There are many abstractions and solid entities in life that puzzle us into disbelief. One of them is the visa-less travelling that heroes and heroines of the film world often indulge in. How many times have we watched these films and rolled our eyes? Planning a trip abroad comes with the nerve-wracking process of acquiring a visa. The documentation, verification, the time period of waiting. A spontaneous trip seems like a dream.
But did you know? Indian citizens can travel to more than 50 countries without a visa or can get a visa on arrival! 5o countries! No kidding! And some of these countries offer possibilities of some of the most offbeat and beautiful adventures.
Check out this list of countries that can revive the spontaneity and hassle-free atmosphere in your trips with a twist of unknown adventure,
Bolivia posits a playground of a rugged, picturesque and unforgettable landscape. Home to the Uyuni Salt Flats, lake Titicaca and an exuberant mix of metropolitan Latin fantasy with untouched masks of history, Bolivia should definitely be a destination to conquer in your bucket list.
You can get a visa on arrival for 90 days, but only if you land at La Paz,
Andean peaks, Amazon rainforest, indigenous markets, colonial towns, sun-drenched beaches and a unique system of marine life, Ecuador seems to have it all. If that wasn’t enough, Ecuador is also the administrative force that governs the Galapagos islands, which is another opportunity of a billion adventures.
Visa is available on arrival for a stay of up to 90 days. You should have a Passport with a minimum validity of six months, return air ticket and proof of financial means to support yourself during the stay in Ecuador.
Snorkelling, diving, surfing and truckload of super duperr fun!. They say when one enters Fiji, they’re encouraged by the island to turn their mundane time into the ‘island’ time. Fiji, with its marine life, picturesque landscape, and welcoming people, becomes an escape from the hustle-bustle of life. The added bonus? No visa required!
Untouched, unspoiled and waiting to be explored. Madagascar is a country which thrives on its uniqueness. An outdoor lover’s paradise, Madagascar is home to baobabs, lemurs and locales that don’t come easy, but that’s part of the charm. The challenge in understanding the beauty that shines in the waters and sands and forests of Madagascar is unlike anything experienced before. You can get a Visa on arrival for 30 days, free of charge.
White sand beaches, unbeatable underwater marine life, brilliant flashes of green and dollops of luxury. Maldives is a holidayer’s dream come true with a quirky side. There is a reason why breakfast with whale sharks are breathtakingly normal in this beautiful place.
To enter Maldives no pre-arrival visa is required. A thirty day free visa is issued on arrival for all Nationalities, provided: You should posses a valid passport with Machine Readable Zone (MRZ), that’s it!
Mark Twain once wrote, ‘Mauritius was made first and then heaven, heaven being copied after Mauritius.’
Palms, azure blue waters, scintillating destination and hiking opportunities, how does one even begin to describe Mauritius? Also, no visa is required, so that makes the idea of Mauritius even more alluring!
Amidst a region in turmoil, Jordan represents hope. A long history of invasion, resolution, conflict and peace, has left imprints in the form of World Heritage Sites like Petra, as well as, the welcoming arms of the Jordanian culture.
Floating on the Dead Sea, exploring the Roman ruins, Jordan has a lot to offer to everyone. Visa on arrival is granted for a sum of US$30 for two weeks. The visitor must also carry documents proving that he or she can support themselves for the stay and back.
Laos has something for everyone. Ziplining, trekking across waterfalls, amazing caves and mountains, rafting for outdoor lovers, and not to miss exquisite cuisine for foodies, Laos is waiting for you and your next adventure. You can acquire a visa on arrival for a stay of up to 30 days.
Cambodia is the successor state to the mighty Khmer empire, which, during the Angkorian period, ruled much of what is now Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. The remains of this empire can be seen at the fabled temples of Angkor, monuments unrivalled in scale and grandeur in Southeast Asia.
Moreover, its turbulent history lies open in the Tuol Sleng Prison. Home to the one of the wonders of the world, Cambodia is also home to welcoming and kind citizens who make Cambodia what it is. One may acquire a visa on arrival for USD$30.
Saint Kitts and Nevissource
The two-island nation combines beaches with beauteous mountains, activities to engage your body and rich history to engage your mind. Pleasant plantation inns, mellow and friendly atmosphere, St Kitts and Nevis offer a dual experience. You may stay in St Kitts for the bustling party life and luxury resorts in Frigate Bay or head to Nevis for nature walks and a more calmer experience.
In Saint Kitts and Nevis, Indians can obtain a visa on arrival for free for a maximum stay of 3 months provided you are holding proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay. You will need proof of a valid return or onward ticket and proof of adequate funds to cover the cost of their stay in St. Kitts and Nevis.