Flights to Vietnam – An exotic country with a rich heritage
The natural beauty of this exotic country is jaw-dropping, giving you beautiful islands, beaches, and mountain passes, floating markets, thriving fishing villages and emerald paddy fields. If you are looking for adventure, Vietnam offers motorbiking switchback in central Vietnam’s Hai Van Pass, kite surfing off Mui Ne’s tropical waters, and hiking over the Sapa or Bac Ha’s evergreen hills. The country also offers plenty of salons, massage centers and spas for you to relax and replenish after a tiring day. Vietnam’s capital is Hanoi and other major cities are Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, and Da Nang.
Best Time to Visit Vietnam
Vietnam’s climate is quite mixed through the year, fluctuating between sunshine and rain. November to April is best for exploring Vietnam, when rainfall is low and cold weather rules northern Vietnam’s Ha Giang and Sapa areas. For a break from this cold weather, the Phu Quoc Island, 40 km to the west of Vietnam’s nearest coastal town (Ha Tien), guarantees you sunshine. March is perfect for beach lovers, when Halong in the northeast of Vietnam, Con Dao and Mui Ne on Vietnam’s southern coast, and Nha Trang on Vietnam’s south central coast offer wonderful weather.
How to Reach Vietnam
Vietnam offers excellent air connectivity, thanks to its domestic and international airports in Danang, Noi Bai, Tan Son Nhat, Phu Quoc, and Cam Ranh. The Noi Bai International Airport in Vietnam’s capital city Hanoi is the biggest airport in the northern part, serving both domestic and international flights. Fly hassle-free with airlines like Lufthansa, Silkair, Air India, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Thai Airways, China Southern, Air France, Malaysia Airlines, Jet Airways, etc. that operate with convenient flight schedules, offering cheap air tickets. With close to 310 connecting flights every week from Bangalore to Hanoi, planning for a holiday in Vietnam is quite simple.
Places to Stay in Vietnam
Whether you are a lone backpacker or vacationing with your family or a group of buddies, you would find a vast number of accommodation options to choose from. The Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and their vicinities offer various budget hotels, small boutique hotels, luxury hotels, resorts, guest houses, homestays, etc. that range from a mere INR 300 per night to a maximum price of INR 20,000 per night.
Major Tourist Attractions
Must-see attractions in Hanoi include the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Water Puppet Theatre, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, Dong Xuan Market, and Ba Vi National Park.
The Ha Long Bay in Vietnam’s northern part comprises 1,600 islands made of limestone, one of the natural wonders of the world. A cruise on the Ha Long Bay is often on a traveler’s bucket list for its unique scenery, scope for kayaking and visiting the limestone caves. The National Park - Phong Nha-Ke Bang, located in Vietnam’s north-central part, offers a breathtaking view and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In southern Vietnam lies the coastal town of Mui Ne, popular for its beaches and mesmerizing sand dunes whose colors vary from gold to white to even red! Not to miss out a cruise over the Mekong Delta to take a closer look at the floating markets.
Shopping in Vietnam is every shopaholic’s dream come true, due to their quality goods and affordable prices. Major shopping destinations here include the street markets of Vietnam, shopping malls, Ho Chi Minh City’s An Dong and Ben Thanh Markets, and the old quarter of Hanoi. A whole day wouldn’t suffice to shop from these places that offer a plethora of products like watches, handbags, hats, electronic goods, clothing, shoes, accessories, handicrafts, household items, souvenirs, fresh produce and much more!
Vietnamese cuisine is distinct comprising vegetables, herbs, meat, rice, fish sauce, spices, fruits, coffee, fresh juices, beer, liquor, and shakes, making their food healthy and delicious at the same time. Hanoi is a wonderful city for street food lovers, sure to leave your taste buds tingling for more!
•What are the budget airlines with flights to Vietnam?
Thai Airways, Srilankan Airlines and Tiger Airways offer cheap air tickets from India to Hanoi.
•What is the Difference between India and Vietnam?
Vietnam is 1 hour and 30 minutes ahead of India.
•How long does it take to reach Vietnam from major Indian metros?
Delhi to Vietnam – 7 hours and 45 minutes
Bangalore to Vietnam – 7 hours
Kolkata to Vietnam – 6 hours
Mumbai to Vietnam – 8 hours and 20 minutes
•What are the major layover airports for connecting flights to Vietnam?
When flying from India to Vietnam, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Dubai, New Delhi, Istanbul, Chennai, Singapore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Hong Kong, and Guangzhou are the major layover airports.
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