December 1 (TravelAndy): A large number of Indian tourists are making plans to visit Thailand now with the country making visa on arrival free for the citizens of several countries, including India, from November 15, 2018 to January 13, 2019.
It normally costs THB2,000 (approximately INR4,300) for Indian citizens to get a visa on arrival.
The move by the Thai authorities came with the intention to increase tourist inflow. Inspired by the results of this visa waiver, tour operators in Thailand have appealed to the government to extend to visa fee waiver till April to attract more tourists for the festival of Songkran, Bangkok Post reported. Continue reading Indians make use of Thailand visa fee waiver
Koh Phangan has a very special place in my heart.
You might have heard of this island in the Gulf of Thailand as the venue of the infamous Full Moon Party, but during my visits there over the years, I have discovered that the place has so much more to offer than the party.
If you have a picture painted of the expression “Tropical Paradise” in your head, it is likely to resemble something like Koh Phangan.
With incredibly gorgeous beaches, heavenly sunsets, hikes through forested hills, biking opportunities over hilly, roller-coaster roads, and of course, delicious local food, this is a place you will want to go back to.
In February 2019 (Feb 23 to 27 to be precise), I am guiding a tour to Koh Phangan. Come, join me on this five-day adventure! Read on for details. Continue reading Join me on a trip to the tropical paradise of Koh Phangan
Have a day to spend in Bangkok but don’t want to spend too much? No problem at all, even if you throw in a meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant!
Earlier this year, I flew into Bangkok at 6 in the morning and had the entire day in the city before taking an overnight train (I travelled first class. SO GOOD. Video coming soon on the TravelAndy YouTube channel) out around 7.30 in the evening.
So, here’s how I went about it. Continue reading How to spend 12 hours in Bangkok
February 25 (TravelAndy): Indian low-cost carrier SpiceJet will start direct flights between Delhi and Bangkok from April.
The airline now operates flights between the two capitals via Kolkata and Chennai.
Tickets are already on sale. Continue reading SpiceJet to fly Delhi-Bangkok direct
December 20 (TravelAndy): Indian budget airline SpiceJet is offering all-in one-way international flight tickets in its network starting from INR3,111.
These discounted tickets can be booked till the midnight of December 21, 2016 for travel from January 15 to October 28, 2017.
The lowest-priced tickets are available on the flights to Bangkok, Colombo, Muscat and Male, said the airline. Continue reading SpiceJet offers INR3111 international tickets
Of all Indians who have been outside the country for travel — not work but travel — a very large percentage has been to Thailand.
The reasons for this are not hard to understand. Bangkok is only a few hours away — almost always a direct flight — and the country is not that costly and this works well for India’s middle class looking to travel abroad.
I believe there’s a second Bangkok waiting for Indians to explore, and that, for better or for worse, is Bali. Continue reading Bali is set to become the next Bangkok for Indians
March 6 (TravelAndy): Air Asia is all set to offer tickets at all-inclusive discounted one way fare starting from INR1099, on select domestic routes.
Tickets can be booked from March 7 to March 13, for a travel period of October 1, 2016 to May 22, 2017.
This promotional offer is valid for all flights taking off from Bengaluru to destinations including Visakhapatnam, Guwahati, Kochi, Imphal, Goa and Delhi. Continue reading Air Asia to offer tickets from INR1099
August 23 (TravelAndy): Travel agents have found that there have hardly been any cancellations from Indian tourists on holiday bookings in Bangkok in the wake of the deadly bombing in the Thai capital on August 17 that killed 20 people and wounded around 130, The Times of India reported.
“Thailand still remains a popular destination for Indian travellers. The Bangkok blasts have not fuelled major security concerns among travellers, but they are definitely cautious now,” said Ranjeet Oak, chief business officer – holidays, of MakeMyTrip.com. Continue reading For India, Thailand holidays are on
August 21 (TravelAndy): The tourism industry in Bangkok is feeling the heat in the wake of the deadly bombing in the Thai capital on August 17 that killed 20 people and wounded around 130.
Security has been tightened in the city which has started to see a large number of booking cancellations by jittery tourists.
Tour and hotel room bookings are down by five per cent, reported Bangkok Post, but people associated with the tourism industry say the real impact will be clear over the next week or two. Continue reading Bangkok tourism feels blast heat
July 1 (TravelAndy): Low-cost airline AirAsia has announced direct flights between Bengaluru and Bangkok from September 1.
The airline will fly five times a week on this route with one way all-in fares starting from INR3,999.
The introductory fares are open till July 5 for a travel period of September 1 to August 31, 2016. Continue reading AirAsia announces Bengaluru-Bangkok flight
May 21 (TravelAndy): Low-cost carrier Air Asia will start operating on the Johor Bahru to Bangkok route from July 17.
Booking opened for the new route on May 18 and for bookings made till May 24, the airline is offering all-inclusive fares from MYR69 for travel between July 17 and May 31, 2016, Air Asia said in a statement.
The four-times-a-week will depart on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 6.55pm and land in Bangkok at 8.45pm. Continue reading Air Asia’s new Johor Bahru-Bangkok flight
If you ask me to choose between the city and the countryside, I will be at a loss.
I love the throbbing energy of cities just as much as I love the quiet and calm of the countryside. My travels have taken me to boisterous cities and idyllic countrysides and in this post, I will talk about five cities that I fell in love with and would like to return to. Continue reading Five cities I’d love to return to