15 most useful apps for Domestic & International Travel from India (ios & Android)

I use all these apps for my travel plans and i highly recommend them. These are of great help to travelers from India.


Planning:


1. Skyscanner

  • I get inspiration and plan and plan my whole trip. Search and compare hundreds of flights and find the cheapest months/dates to fly.

  • When I am not yet ready to book? I Set up a "Price Alert" .

  • When it's Itching to travel but no idea where to go? I Tap ‘Explore’ to check out their inspirational destinations with the best deals.

  • I read reviews from other like-minded travelers and decide my itinerary.



2. Lonely Planet

  • Lonely Planet is the world's leading travel content provider, with inspiring and trustworthy information.

  • Their essential tips and advice on where to stay, what to do and where to eat will help me discover amazing, off-the-beaten-track places.

  • No connection? No problem. Everything, including maps and phrasebooks, works 100% offline so I can avoid extra roaming charges abroad.



3. Trip Advisor

  • TripAdvisor, the ultimate travel companion.

  • I get recommendations from TripAdvisor’s global community and local experts on must-do experiences, top places to eat and other nearby hidden gems.

  • I talk to other travelers and get answers from them for specific travel-related questions in the TripAdvisor forums.

  • After my trips, I add my own reviews and photos for fellow travelers.


Ticket Booking:


1. Redbus

  • Book bus tickets for over 70,000 routes and from over 2300 operators including IRCTC buses.

  • Choose from a variety of buses including seaters, sleeper, semi-sleeper, A/C, non-A/C buses.

  • I usually get promo codes and discounts as a frequent traveler.

  • Easy-to-apply filters to choose from the most comfortable and economic buses available. The live bus tracking system ensures our journey is safe.

  • I usually get travel insurance along with my tickets.



2. MakeMyTrip & Goibibo

  • Travel within India and abroad.

  • Cheapest flight tickets for one-way and round trips on domestic and international flights.

  • Great discounts on round trip flight bookings.Holiday Booking - India & International.

  • Easily choose & Book holiday packages across the world for weekend, romantic, family & group getaways.

  • Get exciting deals, instant confirmation assured assistance & extra discounts on app bookings.

  • Get curated holiday experiences without hassles of planning minute details.



Stay:


1. Airbnb

  • Choose from over 6 million vacation home rentals across 191+ countries.

  • Search by price, neighborhood, amenities, and more.

  • I usually search for my last-minute travel accommodations or long term rentals.

  • I message my hosts and get directions to their home which in a way builds the communication between us.



2. Oyo

  • Be it business trips, leisure holidays or backpacking vacation one can book with OYO Hotels & Homes.

  • They are available at best offers & great discounts on Hills, Beaches & Forts in over 12000+ exclusive hotels over 500 OYO cities. 



3. Hostel world

  • Search and compare over 36,000 hostels, hotels and B&B’s in more than 170 countries around the world.

  • Choose from shared dorms and private rooms in central locations, meet like-minded travelers and discover a world beyond the tourist brochure.


“Hostels are the best way to travel and Hostelworld is the best way to find them.” -Elite Daily


Explore:


1. Travel Buddy

  • Travel Buddy is a Hyperlocal travel app.

  • It is a chance to find friends worldwide, visit a place of your dream and find a travel partner or a local guide when you are traveling.

  • Find your travel mates for backpacking, caving, trekking, an upcoming business trip, convention or unite with new friends for a short break away.



2.Facebook Local

  • See the most recent activity, events and places your friends are interacting with and updates from event hosts and Pages that you follow.

  • Find events and activities happening near you on an interactive map and filter by time, category, location and more.

  • Get recommendations based on what's popular with your friends, things you've been to in the past, Pages you like and our curated Guides.

  • Choose to add calendars from your phone to see all of your plans in one place.


Local Travel:


1. Ola or Public Transport:

  • My first travel preference would be always Public Transport such as Buses and local trains. Otherwise, I prefer Ola cabs.

  • Ola app offers the easiest & fastest way to book a ride.

  • With more than 3,00,000 cabs & taxis in 100+ cities including Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune, Jaipur, & Ahmedabad.

  • Ola is the most popular cab booking service in India.


2. Google Maps

  • The most important app out of all. Get real-time GPS navigation, traffic, and public transport info, and explore local neighborhoods knowing where to eat, drink and go - no matter what part of the world you’re in.



3. All Languages Translator

  • This is the best app for all languages translation. It helps you translate your words with free voice translation.


Currency Converter:

  • Last but not least, every International traveler must have this app. 

  • Transfer money in 65 currencies to over 170 countries.

  • Monitor up to 10 currencies.

  • Historical charts for any currency pair in the world.

  • Set rate alerts and receive notifications.



These are my personal favorite and useful apps. If you feel there are more, please do share them with me. I would be happy to use them as well.

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