Top 10 Incredible Countries offering Visa-On-Arrival to Indians

We all dream of visiting international destinations but many times we simply dismiss this idea to avoid getting into hassles of visa documentation formalities. There was a time when you had to first apply for Visa and then wait for its approval before you can visit on an international holiday trip. Not anymore! Some amazing countries are offering Visa on Arrival (VOA) to Indian Passport holders where you don’t have to think twice before you can just book tickets, pack your bags and that’s it … you’re on-board.

Though there are close to 50 countries offering Visa on Arrival facility to Indians, here is the list of top 10 handpicked incredible countries you can visit with Visa on Arrival -

1. Maldives

The Maldives is a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls, which are made up of more than 1,000 coral islands. Known for its pristine beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs, it is one of the paradise on earth attracting tourists from all over the world.

  • Tourist Visa Valid for 30 days
  • Best Airport to Reach: Male (MLE)
  • Best Time to Visit: November to April
  • Ideal Stay Duration : 3 to 4 Days
  • Top Attractions: National Museum, Atoll Transfer, Alimatha Island, Hukuruu Miskiiy, Hulhumale Beach, Grand Friday Mosque, Maldive Victory.
  • Things to Do: Scuba diving, Snorkeling, Submarine tour, Water Skiing, Wind Surfing.

2. Thailand

Thailand is a perfect blend of ultramodern cityscapes, opulent royal palaces, spectacular beaches, ancient ruins, iconic ornate temples, unexplored islands, thumping nightlife. One could not have asked for more! There is not a single reason why you should not visit this exotic country.

  • Tourist Visa Valid for 15 days
  • Best Airport to Reach: Bangkok (BKK)
  • Best Time to Visit: November to April
  • Ideal Stay Duration: 7 Days
  • Top Attractions: Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, Krabi, Phi Phi Islands, Chiang Mai, Koh Phangan, Koh Samui.
  • Things to Do: Spa / Massage, Walking Street Tour, Local Shopping, Floating Market Tour, Elephant Tourism, Water Sports, Treks, Night Life.

3. Indonesia

Indonesia is a country made up of thousands of islands with breathtaking landscapes, volcanic mountains, cascading waterfalls, untouched beaches, spectacular rice terraces and beautiful temples. Roam around streets or indulge in cheap local street food, you will just fall in love with its rich tradition and culture.

  • Tourist Visa Valid for 30 days
  • Best Airport to Reach: Bali Denpasar (DPS)
  • Best Time to Visit: May to September
  • Ideal Stay Duration: 7 Days
  • Top Attractions: Bali, Ubud, Kuta, Seminyak, Jakarta, Malang, Lombok, Bandung, Yogyakarta.
  • Things to Do: Mt Batur Volcano Tour, Temples Tour (Tanah Lot, Uluwatu, Borobudur), Beaches.

4. Hong Kong

Hong Kong is often referred to as a global financial hub with a skyscraper-studded skyline. This country is filled with its vibrant culture all around the corner. Hong Kong is also a major shopping destination — it is simply a place to be for everyone looking to explore.

  • Tourist Visa Valid for 14 days
  • Best Airport to Reach: Hong Kong (HKG)
  • Best Time to Visit: Throughout the Year
  • Ideal Stay Duration: 5 Days
  • Top Attractions: Disney Land, Lantau Island, Victoria Harbour, Wong Tai Sin Temple, Kowloon, Lan Kwai Fong, Soho, Stanley Market, Central District, Nathan Road, Happy Valley, Victoria’s Peak, Cheung Chau Island, Sai Kung, Macau.
  • Things to Do: Local Sightseeing, Shopping, Religious Tours.

5. Bhutan

Bhutan is ranked as Happiest Country in Asia and 8th Happiest Country in the World. The land of the thunder dragon is one of the royal kingdoms that offers picturesque mountain scenery coupled with vast unexplored terrains that will provide you peace and tranquillity which is nowhere else to find with.

  • Tourist Visa Valid for Free for 14 days stay.
  • Best Airport to Reach: Paro (PBH)
  • Best Time to Visit: October to December
  • Ideal Stay Duration: 5 Days
  • Top Attractions: Thimpu, Paro, Phuntsholing, Punakha Dzong, Trashigang, Haa Valley, Trongsa, Dochula Pass, Rinpung Dzong, Jakar, Wangdue, Phodrang.
  • Things to Do: Local Sightseeing, Spirituality Tour, Himalayan Tour, Dechen Phodrang & other Buddhist Monasteries.

6. Mauritius

Mauritius is another exotic country boasts with pristine tropical beaches, blue lagoons and coral reefs. This is a place to be with your loved one to explore the world-class diving and snorkelling experience. Mauritius is also one of the preferred choices for honeymooners from India as well as across the globe.

  • Tourist Visa Valid for 90 days
  • Best Airport to Reach: Mauritius (MRU)
  • Best Time to Visit: April to May and September to December
  • Ideal Stay Duration: 6 Days
  • Top Attractions: Ile Aux Cerfs, The Grand Baie, Rodrigues, Flic en Flac, Mahebourg, Riviere Noire and Tamarin
  • Things to Do: Trou aux Cerfs, Blue Bay, Mont Choisy, Seven Coloured Earths at Chamarel, Shopping at Port Louis.

7. Nepal

Nepal is home to the birthplace of Lord Buddha as well as to the highest mountain peak in the world, Mt Everest. The snow peaks and streams, yaks and yetis, monasteries will make you spellbound. If you’re looking for some adrenaline rush activities or you’re looking for the peaceful and serene atmosphere to rejuvenate yourself, this land of mighty mountains will offer you soulful experiences for both to make you believe that if there is heaven anywhere on earth, it is here only.

  • Indians don’t require Visa to visit Nepal.
  • Best Airport to Reach: Kathmandu (KTM)
  • Best Time to Visit: October to April
  • Ideal Stay Duration: 6 Days
  • Top Attractions: Kathmandu, Lumbini, Pokhara, Nagarkot, Pashupatinath, Dakshinkali Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, Parsa Wildlife Reserve, Bhaktapur, Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, Shechen Monastery, Siddha Gufa, Hanuman Dhoka, Devi Fall, Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve.
  • Things to Do: Mt Everest Trekking, Mountaineering, Rafting, Religious Tours, Cultural Tours.

8. Cambodia

Cambodia is known for its ancient cultural heritage coupled with the modern world. This country boasts with most beautiful, awe-inspiring and majestic temple in the world — Angkor Wat, where you would be amazed to see the intricate carvings of gods.

  • Tourist Visa Valid for 30 days
  • Best Airport to Reach: Siem Reap (REP)
  • Best Time to Visit: November to February
  • Ideal Stay Duration: 6 Days
  • Top Attractions: Angkor Wat, Silver Pagoda, Koh Ker, Bayon Temple, Phnom Penh, Kompong Som Province, Sihanoukville, Koh Kong City Tonle Sap, Preah Vihear.
  • Things to Do: Local Sightseeing, Religious Tours, Cultural Tours.

9. Seychelles

Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, it is home to numerous beaches, coral reefs, lush green reserves and rare wildlife such as giant Aldabra tortoises. The remarkable natural beauty of this country will leave long-lasting memories with your loved one.

  • Best Airport to Reach: Mahe Island (SEZ)
  • Best Time to Visit: Throughout The Year
  • Ideal Stay Duration: 5 Days
  • Top Attractions: Male, Lhaviyani, Addu City, Anse Georgette, Anse Lazio, Anse Source D’Argent, Cousin Island, Aride Island, Sainte Anne Marine National Park, Anse Kerlan, Baie Lazare, Victoria, La Passe, Anse Louis Curieuse Island, Coco Island and Petite Anse.
  • Things to Do: Water Sports, Beaches, Ocean Cruises.

10. Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is an island country filled with breathtaking nature, aromatic tea gardens, stunning beaches, intricate temples and irresistible food options — this country has everything to offer at its best.

  • Tourist Visa Valid for 30 days
  • Best Airport to Reach: Colombo (CMB)
  • Best Time to Visit: October to March
  • Ideal Stay Duration: 6 Days
  • Top Attractions: Temple of the Tooth Relic, Citadel of Sigiriya, Colombo, Kandy, Yapahuwa Kurunegala, Galle, Tissamaharama, Kirinda, Sabaragamuwa, Panduwasnuwara, Dambadeniya, Matara, Kataragama
  • Things to Do: Local sightseeing, Heritage Tours, Tea Plantation, Religious Tours, Wildlife Tours.

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