Situated in Southeast Asia with the Andaman Sea to its west, Thailand is a lush tropical country with a varied landscape. While Thailand is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and islands in the world, it is also replete with breathtaking mountainous regions and a number of heritage-listed sites. The friendly atmosphere in Thailand along with a plethora of shopping, dining, and nightlife options makes Thailand tourism popular with all kinds of travellers.
If you are planning to visit this country for a much-awaited holiday, you should definitely consider MakeMyTrip’s Thailand packages. Be it your family vacation, a romantic Thailand honeymoon, a luxury stay in the best of Thailand beach resorts or your first time as a solo traveller, these Thailand holiday packages will let you explore the best of this country. MakeMyTrip also has specially curated packages for people visiting Thailand to party, to celebrate a bachelor party or bachelorette, or just to have a great time with their friends.
Best Time to Visit Thailand
Thailand is a year-round destination with a humid, tropical climate marked by hot summers, rainy monsoon and cool winter months. However, the Thailand weather varies between the northern, central and southern parts of the country. Summer in Thailand lasts from March till June, with the average Thailand temperature ranging from 30°C to 34°C. One of the most important festivals during this season is the Songkran Festival, held annually across Thailand in April. This festival represents the Thai New Year and is celebrated throughout the country. This is an excellent time to opt for a Thailand trip with your loved ones, as you will get to explore and experience a unique aspect of Thailand’s amicable culture.
The monsoon period from end June to October is when, due to rain, there are fewer visitors but also many off-season deals for Thailand. The average Thailand temperature ranges between 26°C and 30°C now. This is the best time to visit Thailand national parks and if you are a nature enthusiast, you can opt for one of the off season discounted Thailand packages. One of the most important festivals in Thailand during this time is the Nine Emperor Gods Festival. Also called the Vegetarian Festival, this nine-day Taoist celebration is held around the months of September and October, based on the Chinese lunar calendar.
Winter in Thailand lasts from November to February, with the average temperature ranging from 24°C to 27°C. This season is considered the best time to visit Thailand and you can choose from plenty of Thailand tour packages to explore its beaches and islands. If you want to enjoy Thai culture in this season, you should opt for a Thailand trip package including Chiang Mai or Bangkok during November, when the Loy Krathong Festival is held. Also called the Thai Festival of Lights, this ancient festival is celebrated by lighting lanterns and setting them afloat on rivers and ponds.
How to Reach Thailand
The main points of entry into Thailand are the two international airports in Bangkok, and the international airport in Phuket. Suvarnabhumi International Airport, located 30km away from Bangkok, is Thailand’s main international airport, with most airlines flying into this airport. Certain low cost carriers like Air Asia and Thai Smile use the Don Mueang airport. Phuket airport is Thailand’s second busiest international airport.
If you are considering Thailand packages from Delhi, the major airlines with a direct flight to Bangkok are SpiceJet, Air India, and Thai Airways. Flights to Bangkok from Delhi with one stop enroute are also operated by IndiGo Airlines and Air Asia. The major airlines with non-stop flights from Mumbai to Bangkok are SpiceJet, Air India, Thai Airways, Thai Smile and Bangkok Airways while connecting flights are operated by IndiGo Airlines, SpiceJet, Malaysia Airlines, and Sri Lankan Airlines, among others.
There are also several direct and connecting flights to Bangkok and Phuket from all the major cities in India. Delhi and Mumbai to Phuket direct flight connections are also available now on Go Air and IndiGo Airlines. You can plan your Thailand trip accordingly.
Thailand Visa for Indians
Indian nationals travelling to Thailand can get a Thailand Visa on Arrival, which is valid for 15 days from the date of entry in Thailand. At present, to encourage Thailand tourism from India, the Visa on Arrival fee for Indians has been exempted till the 30th of October 2019 and this visa can be availed at no charge. If you prefer to receive your Thailand visa before travel, you can apply for a 15 Day Single Entry Tourist Visa through MakeMyTrip. In all cases, your passport should be valid for 6 months from your date of entry in Thailand.