What are the best resources for planning a trip to India?

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    #1Expedia

    Expedia

    Expedia.com is a travel app and website owned by Expedia Inc. It allows you to book airline tickets, hotel reservations, car rentals, cruises, vacation packages, and various attractions and services via the internet or telephone agents.

    Websites

    Free

    Johnny Tran
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "Expedia has been a great resource for me for panning trips. Expedia has great results for finding hotels, flights, and bundle deals. The search really is one of if not the best in the business. Been using Expedia for years and I recommend you give it a shot."
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    #2Booking

    Booking
    Booking is a travel fare aggregator website which offers big savings on hotels in 96,000 destinations worldwide. You can even browse hotel reviews and find the guaranteed best price on hotels for all budgets.
    Websites

    Free

    Lisa Henderson
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "Booking.com is a great place to start when you're booking a trip to India. Booking.com can help you with flights, hotels, car rentals, and even gives you ideas on things to do while you're there. Helps get the most out of your money."
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    #3Your Ultimate Trip to India: The Complete Guide

    Your Ultimate Trip to India: The Complete Guide

    This guide, published in TripSavvy, wants to help you to plan your trip to India. Is a complete compilation of tips about where and when go, different tours to take, transport, accommodations, safety measures, cultural adaptation and more.

    Articles

    Keith Richards
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "This site gives very useful idea to plan a trip for India"
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    #4The Complete Step by Step Guide to Planning your First Trip to India

    The Complete Step by Step Guide to Planning your First Trip to India

    This complete guide, that you can read in the blog Global Gallivanting, offers you useful tips to start planning your trip to India. You can find information about transport, driving licenses, currency, packing, vaccinations and safety measures, among other topics.

    Articles

    Ronald Hopkins
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "This guide is a collection of blog posts about a couple's trip to india, but don't let that fool you into thinking it's a cheap money grab. Te maps and tips from the ground are super useful and the book is a lot of fun to read. You get not just the basic what's interesting where stuff, but a real personal story of a trip"
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    #5India Travel Tips | Things You Should Know Before Visiting India

    India Travel Tips | Things You Should Know Before Visiting India

    This video, created by Samuel and Audrey and available on YouTube, is a useful compilation of tips for people who want to travel to India. It gives tips about currency, transportation, hotels, safety, food and health.

    Videos

    Paul Coleman
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "I watched this video last month, before I went on my first trip to India. I clicked on the video because they seemed like an adorable couple that I'd enjoy learning from. It turns out this guide was so handy! Their experience staying in three star hotels was exactly what I needed to hear to be comfortable with my stay. Would recommend to a fellow traveller!"
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    #6Trip Planner: Travel App India

    Trip Planner: Travel App India

    This app will help you plan your travel to India: it contains everything you need when visiting India, like hotel searcher, things to do in every city, most popular destination and tourist attractions and of course, the best sightseeing spots. 




    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Jeremy Bryant
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "Trip Planner is a quirky app with some inconsistencies and a lot of blind spots. Seems to only suggest already popular destinations, and it's very difficult to integrate with other apps (i.e. navigation, social media, etc.). "
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    #7TripIt

    TripIt

    TripIt is a travel organizer that creates a full itinerary for your trip. It tells you the nearest transport options, provides you with real-time flight alerts and can even share your plans in an instant. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Amber Mendoza
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "I love TripIt: Travel organizer. I cannot wait until it is universal. I greatly appreciate the nearest transport options and the real-time flight alerts. I reiterate that TripIt: Travel organizer is the best resource for planning a trip to India."
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    #8Top 5 Travel Tips for India: Surviving Indian Culture

    Top 5 Travel Tips for India: Surviving Indian Culture

    This video, available in Grrrltraveler, the Youtube channel created by Christine Kaaloa, gives you useful tips for your first travel to India. They are especially helpful to understand Indian culture and habits, so you can adapt yourself when you travel to this country.

    Videos

    Tony Guo
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "This guide tells you everything you need to know about taking a trip to India. it takes you off the beaten path but also is sure to include the standard tourist fare as well. It is well put together and assembles a lot of very great advice in an easy to process video. This is a must if you are planning a trip to the region any time soon. Watch it now!"
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    #9India Drug Index

    India Drug Index

    This drug database contains lots of molecules and brands, which makes this app really helpful to identify the correct usage of these drugs. You can search molecules, brands or categories, and you will be able to know everything you need to know about this medical stuff. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Julie Day
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "India Drug Index is great for planning your next trip to India. It is easy to use and you can plan everything ahead of time."
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    #10Skyscanner

    Skyscanner

    Skyscanner is an all-in-one booking application. It lets users easily find and compare the cheapest days and months to fly with their color-coded calendar and chart view. It also runs on Windows.

    Websites

    Free

    Eduardo Espinoza
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "This is a great app to help with your trip to India. It gives you all the best deals, and charts to map out your trip."
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    #11Momondo

    Momondo

    Momondo is an all-in-one travel application that lets you find, compare, and book flights anywhere in the world at its best possible price. This application is your personal travel assistant, and also covers your hotel needs. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Robert Stone
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "This solution is good because it can help compare flights and hotels. It has a lot of positive reviews and is highly recommended."
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    #12Navmii GPS World

    Navmii GPS World
    Navmii GPS World is a driving app that takes the hassle out of finding places, leaving you free to just drive. Navmii gives you Traffic, Navigation, community Reporting and driver Analytics at your fingertips.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Daniel Gonzales
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "Are you planning a trip to India? then you may want to grab yourself Navmii GPS World (Navfree) the app takes the hassle out of finding places, leaving you free to just drive. so that you can enjoy your trip."
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    #13MapQuest

    MapQuest
    MapQuest is a free online web app that provides you driving directions. With this app, you can also see any street in detail and travell it virtually.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Diya Balasubramanium
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "Build great location-based experiences and delight your customers with MapQuest for Business' geospatial solutions: mapping, geocoding, directions & search."
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    #14Google Translate

    Google Translate

    Google Translate is a free language app available for Web, Android and iOS devices. This language learning/translation platform provides access to instant translations to and from various languages, so users will have a way to communicate.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Chrome

    Free

    Nicholas Hall
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "It is so easy to translate and definitely woud not require expertise help to use. I love it"
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    #15Airbnb

    Airbnb

    Airbnb is an online marketplace where users can find vacation rentals, homes, tourism experiences, and places anywhere in the world. The site and mobile application's members can utilize their services by booking or offering rooms or homes. 

    Websites

    Free

    Virginia Peterson
    Written on May 28, 2018
    "Airbnb has changed everything when it comes to travel. I have been so many places all because of the locals I could stay in. So much better than some hotel."
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    #16PackPoint

    PackPoint

    PackPoint is a packing list organizer for serious travelers. Users just need to enter the city destination, the departure date and the number of nights and this app will organize a packing list and luggage checklist.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Mildred Perkins
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "My husband and I were planning a dream vacation to India. I downloaded PackPoint to try and make this an easier process. It has an automatic packing list generator. Comes up with things your probably forgetting. It made it so much easier to get the bags packed and not have to think so much about what I would need. "

Summary

Best What are the best resources for planning a trip to India
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ExpediaWebsites 54 Free
2BookingWebsites 48 Free
3Your Ultimate Trip to India: The Complete GuideArticles 24 Paid
4The Complete Step by Step Guide to Planning your First Trip to IndiaArticles 21 Paid
5India Travel Tips | Things You Should Know Before Visiting IndiaVideos 18 Paid
6Trip Planner: Travel App IndiaApps 18 Free
7TripItApps 17 Free
8Top 5 Travel Tips for India: Surviving Indian CultureVideos 15 Paid
9India Drug IndexApps 13 Free
10SkyscannerWebsites 8 Free
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