Top Android apps you need while traveling in India

Read this article know the best travel apps you should consider using while traveling in India. Check out apps specific for different modes of transport and have a comfortable fun journey in India.

If you are traveling from Chennai to go to Pune and standing at Mumbai Central Railway platform what you will do. How you will come to know when and which train is going to Pune at current time. If you have Smartphone with IRCTC App its easy for you to get information in few seconds. In the same way there are many other apps which will helpful while traveling. So let's check best apps you need while traveling.

Apps for train journey

IRCTC Connect :
This App will help you to book railway tickets on the go. You are free from standing in long ticket booking queue at ticket window. You can search for train, book ticket, cancel ticket, partly cancel. You can create your account directly from app. This app provides waiting list alerts and also your upcoming journey alerts according to your booked tickets.

Live Train Status:
This App helps you to know the current status of running train. With the help of this app you will come to know that train is running on time, presently running between which station, how many hours it is late and when it will reach to your station. This app currently shows real time status of more than 8000 trains country wide. Besides live train status it also shows train schedule, information of cancelled train, PNR status and diverted trains.

Indian Rail / Train -
This is again very useful app if you are planning to do traveling in train. This app is specially built to know the trains between two stations. It shows you from which route train will travel and on which station the train will stop. It also shows how much times train will stop on station. You can also get information about the availability of seats and also fare of it. You can also get information about PNR status as well as seat map of the train. You get fair in US$ as well as in Indian Rs.

Apps tor bus Journey

Red Bus:
If you want to travel by bus Red Bus is great app. You cab book online tickets for more than 67000 routes and with more than 1800 bus operators. Now there is no need to search for travel agent to book ticket for your desire destination just book ticket with your finger tips.

This is another great app for bus travelers. You can access data of all major bus booking websites like Goibibo, MakeMyTrip, TravelYaari,, on this app. You have option to check ticket availability as well as buses availability of private bus as well as government state bus with this app.

This app is similar to RedBus app but it covers some routes which Redbus doesn't. You can access 30,000 bus routes with more than 1,200 bus operators in India. You can book ticket for buses like Volvo, AC, Sleeper, Luxury, Deluxe, Express, Mercedes Benz buses. Easy online payment method. One great feature of this app is ladies seats are available besides normal seats. Option to view and cancel the ticket is also there.

Apps for flight and hotel booking:

Make My Trip:
This app provides facility to search for international as well as domestic flights. You can book one way, round trip, make payments, cancel the ticket with this app. You can compare the prices between two flights and store it for future use. Beside all this features user can also search for hotels and book hotel. This app provides best discount on flight and hotel booking.

Search for domestic and international flights. Best and easy payment option. This app allows to book hotels and flights with good discount rates. This app provides great discount if you book tickets for IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Goair, Air India and Air Asia through this app. You can search and book room in 15,000 cities throughout the world with this app.

This app is very trusted and increasingly used among travelers. More than 269,000 users are using this app on their Android phone. You can book International as well as domestic flights tickets on great discounted rates. On every booking you get some rewards which you can use in your future booking. You have also option to book 14,000 hotels throughout the country.

Apps for car traveling

Apps like Google Map GPS navigation and GPS Driving Route service will help you in searching routes if you are traveling by car. It will also help you search for petrol station, Gas station, Restaurants, ATM and service station. You must have this app if you are traveling by Car.

Beside all these apps, one more app Trip Adviser is also very important while traveling. Trip Adviser app is free and easy to install. This app allows you to browse millions of reviews, opinions, which was posted by travelers who have previously visited the place. You have option to choose thousands hundred's of restaurants, hotels after reading reviews. You can know and discover new places which you never know before.

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Author: Timmappa Kamat19 Apr 2015 Member Level: Gold   Points : 3

Must say you have provided a good compilation of apps for frequent travelers. But as long as the train travellers are concerned, I would suggest you to go for Railyatri app. It is the most comprehensive app for getting all the information related to trains in India. Unlike most of the apps of this kind, this app has its own servers for finding the live train status. You can also book tickets on IRCTC via this app.

One more equally effective app for the purpose is Ixigo trains and travels. This helps you plan your complete itinerary including hotels booking.

Author: Paresh Gujarati19 Apr 2015 Member Level: Gold   Points : 5

I want to add one app to this list. It is related to online status of running train. The application name is NTES (National Train Enquiry System) by Centre for Railway Information Systems.

The use of this app helps you to

1. Spot your train online
2. Live station details
3. Train Schedule
4. Train between stations
5. Cancelled trains
6. Rescheduled trains
7. Diverted trains.

Hence, use of this app during your train journey makes your travel plan and experience very easy.

Author: Sameer21 Apr 2015 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 2

Nice apps list for travellers. I think Nokia's HERE map is better option than Google maps for navigation. It has excellent offline funtionality than GMaps. You should add it into the list, just a suggestion though.

Author: Timmappa Kamat24 Apr 2015 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

One more best app for the frequent travelers is launched by CRIS. The app named UTS is meant for booking unreserved tickets. No more standing in the queue or hassles of having to handle the crowd. You can book the ticket just before the journey. The app has been made available on pilot basis as of now for around 15 stations and will be extended to include more stations in a phased manner.

Author: Timmappa Kamat24 Apr 2015 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

Yes indeed, as Muddassir suggested, Here maps is an excellent offline navigation app. Now that it is available for Android as well- I would treat it the best map.application. The offline functionality it provides you is exceptional given the fact that you may not get Internet connectivity while on travel. It is as simple as downloading the map for the State you are visiting before starting off your journey and you are good to go.

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