5 Travel apps that will help take your journey to the next level.
The access to a smart device has made our lives easier, not only in terms of day to day productivity and entertainment but also in our travels. This time our focus is on apps that are India-centric and will help you plan and organise your next vacation with ease.
How can you not have this app on your smart device when you plan to travel in India. Released by the Government of India, it attempts to reflect the true colours, diverse culture, religion and stunning scenic beauty of our country. The user interface is elegantly designed and has a unique way to explore India as the app segregates all the states on the basis of their regions – North, East, West and South. Within each state users can browse through all major cities along with their beautiful and unique HD pictures. Furthermore, within each city users can explore all the major attractions with its brief description on them. It is free for download on your Android or iOS, smartphones and tablets.
If you have booked your travel arrangements from different platforms and it is too much of a hassle, Ngpay is one app for users tackling multiple booking and ticketing. It has services enabling users to book railway, air and even movie tickets with ease. You can buy railway tickets from IRCTC; and air tickets from Jet Airways, GoAir, Air India and PVR Cinemas, INOX, Fame, Cinemax through this single application. Ngpay also has an online shopping platform for more than a hundred stores as well. You can also recharge your prepaid mobile numbers through this as. It is available on both Google Play and Apple app store.
Buses are the most used mode of transport in India especially when it comes to a weekend getaway. Train travel of course is the first choice, but the constant hang-ups on the IRCTC website and long waiting lines leave no other avenue than a bus. Redbus.in is an app that can solve your problems. With this, it is easy to book a bus journey and also get information on the destination and timings. Redbus does not only cover most metro cities but also covers smaller cities as well making it absolutely useful for travellers to have this app while travelling in India. This is a free app available for you and can be downloaded on Google Play and Apple app store.
TouristEye is an application that does not help you organise your trip, but instead helps you find the best prices and options for your trip. It also helps you in building up a wish list for destinations and the experience that you would like to have. This app is great for when you are planning family vacation or a weekend getaway. You can also share the same wish list with friends or family and collaborate with them on your next escapades. This is one of those applications that encourages you to take that long pending vacation. TouristEye app is available on Android and iOS smart devices.
If you plan to backpack on your next vacation then Airbnb is one app that must be downloaded. The app helps you book a bed and breakfast place in cities where you don’t want to spend too much and enjoy staying among the locals. You get to book from various youth hostels and BnB places in different cities in India, and they are not that bad. Some registered hostels are even better than many decent hotels that you will find and that too at a competitive rate. Check out the MadPackers Hostel in New Delhi, registered with Airbnb, and you will be more convinced that your travels can be economic as well a luxurious. The payment of the stay is already done within the app, so all you have to do is reach your BnB joint and check in hassle free. This app is available for download on both iOS and Android device.