Every country has something special about it. Be it the mountains or the reefs or its flora and fauna, they have a different story to tell about the country.
Here are a few countries in the southern hemisphere that don’t require a pre-existing visa to know their stories.
The fourth largest island in the world is the home of the lemurs. The city, the beaches, the mountains or the weather co-exist without disturbing the peace of the other. From the Avenue of the Baobabs to the Lemur Park, everything presents with a touch you have never seen before. April to December, enjoy the wild forests and the Rova of Antananarivo palace complex set in 17th century Merina kingdom, together. Visa for Indians is also available free of cost on arrival.
One of the most westernised Arabian places is the capital city, Amman. From the Dead Sea which keeps you afloat and the pillars of sand formations at the Wadi Rum Desert to the Red Sea and the Greco-Roman structures, Jordan will keep your head spinning from one side to another. March to May is the high season where days are dry and nights are cool. The visa on arrival allows you to stay in the city for 14 days, the fee for which is 3,000 approximately.
Experience the African wild forests and the beautiful language of Swahili in Kenya. The Great Rift Valley is a primal tourist destination. The endangered Black Rhino is bred in the National Park in the urbanised capital city, Nairobi. June to October is the best time to experience the wildlife of Kenya. Along with the mandatory documents, a valid polio certificate is also required for the 90 days visa permit.
The grasslands of Tanzania are a scenic beauty along with the dormant volcano of Mount Kilimanjaro. The place not only encompasses the wildlife but also has an intriguing history of the Zanzibaris at the Stone town. June and July are the best time to see the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti. Indians can stay up to 90 days by paying approximately 3,000 rupees.
The Amazon Forest and its crisscross rivers are a great spectre. The green rainforests hold an innumerable amount of wildlife species. Apart from that, its Spanish colonial centred architecture from the 16th and 17th century provide an insight into its history. A 90 days visa on arrival is issued to Indian citizens.
The Andes Mountains, The Atacama Desert and the Amazon Basin, Bolivia gives its tourists a space right in the middle of nature. Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America, also passes through Bolivia. Best time of travel is May to October unless you want to be a part of the winter in May-June. An approximate of 3,000 rupees can obtain a visa on arrival for 90 days.
Trinidad & Tobago
The Calypso and Soca music is the most significant aspect of the place. It is not just the hummingbird reserve but also its varied history that can be found at the National Museum and Art Gallery that attracts visitors. January to May is the best time to visit as the skies are clear for a starry night. A visa at the time of travel is issued for Indians for 90 days.
The most significant tourist attraction is the Victoria River on the Zambezi River. Further from which is the Batoka Gorge which is famous for its white-water rafting and bungee jumping. Winters are usually considered the best time for game-viewing. An E-visa can be issued upon which 4,000 rupees need to be paid extra at the airport approximately.
Always remember to carry your passport with 6 months on the clock, 2 passport size photographs and an onward visa out of the country at the time. Also, you need to have an accommodation proof and enough money to finance you on your expedition. It is very important to check the visa and documents requirement and the exact prices at the official site at the time of travel as it is subjected to change.