More, the merrier! Read the illustrative account of Jitendra as he travels to the pristine blue beaches of Thailand with his family and friends. Their trip cost them a total of INR 90,000 and it included their breakfast, transfers, accommodation and sightseeing.
My friends and I wanted to plan a vacation outside India. We chose Thailand over Sri Lanka because of the better quality of beaches and its distance from Kolkata.
I came across TravelTriangle while searching for tour packages on the Internet. They had a lucrative option of customizing the itinerary as per our needs and we realized it to be a convenient thing when it comes to a trip with many people.
So I submitted my details and a query for the same and it wasn’t long before I received a call from their travel representative. He understood the requirements for my trip and connected me to various travel agents for the best quotes. And true to his promise, I soon started receiving multiple quotes from various travel agents. After selecting the best one from ‘Breakback Holidays’, all the families including the kids were now all set for the journey. Thailand wasn’t far now.
Day 1 : Landing in Thailand
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We landed at the airport in Bangkok at 4.30am. After completing the visa formalities, the taxi guy from the agency was present to receive us.
Straightaway from the airport, we drove to Pattaya. First thing we visited in Pattaya was the Tiger Zoo which was an amazing experience especially for the kids. Afterwards, we checked into the hotel at around 1pm and proceeded on for lunch.
Later around 6 pm, we went on to watch the Alcazar dance show which was a brilliant display of luxurious entertainment. At 8pm, the show got over and we returned to the hotel to rest for the night.
Day 2: Visiting the gorgeous Coral Island
Post breakfast, we got ready for the Coral Island tour. We took a speedboat from Pattaya Beach to arrive at Coral Island.
The view that awaited us at this small island was completely breathtaking. The white sand, the turquoise blue water, and the panoramic beauty filled our minds with admiration. So post such a marvelous encounter with nature, we headed back to Pattaya via speedboat.
We had our delicious lunch at an Indian restaurant called Annapurna. Post this, since the ladies wanted to go for some shopping instead of visiting the local village – we obliged and proceeded on for a shopping spree at the Pattaya main market.
After we were done with some extensive shopping, we went to a local parlor for a Thai massage – which was very much needed. Later on, we returned to the hotel to have dinner and called it a night.
Day 3: Bangkok Sightseeing
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Next morning after breakfast, we checked out of Pattaya. The driver was present at the hotel to drive us back to Bangkok.
We arrived in Bangkok at 11 am and proceeded for the sightseeing tour. We began with taking the blessings of Lord Buddha at the standing Buddha and reclining Buddha temple. Seeing the 70ft tall statue of Lord Buddha was incredible.
Later on, we visited the Democracy Monument and the Royal Palace. With this we finished our sightseeing tour and got off back the hotel. In the evening, we decided to explore the famous Indra Market and have dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 4: Exploring Safari World
The final day in Bangkok for us for scheduled for to visit Safari World. Post breakfast, the driver took us to the entertainment park.
Safari World consists of two parks, Marine Park and Safari Park. We started by visiting the Marine Park where there were a lot of animal shows on display. Seeing the orangutan, dolphin and penguin show was a big delight for the kids traveling with us.
Later on, we had lunch at the Safari Park, which was included in our package. After lunch, we proceeded for a jeep safari in Safari Park. It was an adventurous hour-long ride in which we saw tigers, deers, zebras, and giraffes. After the safari came to an end, we returned back to the hotel.
We decided to sleep early this night as our flight for the next morning was scheduled at 5.30 am.
Day 5: Departure to Kolkata
We checked out of the hotel at 2 am and were dropped at the airport by the driver. And just like that, our adventures in Thailand came to a satisfying close.
Thailand certainly is a captivating tourist destination that has something for all ages. From traveling in speed boats, visiting temples, seeing animal shows, seeing dance shows to visiting monuments. Both the families completely loved the variety of activities that we got to do on this family trip to Thailand.
- Visiting Coral Island is one part which I will never forget
- The sightseeing tour in Bangkok was too short, as we missed a few more monuments we wished to see.
Tips for Travelers:
- Keep a close look at the documents required for visa on arrival as any missing documents can prove to be a nightmare.
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