Traveling helps us broaden our horizons and learn something new about the locals and their culture. Exploring a new country, its language, its cuisine, and learning more about its traditions is truly exciting, and international travel enables this experience. There are so many international travel destinations you can visit to have an unforgettable experience. However, unlike domestic travel, there are more processes and paperwork to be followed for international travel. For international travel, you need to have a valid passport and visa.

There are two categories of visas -

  • A pre-approved visa

A pre-approved visa requires you to apply for a visa well in advance before travelling to the country. It requires comprehensive paperwork. You are required to submit various documents listed by the country, and the approval process could be tedious too.

  • Visa on arrival

Countries that offer visas on arrival do not require you to submit any paperwork before travel. You can carry the documents and submit them to the immigration authorities at the airport. A visa on arrival has a predetermined fee and is issued for a specified period.

There are many exotic countries that offer a visa on arrival for Indians. So, if you’re looking for an international travel destination for your next vacation, here are some options you’d like to consider. 


The Maldives is one of the most popular tourist destinations due to its scenic beaches and luxurious resorts. Due to its proximity to India and the visa-on-arrival availability, it is one of the most travelled spots in the Indian Ocean region. The Maldives offers a visa on arrival to Indian tourists with a validity of up to 30 days. It is advisable to check the required documents before travelling to the destination. 

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is another exotic location popular among tourists, especially Indian tourists. Whether you want to take a walk amid nature’s beauty, enjoy the cool breeze by the sea, or experience the nightlife and party, Sri Lanka is a destination to do it all. Sri Lanka offers a short visit visa on arrival of 30 days to all Indian citizens who carry an Electronic Travel Authorization.


White sand beaches, blue lagoons, reefs, and mountains–Fiji has it all and more! This country is in the southern part of the Pacific Ocean. Dive into the pristine ocean and watch the corals, enjoy the most delicious seafood, sit by the sea, go sailing, and take a walk amid nature–there’s a lot to do and explore in Fiji. One of the most popular international travel destinations, Fiji offers a visa on arrival for Indians. Indian tourists can get a visa on arrival for up to four months. 


The island nation is one of the most exotic travel destinations for tourists. Seychelles offers a visa on arrival for Indians. This archipelago of 115 islands is home to gorgeous coral reefs, white-sand beaches, mountain rainforests, and national parks. It is a paradise for tourists who want to get away from the hustle-bustle of city life and enjoy the slowness of life, soaking in the beauty of nature.


Bali in Indonesia has become a popular international travel destination for many Indians. Bali has the most pristine beaches and also lush greenery in some parts. Culturally rich too, there are many temples and gardens one can visit. The best part about Bali is that visa is exempted for Indian citizens. You can stay visa-free in Bali for up to 30 days and enjoy a wonderful trip exploring this island destination.


This Arab country is known for its long deserts and pristine beaches. The futuristic skyscrapers in the capital city of Doha, and the ultramodern architecture blended with Islamic motifs and designs are something you cannot miss when in Qatar. Being one of the most travelled tourist destinations, Qatar offers visa-on-arrival to more than 95 countries, including India. Qatar offers a 30-day visa on arrival. It can be further extended to another 30 days, making your total stay 60 days. 

Apart from the above, there are many other countries that offer a visa on arrival for Indians. All you need is a passport! Make sure you read up on the necessary documents to present for the visa-on-arrival before you travel, and you’re all set for your international vacation!


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