Travellers from India visiting Oman can apply for a 10-day tourist visa for 5 Omani riyals (INR 935). If you are seeking visa for a month, the visa can be granted for a fee of OMR 20 (INR 3,743), however you'd need to hold a passport that is valid for six months. The new visa can be applied at www.ivisa.com.
When to go
Between natural adventures, cultural journeys and holiday escapes, there is much to experience in Oman throughout the year. However, the best months to visit is October to March, as the weather remains pleasantly cool.
With close proximity to India, there are flights from various Indian cities and a simplified visa process.
There are microbuses and taxis available in / around Mutrah, Ruwi and greater Muscat. Trips from one suburb to the next cost 200 to 300 baisa. Microbus journey within greater Muscat would not cost you more than one rial.
Flight from New Delhi to Muscat: Between INR 10,000 - INR 15,000 for approx. five days.
The best hotels in Oman includes luxury hotels, boutique hotels, budget hotels and Oman hotel deals. The common areas where travellers choose to stay are Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, Six Senses Zighy Bay, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Husn, Alila Jabal Akhdar (for nature and camping experience), etc and even Desert Nights Camp for a perfect getaway for the glamping generation.