Heading to India and don’t think you need your iPhone? Think again. The accessibility of Wi-Fi throughout India as well as affordable data plans have made using travel apps on your smartphone in India as good as at home. So why not unleash it’s power? There are an enormous amount of travel apps designed for everything from alarm clocks to where to find a toilet. I’ve already shared 30 great iPhone and iPod Touch travel apps here, here and here. Just in time for the 2012-2013 Tourist Season are 5 must have travel apps for the India traveler that will undoubtedly make your trip better.
Finding the best deal on airline tickets can take hours. Why not simplify the process with OnTheFly, an app that lets you shop for airfares for any destination (including India) in the world. The fast interface automatically sorts fares lowest to highest so you can get right to the price that fits your budget. Compare fares between different airports of India, dates and airlines.
Found that perfect ticket? GateGuru is the perfect companion to take with you to the airport. Get access to real-time ratings, reviews and photos and locations of airport amenities. Quickly search where to shop, where to grab that last minute coffee or how long the security wait line will be. Get involved! Create an account and add your thoughts to help other travelers avoid frustration. Airport maps will help guide you when needed while built-in social media buttons let you share with friends and family back home.
Once you get to India you’ll need a place to stay. Use the Airbnb app to help find a room in minutes. Search by location, select by price, read a description of the room as well as property details, contact the host or book a place right from your phone. Integrated maps allow users to grab directions from your booked room to places like the nearest rail station or airport. Share your find with others or list your place for rent right from your phone. Truly a must have!
You can’t go overboard with this easy to use app. Categorize your costs by city or subjects like food, clothing, or any other you create. See expenses all at once or by day. Getting ready to buy something? Take a picture of it, pin where you bought it, and log the cost! You’ll be able to look back at any time for a quick reminder of where your money was spent. Or create reports and charts to easily view total expenditures.
Escape the hassles of getting lost at India’s most iconic place with iTajPlus. Use the self guided audio tour along with built-in maps for an effortless tour of Taj Mahal. The app works offline so once it’s downloaded you don’t need a connection to properly run the service. Find nearby shops, eateries and more with a touch of the screen. Find 1 and 2 day trips itineraries of Agra including practical advice such as how to reach Agra, how to get around the city, do’s and dont’s and more.
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