Travel Guide To Bandung

Indian Embassy Near Bandung

Jl H.R. Rasuna Said, Kav. S-1,
Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan 12950,
Tel: 62-21-5204150/52/57/5264931

Visa Process for Indians

Indian tourists who are visiting Bandung can enter Indonesia without a visa. This tourist visa-free facility is valid for 30 days only and can be obtained as per rules of the Indonesian Government. To extend their Visa on Arrival (VoA), tourists can apply for the visa at Immigration offices in Indonesia. 

About Bandung

Situated in West Java, Bandung is one of the most popular weekend destinations in Indonesia. Be it the gleaming volcanoes, lush tea plantations or the lively markets, Bandung has everything that sets it apart from various travel destinations in the country. Due to its charming beauty, this city is also called the “Paris of Java”. 

Top Places to Visit in Bandung

If you are planning a trip to Java, here is the list of the most popular places to visit in Bandung. Read ahead and explore them all.

  • Kawah Putih
    Located approximately 50 km away from Bundang, this stunning place is worth visiting. This striking crater lake comes from a volcano and offers an exciting sight to watch. You can hire a cab to reach this spot and explore the place in merely 30 minutes
  • Situ Patenggang
    Also known as Lake Patenggang, this place is best to spend peaceful time amidst nature’s beauty. You can also take a ride at bright coloured boats and explore the lake. If you are planning a trip to Bandung with your lover, this place must be on your list.
  • Farmhouse
    If you are travelling with your family, this one is perfect to enjoy a great time together. Farmhouse Susu Lembang is a theme park with lots of fun activities that make it worth visiting. You can also rent costumes here and get some really nice pictures to cherish the memories.
  • Villa Isola
    Built by a Dutch architect Wolff Schoemaker, this astonishing villa overlooks a stunning valley with a view of the city. There are also two spectacular gardens that make this place one of the best tourist attractions in Bandung.
  • Ciwidey Valley Resort
    This remarkable resort has hot spring pools and a wonderful water park which make it one of the top tourist attractions in Bandung. So when you get tired after exploring the interesting places in Bandung, you can head to this refreshing resort and chill some time in the natural hot spring water.

Some other famous places that you can visit include Gunung Putri, Tangkuban Perahu, Kampung Cai Ranca Upas and Dusun Bambu.

How to Reach

Travelling to Bandung is not a trouble as the city has its own international airport which connects it with national as well as international destinations. Bandung’s Husein Sastranegara (BDO) Airport is just 4km away from the city and has great connectivity from other places in the city. If you are travelling from India, you can easily take a direct or connecting flight to Bandung and reach the city without any hassle. Some of the major airlines that fly to Bandung are Air Asia, Malindo Air, Singapore Airlines, Vistara and Air India among others. 

Best Time to Visit

There are two seasons in Bandung– a wet season which lasts from October to March and dry season which lasts from June to September. It is the latter which is considered the best time to visit Bandung. The summers here are not too hot; making it a pleasant travel destination in Indonesia. Moreover, whenever you plan a trip to Bandung, it is advised that you check the weather conditions to advance to prevent any climate-related issue. 

Things to Pack

When you are going to visit the Bandung, you need to keep some travel essentials in handy. Some of them are as follows: 

  • Sunscreen 
  • First aid kit
  • Important documents including travel insurance policy
  • Umbrella 
  • Sunglasses and hats
  • Essential toiletries
  • Cosmetics or skin-care products 
  • Bug repellent 

Top Delicacies

When visiting Bandung, try to relish the famous delicacies of the region. To help you out with the names, here is the list of top dishes:

  • Pisang Molen: A popular banana fritters rolled with layers of pastry, Pisang Molen is a yummy snack you can buy anywhere in Bandung.
  • Lumpia Basah: This is one of the tastiest spring rolls you will ever relish. Lumpia Basin is prepared using a delicious blend of carrots, bamboo sprouts, eggs, bean sprouts rolled in to give you the ultimate taste.
  • Lotek and Karedok: These two must be on your list when you think about tasting Sundanese cuisine. While Lotek is a mix of boiled vegetables poured with thick peanut sauce, Karedok is the blend of raw vegetables which is served with peanut sauces and basil leaves. Both are served with rice cake.
  • Ambokueh: A weird yet tasty dish, Amokeuh is made from rice flour cake of the same name. It is best served with ngo-hyong, lapciong , brown boiled egg, fried tofu and topped with cucumber slices and sweet-and-sour sticky brown sauce.
  • Nasi Tutug Oncom: This is a variation of rice which is cooked with oncom and cikur and tapico as well. It is then grilled and served with salted fish, fried chicken, lalapan and chilli condiment.

Shopping List Essentials

Shopping in Bandung is as enjoyable as visiting the popular tourist attractions in Bandung. Below are some of the important shopping hubs in the city you can visit to serve the shopaholic in you:

  • Rumah Mode: Bandung is famous for its factory outlets, and Rumah Mode is the best one among them. Be it Zara, Mango, Gap or Billabong; you can find various international brands here.
  • Floating market Lembang: As the name suggests, this market consists of shops floating on a lake. To buy items, you will have to buy Floating Market’s coins which in itself is quite a unique thing about this interesting market.
  • Jalan Cihampelas: Also known as “Jeans street”, this market is famous for its numerous shops selling denim. The stuff is affordable and is available in a wide variety.
  • Batik Komar: If you want traditional batik, Batik Komar is where you should head to. Located in Jalan Sumbawa, this shop sells beautiful pieces of hand-drawn and printed batik.

Top Indian Restaurants

  • Prabhu Curry House
    Location: Jln. Prabudimuntur no. 18, Bandung 40115, Indonesia
    Contact: +62 22 91260321
  • Desi Hut
    Location: Jl. Sederhana Gg. Sukalaksana No 43 C, Bandung 40161, Indonesia
    Contact: +62 882-1852-2802
  • Wok Box Indonesia
    Location: Jl. Sukaasih no. 1, Bandung 40000, Indonesia
    Contact: +62 22 82602909

Healthcare Centres

Along with knowing the tourist places in Bandung, travellers should also have knowledge about the healthcare centers to seek help in an emergency. Some of the hospitals in and around Bandung include:

  • Santosa Hospital
    Location: Jl. K.H Wahid Hasyim No.461 - 463, Kopo, Cirangrang, Babakan Ciparay, Bandung, Jawa Barat 40235, Indonesia
    Contact: +62 22 54280333
  • Al Islam Hospital
    Location: Jl. Soekarno Hatta No.644, Manjahlega, Rancasari, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40286, Indonesia
    Contact: +62 22 7510583
  • Santo Borromeus Hospital
    Location: Jalan Ir. H.Djuanda No.100, Lebakgede, Coblong, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40132, Indonesia Contact: +62 22 2552000

Before going on the trip, you are also advised to purchase a travel insurance policy. With a travel insurance policy in hand, you can easily track down the best nearby hospitals to get the required treatment on time.


The official currency used here is Indonesian Rupiah(IDR).

Basics of Local Communication

The most common language spoken in Bandung is Sundanese. Other languages used by the people here include Indonesian, Chinese and English. To ease your communication with the locals, you can learn some of the common phrases and words in Sundanese languages. Some of the common ones are as follows: 

English Sundanes
Good Morning Wilujeng énjing
My Name is.. Nami abdi
How are you? Kumah kabarna?
How much is this? Ieu téh sabaraha?
Sorry Hapunten
Yes Nuhun
No Teu
Thank you Nuhun pisan

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Loss of passport and documents:

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Home Fire Insurance Contents & Home Burglary Insurance (contents):

Cover against any loss or damage of the Contents at Home of the Insured in India caused by Fire and Allied perils or through burglary and/or housebreaking while the Insured is on a trip abroad.

Hijack Distress Allowance

Payment of distress allowance in case of hijack of a common carrier for more than certain number of hours whilst on the trip. You can easily avail the allowance by filing a claim online through Travel Insurance cover online process.

Medical Expensesinclusive of Repartration  and Emergency Medical Evacuation

If you are sick or injured during the journey, your medical expenses can prove to be costly. In such cases,  Travel Insurance cover greatly helps. The insurance company also offers a cashless settlement with the network hospitals or you can also opt for the reimbursement process within 30 days of hospitalization.

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Payment of legal costs and expenses incurred by the Insured towards claims from third Parties for compensation in respect of death or disablement arising due to an injury whilst on a trip abroad.

Personal Accident

Payment of compensation if the Insured sustains accidental bodily injury during a trip resulting in death or Permanent Total Disablement or Permanent Partial Disablement within 12 months of occurrence of such injury.

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