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Thailand : A Complete Tour Guide

Thailand is world-famous for its nightlife, stunning beaches, delicious street food, and scenic landscapes. Travelers who choose to vacation in Thailand for the first time will have different choice as compared to next one and yes you can visit this country multiple times. you can choose among world-famous temples, islands, waterfalls and beautiful landscapes. Thailand is a diverse country stretching down from Laos to Malaysia and with a long coastline on both the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. This Destination is for everyone Whether Its backpackers, honeymooners, couples or Girls Gang.

How To Reach Thailand

Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok Thailand
Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok

By Train

Thailand’s international train service connects the country to Kuala Lumpur and even Singapore. While international train travel options are limited, travelling within Thailand by train is a safe, economical and excellent way to see the country. In fact, trains are the best way to travel between Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Phuket, Koh Samui or Krabi.

By Air

Thailand by air is the most convenient way. There are direct flights to Thailand from all major cities around the world. The Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok is well-connected to all the cities while Phuket International Airport is also a great option if you want to get to the beaches right away. I traveled to Bangkok from Kolkata and the flight is cheapest from Kolkata to Thailand. Phuket Airport has two terminals – for international and domestic flights and there are frequent routes with daily flight options as well. There are also international airports at Chiang Mai, Krabi and Koh Samui which are connected through flights from Southeast Asian countries. Air Asia gives cheapest option if you carry only cabin luggage.

By Water

Thailand is accessible by water from countries like Indonesia and Singapore. There are also cruises from Hong Kong, which stop at Phuket and Bangkok. Within Thailand, ferries and cruises are a convenient way to see the different islands like Koh Phi Phi and Koh Samui.

By Road

Thailand is well connected to several other countries by road, If you’re wondering how to reach Thailand by road, then make sure you have an International Driving Permit and a valid driver’s license. There are also regular bus services from countries like Singapore and Malaysia that take you to Koh Samui or Krabi. The routes are scenic and lush with greenery. But often, crossing the border can take at least a couple of hours, so keep that in mind as well and leave ahead of time. Within Thailand, you can use the reliable bus services to travel to cities like Phuket, Krabi and Pattaya.

Best Time To Visit Thailand

Thailand Beach Phuket
Maya Bay Beach

Hot Season (April-October): Thailand sees most of hot season like all others beaches when temperatures is over 30 degrees. April is known as the hottest month in Thailand, Chaing Mai is hottest with 37 degree

Wet Season (November-March): Thailand has tropical scenery to the rainy (monsoon) season, with the heaviest rainfall in September/October. For most of these months, it doesn’t rain the entire day (just a few hours in the afternoon). The rest of the day is sunny, leaving plenty of room to relax on the beautiful beaches. It’s also a good time for backpacking in Thailand as it’s more affordable with fewer crowds.

Cool Season: The temperatures in Thailand drop to a nice 25 – 28 °C across the country from November to February, with fresh air and less humidity. This period is the best time to visit Thailand. However, this is also the high season, bringing more crowds and slightly higher prices.

Thailand Visa From India

Thailand Visa
Thailand Visa on Arrival

Now free visa to Indians from November 10, 2023, to May 10, 2024. The visa free access could also be extended if Thailand’s tourism gets a boost from Indian travelers stay Period: You can stay in Thailand for 30 days without a visa. Validity.

Documents required for Thailand Visa

  • Departure and Return Airline tickets.
  • Full trip accommodation.
  • Photograph size 4×6 cm and white background.
  • Immigration form given at airport.

Which Mobile Sim Works In Thailand

Sim Card Price in Thailand
Sim Card Counter at Suvarnabhumi Airport and Price

Your Phone sim will not work in Thailand so you need to buy a sim card. You Should not buy sim card from airport as it will be expensive, you can connect with Wi-Fi for booking cab, You should buy sim from 7/11 store as they give cheapest sim card with best offers. True move is one of the best and affordable network.

Thailand Currency and Language

Thailand Currency
Thailand Currency Notes

Thai is the official language of Thailand, English speaking guides are provided by tour operators, In cities like Bangkok and Pattaya Few people understand English but mostly you need to use google translator to make local people understand. Thailand Currency is Thai Baht which is equal to 2.39 Indian rupee, You can exchange currency from India or From Dollar to Thai Baht in Thailand, so You should carry a combination of Dollar and Thai Baht from India, You can take services of companies like Thomas cook to avoid any frauds.

How Many Days In Thailand

Considering you are going to Thailand for the first time You can plan it like this
Bangkok 2 Days
Pattaya 1 Day
Phuket 2 Days
Karbi 2 Days

Places To Visit Bangkok
I have Been to this city multiple times and every time it feels like something is new. Bangkok is one of the world’s most visited city. In My all the visits of Thailand I landed here in Bangkok, Bangkok has 2 airports one in Suvarnabhubi another one is Don Mueang International mostly flights land in Suvarnabhumhi only Air Asia flights are in DMK, try to avoid landing at DMK airport as it is far from city.
You Should book your hotel in Sukhumvit area for easy connectivity, To explore Bangkok you can choose either Metro or buses both are convenient option of travel. Lets talk About stay options in Bangkok-

Hostel in Bagnkok

Luxury : The St. Regis Bangkok
Midrange : Hilton
Low : Siam Hostel

Day Wise Plan For Bangkok

Mahanakhon Tower Bangkok

Day 1 Bangkok
1. Safari World
2. Night Life at (For Adult Nightlife Nana Plaza, Soi Cowboy and for decent nightlife visit Khao San Road)

Day 2
Temple Visit
Floating Market
Mahanakhon Tower
China Town

How To Travel Within Bangkok

Bangkok is a Metro city and you can use Metro to travel from one Place To Another place but Bangkok Metro is not Like Delhi Metro. In Bangkok Metro there are different lines and you can buy ticket only for that line, so in case you want to change metro line you need to go out buy ticket and then only you can go to another line. Bangkok also has Bus services you can use buses to travel from one place to another. The cheapest way to commute in Bangkok is River Boat, You can use this boat to commutate as it saves both time and cost. Next transportation option is Tuktuk which is available on certain routes. You can also Use Taxi and to book it Use Grab app.

How To Reach Pattaya From Bangkok
You can either book a cab or travel in shared taxi to reach Pattaya from Bangkok. It will Cost You around 150 THB to reach through Public transfer, it will take 2 hours to reach.

Places To Visit In Pattaya

Walking Street Pattaya
Walking Street Pattaya

Pattaya Is nearest beach destination from Bangkok with the cheapest night life.

Day 1
Considering that you arrive late today, you can explore night life if you are with family try Alcazar show if you are alone try night life at walking street and have fun.

Day 2 Floating Street Market
Tiger Park
Walking Street

If you want to do water sports you can visit Coral Island half day Trip too

How To Travel Within Pattaya

You can use Grab or travel through Tuktuk in Pattaya. If you have enough time you can choose public buses to travel within Pattaya. For solo travelers you can use Motarbike taxi to travel from one place to another.

Pattaya To Krabi

Krabi Island
Krabi Island Tour

Krabi is one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand. You will find privacy here, In my first 2 trips I have not visited this place as I was traveling with my friends and cousin’s but in my recent visit during Songkran I explored this beautiful places. If you are searching for night life this place is not for you. I stayed in Deewana Plaza Here and My experience was amazing it was in main area and I could get many Indian food options in the hotel as well as outside the hotel. My restaurant recommendation for Krabi will be tandoori delight in front of Deevana plaza as the food was delicious and affordable.
You can do Coral Island Trip from here it include Lunch and the place is really beautiful.

How To Reach From Pattaya To Karbi

Flight : You can choose flight from Pattaya to Karbi if your budget allows, it will cost around 3000 Indian Rs. You can also choose public transfer like public buses to reach Karbi, you need to reach local bus stand and collect ticket its better to book the ticket one day before to avoid any delay in plans. Mostly buses run in Afternoon time so Plan Accordingly.

How To Travel In Karbi

You can Hire Scooty in Karbi for which you need to deposit your passport. You need to b e very careful if you don’t have international licence as you may face challan issue which you have to pay, you can try to bribe too which will be around 100-200 THB. Another Option to travel within Karbi is Taxi which you can book through Grab. If you want to go to city areas you can choose TukTuk which is the cheaptest option to travel within Karbi.

Krabi To Phuket

James Bond Island Tour

Phuket is most beautiful place in Thailand. It has beautiful beaches, Lavish night life and one of my Favorites in Thailand. You can Choose either shared taxi or bus to reach Phuket. Booking bus from Government bus stand is best and cheapest way but try to book one day in advance to avoid any last min non availability.

How To Travel Within Phuket

Phuket is easily accessible through tuktuk and shared vehicles. You can also grab a taxi but confirm the price through grab app.

Day Wise Plan For Phuket
Day 1
1. Patong Beach
2. Tiger Park
3. Big Buddha

Day 2 Phuket
Phi Phi Island Trip

If You have Extra Days you can do day tour to James Bond Island and One night stay in Phi Phi Island.

Is it possible to travel in Thailand via Scooty

Definitely Yes you can choose scooty to travel within Thailand but be prepared for challans. Without international licence you will

Budget For Whole Thailand Trip

Flight Cost Rs 20000
Bangkok Hotel Rs 6000 (3000*2)
Bangkok Food Rs 2000 ( 1000*2)
Bangkok Safari World Price Rs. 1500
Bangkok Mahanakhun Price Rs. 4000
Bangkok Floating Market Price Rs. 500
Bangkok Local Transport. Rs. 3000
Bangkok To Pattaya. Rs. 500
Pattaya Hotel. Rs. 6000
Pattaya Food. Rs. 1500
Pattaya Coral Island Trip Rs. 4000
Pattaya Alcazar Show Price. Rs. 1500
Pattaya Tiger Park Ticket. Rs. 2000
Pattaya To Krabi Rs. 1000
Pattaya To Phuket. Rs. 1000
Krabi Hotel. Rs. 3500
Krabi Food. Rs. 2000
Krabi Coral Island tour Price. Rs. 5000
Krabi To Phuket. Rs. 500
Phuket Hotel. Rs. 5000
Phuket Food. Rs. 2500
Phi Phi Island Tour Price. Rs. 4000
James Bond Island Tour Rs 6000

Thailand is a country for all so plan your trip now, and feel free to comment to know more about it.

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