Planning on a travel This Looong Weekend? We Have Got Some [Android] Apps For You

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A long weekend is right around the corner and if you haven’t already made plans for your trip, then here are some Android apps that can help you with your travel plans.

APPS FOR PLANNING PHASE

TRIPIT – Available for free download on play store. (Rated 4.4/5)

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Voted as one of the best travel planning apps available on the Play store, TripIt can help you create your travel itinerary by forwarding hotel, airline, car rental, and restaurant confirmation emails to plans@tripit.com. These itineraries can also be accessed offline. This app also helps you get directions, maps and weather for each destination, Sync trip plans with your Google Calendar or Outlook , edit plans from the app and to share your trip plans via email or social media.

Download this app here.

WORLDMATE – Available for free download on play store. (Rated 4.5/5)

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Trusted world over by a huge number of users, Worldmate is a travel planner app that includes an
Itinerary Manager to Organize and access all your confirmation emails and trip information. And lets you know if a hotel reservation or cab rental is missing. You can also share your travel details via Facebook or Email. The apps has a flight reminder that provides crucial information and last minute changes and also Flight countdowns to know the time to takeoff and to land. Other features include Flight Search, Past trips, Quick map view and locations, Directions and navigation, Quick Travel Widget to view next item in itinerary, Hotel and Car Bookings, Hotel Price Alerts, Express Booking – Make your future bookings quick and simple by allowing WorldMate to remember your hotel and car rental payment information, Multiple Currency Hotel Booking Support – Use your home or local currency, or choose the most convenient coinage from the multitude of supported currencies. The app also features Travel Tools such as Weather Forecast, Currency Converter & World Clocks.

Download it here

REDBUS – Available for free download on play store. (Rated 4.3/5)

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India’s highest rated bus booking app helps you make/cancel your bookings straight from the app.
You can also save you credit card and debit cards and pay using ‘One-Touch’ payments system – FASTPAY. The app also features the new busBuddy feature which provides timely and relevant notifications to help improve your journey with destination weather updates, tips from travelers and real time location updates. You can also find the exact location and navigate to your boarding point on a map. Assistance for your travel related queries can also be done straight from the app.

Download it here.

IXIGO – Hotel Flight Restaurant Travel – Available for free download on play store. (Rated 4.2/5)

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Ixigo is the best app that searches & compares lowest hotel rates, cheapest flight ticket fares, destination travel guides, places to visit, things to do, restaurants, trains, buses and much more. The app can help you find the best airfares and lowest hotel rates in India & across the world, compare prices, see photos and read reviews on 15,000+ hotels in India and 350,000+ hotels globally, from all leading hotel review sites. This app can be used to look for places to visit, things to do, places to shop & restaurants. With a very simple and fast UI the user can also find other useful and free apps from Ixigo for trains, buses, PNR status tracking & more.

Download it here.

APPS WHILE TRAVELLING

TRIPADVISOR – Available for free download on play store. (Rated 4.5/5)

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TripAdvisor is the best app to find honest reviews of hotels, restaurants, attractions and more. The app has a huge user base worldwide and hence a huge number of reviews. Using the TripAdvisor app it is easy to find hotel reviews, photos and videos. You can find the best hotel that suits your needs, explore restaurants by ratings and pricing, Discover destinations near your location, compare air fares. The app also has a forum to get answers to specific questions and to post your own reviews and photos.

Download it here.

IXIGO ROAD TRIPS – Available for free download on play store (Rated 4.5/5)

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If you are on a roadtrip, here is what you need to assist you all along the way. The app helps you find Dhabas, Eateries, Fast Food Chains, Restaurants,Petrol Pumps & CNG Pumps (including IndianOil, HP, BP), Medical Stores, Pharmacies, Dispensaries, ATMs of all major Banks, Wine & Beer Shops, Hotels, Motels, Guest Houses, Places to see/visit, Malls, Temples, Monuments, Museums, Malls, Shopping Complexes, Utility stores etc. along your travel route.

Download it here

TRAVELSAFE– Available on play store (Price: Rs 65.35) (Rated 5/5)

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While travelling abroad or on long journeys it’s really crucial to have access to common emergency numbers (police, medical and fire) and to contact your embassy. With TravelSafe you can have all these information always with you, regardless of the presence of an internet connection. The app covers a wide range of places and find necessary information within seconds of opening the app. A must have!

Download it here.

WEATHERPRO– Available on Play Store (Price: Rs205) (Rated 4.4/5)

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It is always best to know the weather at your travel destination to help you pack the right stuff. This ad-free weather app has a huge list of features. The app provides 3-hourly forecasts for the week ahead including temperature, wind direction and speed, air pressure, precipitation amount and probability and relative humidity, forecast as a graph for an easy to read outlook, alerts and warning levels for extreme weather, automatically shows the weather where you are, Weather photo, Weather news, Weather reports for over 2 million locations worldwide.

Download it here.

FOR THE EXPLORERS

GOOGLE GOGGLES– Available for free on Play Store (Rated 4.1/5)

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This impressive app from Google is something that can help any traveler irrespective of the destination of travel. If you find it difficult to talk to the locals and need information about something that you came across, direct your phone’s camera lens at the object of interest and if what you are pointing at is famous enough, it’ll return relevant Wikipedia articles filling you in with everything you need to know.

Download it here.

HEARPLANET – Available for free on Play Store (Rated: 3.5/5)

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This innovative software is an audio guide that solves the problem of finding information about places and objects of interest by reading the information from Wikipedia and its own database, directly into your ears. The app features one-tap playing and window-shade audio controls. It has coverage over 300,000 locations and new content keeps on adding. The app also uses geo-location to find interesting places nearby.

Download it here.

FOURSQUARE – Available for free on Play Store (Rated: 4.1/5)

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The new Foursquare is all about searching and discovering great places, wherever you are in the world. Every search is tailored to your tastes, your past ratings, and picks from friends and experts you trust.
Your tastes can be very specific like “whiskey” or “salted caramel.” Or more general like “outdoor seating” or “used bookstores.” The app helps you search for restaurants, coffee, nightlife, shops and also finds what’s nearby. When you arrive at a place, you can see insider tips: what’s good to order or something not to miss. You can also follow people and influencers whose tastes you trust, and their tips show first. Connect your Facebook and twitter accounts and see spots your friends have liked nearby.

Download it here.

FOODSPOTTING – Available for free on Play Store (Rated: 4.0/5)

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Wherever you go, it’s a delight if you can find the kind of food that you are looking for. Here is an app that is solely dedicated to finding the right kind of food. Foodspotting is the leading app for finding and rating dishes. The app helps to discover dishes that are popular nearby or at any restaurant. It keeps track of the dishes you love and you can also bookmark the dishes you love. Another great feature is to follow friends and experts to know what dishes they love.

Download it here.

ZOMATO – Available for free on Play Store (Rated: 4.3/5)

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Zomato is your best option to search for and discover great places to eat. It’s a beautifully designed, easy-to-use social restaurant finder app that lets you explore all the dining options in your city. Browse through updated menus, pictures, and user reviews to decide where you want to eat, and use the map feature to guide you there. Build a trusted network of friends and discover great new restaurants through them. Show off your own food journey with reviews, stunning filtered pictures, and handy lists.

Download it here.

These apps should suffice to provide you with all the info you need for a relaxed weekend. If you find any other apps that are as useful, do let us know.

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