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How to plan a Vietnam tour from India

Vietnam has beautiful scenery and delicious food, and the transportation from India to Vietnam has become more and more convenient in recent years, so Vietnam has become a very popular tourist destination. So how exactly do you plan a trip from India to Vietnam? This article helps you to make a good trip plan from India to Vietnam before you start your vacation.

Vietnam Visa Requirements for Indian Tourists

Vietnam has a variety of visa requirements for different nationalities, depending on your home country, and for Indian nationals, a visa must be arranged prior to departure via one of the three ways of applying for the visa. For tourists get to Vietnam from India, a visa is required since India has no visa exemption to Vietnam.

Vietnam visa
Vietnam visa

Traditional visa is issued by the Indian embassy or consulate itself and will allow you to enter Vietnam. To get this visa you must request an appointment at your nearest embassy. It usually takes between 10 and 15 days to have the visa approved.

You can also apply for Visa-on-arrival. To get this visa you will make an online application, make a payment to the government, and wait for the response, which will take an average of 5 days.

Another kind of visa is electronic visa which is currently the easiest and fastest way to apply for a visa to Vietnam. It usually costs for 25 dollars and takes an average of 48 hours to receive the approved document by email. Unlike the previous two, this visa is valid for 30-day stays and allows only one entry.

How to Get to Vietnam from India

It is very convenient to fly directly to Vietnam from India

Before you travel, you should plan ahead for transportation. The distance between India and Vietnam is roughly 3194 kilometers. The best way to reach Vietnam from India is by taking a flight from Bangalore and your flight time is about 4 hours. With more than 300 flights a week connecting the two nations, you will find it very convenient to head over to Vietnam from India.

We don’t suggest go to Vietnam by land-crossing from India

Traveling overland from India to Vietnam is not really a feasible option, as the distance you will need to travel is vast, and you will have to pass through Cambodia and Laos to get to northern Vietnam and Hanoi. You can arrive at one of these two countries and take a bus crossing their borders.

How to Commute Within Vietnam?

Once you arrive in Vietnam, you can take domestic flights to travel across different cities. But if you want to travel to other provinces which are not far, the train is also another inexpensive way to travel and you can enjoy the beautiful landscape on the trip like overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai.

Overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai
Overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai

The Covid-19 Restrictions situation in Vietnam in 2024

There is no requirement for COVID-19 testing when tourists arrive in Vietnam from India.

Although no entering restriction on covid-19, the Vietnamese government do has personal protective measures in place to stop the spread of COVID-19. For instance, tourists are expected to wear a mask in public areas, or you will have to pay a fine.

As local areas have their own rules, you should always check the quarantine regulations in your area.

Personal Health and Safety Precautions Travel in Vietnam

There are some personal health issues that Indian tourists have to consider. First, you should ensure you are up to date with all routine vaccinations and that you have had the relevant vaccinations for this region of Asia for foreign visitors, such as diphtheria and tetanus.

Secondly, Indian tourists should also consider taking the Hepatitis vaccine, the rabies vaccine, and getting vaccinated against typhoid, as these diseases are all common in Vietnam. It is a country rife with Malaria and Dengue, so malaria tablets should be brought with you, as well as a mosquito repellant.

Vietnam travelling for couples
Vietnam travelling for couples

Accommodation in Vietnam

When you travel In Vietnam, you can find anything from a backpacker’s hostel to a budget hotel to five star resort hotels. Take a few minutes to explore on foot, especially the smaller alleys or backstreets, and you will see much cleaner and cheaper hostels.

Like other holiday destinations, Vietnam has different rankings of hotels. You can choose different star ranking based on your need. The price is different also, for example, the price of three-star hotels is around 40 dollars a day, the price of four-star hotels is about 80-130 dollars a day, the price of five-star hotels is around 150-180 dollars, and that of luxury five-star hotels is pretty much 250-380 dollars.

Among different accommodations, homestay has become increasingly popular in Vietnam. Not only they are budget friendly, it’s also a great way to understand local lifestyle. Most homestays are booked through travel agencies and we are one trusted agent focusing on Vietnam tour and Indochina tour for many years. Welcome you to book Vietnam itinerary on our website.

Climate in Vietnam and Best Time to Go

Halong Bay
Halong Bay

Because Vietnam is a long and thin country with over 1,400 km from north to south, the weather varies greatly. Vietnam is divided into three climates distinct, the north, the center and the south.

The northern part of Vietnam includes Hanoi, Sa pa, and Ha long Bay and is known for being a mountainous region with four different seasons. North Vietnam is very cold in the winter and is also quite warm during summer time.

Central Vietnam is the ideal destination during the dry season, tourists can visit many famous attractions such as Hoi An, Hue, and Da Nang. However, it is frustrated to visit central Vietnam during rainy season.

The temperature in the south is relatively balanced throughout the year, but it is also divided into dry and wet seasons, but the negative effect of the rainy season is not as great as that in the north and central regions.

So, it really depends on which district you are planning to go. Overall, the best time to visit Vietnam is from November to March, the only time when the weather is not rainy or too hot throughout the whole country.

The SIM card and currency

When traveling to Vietnam, the SIM card and currency are the very first things travelers need to consider.

Vietnam Currency
Vietnam Currency

You need to buy a SIM Card

In order to keep you stay connected during your trip, it is highly recommended to buy a SIM card in Vietnam. Tourists can buy SIM cards at the airport or official branches of Vietnam network operators where are reliable and guaranteed for more convenience with staff speaking English.

Don’t forget to take cash with you

Vietnamese Dong is the local currency in Vietnam. The Indian Rupee is way stronger than the dong, at the moment, 1 INR = 287.28 VND (Indian Rupee – Vietnamese Dong). The US dollar can be accepted in Vietnam, though you’re more likely to be overcharged. If you’re planning on purchasing plenty of street food and market goods, come well stocked with cash.


Vietnam tour from India provides opportunities to discover the beauty of Vietnam. You can choose some famous destinations like Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Mekong Delta…You can go to our Indochina Tour website to see more personal itineraries. Here are some famous places in Vietnam:


Hanoi is an ancient city with a history of more than 1,000 years. It has been the political, economic and cultural center of Vietnam since the 11th century AD. It is the combination of modern and ancient.

Sa pa

Sa pa rice terrace
Sa pa rice terrace

Sa pa, a tourist destination in northwestern Vietnam, sits on the edge of a plateau surrounded by cloud-shrouded dark blue peaks and valleys where rice terraces line the lower slopes and where hill tribe villages prowl. The sights are astonishingly beautiful.

Ha long Bay

It would be a great regret if you travel in Vietnam without visiting this place. Ha long Bay has been well-known as one of the primmest world heritage sites. It sure won’t let you down.


Vietnam tour from India brings the experiences of a country filled with the captivating natural beauty and exotic culture.

Before starting new exciting journey, you should plan your vacation carefully especially if you are on a set budget, it is advisable to decide on your itinerary before you travel, instead of going where the wind takes you when you arrive. Planning your trip to Vietnam based on the things you want to see the most and your personal budget is the best way to create the ideal tour.

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