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

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    TripAdvisor

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    Diane Payne
    Written on October 30, 2018
    "TripAdvisor far surpasses Yelp when it comes to planning a trip. The userbase is very helpful, whereas I find people on Yelp to be cocky and condescending and too try-hard when it comes to humor. I recently used it to plan a backpacking trip across Europe. Every recommendation that I followed was a good one."
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      Expedia

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

      Websites

      Free

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      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..."
      JT
      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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      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

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      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..."
      LH
      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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      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

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      Keith Richards
      Written on March 15, 2018
      "This site gives very useful idea to plan a trip for India"
      KR
      Keith Richards
      Written on March 15, 2018
      "This site gives very useful idea to plan a trip for India"
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      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

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      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..."
      RH
      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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      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

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      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..."
      PC
      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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      Ayaan Jain
      Written on March 22, 2018
      "Good review by samuel and Audrey regarding Travel to India, landscape, accommodation like hotel stay costs, foods, transports etc. discussed about demonetization in India, People waiting in front of ATM's to take Money very interesting. Health issues related tips were very useful and interesting. Good tips."
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      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

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      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..."
      JB
      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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      TripIt

      TripIt is a travel organizer that create 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

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      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..."
      AM
      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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      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

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      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...."
      TG
      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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      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

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      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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      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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      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

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      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."
      EE
      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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      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

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      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."
      RS
      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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      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

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      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..."
      DG
      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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      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

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      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."
      DB
      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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      Google Translate

      Google Translate is a language app for Web, Android and iOS devices that provides access to instant translations to and from dozens of languages, so you'll always have a way to communicate.

      Apps

      Android, iOS, Chrome

      Free

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      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"
      NH
      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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      PackPoint

      PackPoint is a packing list organizer for serious travelers. Just punch the city you're going, the departure date and the number of nights you're going to stay there and this app will organize a packing list and luggage checklist.

      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      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..."
      MP
      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."
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      Airbnb

      Airbnb is an online marketplace where you can find vacation rentals, homes, tourism experiences, and places anywhere in the world. The site's members can use it either to book or offer rooms or homes. 

      Websites

      Free

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      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."
      VP
      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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    Summary

    Best resources for planning a trip to India
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Expedia Websites 30 Free
    2 Booking Websites 25 Free
    3 Your Ultimate Trip to India: The Complete Guide Articles 24 Paid
    4 The Complete Step by Step Guide to Planning your First Trip to India Articles 21 Paid
    5 India Travel Tips | Things You Should Know Before Visiting India Videos 18 Paid
    6 Trip Planner: Travel App India Apps 18 Free
    7 TripIt Apps 16 Free
    8 Top 5 Travel Tips for India: Surviving Indian Culture Videos 15 Paid
    9 India Drug Index Apps 13 Free
    10 Skyscanner Websites 8 Free
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