Overland......India 2 Thailand!!

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1. Posted by as-one (Budding Member 41 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


We are going to be traveling around india for around three months and in May we are heading on towards thailand .......we have found flights for £140.00 each one way from mumbai - bangkok .....but are very intrested in the possability of traveling over land ....Would like to know how easy this would be us and how expensive it would work out to be.....We have already got visas sorted out for india..... but what other visas would we need for are travel... Please let us know any adventures anyones had or if you have done this before

Thanks Alot......


2. Posted by Erik85 (Respected Member 274 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I don't know much about this but I'm guessing you would have to go through Burma - not sure how its borders would be at the current stage given the recent events. The Australian Government says "Do not travel" to the Burma/Thailand border area, and "Reconsider your need to travel" anywhere else in Burma", but I guess as many say this shouldn't be taken too extremely.

Not sure on the other countries, but the north of Thailand is quite hilly and the roads wouldn't be the greatest. In terms of finances and convenience, it's probably not a great decision since you'd probably need visas for Burma, find somewhere to stay etc. But, in terms of adventure it sounds rather interesting :P


3. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Unless things have recently changed you can't go overland through Myanmar/Burma. As far as I know it is still a requirement that for entry in to the country you must fly. This would mean that if you were to go overland it would require you to go through China instead of Myanmar. Goodluck, but I think it would be a lot easier and more convenient to just get that flight you mentioned.

4. Posted by jekalo (Full Member 118 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

It would be a great trip, beautiful country near the India Burma border but at the moment the burmese government will not permit it. I was up that way a month ago and there are virtualy no tourists right now so its easy to get around. If you want to experience burma and it is a great experience, fly in from Bangkok, its the easiest and cheapest way to go. Flights, busses and trains are fairly easy to book once you get to yangon if you want to visit other parts of the country. June is the rainy season so that does make travel a little more difficult and may is very hot before the rains hit so you didn't pick the best time of year for a trip in this area but it should still be well worth it. Best times to visit are November through early March if you can make it during that time. Great weather and lots of color during that time.
Good luck on your travels.