The latest apps to help you get the best out of your vacation
Last year, the Ministry of Tourism launched Incredible!ndia, an app that gives tourists access to information about government-recognised tour operators, guides and hotels. As handy as this is, we look at other apps that can help you on your holidays abroad.
Homestay.com: A global platform for homestay accommodations, this Dublin-based website allows you to book online, even for a night. It provides detailed description about each homestay, including food served, restrictions and profiles of the owners. Details: homestay.com
Museum Finder: With this one, get listings of different museums around you, apart from other hotspots like religious places and botanical gardens. The app uses GPS to show you how far the museum is from your current location. The map view also has details like phone numbers and location sharing options. Details: itunes.apple.com
Party At: This is handy for those looking to party in a new city. Once logged in, you can view party posts by your Facbook friends. Locate clubs around you, check their upcoming events, and also connect with other people using the app. Descriptions of each club include everything—right down to privacy details and event timings. Details: play.google.com
All Trails: If you are on a trip to USA or Canada, this app is a must-have. With trail guides for hiking and biking, it also gives you information for other activities like fly-fishing and snowshoeing. Besides showing details of the nearest spots (to pursue activities of your choice), it also has topographic maps and rider reviews. It can be synced with a Samsung Gear Fit, enabling offline use as well.