Bangkok Travel Guide and Tourism

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.
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Best Time to Visit Bangkok

Peak Season is from November to February 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 Bangkok

For Budget Travellers: INR 600 - 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 Bangkok

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: Bangkok 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