5 Apps You need to Have in Your Phone While Touring India

 

5 Apps You need to Have in Your Phone While Touring India

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The touches of technology can make everything smooth and travel is no exception. The development of Apps knows no end, to make living app-propriate! So, if you are a travel enthusiast and using a smart phone, there are several apps to support you during a trip. No more you need to fret about booking tickets, finding accommodation, getting roadmap or availing a tour guide. With some wonderful apps on your smart phone, you can sort out any issue within a second. In this article, we discuss five such apps and we are sure, you would love them!

 

Here we enlist the apps based on the purposes. So, actually there are more than five apps and you can pick up any five depending upon your purpose.

 

  1. Travel Guide

India Travel Guide by Triposo is an amazing creation for the travelers, as it is the best replacement for a heavy travel guide book. Here you can find minute details about your destination like the places to visit, transport, hotels, restaurants, shopping places and what not! The most interesting fact is that this app keeps functioning even when you are offline, i.e., it will keep giving you updates when your data is off.

 

For specific information about restaurants, shops, medical or other emergency services within a city, you must use the Justdial app to access the greatest information directory within India. If you are a foodie, download the Zomato app for specific guidance about restaurants and food services.

 

  1. Booking a Ticket

Whenever you finalize a trip, the first step to confirm it is booking travel tickets. It becomes difficult when you decide a trip within a very short time. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) Connect app is available for the Android phones. It relieves you of the tension of rail ticket booking. It preserves your data so you do not need to fill up all the details each time you go for a booking. It has a good rating on Google Play.

 

Air India has its mobile app for domestic and international flight booking. There are also the Make My Trip and Cleartrip apps for flight booking.

 

There are Ola Cab, Uber Cab and Meru Cab apps for booking cabs and traveling within the cities. The RedBus app is available for android and i-phone. For long distance journeys booking a cab is not always affordable and safe. The RedBus offers several bus service facilities and easy booking options for you.

 

  1. Weather Forecast

India is a land of diversity. With mountains, seas, rivers, desert, forests and more geographical variations within a single land, you will find a variation in climate also. And when you are traveling to a place, it is very important to know the weather to make a smooth trip. Keeping this in mind, the Weather Pro app has been developed. It gives you the details of altitude, air pressure, temperature, humidity, rainfall, snowfall and every possible detail of the weather/ climate of a certain place. Now you can precisely decide how many woolens to carry or whether to keep a raincoat with you; isn’t that wonderful?

 

  1. Travel Packages

Avoid the hassle of Googling and use the ‘Hello Travel Packages’ app to find the best travel packages. Whatever be your motto of traveling—holidaying, pilgrimage or adventure, you will get specific guidance from this app. You will find several packages matching your budget.

 

  1. Combo Apps

There are apps like Make My Trip, Cleartrip or Goibibo, that offers you various facilities of traveling. These apps precisely give you a complete support when traveling is concerned. Hotel booking, travel package, ticket booking—you can find everything on a single platform. So, choose such an app depending on the type of the device you are using—i-phone or Android.

 

Author Bio:

Rohit is passionate about touring and he keeps researching on everything related to travel and tourism. Through his articles in http://www.transindiatravels.com/ , he shares his knowledge with the readers.

 

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Movie Review (by Prashant Prahlad Abkari) – Stanley ka Dabba

 

You wake up to some noise.. popping up of sesame seeds….u avoid it ..Daily routine they are..

Lethargically you start preparing by stuffing the books, separating them as either 100/200 pages or text books and placing them in different compartments, only to retrieve it easily. Packing Done .

Its late.. You start rushing with your heavy bagpack..Empty handed..  R u missing something? A loud scream from  back..

DABBA … Food for lunch it is ..

After some mundane morning  sessions and some short naps, you desperately wait for lunch break. With less time on hand, you along with the your Gang start finding a place to have packed food peacefully(Hang out is what we call now..).

Open the Dabba..There is something .. yeah something.. hardly u care .. seated in a circle u start passing it in round robin fashion to make sure each and everyone has tasted it. A curious friend X asks Y if he has brought chutney along with curd rice that so much suits the taste.X enjoys a spoon of that and passes on a smile. All they want is to just to hang out. They hardly keep track of the individuals contribution/share. Its a crime.

You go back to attend more classes,some mundane ,some interesting and some deserving a nap. End of the Day. You go back to home and start the next day afresh.

Memories . Million Memories those school moments were . They were brought to life again and refreshed after watching the most endearing and heartwarming children movie that lights up those childhood days when we were at our purest state.

Stanley Ka Dabba

Stanley is 4th Grade(F section to be precise) student who keeps his class entertained by his impromptu parallel world stories. The stories he narrates to teachers to bail himself and his gang members out of a situation/query. In free time or recesses he makes the whole class *head bang* to his tune of Dan Tan Tan.

Lunch Period is the time that he hates the most. Thats because he doesnt get the Dabba like others. Unlike others he kills his hunger by having copious amount of water  to sustain the afternoon sessions. Often shares it with his generous friends, but hesitantly though.

Mr. Verma(Amole Gupte) , a Hindi teacher  faces a similar sort of a problem. Though in this case he gets his colleagues share their food by pestering them. Shamelessly though.  He is better known as Khadus among kids for hijacking sharing their food, albeit alone.

Thinking that Stanley is robbing his share of food from gang members, Verma vents out his anger and passes disparaging comments on Stanley by asking him not to come to school until he gets his own Dabba.

At the end , Stanley gets out of this awkward predicament by getting a Dabba of his own. How? Anything beyond this would be a spoiler J

Though Stanley and Verma are facing the same problem,empathy for Stanley grows. In actual they both are representation of same character. But still we end up empathizing with Stanley and not Verma.Why? If observed carefully it would reveal that Verma was once Stanley, hence his behavior (opinions may differ).Verma just didnt wanted to see that side of life. May be.

Lets discuss the Gang. Yes the Friends, that we cherish the most. Reminds us of those bench fights that we picked up for crossing an undrawn borderline, the extra classes that we bunked to watch the fag end of a Test match, times when we deliberately punctured girls bicycle for fun, moments when we  were either caught playing radio in the extra classes or passing our answer sheets to our friends.

It was all unadulterated.

If God tells me that I have only 3 hrs to go, I would request for couple more so that I could watch Satya , Lagaan and maybe end with full stomach  after watching Stanley Ka Dabba.

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