Travel Guide to Chengdu

Indian Embassy Near Chengdu

Consulate General of India

Units 1401-1404, 14th Floor, HNA Tower 8, Linhe Zhong Road Tianhe District Guangzhou-510610, China

Contact Number: +86-20-8550-1501 to 05

Visa Process for Indian Visitors to Chengdu

  • Original passport with 6 months validity from the day of arrival in China
  • Covering letter mentioning the details of the travel and all the details of the traveller
  • Bank statements for the past 6 months updated with a balance of INR 1,60,000/- as the closing balance
  • Confirmed hotel booking required on the hotel’s letter head mentioning the details of the passengers. Online portal bookings are not accepted for this visa application
  • Confirmed air tickets
  • Day to Day Itinerary

Visa Processing Time: 5 working days

About Chengdu

If you want to explore China beyond Shanghai and Hong Kong, then Chengdu is the place for you to be for you. Famous for its silk and splendid beauty, the local culture of this land will mesmerise you. The capital of Sichuan province, Chengdu is located at the intersection of Jin and Fu Rivers. The city is famous for its shops, sightings, and street foods. Plan a visit to this “Brocade City” and get the chance to soak in its beauty and splendour. We will guide you to the places to visit in Chengdu and things to do in Chengdu on this blog.

Places to Visit in Chengdu

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding:

This research centre deserves to be the starting juncture of your city exploration. Located just 10 km away from downtown, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding offers the best environment for rearing and breeding of pandas.

How to Reach from Shuangliu Airport?

To reach Chengdu Research Base and Giant Panda Breeding Center from the airport, take shuttle bus line 1, get off at Sheng Ti Yu Guan Station. Now take metro line 3 or bus 99 to Dong Wu Yuan station. From there, take bus 198 or 198A to the panda station.

How to Reach the Location From Chengdu Railway Station?

Take bus no. 9 or 70 to Dong Wu Yuan Bus Station, and then change bus no. 198 or 198A from there.


Jinli Street:

This is one of the most famous places in Chengdu and is located at the east of Wuhou Temple. The exotic ambience of Jilni Street is a must to explore.

How to Reach The Location?

Take bus no. 1, 82, 109, 334 or 335, and get off at Wu Hou Ci Station.


Chunxi Road:

The tour to Chengdu is incomplete without exploring every nook and corner of Chunxi road, one of the famous tourist places in Chengdu. Located in Jinjiang District, it is spread over 200,000 square meters. The street is the hub of many activities. It is famous for its bronze statue, the famous granite-built wall carved with the renowned scenes of Chengdu in the Tang Dynasty (619-907). The front of this wall is beautified with colourful statues of tourists from different regions. Here one can experience the glimpse of history and culture of Chengdu.

How to Reach the Location By Bus?

Take bus line 81, 98, 58 or 98A to get down at Chunxi Road North Station.

Take bus line 43, 48, 55, 56, 104, or Night Line 298 and get off at Chunxi Road South Exit station.

By Subway: Take line 2 or line 3 and get off at Chunxi Road. Leave from exit C or D to find it.


Sichuan Museum

Located in the west of Chengdu city, Sichuan museum is the largest museum in southwest China. Known for its cultural and natural resource, Sichuan is often referred to as “the land of abundance”. The museum could amaze visitors with its diversity. Spread in the area of 12,900 square meters, it has 14 exhibition halls. One can get the chance to take a glimpse of 260,000 items. Don’t forget to include this museum to your bucket list while planning a Chengdu tour.

How To Reach Sichuan Museum?

By Metro: Take metro line 2 or line 4 to reach Chengdu University of TCM & Provincial People's Hospital Station, Exit A. From there, the museum is located around one kilometre by walk.

By Bus: Take bus line 19, 58, 82, 151, 165, 170, 309, 319, 1024 or 1031 to get off at the Songxianqiao Station.


Mount Qingcheng

Mount Qingcheng is famous for its magnificent scenic beauty. The rich biodiversity of the region and natural splendour of verdant trees has made it a hotspot among the tourists. The calm and pacifying greenery and serenity have made it secluded mountain; this is also the last entry in the famous places to visit in Chengdu.

How to Reach the Location?

1. Take bullet train from Chengdu Railway Station to Qingchengshan Railway Station. Then take bus no. 101 to Mt. Qingcheng (Front Mountain).

2. Take a bus from Xinnanmen Bus Station or Chadianzi Bus Station to Qingchengshan.

Best Time to Visit

Out of 365 days, 250 to 300 days welcome cloud, rain, and fog. The best time to plan a trip to Chengdu is from March to June, and September to November.

What to Pack For Your Trip To Chengdu?

You never know when it can start to rain while exploring the beautiful Chengdu. Be prepared to experience rainfall at any time here. This is why you need to pack some waterproof clothes. If you don’t want to wet your feet, then bring covered footwear and don’t forget to add some warm clothes to your bag during a visit in the winter season (December to February). The high altitude may cause mountain sickness and diarrhoea so bring some medication that could provide immediate relief. Don’t forget to get travel insurance when you travel to Chengdu. Travel insurance is must-have facility when you travel abroad, as you may have to face any kind of emergency during your journey. During such times, travel insurance will come to your rescue.

Top Delicacies

While the list of delicacies that one can try here is large, making food an important Chengdu point of interest. Apart from popular dishes such as mapo tofu, twice cooked pork, and gong bao chicken, there are many other must-try dishes. Here are the names of a few: cold chicken in chilli oil, rabbit fried with pepper, smoked sausage, spiced steamed beef, Sichuan dumplings in chilli oil, wood fire chicken, and last but not the least fish mint. Explore local eatery joints to get more taste of the local flavours.

Indian Restaurants in Chengdu

Tandoor Indian Restaurant

  • Located at: No.34 Renmin Nan Lu, 4 Duan, Chengdu, China
  • Cuisine: Indian, Chinese
  • Contact No.: +86 28 8555 1958

Amber Palace

  • Located at: L808B, No.1199 North Section of Tianfu Avenue, Chengdu
  • Cuisine: Indian, Fusion
  • Contact No.: +86 28 6522 7168

CACAJA Indian Restaurant

  • Located at: No.40-43 1/F, Feicheng, No.60 Kehua North Road, Wuhou District, Chengdu
  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Vegetarian-Friendly
  • Contact No.: +86 28 8521 0318

Shopping List Essentials

Unlike Hong Kong, shopping at Chengdu is not majestic, but it gives you a chance to find the local flavour of the land which is one of the best things to do in Chengdu. You can shop for silk and brocade. The shopping at Chengdu is incomplete without lacquer wares. Glossy and corrosion resistance the lacquer wares are famous across the world. Don’t forget to buy Chinese alcohol, jasmine tea, maofeng tea, hot pickled mustard tuber, mix-flavoured horsebean, dried beef liu yang gou dried beef, for your friends and family back home.

Healthcare Centres

There are many government health centres as well as private clinics offering reliable medical facilities in Chengdu.

If you have travel insurance, notify your insurance company about the medical emergency. Your travel insurance will not only help you with the top medical facility but also provide cashless treatment facility.

Basics of Local Communication

The dialect of Chengdu is mandarin. Landlines and mobile phones are used for communication. Some places offer free Wi-Fi services as well. The following phrases of Mandarin will be of great help throughout your journey in Chengdu.

English Mandarin Chinese
Thank you Xie xie
I’m sorry Duibuqi
Good bye Zai jia
Yes shi
No bu shi
Hello ni hao
How much? duo shao qian
Very beautiful Hen piaoliang
It’s too expensive Tai gui

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The following medical expenses are covered: 

  • Travel insurance includes medical expenses, repatriation, and emergency medical evacuation. Even dental care expenses such as acute anesthetic treatment of teeth are covered.

What is a deductible?

“Deductible”means a cost-sharing requirement under this policy, that provides that the insurer will not be liable for a specified rupee amount or percentage of claim amount or number of days or number of hours, as specified in the policy schedule and which will apply before any benefits are payable by the insurer. A deductible does not reduce the sum insured and is applicable per event, upto the specified limits mentioned.

What Is Not Covered Under the Travel Insurance Plan?

  • Medical Expenses (inclusive of Repatriation and Emergency Medical Evacuation), Daily Allowance in case of hospitalization, Compassionate Visit benefits, the following will not be payable for Any pre-existing condition, Routine examinations, Expenses for rest or recuperation at spa/ health resort/ sanatorium, Pregnancy (including childbirth, miscarriage, abortion or related complications ) or treatment relating to the removal of physical flaws or anomalies (cosmetic treatment or plastic surgery).
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  • Treatment which could be reasonably delayed until the Insured’s return to India, which will be decided jointly by the treating Physician and the Emergency Assistance Service Provider and shall be in accordance with accepted standards of medical care.
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Loss of passport and documents:

Reimbursement of actual expenses incurred in connection with obtaining a duplicate or fresh passport or reasonable cost of replacing/obtaining the stolen documents/ tickets if the passport belonging to the Insured / Insured Person be lost

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.

Legal Expenses

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.

Trip Cancellation/Or Interruption

Payment towards the non-refundable prepaid payments incurred on the trip being cancelled and additional cost of transportation in case of Interruption: due to medical problems, personal employment problems or natural disasters or other listed reason in policy wordings.

Trip Delay

 Reimbursement of additional expenses if trip is delayed beyond a period, due to airline problems, medical problems, personal employment problems or natural disasters.

 Daily Allowance in case of Hospitalisation

 Payment of daily allowance for the days the Insured is hospitalised beyond a specified number of days, as mentioned in the Policy Schedule, for which a valid claim is admissible under the Policy whilst on a trip abroad.Emergency Accommodation

 Payment of compensation for the additional cost of emergency accommodation if the Insured/ Insured Person could not stay in the accommodation originally booked due to ­fire& flood, earthquake, storm, hurricane, explosion, outbreak of major infectious diseases.

Why do I need Travel insurance?

During a trip there are chances of unfortunate events such as loss of checked in baggage, medical emergency, loss of passport that can spoil your international trip, be it business or leisure. Travel insurance can protect you from such events ensuring that you are left stuck in foreign land.