If you are amongst the frequent international holidayers, you would definitely know about the pain of getting the visa! At times, even though you plan an international trip, it’s this pain that forces you to either postpone or cancel your trip at the extreme case.
Well, it’s time to shed all the visa-worries and fly like a free bird! Sounds unbelievable, right? But yeah, with the boom in the travel industry, now an Indian can travel across more than 50 international destinations without a prior visa.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get spoilt with a myriad list of choices with this list of countries where getting a visa is easier than you think:
Did you know, in one corner of the world, you can find pink sands? Yes, hidden away from most of the crowd, Bermuda, an overseas territory of the British, is where you can find the pink sands. Not just the pink sands, but the country is the home to several fascinating scuba diving sites, extremely rich marine life and myriad range of coral reefs.
With sites like Phuntsholing, Jigme Dorji National Park, Thimpu and several others, Bhutan, the ‘Thunder Dragon Kingdom’ entices its visitors with its vibrant colours. One of the few countries, where Indians do not require passport and visa, it can be easily reached through West Bengal.
Home to the 4,000sqkm ‘natural mirror’ or Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia has successfully endured its mesmeric beauty against the time. The confluence point of several indigenous cultures in the world; in fact the country has more indigenous groups than the United States, Bolivia takes the pride for its picturesque landscapes, pristine ambience, adventure offerings and several volcanic peaks.
British Virgin Islands
Another overseas territory of the United Kingdom, British Virgin Islands stand graciously in the Caribbean. A much sought after tourist destination for the U.S citizens, the country has now opened its doors to Indian tourists with its 30 days visa-free stay policy. Among the major attractions, the country has some of the best white sand beaches, amazing coral reefs and stunning snorkelling destinations.
The ‘Kingdom of Wonder’ or Cambodia is also in the list of the countries that offer visa on arrival to Indians. Abode of the popular Angkor Wat, Bayon Temple, Koh Ker and other wonders, this country has all the reasons that will make you wish to explore its wonders.
Ideal for romantic or leisure yacht cruises, Cape Verde is a cluster of 10 volcanic islands. Located off the Western African Coast, this island country was discovered in and around 1456 and Europeans were its first inhibitors. Mindelo’s Harbour, Boa Vista, Santo Antao and Sao Vicente are some of the major attractions of Cape Verde.
An island country amidst the mighty South Pacific Ocean, Cook Islands consists of 15 different islands and is has free association with New Zealand. Aitutaki Lagoon, Tapuaetai or the One Foot Island, Muri Beach, Arorangi, Arora Marine Reserve are some of the scenic delights of the Cook Islands.
Behold the celestial beauty of the Boiling Lake, the splendour of the Victoria Waterfalls, the picture-perfect appeal of Roseau and other scenic marvels in Dominica. And for the visa, do not worry anymore as you can stay around 90 days without any visas in the country.
A country with a capital city that has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ecuador is one of the greenest destinations in the world. Be it the natural beauty and appeal of the countryside, its fascinating water bodies, lush outlook and exotic wildlife, all about Ecuador is so very captivating.
Unlike any other countries, El Salvador is one of the least explored countries in the world. Laced with magnificent beaches, astounding waves and lush greeneries, the country is truly a delight for its visitors. It is in this country, you can witness an array of volcanoes, take part in surfing, visit historical cities and lot more.
With tourism growing in Ethiopia, the country has lightened its visa policies. For the visitors from India, they can procure a 90 days visa on arrival and enjoy the lush beauty of the country. Among the things to do and places to visit, Ethiopia offers elephant tracking, village tours, mountains visits, cultural tours and several other engrossing activities.
For the beach lovers, Fiji proves to be one of the most befitting destinations in the world. In addition to the surreal beauty of the beaches that are jotted with palms, the turquoise outlook of Fiji’s landscapes, its diverse marine and local life never ceases to amaze the visitors.
Laced with ancient history and a heartwarming ambience, Georgia promises to entice its visitors once they step into the country. Home to some of the best quality grapes in the world, the country promotes ecotourism and is open to Indian tourists.
One of the marvels of the Caribbean Sea, Grenada is often called as the ‘Island of Spice’. Well, once you land on this island country, its aromatic essence and pleasant offering might persuade you to spend the rest of your life in here.
With the motto: “One People, One Nation, One Destiny”, Guyana embraces all its visitors with openness and its rich cultural essence. With fascinating mountains, azure water bodies, lush and evergreen forest ranges, geographical sites and other such aspects.
If you are yearning for a warm and pleasant holiday in the Caribbean, waste no time and book your holidays in Haiti. With the second longest shoreline and a plethora of playful beaches, this island country entices plenitude of beach, water and cruise holidayers.
Whether a view of the skyline from the Victoria Harbour or a tram ride to the Victoria Peak, shopping or enjoying the nightlife; everything about Hong Kong is enticing. With its entire groovy and electrifying outlook, this region of China has become one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world.
Fly to one of the prismatic tourist destinations in the world and explore its mesmeric beauty like never before without the worries relates to visas. Mark your calendar, plan your Indonesia holiday right away and enjoy salubrious moments in Bali, the Java Islands, Jakarta, Bekasi and other stunning destinations!
If you are an ardent fan of ‘Reggae’ music, you know all about Jamaica. And if you are not, it should be enough for you to know that it is the birthplace of the legendary reggae singer Bob Marley. While this lush country entices its visitors with its natural beauty and non-visa policy for Indians, why not take a break from everything and plan a vacation in Jamaica?
With the plenitude of weekends for a long vacation, this year proves to be a blessing for a holiday monger like you! Take the best advantage of your holiday calendar and escape to the historical sites of Jordan like the Petra, many ancient Mosques and Temples. Also do not miss hiking, scuba diving and other exciting activities in the Dead Sea.
The surreal beauty of nature, wide range of exotic wildlife, the much acclaimed Mt Kilimanjaro and other offerings of Kenya definitely makes it for an eventful holiday destination. Once you land in this quaint country, you might get spoilt with choices and find yourself amidst many natural marvels!
Forget the worries of procuring a visa and simply spend an enthralling holiday in a treehouse in Bokeo Nature Reserve, enjoy caving in the Kong Lo Cave, stunning sites of the Phonsavan or the ‘hills of paradise’ in Laos. Let your imaginations turn real and get yourself soaked amidst the pictorial beauty of the country!
One of the most glittering cities in the world, Macau embraces all its visitors wholeheartedly. Also known as the gambling capital of Asia, this city has some of the cosiest casinos in the world. If you haven’t made it to Macau till now, you have surely missed a lot of fun and eventful happenings in life!
While in Madagascar, all you need to do: enjoy your holidays to the fullest. With a 3 months visa on arrival, you can explore the even the most hidden corners of this island country. To name a few, you can visit the Ifaty Beach, Avenue of the Baobabs, Royal Hill of Ambohimanga and Tsingy de Bemaraha or the ‘Forest of Knives’.
Forget all your worries and discover the sunnier side of life with an amazing holiday in the Maldives. Be it the magical beauty of the majestic Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean, the surreal beauty of Maldives’ pristine nature or other tourist attractions, all about this island nation is engrossing.
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Whether you are a honeymoon couple or holidaying with family, friends, colleagues or alone, every bit of Mauritius will keep you engrossed in unlimited fun and excitement. A true gift of nature, this picturesque island country boasts of its alluring beauty and appeal.
Formed by the union of plenty of independent islands, Micronesia showcases a tropic climate and is known for its untouched beauty and appeal. While the majestic Pacific Ocean adds to the immaculate beauty of this country, its lucid and enchanting ambience makes it for a pleasant vacation. If you are looking for a quaint yet tranquil destination, Micronesia can be an ideal destination.
On your first step into this country, you will surely be astounded by the fascinating appeal for the Serrated Mountain. But what seems to be intricately sculpted and shaped, are purely the craftsmanship of
Not just an international holiday destination, but Mozambique is more of an experience for life! Whether you are looking for a serene and tranquil holiday, romantic escapade, adventurous getaway or a tryst with the amazing nature, this Southeast African country will never disappoint you!
One of the closest countries to India, Burma or Myanmar is bordered by other countries like Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Home to some of the highest visited pagodas in the world, stunning beaches, the largest reclining Buddha statue in the world and many other wonders, Myanmar also offers visa on arrival to Indians.
IF you are a fan of water sports like deep sea game fishing, swimming and scuba diving, this island country should be your next international destination. Nestled amidst other prominent tourist destinations like Fiji and Cook Islands, Nauru is adorned by the Pacific Ocean, which in turn contributes a lot to the countries tourism industry.
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Visit Nepal today and witness how fairy tales can turn real! Adorned by the mesmeric beauty of the mighty Himalayas, pristine nature and joyful cultures, Nepal showcases the most untouched form of nature and welcomes all its visitors wholeheartedly. One of the bordering countries of India, one does not even need a passport to enter the Nepal territory.
Embraced by the mesmeric charm of the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Nicaragua or the Republic of Nicaragua opened its door recently for the Indian tourists. Among all the major tourist attraction points, Granada, Apoyo Lagoon, Leon, Masaya, San Juan River and Mombacho Volcano are the most sought after spots in the country.
A paradise for those who want to complete a lap with the majestic whales or the playful dolphins, Niue, a gift of the Pacific Islands is also amongst the smallest countries in the world. In addition to this, the visitors can also take in the fun and delight of underwater caving, snorkelling and several other engrossing water activities.
What does it really take to make a vacation memorable: stunning places to visit or peaceful and surreal beaches, indigenous cultures and traditions or outdoor activities, delicious cuisines or a wide range of water activities? Well, while in Palau, you can witness and enjoy all of these and make your vacation memorable for the rest of your life.
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Comprising of two different islands; Saint Kitts and Nevis, this is that part of the earth, where you can find utmost peace and serenity. Nestled amidst lush and opulent greeneries, both the islands showcase some of the most colourful traditions and cultures.
If you haven’t made to Saint Lucia yet, you have missed all the funs and exciting moments in the Caribbean Islands! The unspoilt beauty of this island, its kaleidoscopic landscapes, groovy beaches and other attractions like the Pitons, Anse Chastanet Marine National Park and Soufrière Fishing Village awaits you with all their charisma and vigour!
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Not just one or two, but this country is a chain of 32 islands, out of which only 9 are inhabited. Often called as St. Vincent, the country offers ample of options to enjoy its natural beauty and splendours.
A cluster of ten pictorial islands, there is a lot to do in Samoa. Whether you are a beach person, the game for fishing, nature lover, adventure freak or seeking for the soulful holiday, this Oceanian country is an ideal spot for you.
São Tomé and Príncipe
Cosseted by the azure waters, lush greeneries, fascinating mountain peaks and much more, São Tomé and Príncipe, an island country located in the Gulf of Guinea, is known for its scenic beauty and appeal. Formed due to the volcanic eruptions in the middle of the sea, the island is inhabited by a captivating range of marine life, coral reefs, exotic birds and other natural marvels.
Let the turquoise aura of Seychelles embrace you with all their charm and appeal in Seychelles. Fly to this island country and spend some of the most memorable moments of your life. Places like Mahe Island, Anse Source d’Argent Beach, Victoria, Coëtivy and Platte will add more fun and excitement to your holiday.
Located gracefully on the coasts of the Atlantic Ocean, the Republic of Sierra Leone showcases diverse climatic conditions and a plethora of tourist attractions. With beaches that can spoil your choices instantly, landscapes that can make you forget the rest of the world, ethnic and warm cultures that will make you fall in love with the country are the key elements of Sierra Leone.
Make the best use of the long weekend offs in this year, plan an awesome trip to the colourful lands of Thailand without any worries for a visit. Visit the dazzling city of Bangkok, take in the delight of shopping in the floating markets, embark on spiritual tours and also visit some of the most stunning shopping malls in the world!
You just cannot wish to visit this country; its appealing beauty and appeal are sure to make you visit its every corner! Considered as one of the most captivating countries for diving, its magical beaches, surreal landscapes and serenity outlooks most of the countries in the world.
Sharing international boundaries with Ghana, Benin and Burkina Faso, this West African country boasts of its indigenous ethnicity and cultures. With an ample of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, visitors are sure to witness stunning coastlines, evergreen rainforests, quaint market places and much more in Togo.
Trinidad and Tobago
A paradise for water sports lovers, beach enthusiasts and adventure junkies, Trinidad and Tobago shares its boundaries with other tourist destinations like Guyana, Venezuela, Barbados and Grenada. Trinidad and Tobago, the two islands that comprises most of the country are again divided into different regions.
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
A country that is in fact a part of the Cyprus Island, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is one of the hidden jewels for the visitors. While its visa-free policies for around 90 days offer ample of opportunities to the visitors, its natural and scenic beauty attracts a large number of tourists every year.
Nestled between Hawaii and Australia, Tuvalu was once known as the Ellice Islands. Though not popular amongst the international tourists, this quaint and stunning island country takes the pride of being the home to some of the astounding coral reefs in the world.
Once you arrive in this magnificent African country, the fun and excitement begin with a 90 days visa on arrival. Once done with the visa formalities, get started with enthralling wildlife tours, adventurous activities like water sports, hiking, trekking, mountaineering and lot more.
Popularly known as the ‘Adventure and Relaxation Capital of the Pacific’, Vanuatu comprises a chain of more than 80 different islands. It is such a tourist destination that will surely make you forget the time and enjoy the rustic charm that prevails all through the country.
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What are you waiting for? Pack your bags and plan a hangout trip.