We reached Bangkok airport morning by 8:30. We had done our study and were aware of free visa at arrival for indians but we also knew about the huge queue and wait time to use that opportunity. Before we share how we tried to minimize our wait time, you forgot abt our third frnds. She reached bangkok about 45-50 mins before us and was standing in the queue when we reached. We coordinated as we landed and were aware that the queue is huge.
Now back to the plan, we took print outs of the visa forms in advance(from india) and had filled it in the flight with all the other required documents, ready to rush directly to the counter.
Still, there was a queue because of the flights landed before us. We got through the whole process in abt an hour while our dear friend was done and went ahead to collect our luggages from belt 😊
NOTE: If you want to skip the queue, they have a paid option as well for visa in abt 200 bahts. Also they have photo booths in case u forgot to carry ur PP photo (Paid ofcourse)
Finally, now we are united and its time for the fun to begin. But before that, we collected our SIM card for calling and data from the klook counter (paid and booked in advance), withdrew cash from ATM and booked a cab using the pre-installed and configured Grab taxi app to our hotel near airport.
Got to the hotel by 12, freshened up, chit chatted a lill ofcourse and got ready to roll. Walked to a nearby McD we saw on the way to hotel and well, me being a vegetarian did not have too many options and ended up with a salad in my hand. Gained some energy and took a cab to start the trip with Wat Pho. Took a ferry from there to Wat Arun which costs hardy 4 bahts or so per person. And after enjoying the beauty of both these places, girls being girls, we headed to THE famous market of bangkok "Platinum mall" for some light shopping and ended the day early since we were pretty tired and the next day needed an early start.