This holiday season, satisfy your wanderlust by planning an itinerary for a fun-filled road trip to Thailand among breathtaking hillocks and mesmerising valleys, and take home a wonderful experience. By Ishani Singh

India to Thailand road trip

The India–Myanmar–Thailand Trilateral Highway connects India with Thailand via Myanmar. It is a positive step towards improving bilateral ties on trade, tourism and business prospects between the countries.

A hub of regal palaces, ornamented temples and azure beaches, Thailand welcomed 38 million Indian tourists in 2018 and travellers can now say goodbye to high airfares to take the highway for their next trip to the land of gold. Under India’s Look East policy, the Myawaddy-Thinggan Nyenaung-Kawkareik section of the India–Myanmar–Thailand Trilateral Highway that connects India and Thailand via Myanmar has been opened to tourists, making for a splendid road trip.

The 25.6 km-long route will connect Moreh (Manipur) to Maesot in Thailand through Myanmar’s Tamu, Mandalay and Myawaddy. You can undertake the 4,305 km long foreign trip on a bike or a car through quaint mountains, balmy breezes and splendid scenic views.

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The best time to undertake this journey is between the months of November-February, and tourists must take along their passport with a validity of not less than six months. It is advisable to carry your driving license, documents related to rented vehicles, prescribed medicines (if any) and guidebooks of the countries for an easy travel experience. Another essential part of this journey is the carnet fee, which is a refundable security deposit worth 200% of your vehicle’s value. The form for this fee can be attained from the Automobile Association and it is considered a valid document to enter Myanmar.

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