Day 1- Kolkata to Bangkok
A favourite with Indian tourists and brimming with natural beauty, culture and history , Thailand is one country you can spend a month in and still be lusting for more. Ours was a family trip with two young daughters so my itinerary involved a mix of history, culture and adventure.
We arrived at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport in the wee hours of the morning and checked into our hotel at Khao San Road. We spent the day exploring The Grand Palace which was a stone's throw away from our hotel and followed it up by a visit to quite a few famous Wats in the area.
Inside the palace complex is situated a royal chapel the Wat Phra Kaew which houses the Emerald Buddha, a statuette of Lord Buddha meditating in a yogic posture. Photography is prohibited here.
Just behind the Grand Palace is the Wat Pho or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. We reached the Wat on foot. A short ferry ride from Wat Pho is the Wat Arun which is the most beautiful in Bangkok because of the different colours used in its exterior.
We also visited the Wat Traimit to conclude a day spent taking in the history, culture and religion of the country.