Delhi to Thailand
In no time you’ll be dumping all those pricey flights to Thailand from India and planning a wondrous road trip! Don’t be surprised as the Myawaddy-Thinggan Nyenaung-Kawkareik section of the Asian Highway Number 1 connecting India and Thailand via Myanmar is functional now, making it all possible. Bangkok, undeniably, is one of the most favoured foreign destinations for Indians to travel to and with this super highway in action now, footfall from India is expected to increase by leaps and bounds. A road trip scores over air travel because of another factor; the picturesque mountains in the northeast as well as the splendid pagodas in Bagan and Yangon that you can witness enroute, making each minute of this journey memorable
Where the highway begins: Known as the India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway, this road trip will begin from Moreh in Manipur, India.
Distance from India to Thailand By Road: Approximately 4,305KM
Where the highway ends: Mae Sot, Thailand
Best season to travel: November-February
Transportation documents: International Driving Permit
– An International Driving Permit (IDP) is recognized worldwide as a valuable and sometimes essential document identifying motorists as legally-licensed drivers, in the country they are travelling. The International driving Permit (IDP) is recognized in many countries, some of them being Myanmar and Thailand and IDP could facilitate convenience when renting a car in your country as well.
– If you are in Thailand on a holiday, you will not get a Thai driver’s license, so your Indian license will do, as long as it is valid. However, it is advisable to maintain an International Driver’s Permit with you in order to avoid any legal hassle with the cops in Thailand.
– For Myanmar, the highway does not call for an IDP from Indian citizens, however it is better that you carry your International permit in order to avoid any situation with the Myanmar authorities or political groups. Carry your Indian driver’s license as well, since the permit will not be held valid without a license.