From God's Own Country, Kerala, to the Heaven of India, Kashmir, India is a coveted travel destination for travelers all around the world. There are several natives as well, who have not completely explored the sprawling country. The Indian experience can be an enlightening and delighting one provided you know your way around.
But while traveling one should also ensure safety, which is highly advisable when traveling in any part of the world including India. At every step of a traveller, hurdles like lack of an ATM, ambulance on call, first aid requirements, hotel books, flight, train and bus routes and booking status are essential. Well, here is what Gizbot has come up to help you, here are ten apps that will help any traveler in India explore the country to the fullest in total safety. Swirl through the slideshow and have a look!
Justdial free Android app is one of the best local search engines allowing users to search for products, services and businesses in an area. With JD app one can find the best movies, restaurants, art shows, doctors, hotels, ATMs and much more. Justdial Hotkeys and ‘Near Me' feature imparts an intuitive experience to the user. Mapping and navigation is also facilitated via the GPS facility of the app. JD is beneficial for businesses too, by helping businessmen add their listings to the app and promote them. With the Justdial services, users can call live operators of Just Dial from the app itself.
Download Justdial for Android from Google Play Store.
Indian Rail Info App
Indian railways can be quite a maze for the amateur as well as the experienced user. However, Indian Rail Info App simplifies transit via the Indian railways much easier. It provides transit-related information such as PNR status, seat availability, arrival and departure timings, status of running trains, seat upgrade status etc. The app also allows users to search for trains, enquire about train fares and find the train numbers of new trains.
Download Indian Rail Info App from Google Play Store.
IRCTC Mobile Application
The much coveted mobile app version of the IRCTC, this app is the ideal partner for a traveler in the India railways. The application is the app version of mobile website of IRCTC. The app does not save passwords or usernames. Citibank is available as payment gateway in the app. It allows users to use credit and debit cards of other banks also.
Download IRCTC Mobile Application from Google Play Store.
Whether it is to find the route to your destination or to find out where you are, or just find out a nearby place to eat, Google Maps is the perfect solution. Google Maps with navigation (Beta) for Android platform has a plethora of options to offer. This latest version has detailed maps showing 3D buildings, directions for biking, driving, walking and public transit, business reviews, local search, turn-by-turn voice guided navigation, live traffic information, Street View and indoor maps showing select hotels, airports, retail stores etc.
Download Google Maps for Android from Google Play Store.
With Skyscanner app, you can search for any flight anywhere. This app is 100% independent and totally free. The app allows users to compare 1000 scheduled and budget airlines in over 1,000,000 routes across the world. Get the best deals from travel agents or the airlines directly. In case you are busy there is an option to email yourself the flight details later. 28 languages are available in the app currently.
Download Skyscanner app from Google Play Store.
English to Hindi Translator
This is a talking phrasebook that converts words and phrases in English to Hindi. Hindi is one of the widely spoken languages in the country,. The use of the phrase book allows users to get accurate Hindi words for English with the right pronunciation. Rather than a computer-generated voice, the app uses genuine Hindi voice. There are almost 500 words and phrases and search is available on every screen.
Download English to Hindi translator from Google Play Store.
MapmyIndia application makes sure that its users find what they intend to look for without the risk of losing the way. The maps are accurate, interactive and detailed showing even the street-level details and house numbers. Step-by-step driving instructions are also provided by the app. There is the option of searching for localities, places, cities and even businesses by name. Millions of useful destination like hotels, ATMs, petrol pumps, hospitals etc. can be found through the app.
Download MapmyIndia app from Google Play Store.
Tourist Language Learn & Speak
Here is an app that will help people communicate effectively in foreign countries. Useful translated phrases are provided in the app for a number of occasions such as travel and transportation, food and accommodation, emergency situations and other basic stuff like telling the day and time, list of numbers, alphabet pronunciation etc. The app supports translations for Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, French, German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Italian. Further releases of the app will include dictionaries for Arabic, Portuguese, Hindi, Russian etc. The app also provides text to speech facility through cloud web service of the TTS engine of the phone.
Download Tourist Language Learn & Speak from Google Play Store.
Expedia Hotels & Flights
Expedia Mobile Exclusive deals on hotels provide upto 60% off. The mobile app for Expedia Hotels & Flights also helps in booking flights to anywhere. Flight booking facility will soon arrive for tablets. On the go booking is possible via the app and prices, reviews from customers and deals can be sorted through quickly allowing users to book from 5-star suites to cheap rooms. The flights can also be sorted by time, duration and price. Users can search for flights by airport name, code, city etc. You can book in just 30 seconds if logged in. Mobile bookings are also awarded reward points.
Download Expedia Hotels & Flights app from Google Play Store.
ATM Discoverer/Locator India
ATM Discoverer/Locator India is a useful app for locating ATMs around. For those constantly wishing they could find the location of an ATM nearby, the app comes to the rescue. The app works without GPS and can function in 2G internet connection as well. Public ATMs in the surrounding 1000 meters will be displayed in the order from closest to farthest. Quick map view is possible. Address and phone number of a selected ATM can also be obtained.
Download ATM Discoverer/Locator India app from Google Play Store.