There is nothing more exciting than a spontaneous trip and those who have experienced it surely knows what I mean. I always believe that planned trips can be fun but unplanned trips are super adventurous and all the wanderers and travel freaks skip their beat at the thought of such an adventure.
However, the visa application formalities surely make it a bit difficult for us to just pack the bags and leave for a different country the next morning. A lot needs to be done but here’s a good news for all Indians who love to sleep in India and wake up in Thailand, Bhutan or a different county. There are a few countries where you get visa on arrival and there some where you do not need a visa at all! Woohoo! So, read on to know about some of these beautiful countries and do NOT plan your trip, let it be spontaneous this time.
Known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of the Buddha, Thailand is a stunning country on Southeast Asia’s Indochina peninsula. Thailand is friendly and fun loving, exotic and tropical, cultured and historic and the best part, you get your visa on arrival.
Do I need to say more? Just remember to carry your Indian passport (of course!) and a couple of photographs.
A Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, Bhutan is a land of monasteries, fortresses and ravishing natural scenery. The well educated, fun loving and vibrant people of Bhutan are ever-welcoming and celebrate life to the fullest. No visa is needed, you will just need Indian Passport or a valid Voter’s ID card.
A tropical nation in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 coral atolls, Maldives is breathtakingly beautiful, super mesmerizing and amazingly romantic. One of the most popular destinations among newly married couples, Maldives is often considered as a great honeymoon destination. Its beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs make it a perfect holiday destination and no visa needed here!
A volcanic island nation in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. The beautiful place will help you discover true beauty and it will uplift your soul and senses in the best possible ways.
You can also enjoy water sport activities in the crystal clear, deep blue waters or just relax watching the spellbinding sunset at the beach. Experience beauty, peace, joy and nature, get ready for a happening holiday because be it pristine beaches or busy bars Mauritius has it all. Visa on arrival.
If you love clear waters, marine life, pristine beaches, water sports and of course the endless turquoise ocean, then Seychellesshould be on your list. An archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean off East Africa, Seychelles offers coral reefs, diving, nature reserves and rare wildlife such as giant Aldabra tortoises.
You can visit the mountain rainforests of Morne Seychellois National Park and white-sand beaches including Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka to make your trip more fruitful. And you get a ‘visitor’s permit‘ here to stay for good three weeks. WOW!
A huge island nation off the southeast coast of Africa, Madagascar has a rich wildlife, beautiful landscape, vast outdoor activities and beautiful beaches and reefs. Apart from lemurs you can also find fossa (a cat-like predator), colourful chameleons, insects, vivid frogs, graceful rays and turtles, several species of sharks, and humpback whales here.
The world’s fourth-largest island, Madagascar offers a huge number of tourist attractions, plenty of beaches and pools, and wide range of activities including trekking, diving, mountain biking, kitesurfing, rock-climbing. Visa on arrival.