For those who just can’t master the art of packing a suitcase, this app comes as a saviour. Enter the details of your scheduled trip, i.e. where you’re going, how long for and who with, and it will let you know what you need right down from the bare essentials like passports and currency, to suitable clothes and more.
Not sure about the blistering heat in Delhi? This app has live and up-to-date information on over 2 million places on Earth. With details like humidity, air pressure, chances of rainfall, it will leave you on the ball with pointers on making climate-related small talk once you reach your destination.
3. XE Currency
Not looking to be cheated by your local bank or the ForEx guy at the airport? Get an idea on how to buy foreign currency at the best rate with the help of this app. It updates exchange rates rapidly and the best part is, it’s free!
Though flight booking apps on smart devices are aplenty, this app aggregates the best deals from various travel websites to give you the best deals on routes that you plan to book a flight on. Not sure if you’re ready to take off on that trip? You can pin that flight fare and keep an eye out on price fluctuations. Sweet!
You might have a smartphone, but it’s okay if you can’t afford to stay at the Oberoi. This app has you covered on where you can crash for the night on a budget. The app has a geo-tagged directory of over 25,000 listings for budget hotels and hostels right at your fingertips. You have access to over 3.5 million user reviews, thereby giving you a greater pick of what might meet your expectations.
6. PinPin ATM Finder
Nothing sucks more than realising that the souvenir shop doesn’t accept debit cards. This app helps you locate nearby ATMs in over 220 countries, probably as exotic as Africa.
Looking for the best place to get some decent Bengali food in Kolkata? Look no further than the TimesCity app. With listings of the best places to grab some grub and reviews from users suggesting what’s worth ordering on the the menu, the app is a keeper.
Other than restaurant and bar reviews, the app also has a listing of upcoming events as well as the latest movies that are playing in cinemas closest to you.
8. Google Translate
You probably have this on your phone if you are an avid traveller or linguist. Even if their translations aren’t all that accurate, it still gives you an idea of what you would like to get across.
There are times when people have the tendency to piss you off and all you want to do is get right down local and nasty. Swearport has access to a catalogue of gaalis for every place you visit. We’re guessing the list topper in Delhi would be the B word.
Integrated with Facebook, take your picture perfect snap and upload it to demand your bragging rights among your friends.
11. Trip Journal
No need to delay your travel scrapbook anymore, because you can now document your trip on your smartphone. As long as you’ve got your GPS switched on, it’ll also create maps of your various explorations, plus geo-tag pictures, videos and notes. Welcome to 21st century scrap booking 🙂
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