With a luxuriously long coastline, jungle-topped islands, high limestone cliffs, picturesque valleys and extinct volcanoes, Thailand is a tropical getaway fit for everyone. Experience the collision of the ancient and modern in chaotic Bangkok and be charmed by the highlands of Chiang Mai.
Ornate Buddha deities, glittering Thai temples, royal palaces bear testimony to the rich history of the country. Sprawling gardens and beautiful architecture welcome you at Japan the abode of the royalty. See the ancient ruins at places like Ayutthaya and visit one of the many tiger temples in Thailand.
Thailand is also known for its amazing cuisine which the world loves. Plan your next vacation to Thailand with Flying Squirrel Holidays’ tailormade Thailand tour packages from India!
Thailand is officially called the Kingdom of Thailand and was formerly known as Siam. Located in Southeast Asia, Thailand is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Myanmar.
The capital city Bangkok is perhaps the jewel in the crown of Thailand. Most major tourist attractions in Bangkok are historical or religious sites such as temples in Bangkok. Places like Phra Kaew, Wat Pho, Wat Arun Ratchawararam, Wat Sra Ket, and Phra Bor Banphot and many more should definitely be on your list. You also have palaces, museums, parks, as well as various shopping centres in Bangkok.
Chill at the Chatuchak Weekend Market or Phahurat night market, among the best night markets in Thailand, stopping to refuel at sizzling street-side food stands and some of Asia’s best restaurants.
The cities of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai in the north are for those looking for the quiet countryside and to spend time in the wild. Chiang Mai is a favourite among families. The old city is jam-packed with temples born during the time of the once independent Lanna kingdom. These and the area’s winding side roads are best explored on bicycles.
Cooking schools teach visitors the art of Thai street food, while the scenic countryside boasts jungle treks, elephant encounters and minority villages.
The beautiful islands of Thailand are something that you must see for yourself. Koh Phi Phi Le is known for its peaceful atmosphere and is never too crowded. Koh Lipe is known for its water sports scene. Koh Khai and Koh Yao Yai boast of stunning landscapes and mangrove trees. If you are a party person head straight for Koh Phangan, and if you want to go hiking then Koh Adang is the place for you.
JapanYou can definitely not miss out on the fiery Thai cuisine known for its fragrance and the delectable flavour. The fragrance drifting out of the street shops or nearby restaurants will lure you in. Thai food is known to be spicy and includes a lot of locally sourced seafood and meat. Some of the must try dishes are Pad Thai(famous Thai stir fried noodles), Khao Pad(a fried rice dish with eggs and veggies), Som Tum(flavoured mango salad with peanuts and shrimps) and Goong Yum(herb chilli prawn soup).
• Chiang Mai's Sunday Night Walking Street is full of all kinds of treats- from the popular pad Thai and chicken satay to samosas, fried bananas, sweet roti, and fresh fruit shakes—often for less than $2 a piece. After gorging on the delicious food, check out the hundreds of stalls selling an array of unique goods like all-natural soaps, hand-dyed textiles bearing the unique patterns of local hill tribes, incense and essential oils, musical instruments, paintings, wall hangings, and more.
The market gets super crowded every week, no matter what time of the year. So prepare for the crowd accordingly and enjoy the chaos. This is an essential part of the Thailand experience. If you're not around for the Sunday market, or just want to get a taste of other market experiences in Chiang Mai, check out the Saturday Night Walking Street or the Night Bazaar on Chang Klan Road, which is a daily event.
Everyone knows about Thailand's world-renowned southern beaches but not many know that the vast north is also home to equally breath-taking landscapes and a rugged but beautiful mountainous jungle terrain. The small province of Pai, in Mae Hong Son province, is the perfect place to enjoy the country's natural beauty
Pai has become a favourite among backpackers, and is quite popular among families as well. There is a small walking street market that comes alive every night and an air of cheerfulness as you walk through the tiny town centre. Try the variety of local and Western foods, and visit the nearby Buddhist temples, waterfalls, and the impressive Pai canyon.
Elephants are one of the most important animals in Thailand, and statues and paintings of them can be seen everywhere you go, including the royal palaces and many temples. Get a chance to see these majestic animals in their natural environment at Khao Yai National Park, among the best national parks in the country.
You can spend days within this park as sometimes a one-day stay isn't enough to take it all in. Camp out at the park and get up early enough to watch the sunrise over the lush landscape. From the moment you step inside the park, you'll feel the cool climates and experience natural wonders. From the panoramic nature views to thrilling hikes and amazing night safaris, there are countless things to do here.
Watch the elephants roaming near rivers, exotic birds of prey, monkeys, and plenty of other tropical creatures that call this park their home. It also features many waterfalls, including the 150-meter-tall Haew Narok and the even more famous Haew Suwat, which appeared in Leonardo DiCaprio's film, The Beach.
Visit Primo Plaza, Khonyok Sheep Farm, and the ChokChai Farm. Make sure to drop by the Khao Yai National Park visitor's center first, which will provide you with maps to help you plan your journey.
Ayutthaya, once the most important city in Thailand, offers a magnificent peek into the glory of ancient Thailand. The old palaces, temples, and the haunting ruins of the former capital bear witness to this. It is located only a short bus trip or train ride from Bangkok, making it fitting for a day trip.
Over a hundred wats, chedis, prangs, and thousands of Buddha statues are spread around here. Some unmissable sights include the temple that houses the 12-meter-long reclining Buddha and the tree roots embracing a Buddha head; these are particularly stunning.
People say you haven’t truly arrived in Chiang Mai until you’ve been to Doi Suthep Temple. The Mountain was originally called Doi Aoy Chang or Sugar Elephant Mountain, with the summit being high up in the jungle and the first peak housing the famous Doi Suthep Temple.
Perhaps the best-known wat in Chiang Mai, the mountain itself overlooks Thailand's second-largest city. A beloved destination of devout Buddhist followers and travellers from all over the world, Doi Suthep is a spectacle of intricate religious carvings. When you visit the place you will see monks praying, witnessing worship rituals, and a chance to gaze out over the ever-growing sprawl of Chiang Mai city.
Make sure you are carrying a bottle of water and a good pair of walking shoes as you'll have to climb a steep staircase to reach the top of the hill where the temple is. At the base of the stairs, local vendors sell everything from tasty local treats to goods handmade by villagers from the surrounding mountains. You will also find shops selling masks, elephant carvings, and home furnishings, so you can also do some shopping.
With its stunning limestone cliffs hugging sandy coastlines and turquoise waters, Tonsai Beach attracts plenty of climbers all year long. One of the best things about climbing here is that you can just as easily climb solo or find a climbing partner or club once you arrive. You can also take a refresher lesson if you need one.
As the area has many climbing and bouldering schools, the easier routes are often busy, and you might need to queue to get up to the most popular viewpoints. If you're an experienced climber and can get around stalactites, overhangs, and tufa it’ll be easier for you to get the best spots with stunning open views over the bay.
Visit the Grand Palace. Set in the heart of Bangkok, this is probably the most famous attraction here. For 150 years the palace was home to the king, his court, and the entire government of Thailand as well as the Royal Mint.
Have a Thai massage. Thai massages are famous all over the world and the style of massage is unique as it stretches your body as well as working on your body’s pressure points.
Shop in the floating markets of Bangkok. An unmissable experience, these traditionally set up floating markets in boats offer a peek-a-boo into the local way of life. The boats are piled high with all types of shopping items.
Watch the Thai village Cultural Show.
Take a selfie with a tiger at the Tiger Temple! Situated in Kanchanaburi the place is a popular tourist attraction where tigers are being raised by the monks. Watch the tigers doing their daily exercises and baby cubs being fed without any caged bars in between.
Watch the Phuket Fantasea show that takes place on the Kamala Beach. The Fantasea show is an amazing experience and depicts an amalgamation of the traditional and modern culture of Thailand.
Located on the west (Thonburi) bank of the Chao Phraya River, Wat Arun is a landmark temple in Thailand. Locally called Wat Chaeng, it’s one of the most stunning temples in Bangkok as the architectural design is very different from the other temples you can visit in the Thai capital. The 'Temple of Dawn' is made up of colourfully decorated spires and the temple itself stands majestically over the water.
The Phi Phi Islands are one of Thailand's most popular tourist attractions. The clear blue waters, the soft sand, the stunning views make them among the loveliest islands in Southeast Asia. You can reach Phi Phi Don, which is the largest of the islands and the only one permanently inhabited—on a rented kayak or by hiring a small wooden boat to take you here. Perhaps one of the most fun spots on Koh Phi Phi is Monkey Beach, where you'll come face to face with numerous macaques. Beware! These little creatures are ready to steal your lunch. Long Beach is another nice spot on the island and is great for watching the sunset.
Koh Samui, also called the Samui Island, is the perfect cosmopolitan island set against pristine white beaches. A melting pot of culture it often attracts travellers who love spending time in the simple beachside bungalows or the many luxury resorts.
Thailand’s second largest island it is particularly known for its palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves and dense, mountainous rainforest, plus luxury resorts and posh spas.
The landmark of the place is a 12-metre-tall seated Buddha statue. Locally known as Wat Phra Yai, the temple is located on a tiny island connected to Koh Samui by a causeway. Big Buddha Temple sits on Koh Faan, and can be seen at a distance of several kilometres. It is often the first landmark people see when arriving in Samui by air and is one of the most popular Buddhist temples.
Chiang Mai is a land of misty mountains and colourful hill tribes. It is a paradise for people with a knack for adventurers. On a trip to Chiang Mai make sure you experience an Thai massage and learn a bit about the scrumptious Thai cuisines by taking cooking courses. A shopper’s delight, one will be bowled over by the variety of handicrafts and antiques. Chiang Mai also boasts of a lively nightlife, and the foodies can indulge in the wonderful cuisine.
Lying along the west coast of Southern Thailand, Krabi is among the most impressive towns in Thailand and is home to a population of over 360,000 people. The province is a collection of more than 80 small islands which are popular among travellers and adventure seekers for the cliffs where you can dive into the ocean from, and water sports like snorkelling, scuba diving and a lot more.
You should visit the Iconic tiger temple, one of the most popular temples in Thailand. Try and make it to the top for an amazing view. Book an inexpensive spa experience with Dhara Massage and Spa, get an elephant ride, plunge into a jacuzzi, be part of a river rafting race, explore the food market at night or hop on to a songthaew and get around to the amazing locations on the outskirts of the Krabi town.
• Located in the Andaman sea, home to exotic beaches, high end resorts and spas, top-notch cuisine, the city of Phuket is your go to place if you love adventure sports and water. The capital of the Phuket province, Thailand, the city of Mountains is the largest part of Thailand and earlier was one of the major trading routes between India and China.
With limestone rock formations jutting out of the emerald green sea, Phang Nga Bay in Phuket is famous the world over for its natural beauty. Phang Nga Bay's distinctive feature is the sheer limestone karsts that jut out of the emerald-green water. James Bond Island and Koh Panyee are just 2 of the more famous spots in this bay. Coral Island also known locally as Koh Hae or Ko He, is another beautiful getaway destination around 3 km southeast of Phuket.
The city boasts of a mix of cultures derived from Thais, Thai-Chinese, ethnic Malays and even sea gypsies. It has ample opportunities for water sports like snorkelling, diving, canoeing, swimming, sun-bathing, surfing and a lot more, you name it and Phuket has it!
This is a sample itinerary. Our Thailand tour packages from India are customizable to suit your preferences.
Day 1As you reach Thailand, you will be received by our representative who will take you to your hotel in Phuket city. Upon checking in at the hotel, take your time to settle down and take some rest. After a hearty lunch in the hotel, spend the rest of the day at leisure and get over with the travel fatigue. In the evening you can enjoy a Siam Niramit Show at the 1760-seat theatre. Experience the award winning performance that highlights Thailands rich artistic and cultural heritage. Have a sumptuous buffet dinner and head back to the hotel for a relaxing overnight stay.
Day 2After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the pier. From the pier you will be taken to Phi Phi island with a guide throughout. If you are feeling adventurous you may opt for water sports such as snorkelling, swimming, among other activities. Visit Bamboo Island which is blessed with golden sandy beaches and crystal waters. Another famous place that you will be exploring on Phi Phi Island is the Maya Bay. Spend a romantic evening with your special one on the stunning beaches. Later in the evening come back to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 3After breakfast at the hotel, the third day of the tour will give you an opportunity to explore the lovely landscape of Phuket. Drive along the roads of the famous beaches like Patong Beach, Karon Beach, and Kata Beach. Next up is the mystical Three Beaches viewpoint and beautiful bays like Kata, Karon, Kata Noi, and Koh Pu Island. You will also explore Pearl of the Andaman and visit gorgeous places like Wat Chalong, a Cashew Nut Factory, and Gems Factory. After the city tour is over, you will be transferred to your hotel for a relaxing overnight stay.
Day 4After breakfast you will be checked out from the hotel. Your guide will help you to set off on your journey to Bangkok. On your arrival in Bangkok, check-in the hotel and enjoy the evening exploring the locale.
Day 5Start off your penultimate day with a yummy breakfast. Today you will visit the SEA LIFE Ocean World which is home to a variety of underwater world species. Witness the plethora of adventures and breathtaking sights. Next, you will move to the famous Madame Tussauds. Observe legends come to life with the extremely realistic wax statues of movie legends, historical icons, and local Thai stars, and popular singers. After exploring the city tour, return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 6This will be your final day of an amazing Thailand vacation. Spend the morning touring the city at leisure. You will begin with Wat Traimit which was established around 700 years ago and is known for its 3 meters tall golden Buddha image. Next up is the Wat Benham, also known as the marble temple. After exploring these temples, you can also do some last-minute souvenir shopping. When you are done, our agent will transfer you to the airport to catch a flight back home.
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Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia and is usually a direct flight away from any Indian metropolitan city. The cost of flight to Thailand will depend on the airlines, how much in advance the ticket was booked, peak or non-peak seasons, and the city you fly out from. Indian tourists may apply for a tourist visa-on-arrival and need to possess 10,000 Baht per person and 20,000 Baht per family as means of living expenses. Flying Squirrel Holidays provides customized tour Bangkok Pattaya, Thailand land packages, Thailand family tour package, Phuket and Pattaya tour package, Thailand packages for couple made according to your budget and preferences. We also offer exciting Thailand tour package deals, enquire for more information!
When is the best time to visit Thailand from India?
The weather is the best during the winter season from November to March. Summer months of April and May are extremely hot and should be avoided. The rainy season is very unpredictable and may hamper your plans if you are keen on participating in water activities on days of heavy rainfall.
Why is Thailand famous?
Thailand is known for its amazing cuisine, martial arts, beaches, and many temples.
Is Thailand safe?
Thailand is generally a safe country to visit, but it's smart to exercise caution while traveling alone.
Bustling with natives and tourists alike, Thailand is home to some of the best cities in the world, like Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai and more! Bangkok is filled with magnificent temples, busy floating markets along with a world-famous indigenous cuisine. The romantic beach spots in Phuket like the Patong islands, the Phi Phi Islands have an unbeatable nightlife that thrives with the essence of Thailand. Thai people appreciate the difference in cultures and are known for their incredible hospitality.
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