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Seoul is a modern city with an old soul. It is best known as a modern metropolis that has retained its pride in historical monuments, palaces, points of cultural significance and heritage foods.
Considering the temperatures and the weather, and even lower travel costs, the two best times to visit Seoul are between March and May, and then between September to November.
You can get cheaper airfares by booking for Seoul at least 3 weeks before your planned travel. That said, air tickets for Seoul are the cheapest in April.
Depending on how you like to travel, rushed or relaxed, a Seoul trip can be anywhere between 3 and 7 days. A Seoul trip should be no less than 3 days to give its attractions adequate justice, and you can cover Seoul’s top attractions in under 7 days if you plan a leisurely, relaxed trip.
BTS is and remains the biggest draw for fans to flack Seoul. Yes, the BTS do live in Seoul, in a luxurious apartment in the neighborhood of Hannam-Dong to be exact.
Though South Korea is not excessively expensive for travelers, its capital city Seoul is. From hotel to food in restaurants, things are expensive here, especially in comparison to other tourist destinations in Asia. That said, there are low cost alternatives to almost everything, like vacation rentals and budget hotels, street food markets and budget-friendly restaurants, etc.
Depending on the time of year, costs of Seoul or rather South Korea holiday packages to be exact, vary. A 6-day stay at a budget hotel in Seoul for example could cost about INR80,000, and the same at a luxury 5-star hotel is approximately INR 1,25,000.
Yes, Indian nationals do need a valid visa to enter Seoul, and thankfully, a 90-day tourist visa is easy to obtain. The hassle free process involves the payment of a visa fee and applications need to be made in advance at the local Korean embassy.