Thanks to technology, travelling has transformed into an experience unlike ever before. We’ve picked a few handy apps that will make your on-road plans smoother, and serve as apt guides for those SOS moments
City guides: Wonobo
Now, get a 360-degree walkthrough of Indian streets on the go with an app developed by the website Wonobo.com. Get detailed information of a number of places and you can also share places of importance with family and friends. With extensive interior views, you can gauge what lies inside monuments like Taj Mahal, Elephanta Caves and other heritage sites, and even hotels and shopping malls.
Filmy ride: Bollywood in Britain
Relive the allure of all the spectacular places in Britain that played host to some of the greatest Bollywood movies of our time through this app. The BiB Map app is available for both Android and iOS users and comes loaded with all the information that you would need to do a Bollywood-themed holiday in Britain.
Postcard on my mind: Postagram
Postagram makes it easy to send a printed photo via mail, to friends and family, anywhere in the world. Capture a shot with the app or use photos from your photo library or Facebook, and get a postcard made. Printed on thick, glossy paper, the photo postcards are personalised with the profile photo of the sender and includes an optional 140 character message. So, when you set out next, send cherished moments, back home. PRICE: Free for limited time
For itineraries: Kayak Pro
With Kayak Pro your itinerary tasks, will become a cakewalk. You can search for flights, car rentals and even book a room with this app. It also offers a list of airport and airline phone numbers and information, baggage-fee lookups, price-change alerts, packing lists, a currency converter, and terminal maps for over a 100 airports.
Price: 99 cents (Rs 59 approximately)
Bus bookings: Red Bus
Now, booking a bus ticket will never be the same with Red Bus. This app is one of the fastest way of booking bus tickets online. The app from Redbus.in lets you search and book tickets on more than 10,000 routes and choose from several bus operators across India. It also provides timely and relevant tips to help improve your journey. You can also get your tickets home delivered.
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