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13 Apps That Will Help You Travel Better In India

If you are planning to travel alone make sure you pack light, carry some emergency cash, and more importantly don’t forget your smartphone. Here are some of the free apps (android) for your travel in India that you don’t want to miss.

Free WiFi Finder

This free app called Free WiFi Finder will help you search for free hotspots near you no matter where your travels takes you. This helps you save money on your mobile data plan. More importantly you get to stay connected with social media like Facebook and Twitter 🙂

FreeWiFiFinder

Tripigator

The Indian government has introduced an app that helps tourists make their way around the country, and we think it’s one of the best trip planning and organizing apps. Tripigator is beautiful, easy to use, and is full of handy information that can make your trip better. Its best part is its smart engine. Feed it your destinations, your interests, your budget, and it’ll smartly create an itinerary for you!

Tripigator

Zomato

If you are in India Zomato is the best way to search for and discover great places to eat at or order in from. It’s one of the largest restaurant directory in the country. Zomato is also a well organised system which helps you find food that suits your mood. It also has customer reviews for each restaurant/joints that  will help you decide better.

Zomato

Ridlr

Transportation is an important part of a travel and you have many options available to choose while you are in India.

The public transport like the buses and trains are available in all cities and most of the towns. The costs are low and you can save some money.

There is a public transport app as well called Ridlr which you can use. It has timetables of buses, metro, trains and monorail in over 15 Indian cities for offline use, along with real-time information about arrivals, departures, delays and cancellations.

Ridlr_app

RedBus

For travelling between Indian cities, buses are often a convenient option, especially if you are going remote areas. Redbus is a very popular bus booking service. The app is easy to install and use and these days most of the bus operators accepts e-tickets shown in your smartphone.

redbus

IRCTC Connect

Indian cities are best connected to each other by trains, and a train journey in the country is actually an integral part of a travel experience here. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited, or IRCTC, has a fantastic app that lets you easily book tickets, check schedules, and even gives you alerts on your journey.

irctc_connect

Uber / Ola Cabs

If you are interested in using taxis instead of public transport then you have few options:

Uber is a good option but not available in all cities. Having said that, it works well in the major metros/cities.

uber

Ola Cabs is another competitor which offers City Taxi rides on a point to point basis across several cities in India.

Ola_cabs

MakeMyTrip/Cleartrip

Both MakeMyTrip and Cleartrip are online travel services including flight tickets, domestic and international holiday packages, hotel reservations, rail and bus tickets

MakeMyTripClearTrip

TrabeePocket

Have you ever been surprised how much you spent on your traveling? Keeping track of your travel expenses can be a little bit difficult if you don’t have a system in place for jotting everything down on the go. With TrabeePocket you have a number of options and features at your disposal for keeping track of your expenses right from your mobile device.

TrabeePocket

Alarmy and Walk me up

There are times during your travel when you might need to wake up early. It’s not that easy to get out of bed.If you have a tendency to ignore or sleep through alarms, Alarmy and Walk Me Up can help by forcing you to get out of bed and move around.

Alarmy: You set it up by registering a photo of an area or room in your house. Then once the alarm is set, the ONLY way to make it stop ringing is to get out of bed and go take a photo of the registered area.

alarmy

Walk me up: The app uses your phone’s accelerometer to count the number of steps you take after the alarm goes off. If you try to accelerate the process by shaking your phone, the counter resets.

Walk_Me_Up

Please share the list of apps that you feel are important to have during travel in the comments section below.

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  • Hey Krish,
    I like this post. Very very informative especially the alarm apps. Thank you for sharing these things. Keep writing!! I knew it is not easy but get going. I will sure to use these apps on my next trip. Thanks.

  • Thanks for your comment and support bobythomasmedia. Glad you liked it 🙂

  • Dipesh Mehta

    I use ‘GPS Essentials’ and ‘OsmAnd’ while in remote areas where internet availability is in doubt.

    • Thanks Dipesh for suggesting the apps 🙂 Am sure these will be useful for all travellers!

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