Vietnam is undoubtedly the next fantastic destination which many travelers prefer while sorting out those of the best. More and more foreigners visit Vietnam, including the citizens of India. For your big concern about the travel to Vietnam from India, check out the vital information below so that you confidently and smoothly discover Vietnam!
The country is charming, friendly, and beautiful. People can use lots of positive adjectives to describe the beauty of Vietnam. And, in fact, the country is worth the praises for the marvelous bays, mountains, beaches, waterfalls, and many other natural highlights. While nature is a huge magnet, the nation’s culture and history are also attractive. Throughout the S shape, there lie lots of remarkable attractions to contemplate and experience. Some of the best titles include Halong Bay, Hanoi, Phu Quoc Island, Con Dao Island, Sapa Town, Son Doong Cave (Quang Binh Province), Da Lat City, Mui Ne Beach, Nha Trang City, Mekong Delta, and more. From ecotourism to culture and anything in between, the country has something special and valuable to offer the tourists. And if you’re keen on food, it’s sure that Vietnam food can enchant you, meal after meal. Some travel packages to Vietnam from India also provide the cooking sessions for the curious guests to learn to cook.
Vietnam Visa Information for the Indian Travelers
The 1st channel is to apply for Vietnam Visa Online. Simply follow the onsite instructions to complete the procedure: fill in the visa form for Vietnam from India, pay the processing fee online by credit card, and receive the Approval Letter by email (1-2 working days later). The visa approval letter is issued by Vietnam Immigration Department. Upon your arrival at the airports in Vietnam, the customs officers will have your visa stamped, and you pay the stamping fee there. Remember that the Visa on Arrival is only applicable for air travel to Vietnam, and the four airports support this service include Noi Bai Airport, Tan Son Nhat Airport, Da Nang Airport, and Cam Ranh Airport.
The 2nd channel is to apply for Visa to Vietnam for Indian nationals in the Embassy of Vietnam in New Delhi or the Consulate General of Vietnam in Mumbai. The paperwork requires you to submit your original passport (with minimum 06-month validity), the completed application form, passport-sized photos, and cash to pay the visa fee. The in-person procedure is easy and often take 2-3 business days.
Embassy of Vietnam in New Delhi
Address: 17, Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, 110 021, India
Fax: +91-11-2301 9818
Consulate General of Vietnam in Mumbai
Address: Wajeda House, Gulmohat Cross Road No.7, Juhu Scheme, Mumbai, 400 049, India
Flights to Vietnam from India
For your next flight to Vietnam from India, know that there is no direct flight between the two countries even though Vietnam Airlines and Jet Airways of India signed the non-stop flight agreement. Therefore, the current flight routes include some transit points. Provided that you fly from Delhi (Indira Gandhi International Airport) to Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi, it is possible to use the services of the three main Airlines: (1) China Southern Airlines-CZ (transit via Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport; (2) Jet Airways-9W (transit via Bangkok); (3) Malindo Air-OD (transit via Kuala Lumpur). For instance, you can work with Jet Airways (from New Delhi to Bangkok) and then Vietnam Airlines (from Bangkok to Hanoi). It is one of the ample choices! For your reference, the round-trip airfare is US$500 – US$800 which is subject to change due to seasons.
Tips for flights from Delhi to Ho Chi Minh City
China Southern Airlines
- Delhi – HCM City: OD208 DEL/KUL 2020/0430 then OD563 KUL/SGN 0815/0925
- HCM City – Delhi: OD564 SGN/KUL 1020/ 1325 then OD207 KUL/DEL 1640/1925
- Delhi – HCM City: 9W64 DEL/BKK 2325/0455 then 9W@4310 BKK/SGN 1120/1255
- HCM City – Delhi: 9W@4309 SGN/BKK 1655/1830 then 9W63 BKK/DEL 2015.2325
- Delhi – HCM City: CZ360 DEL/CAN 2345/0650 then CZ6089 CAN/SGN 2330/0125
- HCM City – Delhi: CZ368 SGN/CAN 0800/1140 then CZ359 CAN/DEL 1840/2245
Tips for flights from Delhi to Hanoi
China Southern Airlines
- Delhi – Hanoi: CZ3028 DEL/CAN 1230/1950 then CZ371 CAN/HAN 2210/2315
- Hanoi – Delhi: CZ3050 HAN/CAN 1145/1425 then CZ359 CAN/DEL 1840/2245
- Delhi – Hanoi: 9W64 DEL/BKK 2325/0455 then 9W@4304 BKK/HAN 1220/1410
- Hanoi – Delhi: 9W@4302 HAN/BKK 1245/1445 then W63 BKK/DEL 2015/2325
- Delhi – Hanoi: OD208 DEL/KUL 2020/0430 then OD571 KUL/HAN 0915/1125
- Hanoi – Delhi: OD572 HAN/KUL 1215/1635 then OD205 KUL/DEL 1735/2030
Vietnam Tour Packages for the Travelers from India
You can come across various tour packages to Vietnam from India whose duration can be short or long. Particularly, the length of 10 – 14 days is mostly selected by the foreigners, and some even customize more days to explore the charming country. With the duration of around two weeks, the tour itineraries are likely to include the topmost destinations in Vietnam to enchant the guests. Make sure your upcoming Vietnam trip happens at Halong Bay, Sapa, Da Nang, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Hanoi, Phu Quoc Island, Da Lat, Ho Chi Minh City, or Mekong Delta. From the North through the Central to the South, the country owns many breathtaking sites. While the North has dreamlike terraced rice fields, the Central has spaciously green highlands, and the South has the idyllic canal systems. Each region provides the flattering corners for your lifetime memories.
Due to the places you visit, enjoy some exciting activities included in the itineraries. If you see Halong Bay, then a Luxury Cruise Tour is a must to try. Also, this UNESCO bay is ideal for cave adventure, squid fishing, and scenic helicopter trip. And if you travel to Nha Trang, this beach city welcomes you to explore the upscale Vinpearl Land and dozens of picturesque islands. For the pure and idyllic countryside atmosphere, the Indian guests can move to the Southern Mekong Delta whose landscapes are filled with green orchards, peaceful canals, and plain houses.
What’s more, Vietnam never lacks the fine dishes to delight you. Just join the tour groups to enjoy the warm meals together. In some moments, it feels like the Vietnamese people are treating you like the close friends. If possible, try using chopsticks to take some dishes. New experiences for the Indian travelers are abundant in Vietnam.
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Great Vietnam Food for the Indian Foodies
There are several Indian-style restaurants in Vietnam, but the new guests are stimulated to enjoy the local food. Vietnam cuisine is an excellent trait to experience, and each region owns the specialties for the connoisseurs to try at leisure. While the North has “Hanoi Pho” and rice crab noodle, the Centre has Quang noodle and Hue mussel rice. The South also has the crispy pancake, and braised fish in the clay pot served with the boiled vegetables. Street food is an interesting feature, and it’s easy to spot the street vendors.
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