We (a friend and I ) decided that it was time we went backpacking and hence we agreed on the Idea of one of the beautiful South-east Asian countries , well one of the other factors that helped us make this choice was that the Indian passport holders get a visa on arrival for most of these places , cause i know getting a visa here in India , man it sure is a tedious job , hence , this time we decided to take the easier route out and probably a prettier one as well and therefore Thailand . This country and its diverse array of regions from the beautiful lush green north to the vast blue oceans was what lured us in .
So when I choose a place , I always want to cover the country at a whole , but that's not always possible , so always do your research on the places , the different regions that would possibly entice you . Reading about Thailand we came to a conclusion that we would definitely would love to cover the parties of Bangkok , oh lets not forget the tuk tuk ride, the beautiful North which had extravagant temples and then travel to the adventurous southern region where the Andaman Sea takes over . This trip we did was for 13 days as the visa on arrival allows you only 14 days in September from the day of the arrival , i know the visa on arrival process might be a little confusing for us first timers out there so if you want any information regarding the Visa on arrival you can check out the article Thailand Visa On Arrival process that i wrote.
We planned on going in September , as we got really cheap tickets , to and fro travel tickets as it is the off season in Thailand and considering that we thought the stay might be cheaper too , but travelling throughout Thailand , one thing we realized was that we can definitely get a cheap and a decent stay in the north Thailand but as you move towards the south ie the islands , the stay cost gets a tad bit inflated. But we did plan on the best of both worlds , in the sense that for the places we were prepared to travel a lot or had many activities planned during the day , we opted for a cheaper stay as we wouldn't be spending too much time in the hotel or resort , but for the locations we thought we wanted to just kick-back and relax we opted for beautiful villas. All in all a trip well executed . Anyways without further adieu let me tell you about the trip and do's and dont's and possibly how you could go about it .