How do I plan a 5-day vacation to Thailand from India under the budget of 20-25k this upcoming August
I did the Bangkok and Pattaya trip with my family from December 18 to 24, 2015. I booked flights on my own from Chennai to Bangkok on Air Asia. It cost INR 12k/head for return tickets. Visa cost was roughly INR 2k/head (1K Baht to be specific) I got a great deal on the land only package with the following inclusions:
Sriracha tiger zoo - Breakfast only, no entry
Coral island tour - watersports not included
Noong Nooch village
Laser Buddha mountain
Full day city tour - Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Emerald Buddha Temple, Royal Palace
Siam Niramit show
Safari World with Marine Park
Siam Ocean World
I also visited the Pattaya Tower and Sanctuary of Truth as add on to the package. I did a few watersports (parasailing, under sea walk) at Coral island. Also did some shopping in Indra market in Bangkok.
All meals (vegetarian) lunch and dinner
All transfers including airport to Pattaya, Pattaya to Bangkok and Bangkok to airport
Accommodation in the Golden Beach hotel, Pattaya and The Seasons Bangkok Siam hotel with breakfast
The all inclusive overall cost (airfare, visa, accommodation, food, land transport (mostly private), attraction entry fees, entertainment, watersports, shopping and Thailand local SIM from Air Asia) for 2 adults and 1 child (4 years) for this trip was 1.3 lakhs INR (roughly INR 50k/adult and INR 30k/child).
So, with INR 60K/person, you can afford slightly better hotels, consider more exotic locations like Phuket, Krabi and Koh Samui and maybe stay for a couple more days.
If your budget is around 35K/person, you can skip a couple of expensive shows like Siam Niramit show and consider hotels that are less expensive. But, it can still be done.
If I was to do this trip again, I would probably skip Pattaya in favour of other attractions around Bangkok - Bridge on the river Kwai, Kanchanaburi and Ayutthaya. Pattaya is not really impressive apart from Sanctuary of Truth and Noong Nooch village.