Planning to take an international trip from India but don’t want to burn a hole in your pocket? There are several countries around the world where the Indian Rupee stands stronger than the local currency. The Southeast Asian country Vietnam might be your next international trip destination that too on a budget. This Vietnam Travel Guide will inform you about where to stay, what to eat, things to see and most importantly how to travel from India to Vietnam under RS. 50,000.

Vietnam is a land of stunning landscapes, lush forests, rice terraces, beaches, limestone caves, rich culture and most importantly the local Vietnamese street food.

Good to Know Information About Vietnam:

Vietnam Visa:

You can apply for the Vietnam Tourist eVisa online via The tourist eVisa has a single entry validity for 30 days and the stay period is also for 30 days only. The Vietnam eVisa price for Indians is approx. INR 2799/-.

Vietnam Currency:

The official currency of Vietnam is the Vietnamese dong.

Vietnam Language:

The official language of Vietnam is Vietnamese.

Reaching Vietnam:

The return air ticket prices for flights to Vietnam can be around Rs.12,000/- per person. Vietnam has 3 international airports in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Haiphong.

*Vietnam Travel Guide Tip: It is possible to save on flight tickets if you plan in advance for which month you intend to take the trip and then zero in on the dates according to the cheapest airfare.

Accommodation In Vietnam:

There are several options for accommodation in Vietnam, both for luxury hotels and hostels. Especially in major cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. There are good budget hotels and hostel options like the Suite Backpackers Inn and the Eco Backpackers. If you are travelling in a group, renting an Airbnb is also a great alternative. Such budget accommodation in Vietnam can cost you approximately Rs.1000/- for a night.

*Vietnam Travel guide Tip: Opt for a budget hotel or hostel close to the city centre so that you can save on travel costs while also experiencing the local city life.

Food In Vietnam:

Street food in Vietnam
Street food in Vietnam
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It is important to try the local cuisine of any foreign country you visit and what better way to get the local experience other than trying out the street food? Trying out Vietnamese street food is an experience in itself. Vietnamese cuisine can be best experienced by trying Nem Raan, Cha Gio (Fried spring rolls), Cha Ca (Grilled minced fish), Xoi (a kind of sticky rice) and the quintessential one Phở (broth noodles). Eating breakfast, lunch and dinner here can cost you about Rs.500- Rs.700 a day.

*Vietnam Travel Guide Tip: It can be a bit difficult to find vegetarian food options in street foods, you will have to try and find restaurants that serve vegetarian options here.

Also Read: 9 Of The Most Amazing Asian Cities For Eating Out

Travelling In Vietnam:

Train street in Hanoi at night.
Train street in Hanoi at night
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Though not very developed, public transport is still cheap in Vietnam. Trains are the most affordable mode of transportation to get around Vietnam. If you plan on renting a scooter to travel around, you can do so for Rs,500 a day and additional fuel charges.

Best Time To Visit Vietnam:

Vietnam has a tropical climate so rains can be random here. The best time to visit Vietnam is February to April or August to October when the climate is cool and rain is less frequent.

Top Attractions In Vietnam:

Out of the many, here are the top 6 attractions in Vietnam.


Panorama view of Tran Quoc pagoda, the oldest temple in Hanoi
Panorama view of Tran Quoc pagoda, the oldest temple in Hanoi
Image Credit: Vietnam Stock Images

Since it is the capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi is a must-visit. In Hanoi you can find the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum- a marble museum paying homage to former leader Ho Chi Minh. It also has the National Historic Museum, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Bach Ma Temple, Đồng Xuân Market and a neoclassical Hanoi Opera House.

Ho Chi Minh City: 

Notre Dame Cathedral ho chi minh city
Notre Dame Cathedral Ho Chi Minh City
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Earlier known as Saigon, this city is a tourist favourite. Major tourist attractions here are Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, Jade Emperor Pagoda, War Remnants Museum, Cu Chi Tunnel and several other pagodas and busy markets.

Ha Long: 

Halong Bay is the UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is a beautiful natural wonder in northern Vietnam
Halong Bay is the UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is a beautiful natural wonder in northern Vietnam
Image Credit: Huy Thoai

The Vietnamese bay area of Ha Long has one of the most serene beaches and sea views. You can enjoy a great time here at Bai Chay beach, Ba Trai Do, Quan Lan, Tuan Chau Island, etc.

Hoi An:

Old buildings with the river in Hoi An, Vietnam.
Old buildings with the river in Hoi An, Vietnam.
Image Credit: Phuong D. Nguyen

The coastal city of Hoi An has a charming old town vibe with tourist spots like the Japanese bridge, Cau Temple, An Bang Beach, Hoi Quan Phuoc Kien and several markets.

Sa Pa: 

Landscape of terraced rice field near Sapa
Landscape of terraced rice field near Sapa
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This area of Vietnam is a mountain terrain, a base for trekking with rice fields and waterfalls.

Mekong Delta:

People boating in the delta of Mekong river, Vietnam
People boating in the delta of Mekong river, Vietnam
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See the Mekong river meeting the sea here in the South of Vietnam. You can get the authentic Vietnam experience by exploring the rich paddy fields, mangroves and floating markets.

There are several other tourist spots to explore in Vietnam with our Vietnam tour packages. We hope with the tips & tricks in this Vietnam Travel guide you will be able to travel to Vietnam from India on a budget. If you are willing to spare some more money and have a few more days in hand you can also visit Cambodia on the same trip with our Vietnam & Cambodia tour packages.

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