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Travel Tips

Bangkok - vibrant city full of contrasts

Bangkok is one of the world's most popular destinations. It is a city of contrasts with bustling streets, gleaming temples and floating food markets, sitting alongside luxury shopping malls and elegant hotels. Every visitor to Bangkok should venture out to sample its nightlife and dine on the amazing fresh flavours of its street food. Everybody needs to pay at least one visit to the sacred grounds of The Grand Palace and Wat Prakaew in the fascinating Old City.

Bangkok - best time

Bangkok has warm temperatures throughout the year. November to February are slightly cooler and therefore the most pleasant time to visit. The monsoon season runs from June until November. The Chinese New Year, Wan Trut Chin, is celebrated in February. Its dates vary from year to year. Thailand's New Year celebrations, Songkran, follow on the 13th to 15th April. The Festival of Light, a public holiday known as Loi Krathong, is celebrated in November. The date changes according to the full moon.

Preparing to go to Bangkok

Passports must have at least six months of validity from the date of arrival in Bangkok. Tourist visas for visits of less than 30 days can be applied for on entry, with the Visa on Arrival system. To obtain this, visitors need proof of a return flight and funds of at least 10,000 THB per person per visit. A fee of about 1,000 THB is paid on entry.

Vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Typhus, Rabies, Diphtheria and Tetanus are recommended, and Malaria tablets considered.

The cost of living, such as groceries, is generally around 20% - 30% higher in Bangkok than in India, although meals out in basic restaurants are slightly cheaper compared to Delhi, and cost around 60 THB.

Transfer from the airport, Bangkok transport and accommodation

The fastest airport transfers to the city centre are via the Airport Rail Link, with direct access to it from terminals. The cost for this quick journey is about 100 THB. The Airport Link City Line Bus takes longer, but is slightly cheaper.

Travelling around Bangkok by bus is cheap, but can be confusing. Travelling by metro and taxis is easy, fast and cheap. The rickshaws are aimed at the tourist market and tend to be expensive. Accommodation prices start at around 360 THB, with popular areas being the Sukhumvit Road, Chinatown and Khao-San Road.

Flight information Bangalore - Bangkok
Flight details Bangalore - Bangkok
  • Flight duration: min. 03:45 / max. 04:05
  • Distance: 2496 km
  • Flights per week: 21
  • Return flight duration: min. 03:50 / max. 04:10
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