IRCTC’s website is clunky, slow and unreliable and booking a ticket with it can be quite a task. In contrast, their latest official app is a god sent. IRCTC Connect has an intuitive and fluid interface to check availability and make new bookings. Apart from this, it also tracks PNR status and offers journey alerts.

2) GuestHouser - iOS, Android

5) Zomato - iOS, Android, Windows

Finding unique vacation rentals in your dream destination just got easier with GuestHouser’s app. It gives you access to over 50,000+ verified accommodations in various cities across the country. Their listings include a diverse set of properties such as home stays, villas, shacks, penthouses, houseboats and even yachts! Say Goodbye to Hotels and Hello to GuestHouser.

1) IRCTC Connect - iOS, Android

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4) BookMyShow - iOS, Android, Windows

Zomato is a well-designed and easy-to-use restaurant finder app that lets you explore the best dining options in major Indian cities. The app includes restaurant menus, pictures and user reviews to help you decide where to dine and drink. You can also use the app to get your food delivered from thousands of great restaurants on offer.

Ranked as the world’s number one bus booking app, RebBus is an absolute must-have since it lets you book from more than 67,000 routes within India. The app’s USP is that it will take you to places flights and trains won’t. The Redbus app allows you to choose the bus type (AC, Non-AC, Sleeper) as well as boarding point and dropping points.

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5 essential (and free) apps for travel in India

3) RedBus - iOS, Android, Windows

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BookMyShow's application is a one-stop shop for all your entertainment ticketing needs. The application lets you book tickets for movies, plays, concerts and many other events happening across the country. Want to catch a play or a movie in a city you’re traveling to? Use BookMyShow.