Who said foreign destinations are expensive to travel? They’re obviously not if planned well. Here is an assorted list of Destinations that are exotic and easy on pocket from Hyderabad.
Thailand, a land of exotic islands with scenic beauty, Bizarre and beautiful mountains, large stretches of forests and many charming villages with countless activities. This a country where you’ll never get bored.
Budget – 50,000 INR
Trip Duration – 1 week
Walk-in-visa available for Indian
Visa cost – 4000 INR (From January 2019 visa cost has been waved off for Indians)
Hyderabad – Bangkok (if your plan starts from Bangkok city)
Hyderabad – Phuket, Thailand (if your plan starts from Phuket province)
Suggested Flights : Air Asia (book from air asia site for less convenience fee)
Flight cost : Around INR 15,000 when booked prior.
Tourist Hostels – 700 to 1200 INR/day
Regular Hotels – 2000 to 4000 INR/day
Must Visit Places
Ko Phi Phi Islands, Pattaya, Bangkok, Koh Tao, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Ko Samui etc.
Cheap – clothes, accommodation, local Food, local flights
Expensive – Cabs, Exotic food, Star hotels.
The largest Island province in all of Thailand, Phuket has everything Thailand has to offer right from culture to traditions and night life to walking streets. This is the place we suggest you to start your trip if you’re coming from Hyderabad or south india. Phuket has an international airport which directly connects to many cities in India. The island has high foreign tourist traffic throughout the year. Exotic beaches, numerous offshore islands, upbeat markets, a high octane nightlife and thrilling water sports, everything u need in a nutshell. If you are planning for a 1 week trip you can spend 1 complete day in Phuket with night stay at Patong region.
If you are entering Thailand through Phuket international airport the first destination you need to look forward for night stay is Patong which is the beach town on Phuket’s west coast. The famous tourist town is the centre of Phuket’s nightlife and shopping. The beach became popular with incoming of many Western tourists, especially Europeans, in the late 1980s. Patong has its own walking street with many restaurants, bars and massage centres on either side of the street and the road ends connecting to a beautiful beach shore. The Banga walking street in Patong is second biggest walking street in Thailand followed by Pattaya walking street.
Patong has a pier with speedboats and ferries to transport tourists from Patong to Phi Phi islands. The second day morning you can a taxi to the near by pier and take a 90 minutes ferry ride to phi phi which will cost you INR 2200. However the same ticket can be used either to get back to Patong or to go to Krabi province from the island.
Phi Phi islands
Koh phi phi is one of World’s most popular picturesque islands. The island group which comes under Krabi province offers a whole lot of terrific experiences right from world class scuba diving centres to snorkelling centres and fire dances to moon light parties. Phi Phi is a group of six islands. The two main islands are Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh. The larger and inhabited Phi Phi Don attracts hundreds of visitors to stay on its lovely shores while the smaller uninhabited Phi Phi Leh hosts stunningly beautiful bays and beaches, including the world-famous Maya Bay, which was the set where The Beach (with Leonardo Di Caprio) was filmed.
Phi phi islands are crowded with tourists all year, in-fact the island was developed just for the sake of tourism. If Thailand is on your list this should be marked top on the priority list. If you can manage a 20 min walk to the end of the island from the pier, you can get hill top resort hotels with swimming pools and other facilities pricing as low as INR 2000/day. 2 complete days you can spend at phi phi and can plan to leave to krabi province the third day morning.
One of the oldest provinces in Thailand, Krabi is one of the very few places in South thailand where you can see local tourists also. Krabi has a wide range of premium hotels, restaurants and hill resorts. You can find professional massage centres here which are very different to the one’s in pattaya, bangkok and phuket. The number of guesthouses, travel operators and souvenir shops in Krabi are overwhelming. Krabi’s beach is crowd favourite for locals and is even gaining attention of many foreigners recently.
Krabi has wonderful food stalls located on the top of mountains in which few are available throughout the night. The tiger temple in Mueang krabi district is a beautiful budhist temple with an interesting history. Krabi has hot spring waters located at many places through out the district. It is advisable to hire a bike to visit all the places in krabi. Even though Krabi is not as popular as Bangkok and Phuket it has its own charm. You can spend one good day at Krabi and can leave to Bangkok the next day morning from krabi airport.
A city that never sleeps, Bangkok, the capital of Thailand is a popular city known throughout the world for its constructional advancements and tourist attractions. It is a modern combinations of contrasting cultures and faiths. Here, you can find huge skyscrapers stand in harmony next to temples and monasteries. The luxury malls and shopping centres compete with the street bazaars and floating markets. Variety Cuisines from around the world are showcased on the streets as well as in rooftop restaurants.
The nightlife of Bangkok, revolves around flashy nightclubs, rooftops and go-go bars, bright neon light signs and inexpensive drinks. While on the other hand, it also includes cabaret shows, ping-pong shows, muay thai and dance exhibitions and even cultural walking tours. Sites like the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaew showcase the city’s rich history, while the likes of museums such as Art in Paradise and parks such as the Sea Life Ocean World cater to those seeking modern-day experiences. As other places you can find massage centres both professional and otherwise all over the city.
Asiatique – riverfront Bangkok
Asiatique: The Riverfront is a large open-air mall in Bangkok which deserves a special mention. It occupies the former docks of the East Asiatic Company, and faces the Chao Phraya River and Charoen Krung Road. The complex was re-opened in 2012 after extensive renovation and from then it became hotspot for foreign and local tourists.
The place has wide variety of restaurants, shopping outlets, bars, rooftops, spas and most importantly a giant flyer. The flyer which costs around INR 800 will give a very beautiful view of the entire riverfront from above.
The famous crocodile grill with free beer is served by a jack Daniel’s open air outlet in the complex and also you can find all varieties of cuisines being served with alcohol. This has place is connected with local Metro train, busstop and a boat pickup point.
Walking street – pattaya
Pattaya, the home of biggest walking street in the world. The walking street of pattaya, a full one kilometre stretch from its gateway to the the beach road at the end is the busiest party hotspot in the whole of Thailand, with only a couple of the top places in Bangkok beating it for sheer volume and variety. Almost every outlet or building along its length is a nightclub, go-go bar, beer bar or restaurant. Each of the side streets – which span from Soi 14 to Soi 16, with a couple of uniquely-named streets in between – is more of the same, making the whole southern end of the city into a warren of nightlife entertainments, with something for practically every taste.
The most amazing thing about Pattaya’s Walking Street is that there is so much to see and do that you could spend every night for a whole week there and, aside from having the hangovers, you would still be finding new places each and every evening. Inspite of getting labbled as a sex tourism hotspotz the walking street attracts many family and women tourists. If you are in a hurry you can spend 1-2 days in pattaya.