confirmed itinerary and JOD 20 as visa fees.
Laos visa for Indians can be obtained on arrival for a maximum stay of 30 days provided holding a return or onward ticket, all travel documents required for next destination, a confirmed hotel reservation, one passport size photograph and a fee of $30
Africa's natural history alone would make a dozen visits here worthwhile!
A culturally rich destination, Ethiopia boasts of a lot. To begin with, its capital Addis Ababa has The Mercato, one of Africa's largest markets. It also is the resting place of Lucy, mankind's oldest ancestor. Be it the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, Simien Mountains, Gondar city with its magnificent castles, oldest city Axum, all make your trip worthwhile. Added to it all, this country has a 30-day visa-on-arrival as an incentive for Indians.
Music, beaches and towering forests are things to look forward to in North America. Visa-on-arrival is offered to Indians in Jamaica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, El Salvador, Saint Kitts and Nevis and St Lucia.
This island country in West Indies is a great beach and nightlife destination. It also boasts of great music and food.
Head to South America and you'd be greeted with colonial towns and white sandy beaches. Only Bolivia and Guyana offer a visa on arrival for Indians.
Oceania is the region centered on the islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean.
Besides the countries mentioned above, Indians can also obtain
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