19 Must Apps You Need to Install on Your Phone for a Hassle-free Traveling in India

India is a vast land of diverse backdrops and cultural heritage as well.  So if visiting India is on your bucket list, for a luxury trip or a budgeted staycation, then here are the apps through which your stay could be made easy. Happy wandering! 

    Google Trips
    as Travel Planner

    Get every detail about a place on this app. This also provides an approximate itinerary as per your duration.
    Get the app here: Google Trip

    Google Map
    for Daily Hiking Through the Cities/Locales

    Google Map shows you literally every place in the whole world and every bit connecting it. The initial planning stage connecting the jots about a place can be done from here. And while on the streets you can navigate to reach your destination too.
    Get the app here: Google Map

    for Flight

    Google Play refers this as the best travelling app for the Indian subcontinent. However this app offers cheap flight fares in particular.
    Get the app here: Ixigo Flights

    for Flight

    A similar app to Ixigo flights used all over the world and offers at par prices of the flights. The price range for both the app is almost same.
    Get the app here: Kayak


    for Cashless Payment

    Unlike PayTM and Google pay, mobikwik accepts international Debit/Credit cards. UTS also accepts recharge through mobikwik wallet.
    Get the app here: MobiKwik 

    IRCTC Connect
    for Long-Distance Trains

    For using this app you need to register on the official website of IRCTC and thereafter you can book the long distance trains from this android interface and check the status of your booking. The term tatkal refers to immediate ticket booking. This is done on the previous day of the journey from 10 am for upper class (2AC i.e. 2-tier AC class and 3AC i.e 3-tier AC class) and 11 am for non-ac sleeper class. IRCTC accepts international Debit/Credit cards through the payment gateway of M/s Atom.
    Get the app here: IRCTC Connect  

    UTS (Unreserved Ticketing System)
    for Local Trains

    Another interface by the Indian Railways for getting the local train tickets without going into a long queue of people. The only thing is that the tickets are to be done from outside the premises of the station, a minimum of 200m distance is to be maintained from the tracks. Also, you should be within 2 Km from the station.
    Get the app here: UTS

    for Bus Booking

    The long-distance bus service can be accessed from this app. All the known regional Bus services are in this app with the mentions of all the facilities available.
    Get the app here: RedBus 

    Booking.Com and AirB&B

    for Homestays

    AirB&B is famous for its collection of homestays all over the world, however, the remote areas are not that connected through B&B, even if they are they demand a lot of rent. Booking.com offers quite a few ranges of homestays with affordable prices. Nevertheless if the place is easily connected by the roads and on plain terrain, one might relate the prices in both the app.
    Get the app here: Booking.com / AirBnB

    Ixigo Cabs

    for City Trails

    Both the apps of Ola and Uber are good for booking the local cabs for a comfortable journey. Ola has the feature of Outstation too where a whole day local sightseeing can also be booked. Uber, on the other hand, is handier and a bit cleaner. And Ixigo cabs provides a comparison of the prices and you can opt for the cheaper one from here.
    Get the app here: Ixigo Cabs

    for Hotels

    Comparing and choosing the best deals for the hotels are made easy through this app. Giving your dates and location, this app would automatically sort out the cheapest accommodation option,
    Get the app here: Trivago

    for Volunteer Accommodation

    If you are looking for volunteering while traveling then here’s your app. GivingWay is the only site where I found maximum hosts. One may check HelpStay online for famous locales like Goa, too.
    Get the app here: Givingway 

    for Restaurants

    This particular app made food trailing easy. Search for the best restaurants of the place. It got a lot number of reviews and user photos to help you choose a restaurant.
    Get the app here: Zomato  

    for Mountain Hiking and Biking Trails

    Want to go for a mountain hike or bike through the forest stretches of the mountains of the North or the North East? You can get all related information here in this app.
    Get the app here: AllTrails

    Just Dial
    as Online Phonebook

    This is literally the phonebook over the internet. Type in the name of the place and call in to check the details and authenticity of the same.
    Get the app here: Justdial

    for Entertainment Shows (only if you feel like)

    Want to sleek in a movie hall for a break from the trip in the evening? If that be the case, book your tickets to your nearest movie hall through this app.
    Get the app here: BookMyShow 

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    1. Great information provided. Must used apps while travel in India.

    2. Thanks for sharing this really awesome information. I’ll pin it for reference on my next trip.

    3. Excellent information that can also be used to travel to other destinations! Thanks so much for sharing, will have to keep this in mind for my next trip!

    4. I remember my trips to India, how each time I had to literally fight with people to be able to get a train ticket. I'm so happy to know that now there are apps that makes it so much easier to buy a train ticket.

    5. Wow, these day we needed a phone and download all the apps before we travel. To get some cheap deals and many more. Great information.

    6. I have always wanted to plan a trip to India. It looks like a beautiful country with a lot to see!

    7. This is such a useful post for people heading to India, I always think being alarmed with useful information such as this can make your trip go so much more smoothly.

    8. These are all such helpful apps! I've heard and used some of them, but others I haven't, so I"ll be sure to check them out!

    9. These are very helpful and essential apps. I never go anywhere without having at least maps and Zomato app. Thanks for sharing.!!

    10. So happy to have found your blog. Will definitely bookmark this as my reference. Thanks!

    11. Interesting! I've never heard of half of these apps you mentioned. I've never been to India but would love to go one day!

    12. This is such an interesting list! Never even heard of most of these apps!

    13. India is such a fascinating place. It's definitely on my bucket list. Thanks for all the tips/apps recommendations.

    14. I am from India (living abroad) and didn't know some of the services you mentioned here. Will use it next time I visit home !

    15. I just got back from India and it would have been so helpful to have known about some of these apps. India is an incredible country and I cannot wait to go back.

    16. Traveling to other countries can be very overwhelming. This is a great resource that can be used by travelers to many destinations.

    17. Although I am very techy, I just don't embrace most apps. We don't even use them when we are travelling.

    18. Thank you so much for this great round up of apps! I am dying to visit India one day, and this would make my life so much easier! Great post!

    19. Thanks for sharing great info about travelling in India. Next time when I visit I will try to use these ones.

    20. Wow these are some great apps... We are just back from India and I never knew apps like these existed... I wish I got to read this post when I was back in India as we were travelling the most...

    21. Thank you for these information! I know some of these apps but not all. Great to know this before I book or plan my next travel.


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