In previous blog of Visa Friendly Countries for India – 1, I make you aware that more than 50 countries are Visa friendly for Indian. At that time I have added list of 10 nearest destination of India, in this post I’m continuing with some far destinations as well.
here you have it – 10 more countries that you can visit later this week, if you so wish. Just to clarify, I didn’t forget the others – I merely ignored them either because a) they’re really freaking far or b) you’d probably need an additional transit visa to get there.
Please leave a comment if I’ve made a mistake or if you’ve been to any of these places and have stories to share. Those are especially fun to read!
What to See: Here’s a little perspective – Vietnam has a longer coastline than California’s so yeah, you’ll never be short of things to do. On the mainland, make your way from Ho Chi Minh City in the south to Hanoi in the north or vice versa. Leave some time for a multi-day motorcycle excursion with the Dalat Easy Riders. Off the coast, head to Phu Quoc Island.
How to Enter: Vietnam has a “visa-on-arrival” but it works a bit differently – you have to apply for it online beforehand, after which you’ll receive an approval letter in two working days. Present that letter and two photographs at one of Vietnam’s airports to get your actual visa and you’re good to go!
What to See: Visiting Ethiopia is like stepping into the pages of a history book. The Rift Valley, ancient castles, tombs and treasures await! Those who don’t have an adventurous palate can take solace in the fact that Ethiopian food is very similar to Indian cuisine.
How to Enter: Indians can obtain a visa-on-arrival at Bole International Airport.
What to See: About 5% of all known plant and animal species can only be found on this magical island. There are lush rainforests, picturesque baobab trees and dive sites that compete with some of the best in the world.
How to Enter: Visa-on-arrival at Ivato airport.
What to See: Wander the Lost City of Petra, effortlessly float on the Dead Sea and traverse the red sands of Wadi Rum.
How to Enter: A 5.5-hour flight and a $30 visa-on-arrival are all that stand between you and this incredible Middle Eastern country.
What to See: Whether you’re up for an adventure, ready to tie the knot, or simply want some rest and relaxation in paradise, we have all the All Right you need.
How to Enter: No visa needed – woah oh oh oh!
What to See: If you’re planning a trip to Hong Kong, then you might as well start exercising your neck from now because you’re going to be looking up A LOT. People often say that Hong Kong’s skyscrapers make New York look like a village. I know that Hong Kong isn’t a country, but it might as well be – it offers more to do than most! For cool things to do in Hong Kong.
How to Enter: For a stay of less than two weeks, you can get a visa-on-arrival at Hong Kong Airport.
What to See: This reclusive central Asian country is most famous for The Pamirs, the Wakhan Valley and its pretty capital, Dushanbe. Make a visit to Tajikistan if you want to be the only result in your friends’ Facebook Graph Search for “My friends who have been to Tajikistan”. That is, if they ever search for that.
How to Enter: Indians can enter visa-free, along with the citizens of North Korea, Moldova and Afghanistan.
What to See: Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, laze on the beaches of Zanzibar and spot The Big Five from the safety of a jeep.
How to Enter: Indians can get a visa-on-arrival for $50. They do, however, also require proof of Yellow Fever vaccination just like everybody else.
East Africa (Uganda / Rwanda / Kenya)
What to See: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda for rare mountain gorillas, Masai Mara or Mt. Kenya National Park for The Big Five in Kenya and Volcanoes National Park for more gorillas in Rwanda.
How to Enter: Visiting these three countries in the same trip has become a lot easier thanks to the East Africa Tourist Visa. For $100, you get a multiple entry visa that lasts 90 days. While you still need to obtain a visa from the consulate of one of the three countries beforehand, the visa entitles you to visit the other two freely.
What to See: What does the name of this country sound like the most? If you can answer that question, then you’ll basically understand what this 115-island country is all about!
How to Enter: Anybody everybody is allowed to enter the Seychelles without a visa as long as they have a valid passport, a return ticket, proof of accommodation and proof of sufficient funds for their stay. Whoo hoo!