By Poorvi Shrivastava
You woke up that morning, knowing very well that by the end of the day, you would be seen sprinting from boutique to boutique to find that perfect lehenga, nonetheless having the never ending calls with your wedding planner; and of course, your Pilates instructor isn't giving you a single day off! You were raking your brains to figure out how would you fit all this into this day along with your job, when you phone buzzed. Its your best friend and she is calling you to tell that she isn't giving you away without a spine-tingling bachelourette trip!
You felt every neuron of your brain going fuzzy. How are you going to squeeze a bachelourette trip in your schedule that is as packed as a Mumbai local during peak hours? Have you any mental bandwidth left to actually research and plam an itinerary?
Well, I have been in the exact same spot and today my friend, I am here to present with you, the only itinerary that you and your girl friends need to have that perfect bachelourette trip across Thailand! And hey, you are going to experience the best of Thailand in just 5 days, so skip ticking that checkbox of applying for long leaves at office!
Day 1: Fly in to Phuket for an action packed day
Contrary to the popular opinion, my girlfriends and I chose to visit Phuket over Bangkok, primarily for two reasons:
(i) Phuket has got all the vibrant nightlife and party scenes and gorgeous beaches akin to Bangkok, with an added bonus of much less crowd!
(ii) Flights to Phuket were cheaper than that to Bangkok. One way ticket from Mumbai to Phuket costed less than 9000 per person. Score!
We took a red eye flight and touched down at Phuket at around 10 in the morning. We headed straight to our hotel, swirling along with the winding roads. After treating ourselves with some Pad Thai noodles at the hotel, we decked up and headed out to explore Phuket town. Admiring on our way, the lively streets and alluring spa parlors, we reached Wat Chalong.
Wat Chalong is the most revered Buddhist Temple in Phuket. The authentic Thai architecture of the temple renders it a wonderful picturesque quality. The tallest building of the temple is a 60 meter high stupa which is said to be sheltering a bone of Lord Buddha. You can climb up the three floors of the stupa and admire the bird's eye view.