Comfortable stays, good food and ocean vistas, Tripoto's list of the best mid-range hotels will let you witness the charms of Thailand without having to spend a fortune.
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.
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
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 45 countries can visit Thailand for 30 days, visa-free. Citizens of Cambodia, Ukraine and Myanmar can enter Thailand visa-free for 14 days. For visa extension, tourists can apply to the immigration office for a usual fee of 1900 Baht. If you overstay your visa, the usual penalty is a fine of 500 Baht per day, with a 20,000 Baht limit.
Visa on Arrival: Thailand offers visa on arrival for 14 days (1000 Baht) 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.