Planning a vacation is always fun! And when it is an international trip, it is simply amazing to explore new culture, people, climate, food, etc. If you happen to plan the trip in short notice and do not have much time to arrange the visa, why not choose a destination that allow Indian’s with an “On Arrival Visa”?
Here is a list of 12 countries with On-Arrival Visa for Indians.
A kingdom with very old history and culture. All around the country are remnants of ancient civilization. One can explore the historical sites of Amman, witness the spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics of Madaba, visit one of the wonders of the world – Petra; a vast, unique city, carved from rocks. Nature enthusiasts can visit Wadi Rum; vast desert with monolithic rockscapes rising from land to heights of 1750m. Dead sea, the lowest point on the face of earth, incredibly buoyant and mineral rich is a must see.
In Cambodia, ancient and modern worlds collide to offer great attractions to its travelers. Explore the temples of Angkor Wat, the capital of Phnom Penh which is chaotic yet charismatic, Siem Reap with cosmopolitan cafes & a diverse night-life and Battambang with graceful French architectures. The Cambodian country side offers landscapes of dazzling rice paddies, swaying sugar palms and the south coast with fishing villages.
A kingdom of wonder, Thailand has it all! Various attractions, beaches and water sports like rafting, scuba diving and snorkeling, lots of adventure activities like paramotor, hot air balloon, ziplining, bungee jumping etc and plenty of amazing nature and wildlife. Some of the top destinations include – the modern Thai Capital Bangkok, Pattaya with beach resorts, water sports and nightlife, Islands of Ko Samui, Phuket and Krabi.
Are you a wildlife lover? Then you must visit Kenya. Enjoy a safari to explore the Big Five – African Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Cape Buffalo and Rhinoceros. The diversity of landscape, animals, bird and plant life will amaze anyone. Get close to the wildlife by indulging into activities like feeding Giraffes and adopting orphaned elephants. Kenya is also bestowed with beautiful white sandy beaches, more than 45 National Parks and a fascinating culture.
Sunny, unspoiled, low-lying coral Islands with the year-round tropical climate make Maldives one of the most sought after beach destinations. The small islands with dense tropical vegetation, flowering plants, tall coconut palms with white beaches and crystalline lagoons are an absolute paradise! For special holidays like Honeymoon, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Maldives can offer the romantic ambience that you need. Choose from the various water sports like Diving, Jet Ski, Parasailing, Kite surfing and many more to enjoy the waters.
One of the smallest countries in the world, Bhutan is deeply a Buddhist land. There is the amazing Himalayan landscape, majestic fortress-like dzongs and monasteries, textiles and handicrafts, high-altitude trekking trails and rich flora and fauna. Adventure lovers can choose from rafting down crystal clear, glacier-fed rivers or trekking through lush forests or Mountain biking across rugged landscapes.
The most visited destination in Indonesia is the Bali Island which has something to offer to all the ages. If you enjoy surfing, visit the islands around Nusa Dua, if you crave for serenity, head to Ubud and enjoy its lush paddy fields. Enjoy shopping? Visit the markets at Kuta or Sanur. While the beaches of Bali offer variety of water sports like banana boats, parasailing or jet skiing, there are also water theme parks to enjoy with family. The neighbouring islands of Lombok and Gili are also good options.
Himalayan views, charming hill villages, golden temples and jungle wildlife come together to form Nepal. The scenic lake Phewa make Pokhara the perfect leisure destination. The adventure enthusiasts can enjoy paragliding, white river rafting and trekking here. Kathmandu is famous for the Pashupati nath temple, sacred Buddhist shrines, traditional craft and yoga & meditation. To get the best view of Himalayas from Nepal, visit Nagarkot.
The best thing about Fiji is the hospitality of its people with genuine smiles and a friendly welcome. Fiji makes a perfect destination for luxurious and relaxing beach stay. The picture-perfect islands of Mamanuca offer white sandy beaches, warm turquoise sea and plenty of coconut palms. Taveuni also called the Garden Island boasts of its lush jungle, secluded waterfalls and abundant wildlife. Coral coast with the 80 km stretch of brilliant white beaches is a true paradise.
Well known for its casinos, Macau is often visited along with a holiday to Hong Kong. Macau’s most famous landmark is St. Paul’s Cathedral. The 338 meters high tower of Macau allows a great view of the city. The oldest fort in Macau, Monte Forte is also a World Heritage site. Macau Wine Museum, Grand Prix Museum and A-Ma-Gao Temple are other great attractions.
The beautiful, pristine and uncrowded beaches of Seychelles make it a great destination choice. One can enjoy Island hopping between the many islands and nature tours to explore the rarest species of flora and fauna. Diving and Snorkelling are the most popular activities in the Seychelles. Watching the giant Aldabra tortoises, exotic birds such as a black parrot are one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Madagascar is a great choice for outdoor enthusiasts. Few places on earth have such diversity of landscape in less distance – Rainforest, Desert, Sandstone Canyons, Limestone karsts, fertile hills, cascading terraced rice paddies, 5000 km of coastline and forests of every kind. Lemurs and Baobabs are the highlights of Madagascar. Adventure activities like hiking and diving can be enjoyed here.
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