You heard that right! You can now take a road trip all the way from India to Thailand, in style and on a budget. The trilateral highway from Moreh, Manipur to Mae Sot, Thailand is expected to be completed by 2016. Cheaper than flying, this road trip lets you experience the beauty of various countries before crossing into Thailand. When you are vacationing in Thailand, you can use your Indian driving license. (However, an international permit will be more advantageous).
Before leaving for Thailand, ensure you’re prepared. Your driver’s license, vehicle documents, medication, camera, a guide book and Travel Insurance should do it.
Travel Insurance? Tell me more
It’s a type of insurance policy that protects you from unforeseen financial troubles such as theft of baggage, financial loss, loss of important documents and medical emergencies. Some policies also offer additional coverage for adventure sports like trekking, scuba diving, etc. Additional coverage is also offered for extended trips. A standard plan will cover you for 30-60 days. If you need more coverage, then you need to take backpacker’s insurance. After you’ve taken insurance, make sure you collect all the relevant documents and review it. Be aware of the exclusions and keep at hand the number of whom to contact with regard to making claims.
Cost? How can I apply for one?
Staying insured during your trip is not hard. It’s not expensive and can be bought easily, either directly from an insurance company or online. If you’re already planning this road trip, go ahead and get insured now.
How to pick a Travel Insurance plan in India
Even if you’re a first-time buyer, this isn’t hard to do. All you need to know to zero in on the right plan is:
- Where you’re going
- How long you’re going to be there for
- What you’re going to do when you get there
Your premiums, or cost of a plan, will basically depend on how dangerous your destination is, how lengthy your stay will be and how risky your holiday-activities will be. Lower the risk, shorter the stay – lower the premium. Plans differ from company to company, so do a quick check by comparing offers and deals.
(Tip: Travel Insurance can be bought as early as a year before departure, so buy it when you find a good deal instead of waiting for the last minute).
Here’s a handy list of companies that are popular among travellers
Travelling is exciting and adventurous but we must not forget that it has its risks. We travel to make memories and cherish them throughout our life and it also brings families and friends closer. You can’t let things like losing your documents or bags ruin your trip. So stay protected while you soak in the sun, take in the sights, revel in the white sands and enjoy the beauty of Thailand. Happy travelling!
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