From Chandini Chowk to Gurgaon: 5 Apps to Travel Locally in this festive season

The season of celebrations is upon us, with Durga puja, Ramleela performances, Ravan Dahan- all being just around the corner. Festival preparations can get hectic, especially when one is in the middle of organising trips to visit relatives or frantically trying to deal with a massive shopping list. However, don’t let the stress of dealing with festivities get in the way of your enjoyment this year. Kick back and relax while these 5 amazing apps help you plan everything from travel to family dinners while also helping you stay focused on your fitness goals!

5 apps to help in travelling and feasts in this festive season

1) Google maps for navigation


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With the entire city rushing helter-skelter during the festive season, zigzagging through traffic can be a real pain. Fortunately, Google maps make navigation extremely easy, providing users with a choice of routes along with rough estimates of the travel time depending on traffic conditions. Users can also switch from a normal map to satellite imagery, in addition to using the Street View feature to get a panoramic view of the buildings and areas surrounding a particular street. Google Maps is basically your best friend this season with its handy features that let you even create a custom map and save it to your Google account.


2) ixigo for travel


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ixigo is a treasure trove with its multiple apps for cabs, trains, and hotel bookings, checking your PNR number for the Indian railways and much more.’s applications can be used by everyone as they are downloadable on Android, iOS and Windows phones. In fact, the platform is a one-stop-destination for all travel-related questions as it gives users access to the best possible deals and reviews.

Planning the perfect festival getaway is absolutely seamless with the ixigo apps helping you choose the most scenic destination, deciding what to see, where to stay and even what to eat. The ixigo team aggregates, searches, and compares the best packages and travel facts from across 100+ websites to provide the most trustworthy travel information available with a single click. What more could one ask for?!


3) Zomato for food


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Festivals are incomplete without grand feasts with the whole family. Ordering food in bulk for large parties or getting dinner reservations during the peak season can be very intimidating. Visit your favourite restaurants conveniently and discover new eating joints every day with Zomato’s incredible recommendations. It makes life so convenient when guests land up unexpectedly (as happens so frequently during the festive period)!

You can quickly order food in-app and offer friends and family a sumptuous feast. Being the perfect host with effortless élan is made so much simpler with Zomato. It is the ideal platform for epicureans, with millions of restaurant photos, menus and reviews from users to explore. Zomato also allows users to use the map feature to guide them to their chosen binge destination. In-app table booking (at select locations) enhances the gourmet experience.


4) Fitpass for fitness


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Though family feasts are imperative, Fitness does not have to take a backseat during celebrations. If anything, all those extra calories make it necessary to stay dedicated to your workout regimen. Fitpass makes maintaining a healthy body absolutely fun and easy with its website and apps. Users get an all-access pass to 1,100+ gyms and studios in Delhi NCR, and can avail of an eclectic range of fitness routines including Pilates, Zumba, Yoga, Spinning, Boot Camp, Kickboxing and Aerobics. Over 100,000 workout options are accessible with a highly affordable subscription- helping users save 70% on gym membership fees.

All those dance performances at family gatherings can be prepared for, at Fitpass’s exciting dance studio partner venues. The app’s format allows you to customize your routine, choosing to work out when, where and how you want. There is also no scope for excuses about navigating through traffic during the busy festive season as Fitpass offers an in-app facility to hire Uber cabs, which makes the entire workout experience absolutely convenient. Meeting all your health and weight-loss goals has never been so attractive and accessible despite the hustle bustle of festive celebrations!


5) Paytm for money


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No one wants to worry about utility payments or stand in long water and electricity bill queues in the middle of celebrations! Paytm makes it possible to make quick, easy and secure transactions while also garnering rewards, which is why the platform is trusted by 1.3+ crore customers pan-India. Paytm’s partnership with offline retailers enables users to pay for everything from cabs and fuel to movie tickets and Zomato orders instantly and in a cashless manner.

In case you are still looking for reasons to use the application, Paytm also simplifies online travel booking- allowing users to book hotels, flight tickets and bus tickets. Making auspicious purchases for Diwali is also easier with Paytm’s marketplace which offers access to over 100,000 merchants and products spread over 500 categories, including home décor, appliances, console gaming accessories, footwear and apparel.