India is one of the biggest countries in the world with countless locations to visit. In a day and age when our life is made easier by the use of technology, people who enjoy traveling can use them to their advantage to make the trips safer, cheaper, and more tailored to everyone’s individual needs.
In case you plan a trip to India, I’ve compiled a list of the 10 top travel apps that you can download on your phone today.
India Travel Guide by Triposo – Free/Android/iOS
This ingenious app is your travel guide on the go. It has many useful functions such as weather, currency converter, directions, accommodation booking, restaurants, nightlife, a phrasebook for when you encounter language barriers, and up to date guides on a multitude of locations all over the country.
IRCTC Connect – Free/Android/iOS
India relies heavily on railway transportation. This app allows you to organize your train rides, buy tickets, and receive alerts for any issues there might be.
NaviMaps – Free/Pro package/Android/iOS
This 3D GPS navigation app is more accurate than Google Maps when it comes to India navigation. Among the many features, it offers automated reroutes, gas stations and parking spots, a voice guide in English, location sharing, offline maps, a trip organizer, and much more.
MakeMyTrip – Free/Android/iOS
This is India’s number 1 travel app. It will help you find flights, accommodations, bus tickets, train tickets, taxis, even holiday packages.
OYO Rooms – Free/Android/iOS
OYO focuses solely on accommodations. This travel app in India helps you find any type of accommodations, from hotels to homestays or apartments in over 200 cities, and is available for free on IOS, Android, and web.
HolidayIQ – Free/Android/iOS
The experience offered by this app is given by its users who generate travel-related content, such as reviews, videos, pictures, and community discussions. Even though it gives the possibility to compare flights and accommodations, you can’t book directly through them.
OLA – Free/Android/iOS/Microsoft
This “Uber-like” app is the taxi app with the largest fleet in India and is available in multiple cities. It offers a membership program, online payment, shared rides, the possibility to choose between budget-friendly or luxury cars, and more.
RedBus – Free/Android/iOS/Web
Advertised as “a smarter way to travel” this app allows you to find boarding points, board a bus while on the route, or book tickets for over 60.000 routes across India and other Asian countries. The app also allows you to track a bus and know its exact location
Travelkhana – Free/Android/iOS
Since railway transportation is such a big deal in India, and many train rides take a long time, this app is a convenient way to book on the go. You can even order food in advance by selecting your departure date and the number of the train you’re taking.
Incredible India – Free/Android/iOS
This app was created by the Indian Ministry of Tourism and it highlights numerous tourist destinations with photos, descriptions, and history. One of its features allows you to virtually discover local food that you can try out when visiting Indian restaurants.