A travel application is one of the most useful apps for smart phone users, as it brilliantly turns the mobile phone into a useful travel guide. The market is being filled with a wide range of travel apps that fulfills almost all requirements of a traveler, no matter whether he/she is travelling in or out of the city. These apps works as a perfect travel companion that guides the traveler about the best route for reaching particular destination, booking hotel rooms, train or flight tickets, finding best restaurants, and many such things. These easily downloadable apps would definitely make your travel much smarter and easier. Here is a list of five best travel apps that can enhance your travel experience in India.
1, Google Maps
Google Maps is an amazing travel app that comes with numerous interesting tools to make traveling easy and funny. This app offers free web mapping service and technology for worldwide users without charging even a single penny. Almost all smartphones supports Google app as in-built feature. The app allows users to search any places, plan vacations, estimate route & travel time, get directions, plan public transportation, find businesses, and lot more, with their finger tips. All these things are made possible with the help of numerous interactive 3D Maps, Indoor Maps, satellite and street-level photos, available through the app.
The Google Maps application can show you the details of your approximate location and this feature of app proves to be very useful whenever you find yourself in any unknown place. The user-friendly mapping technology used in app would help you in getting local business information like business location, contact info, and driving directions to that business. You can easily find any place and get directions also to reach there. The 3D maps are draggable so that you can instantly view the adjacent sections of the map with no need of waiting. You can also zoom and pan in the satellite images of any particular location. Along with driving directions, Google Map also provides directions which are optimized for walking and biking.
Ngpay is a great travel app for travelers where they can easily deal with multiple bookings and ticketing. The app supports a list of services for the users to book air, railway, and even movie tickets while on the go. You can book railway tickets directly from IRCTC and air tickets from various airlines like Air India, Jet Airways, Spice Jet, GoAir, and Indigo. Movie tickets from famous multiplexes such as INOX, PVR Cinemas, Cinemax, ESquare, and Fame can also be bought through this application. You can also buy bus tickets from almost all leading bus operators of the country. Moreover, you can buy tickets for live shows and performances taking place in your city.
One of the best features of the app is that you can recharge your prepaid mobile numbers and DTH set, anytime and anywhere with this app. It also allows the users to enjoy online shopping from over hundreds of stores including branded stores like Archies, IFB, Casio, Himalaya Herbals, Maxima, Wildcraft, Ferns n Petals, and lot more. Plus, users can send gifts to their loved one with the help of this app. The best part of ngpay is that it doesn’t charge anything extra for product or service. Lots of smartphone comes preloaded with ngpay app and if your phone doesn’t have then don’t worry. Downloading of ngpay app is absolutely free.
Redbus.in is another wonderful free travel app, especially for frequent bus travelers. It has become a very popular application in India as majority of people here prefer bus as mode of transportation for nearby places as well as for inter state journeys because train and flight booking requires lot of time and work out. The Redbus.in app allows the users to plan and book bus tickets directly from their mobile phone. You can also browse through bus schedules, select seat layouts, fares, and even make payment with your debit card, credit card, or through net banking. With the help of the app, users can easily find out about the bus services available from any particular place to the preferred destination. In case, your mobile phone doesn’t have GPRS then you can book your bus tickets through SMS also.
During the event of Mobile World Congress, the TripAdvisor was titled as the second most downloaded travel app in the world. The developers of the app proudly announced that in the month of January 2012, the app was downloaded twenty five times in one minute. Till now, more than 15 million people have downloaded the app in various mobile platforms. The app lets the user to search for anything that is required during the travel, ranging from flights and hotels to restaurants and other attractions. The app is packed with over 75 million trusted reviews and suggestions posted by travelers from all around the globe.
Millions of reviews would help you in finding the best restaurants, hotels, and places wherever you go. You can also get an overview about a place or venue that you are intending to visit by seeing a number of candid photos shared by other travelers. The app is so famous that over 50 new contributions from travelers are being posted in every single minute. The app has a built-in flight checker too. It supports a feature called ‘Near Me Now’ to help the users in discovering particular place at nearby locations. Another feature named ‘Point Me There’ enables the users to know the distance from a chosen destination and it also provides directions to reach there.
Having Tripit app in one’s mobile phone is one of the easiest ways to plan, organize, and share travel plans. The app allows its users to keep all of their travel plans in one place with separate itineraries for each and every destination, making the app a perfect personal travel organizer for frequent travelers. All you have to do is add your travel details to the app which is very simple task. As soon as, you receive the confirmation email, from the place where you have booked, forward it to ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’. Instantly, the app would make the required itinerary with complete set of details about the particular place, travel, and even the weather.
The app also syncs all your travel plans with calendar and maps. You can even modify the itinerary with pictures and notes as you wish. Once your itinerary is ready, you can access it anytime and anywhere using your mobile device. The map-based search enables the users to search businesses, restaurants, and other attractions, and then add them to the itinerary with just one click. One can even share his/her travel plans with loved ones easily. There is also a paid version of the app called TripIt Pro. It offers various advanced features that are truly very helpful for frequent travelers. For a charge of $49/year, the app do lot of things like it monitors all your flights, sends instant status alerts, etc.