Love Your Smartphone: The Best Apps for Travelling in India

Being prepared is always a good bet, whether you’re just going on a day long outing in your own country, or travelling to the other side of the world. Some of these mobile apps can be very helpful in India – so don’t forget to download them before you’re trip!

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This interactive app has everything in one place – from various bookings through pharmacy locations to restaurant reviews, you have an abundance of information at just the tip of your fingers. Like Yellow Pages, squished into one easy-to-use program. You can order flowers, book an appointment with a doctor, see a cinema schedule or search for flights. Basically, this app provides you with phone numbers and addresses to anything you might need during your trip – a very handy app for travellers indeed!


Book My Show

If you’re in the mood to see a play, go to a movie or just go crazy on a concert, Book My Show will prove very useful. You just have to choose your location and see the endless possibilities of entertainment that come up. Once you read all the descriptions, found one to your liking, all you have to do is press “BOOK” and voilà! you have a ticket. Enjoy!

The Show Must Go On…


YUM! This food app was made for everyone who loves his or her stomach. They have a gigantic restaurant directory of nearly all the eateries in India, plus they have a recommendation service, too. You can search for type of cuisine, and rest assured: the app will give you a lengthy list of all the places which got good reviews. Quality eating at its finest!

Hungry Yet?!


 Thanks, Indian Ministry of Tourism! This insanely useful app will be your audio tour guide for the whole length of your trip. Just pick a popular tourist location, select the audio tour, and learn all the interesting facts you need to know. There are more than 1,000 places in the program’s itinerary, and what’s even better: the app works offline, too! Time to discover India in-depth! 🙂

Your Personal Tour Guide


This, too, is an app made through a collaboration with the Indian government. This visually pleasing and straightforward travel app has everything to help you plan trips throughout India. It tells you the fastest way to get where you want, shows you where ATMs, pharmacies, restaurants and hotels are. It even gives you a heads up if there is some kind of show or other activity going on near you.

Journey Planning on Another Level

The Times of India

It never hurts to know what’s going on around you. The most popular news outlet in the country, The Times of India has released a wonderful app that will help you keep track of things happening in the city you’re visiting. Even better: it will also provide you with information about what’s going on in the world.

Stay Informed About Your Surroundings

IRCTC Connect

Thrown onto the market by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (phew, long name…) this app will help you plan extensive train routes within the country. It’ll keep you updated with fresh train schedules, information on delays and other issues that might come up, plus it’ll let you book tickets quickly and easily, too.



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