Bharti AXA TRAVEL INSURANCE Travel Guide To Thailand Indian Embassy in Thailand Embassy of India, Ocean Tower 2, 75/120-121, 42nd Floor [75/32-33, 20th Floor for Consular, Passport and Visa Services], Soi Sukhumvit 19, Bangkok-10110 Tel: 02-2580300-6 Fax: 02-2584627 / 2621740 Email: email@example.com Visa Process for Indians The following documents are required to get a visa to Thailand Original passport valid for 6 months from the date of arrival in Thailand Confirmed air tickets with E-ticket Number Proof of funds to cover the stay (10,000 Baht per individual in case of Visa on Arrival) Confirmed hotel bookings Thailand also offers visa on arrival to Indian citizens. About Thailand Historic, cultured, fun-loving and friendly, Thailand is one of those countries that instantly make you fall in love. From tropical beaches to the glittering temples and super-friendly locals, this country is an excellent amalgamation of the old and modern world. Top Places to Visit in Thailand Bangkok – The capital city of Thailand boasts of an amazing infrastructure and is well equipped with all the facilities. Top attractions of Bangkok include the Madame Tussauds Museum, Siam Underwater World, The Grand Place, Floating Market and the Chatuchak Weekend Market. The city has an amazing line of shopping malls and nightclubs that are enough to keep anyone busy throughout the day. Phuket – First thing first, you are going to get spoiled for choices when in Phuket. From water activities to clubs, amazing food joints and places offering holistic pleasures, there is something for everyone in Phuket. All you need to do is to book a place to stay and just explore this gorgeous city slowly. Pattaya – Pattaya is a beautiful trap that is known for its mind-blowing beaches, 24-hour clubs, cabaret bars, high-rise condos and what not. When in Pattaya, the Walking Street, Jomtien Beach, Sanctuary of Truth and Mini Siam should not be missed. Phi Phi Islands – Breathtaking is the word for Phi Phi Islands. Phuket serves as the gateway to Phi Phi Islands by offering daily tours. Visitors are advised to book their tour well in advance for a hassle-free experience. Phi Phi Islands are tucked between the Straits of Malacca and Phuket. Krabi – Yet another exciting place to see in Thailand is Krabi. The dense mangrove forests and sheer limestone cliffs make it a popular tourist destination. For those seeking for a relaxed holiday in Thailand, Krabi serves the best. Chiang Mai – It is a modern city that serves as a cultural and religious centre for Thailand. In short, Chiang Mai is temples galore. This city served as the former seat of the Lanna Kingdom and is blissfully a great place to relax. Some must-visit attractions include Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Phra Singh and Doi Suthep – Pui National Park. Ko Samui – Last on the list is the magnificent Ko Samui. Attracting budget travellers from all around the world, this place is a must-visit when planning a vacation to Thailand. Popular tourist spots include Chaweng Beach, Wat Plai Laem, Lamai Beach and Wat Phra Yai. How to Reach Bangkok International Airport, also known as Suvarnabhumi Airport has daily flights from India. All major carriers including Thai Airways offer direct flights from Indira Gandhi International Airport. It takes roughly around 4 hours 15 minutes to reach Bangkok from India. Best Time to Visit Though the climate varies throughout the year in Thailand, no such season is not favourable for a visit. However, for those who can’t stand the heat, they can plan their trip anytime between November and early April as the weather during this period is cool and dry. Things to Pack Regardless of the season that you choose to visit Thailand, there are a few things that you must carry with you when visiting this gorgeous country. Cool and comfortable clothing that dries quickly Slip-on shoes Bathing suit, sunscreen and an umbrella A small backpack that has enough space to store all essentials Sunglasses Travel Insurance – one of the most important things to carry when travelling abroad Top Delicacies of Thailand Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Shrimp Soup) – The aroma of Thai food is enough to attract anyone. The same goes for Tom Yum Goong. Lemongrass, chilli, galangal, lime leaves, shallots, lime juice and fish sauce, create the perfect blend and serve as the backbone of this delicious soup. Taste it once, and we are sure you will never be able to get enough of it. Pad Thai – One of the most amazing dishes that you can taste while vacationing in Thailand is Pad Thai. It is a typical stir-fried rice noodle dish that is found in every restaurant and also glazes the street food stalls. Gang Som Pak Ruam – It is a delicious reddish orange soup with sour and sweet serving as the most protruding flavours. This soup is highly addictive for those who like vegetables as it is served overflowing with all kinds of vegetables and zing! Shopping List Essentials Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok – Budget shoppers will have a great time shopping at the Chatuchak weekend market in Bangkok. Also known as JJ Green Market, this shopping fiesta offers a wide variety of things to shop. From spices, herbs to clothing, anything and everything are found here. Pa Tong, Phuket – The Pa Tong district of Phuket has many street shops lined up in full glory. From the popular soaps to clothing, accessories, bags and more, this area will serve you well regarding shopping. All you need to do is to gear up well to bargain. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market – Offering a unique experience of shipping while sitting on a boat, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is nothing less than an experience. From fresh produce to everything else that you can image, this market has it all. Top Indian Restaurants in Thailand Bombay Kitchen, Phuket – Craving for food like homeland? Well, Bombay Kitchen will serve you well. The ambience, staff and the owners of this place are extraordinarily courteous and leave no stone unturned to make you feel home. The best part is that the first floor has an amazing setup to enjoy an evening away from the hustle bustle of the city life. In short, Bombay Kitchen is home away from home. Address – Soi Sansabai, Pa Tong, Kathu District, 83150, Thailand Punjab Grill, Bangkok – Serving authentic Indian delicacies, Punjab Grill needs no introduction. The ambience, staff and the overall feel of this place will make you feel home. Address – 23/2-3 Soi Sukhumvit 13 | Radisson Suites Bangkok Sukhumvit, Bangkok Indian By Nature, Pattaya – All those who have tasted the food of Indian By Nature have fallen in love with the taste and the service. In simple words, they can’t wait to eat there again. The perfect combination of Indian food and warm hospitality make this one of the best places to savour Indian food in Pattaya. Address - 306/64-68, Thappraya Road | Chateau Dale Plaza, Pattaya 20150 Healthcare Centres Bumrungrad International Hospital Address - 33 Soi Sukhumvit 3, Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea, Khet Watthana, 10110, Bangkok, Thailand Contact Number - +66 2 066 8888 Mission Hospital Phuket Address – 4/1 Moo 3 Thepkasatri Road Tambon Ratsada, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand Contact Number – +66 76 237 220 Tourists are advised to book travel insurance while booking their flights and stay for a relaxed stay when in Thailand. Currency The official currency of Thailand is Baht. Basics of Local Communication Owing to the number of tourists Thailand welcomes every year, locals easily understand English. Moreover, many hotels, restaurants and clubs are operated by Indians and are fluent in Hindi, English and Thai. For all other places, here are a few phrases that you must know to have a great experience exploring Thailand. English Thai Hello Sawadee krub Yes Krup/ Ka No bplao Do you have water? Mee naam mai krup? Thank you Kkop khun krub for men and kkop khun for women Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Planning on an international trip? Take a look at our FAQ section that resolves commonly-asked queries on travel insurance. How do I benefit with Travel Insurance? Overseas travel insurance protects you when you are travelling in a foreign land. The insurance covers the expenses incurred during events like flight cancellation, illness, injury, misplaced baggage, loss of passport, etc. There would be financial reimbursement offered to cover the financial risk. Are Children and Senior citizens covered? 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