Phuket, Pattaya, and Bangkok, these three are the main hub for Songkaran. I liked Phuket most! Here you will get lots of tourist agencies from where you can book a TUKTUK (if you are with family), a Bike (couple), and scooty ( single). Obviously! it's a festival time so everything going to be way more than costly. You should know how to negotiate with them!
I know I can be bit harsh in this but enjoying holi in India for girls is still not a safe thing on roads. But here, the concern of safety is negligible. From a girl perspective all you have to do is wear a short and a T shirt and you are get to go for the festival. I would prefer carry a colorful bikni! Do not carry excess clothes because all were going to be wet. Instead of shoes, prefer sleepers. People throwing buckets of chilled and freezing water, not caring about what you will think about them. Girls roaming in colorful bikni, boys in shorts! What else you need to call it a perfect vacation!
If you are a non-vegetarian, this festival is going to be YUMMILICIOUS for you! You will get ample amount of sea food, chicken, lamb, and what not on all over the roads. Just carry some LOCAL THAI BHATT (local currency) with you and you can enjoy the splashing festival along with some relishing sea food. Getting Indian Food is not a problem in Thailand. There are many Indian restaurants in phuket, pattaya, and bangkok.
People in Thailand are very much punctual and we Indians are always some minutes late even in our own marriage also. But not in Thailand! Be on time if you have booked a taxi or a cab, otherwise driver won't pick you up!
Songkaran is an important as well as popular festival in Thailand, but it has opened its doors for people from all over the world. People from Mexico, Europe, Pakistan, Egypt, and so on were enjoying the essence of Songkaran with same zeal and warmth. What are you waiting for then? Go pack your bags! And get ready for one of the most thrilling experience of your life! Have a blast! Happy Songkaran!
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