I've just been reading the following on the Wat Pah Nanachat website, and decided to compile additional info on the subject
Alternatively you can make many trips to the nearby Laotian border to acquire a new one-month transit visa. These visas are issued free of charge, but you will have to pay for a Laotian visa $30 (US) before you can re-enter Thailand and request the one-month transit visa.http://www.watpahnanachat.org/ordaining.php
I wonder how this is possible with these requirements
Technically (morally?) one is telling a lie by applying for a transit visa without really transiting.
Normally, you get only a 15-days-visa-waiver
free per each on-land-entry. If you fly into Thailand you get the one month-visa-waiver
, if your native country is on the list of visa-exemption (your country must also be on this list for the free 15-day-visa-exemption stamp by on-land-border-crossing).
Here is the listhttp://www.mfa.go.th/main/en/services/1 ... ption.html
People with nationalities from the following list can get visa on arrival
for only 15 days at certain entry points also listedhttp://www.mfa.go.th/main/en/services/1 ... rival.html
What is clear so far for OP is that as an Indian you can't do the quick border-run into Laos to get a visa-exemption stamp. Even the visa-on arrival which would be the substitute for the visa-exemption not available to Indians is not worth it timewise (an Indian would only get 15 days). You actually need to go to Vientiane (capital of Laos) to try to get a double entry tourist visa, which will allow you to stay for 60 days for the first entry, which normally**
can be extended for another 30 days for the payment of 1,900 baht. At day 90 you have to cross the border and then can come right back, and this way your second entry period of 60 days begins, which you can again extend for 30 days for 1,900 baht.** Unfortunately
for you there is this exemption of the rule:
So best for you would be to do the border crossing at day 60 to get to the second-entry 60 days.
So best research your options to get a double entry tourist visa first in India; if you can't get a double-entry, at least get a single entry T-visa, which allows you to stay 60 days. Then after your first stay at Wat Pah Nanachat do your first visa-run to Vientiane. Vientiane is said to be particularly easy to get double entry tourist visas. Penang/Malaysia is also easy, but in both these places you can be denied a double entry tourist visa after the third or so renewal. But if you're serious you are ordained until then.