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Thailand is a cosmopolitan cocktail of tropical islands, sacred temples and ancient ruins. In the heart of the country lies Bangkok, which is a must-visit for its temples, palaces, markets and for one of the most legendary nightlife cultures in the world. Among the plethora of places to visit, make sure you stop by the Grand Palace in Bangkok which houses the current monarch of the kingdom. Most travellers will also wind up in the old city of Chiang Mai, the second largest city of Thailand. 10 miles out of this city lies the golden temples of Wat Doi Suthep at the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park; a popular way of getting here is on rental scooter. As an alternative to Chiang Mai, visit the province of Isaan for a taste of authentic Thai culture and way of living. Koh Samet, Koh Tao, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Samui and many, many islands are dotted off both coastlines of the Thai peninsula, offering enchanting underwater vistas of snappers, rays, and turtles. Another major attraction are Thailand’s whimsical floating markets of which the Damnoen Saduak, in Ratchaburi (Bangkok) is the most popular with tourists. And as most people travelling to Thailand do, gorge on the lemongrass and coconut favouring cuisine and make sure you stock up on some fresh local ingredients before you leave. Thailand tourism has flourished in the last decade as a huge number of travellers want to explore the interiors.
Best time to visit

Peak Season is from November to February when the weather is dry and pleasant in Thailand.

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Budget
For Budget Travellers: INR 600 to 1500 a day
For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1000 to 3500 a day
For Luxury Travellers: INR 6000 and upwards
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Visa Info

People of most nationalities can travel to Thailand visa free. Thailand offers visa on arrival (15 days) to 19 countries, including India.

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Trips and Itineraries for Thailand

Jeans, Shoes are a strict no while backpacking Thailand....

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PS: In all this, it is increasingly apparent that tourism in Thailand has made sure that none of these places remain a secret....

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Top Places To Visit in Thailand 114 Spots

Bangkok has often been referred to as the microcosm of Southeast Asia. Firmly centrestage on the global backpacker scene, Thailand’s capital city is where an entire generation has learnt how to travel. Navigating through the buzzing, boozy night markets where tourists often outnumber locals, bargain shopping, negotiating with tuk-tuk drivers, discovering new flavours and sounds - it often all begins here - in this thumping metropolis with some of the most iconic places that are on every young traveller’s bucket list. Of all the things to do in Bangkok, you will inevitably wind up Khao San road, take the river cruise on Chao Phraya river and walk into one of the many grand palaces and temples that dominate the city’s skyline. While you are there, enjoy hours of guilt-free street shopping, while sampling the exhaustive menu of the unique local cuisine of the streets of Siam. Flutter through alleys of Sukhumvit, buzzing with cafes, bars and everything in between. Bangkok’s nightlife is among the city’s top attractions. Don’t leave here before witnessing the neon glitter that paints the city life after nightfall. By choosing an exciting Bangkok tour package, this magnificent city can be travelled in an extremely delightful and hassle-free manner.



Best Time to Visit Thailand

Peak Season: The period form November to February is when the weather is dry and pleasant in Thailand.

Shoulder Season: March to May is when days in Thailand are hot and humid, but the tourists are as spirited ever during this season.

Off-season: July - October brings monsoons to Thailand, with the rainfall being sporadic, but torrential. Most island shut down during these months and there are incidents of flooding in some parts of the country.


Budget for Thailand

For Budget Travellers: INR 600 to 1500 a day

  • Accommodation in hostels and guesthouses: INR 400 - 500
  • Food in beach shacks and street eateries: INR 200 - 500
  • Public Transport in skytrains, trains and buses: INR 20 - 300

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1000 to 3500 a day

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotels, villas and homestays: INR 600 - 1900
  • Food in mid-range cafes and restaurants: INR 500 - 1000
  • Local transport in tuk- tuks, boats and local taxis: INR 50 - 400

For Luxury Travellers: INR 6000 and upwards

  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 4000 and upwards
  • Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 1000 and upwards
  • Local transport in cabs: INR 500 and upwards
  • Activities (Scuba diving, kayaking etc.): INR 3000 and upwards

Visa Information for Thailand

People of most nationalities can travel to Thailand visa free. Thailand offers visa on arrival (15 days) to 19 countries, including India.

Passport holders from G7 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States) may enter by land or air for 30 days, visa-free. The countries and territories that don’t require a visa for up to 30 days (30 days when travelling by air; 2 weeks when entering by road ) are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bahrain, Brunei, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Kuwait, Laos, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Monaco, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and South Korea, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam. The countries and territories that don’t require a visa for up to 14 days are Cambodia and Ukraine. For visa extension, tourists can apply to the immigration office for a usual fee of 1900B. If you overstay your visa, the usual penalty is a fine of 500B per day, with a 20,000B limit.

Visa on Arrival: Thailand offers visa on arrival to 19 countries - Andorra, Bulgaria, Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.



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