Top 10 Android Applications for Traveling

Traveling is great, isn't it. Now who doesn't like to have some great applications to make traveling more fun packed. Here is a list of some great applications for traveling in the Android Play Store.

Yes, traveling does seem great, does it not? To go out on a trip, away from the busy mundane life with all your family members and friends, bask in the sun on the beach? Or just move around wildly like a safari around the wilds and woods and see wildlife? Yes, traveling is fun but with technology coming to your aid in case of almost everything, why stay behind when it comes to travelling?

So, here is a list of some really great Android applications which promise you a great ride every time you want to have a jaunty experience. Please learn that applications mentioned under this list are in no particular order.

Flightradar24 Pro

When was the last time you saw a plane zoom out above your head and all you wanted to know was to know where it's heading to. Priced nearly at around Rs. 170, this application turns your Android smart phone into a real airport for it lets you monitor air traffic radar and see plans around the world moving in real time. There's a detailed map, stuffed with terrains and points. Besides, you can know about a plane moving above your head by just pointing at it.

Flightradar24 Pro can help you not only watch planes move in real time on a detailed map, you can identify planes flying above your head by simply pointing your phone at it. And in a jiffy, your get to learn all the details like the name and number of the plane, the altitude it's flying at and much more.


Have you not already seen Amitabh Bachchan telling you what Justdial is all about? Well, besides the popular number, the Justdial apps comes in handy when you're on a 400 km trip on your SUV and are dead hungry and are in desperate need to head to an eatery. The Justdial app is a one stop solution, as they say, in times like this. Switch the app on and find restaurants next to you, hotels, properties, ATMs, bakeries and what not. Your location is automatically detected through GPS and you can get directions through an interactive map. Need to know number of a business? Use this app and it'll serve you best.

GPS Navigation Be-On-Road

You must have got fair idea as to what this application does. It helps you be on the road. With OpenStreetMap and NAVTEQ, this app enables you to enjoy easy navigation while on the road. One good feature of this application is that the maps are stored on the phone for offline use as well.

Wondering what kind of company would give it all to you for nothing? Well, this app comes free for a 7 day trial but post that you pay. Get the serial key and get going!

Indian Train Alarm

Ever wondered what were you supposed to do in order to have not missed that train you did last week? Well, you were supposed to have the Indian Train Alarm installed on your Android smartphone and were supposed to have enjoyed the luxuries. This application allows you to set location based alarms to train stations all over India. Well, they have listed about 2000 stations already and are in the process of adding more. Above that, you can add stations on your own. Now you don't need a third person to inform you when your train is about to harbour the station. Use this app and you don't even need to have a working net connection on your phone. How does it work? Get your hands on it and know more.

PNR and Indian Rail Enquiry

This application can be called kind of the whole stuffed into your android smartphone. PNR and Indian Rail Enquiry lets you know of seats available and the train schedule of a train. You can further know the PNR status of a ticket and can maintain a working history sheet of your PNRs as updated. You can find trains by number, name and station and there's an improved version of finding trains between stations. You can book tickets, check fares, schedules, train statuses and much more.

PolyClock World Clock

With all the international clocks available on the Internet, do you think you'll shell out another Rs. 180 on an android application to check times at different parts of the world? Well, trust us, you will! PolyClock World Clock is not just another world clock, it's packed with features. With exclusive daylight clock technology, it lets you understand the time in different parts of the world by comparing them in reference of day and night. You can see on the map whether it's day time or night and you get the idea easily. You can set alarms for any time zone in the list you've maintained and can plan meetings and trips at your fingertips. You can add any city and any clock in the world you like to and the most amazing thing is, it works without Internet connection. That's the beauty of it.

Runtastic Altimeter PRO

Have you ever been to the Himalayas? If not, are you planning to? Well, if you, don't forget to spend another 100 bucks on this app. Using online services, it'll tell you the exact altitude from the sea level at which you're standing. There's compass and a photo feature that lets you click pictures with watermarked altitude details. Besides, you can also know of the current temperature and wind speeds.

XE Currency Pro

One definitely needs to be having an idea about the currency rates before having oneself shipped in to another land. XE Currency Pro allows you to convert every world currency amongst themselves. The paid version comes at Rs. 106.58 and offers you live proprietary currency rates and charts. It works without the Internet and has almost accurate currency data. You can shake the device to set rates, set frequency of rate updates, pin your base currency and the best of all, use it offline without a thought.


Well, we needed something to put at the end of it and before throwing eggs and tomatoes at us, you need to realize how useful this software can be in times. You may be waiting for hours on a road and you don't know what to do next. Switch on to your android smartphone, click on the redbus app and instantly book your bus ticket for a ride home. With plethora of AC and non-AC bus, it'll save you the pain of standing at MSRTC bus stops and do it all yourself. Now, we didn't say the bus arrives just next to where you're standing, did we?


This is a dedicated application for foodies. Traveling gets more meaning when the air is hot and the food is tasty. Use the burrp! Mobile app for free and discover great restaurants, bars, hotels, and what not, while you're on the go. Now, you don't need to call up your local friends to be advised about where to eat. With so many restaurants piled up in the registry, it makes sure you don't stay hungry on the go.

Hope you had a great read. Happy journey!

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Author: Bhakti Savla13 Jan 2014 Member Level: Gold   Points : 4

The author has listed some of the great travelling apps that any Android smartphone user can have at his / her fingertips. The amazing utility of these apps make them a must-have in any traveller's kit. It was good to know about an unknown app like Runtastic Altimeter PRO that is useful for mountain trekking.

Also, for aeroplane enthusiasts the Android app "Flight radar24 pro" will be quite entertaining. It is amazing that a simple app can give us the real experience of viewing a plane travel.

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