Indian nationals are required to obtain visa prior to travelling to the Republic of Korea. However, there is a special provision that allows visa on arrival for passengers who are transiting through Republic of Korea en route to some specific countries or are returning to India from some specific countries, subject to certain conditions. These are spelt out in the Government of Korea policy available on the Korean Government website (www.visa.go.kr). Please check with the Republic of Korea Embassy in New Delhi or the Consulate in Mumbai in case of any doubts about this policy.
We recommend that travelers obtain Korean visa prior to travel so as to avoid inconvenience due to ambiguities in the policy.