Visa no hassle, 5 foreign trips that you can plan in a jiffy before Onam

Chingam is here and Onam holidays are just around the corner. If you still have not made plans for traveling abroad during the holidays, we bring you five tempting destinations. And the highlight? The visa procedures are not time-consuming. The catch, however, is you should have more than six months validity on your passport and some money to spend. 


Forget Thailand and Dubai, head to the fantastically beautiful and biologically diverse Madagascar. If you are someone who loves being outdoors, this is the place for you. Go on a ride to meet the lemurs, fossa ( a predator) and several species of sharks and whales. Also, the distinctively shaped baobab trees will fascinate you. And don't miss  Antananarivo's sacred hills or the pirate history of Ile Sainte Marie. 

Five foreign trips that you can plan in a jiffy
A trip through the baobab tree lined path. Photo: Getty Images

It takes 72 hours to process the visa to Madagascar and you get a one-time entry visa for three months. 


Throw down the beach towel and just relax, you are on a vacation. Fiji is a group of islands spread over 1,600 km in the South Pacific Ocean. This is one vacation that will not burn a hole in your purse. Go island hopping or just relax on one of those secluded beaches. 

Five foreign trips that you can plan in a jiffy
Dive into the oceans at Fiji. Photo: Getty Images

Visa on arrival for three months.


Once a sleepy fishing port, Macau has transformed and how. If you like to gamble, have fun and frolic your nights away, think no further, just pack your bags and head to this place which offers a stiff competition to Las Vegas. Go gamble or if you prefer something quieter head to Coloane, which is untouched by casino craziness. The historic monuments are worth a dekko too.  

Five foreign trips that you can plan in a jiffy
To chill out. Photo: Getty Images

Visa free for 30 days


There is much more to Cambodia than the temples at Angkor. And most of the sleepy towns with their faded colonial architecture are still unexplored. Trace the mighty Mekong River. Take in the rural life. You will see history peeking from just around the corner when you traverse this beautiful country. 

Five foreign trips that you can plan in a jiffy
It's tryst with the past adds to the old world charm. Photo: Getty Images

Visa on arrival for 30 days

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, a stone's throw away from India, is a very tempting option if you are thinking of a short vacation.  Budget friendly, warm and inviting, this country is easily accessible from across India. With its enchanting beaches, mountain trails and a dose of history, this is island will be a great place for a break with family. 

Five foreign trips that you can plan in a jiffy
Cricket, Kandy and a shared Rama lore makes Sri Lanka a sought out place. Photo: Getty Images

Visa on arrival for 30 days

So, where are you off to?

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