5 Apps you must have while travelling in the new ‘normal’

Check out these simple apps and tools that you need to have before travelling in the current scenario, for a convenient and hassle-free travel experience.


The global pandemic put an end to all our 2020 travel plans, but you can still plan your much-awaited trip by opting for safer travel destinations. Whether you are going on a road trip, staycation or a workation to an unexplored destination, here are a few apps and tools that you must have while travelling during these times.

We have listed down some of the essential apps that you need to have before planning a trip in the new ‘normal’.

  1. GoMechanic

This app is a must-have if you are planning a road trip to a nearby destination along with your friends and family. GoMechanic is a Banglore-based smartphone application that connects you to India’s largest network of vehicle service centres across all the major cities in India. If you are on a road trip and your car breaks down, then this app will come to your rescue and provide you with roadside assistance service within a few clicks. You can make the service payments online that are aligned with the social distancing norms.

  1. Google’s Social Distancing Tool

This fantastic tool by Google helps you to follow and maintain social distancing while travelling by using AR or augmented reality. Google’s social distancing tool makes it easier for travellers to keep a fair distance from others. The Sodar tool on the Google app maps the space around you through augmented reality and draws a two-metre radius circle around you that is visible from your camera. To use this tool, you need to launch the Sodar tool on your smartphone in Google app.

  1. Roadtrippers

This travel planning app allows you to make the most out of your road trip during this pandemic situation for a safe and perfect vacation. Roadtrippers app has a vast database of offbeat locations around the world, and it finds suitable places for you based on your recommendations. The app database also includes millions of locally recommended shops, top sights, tourist locations, unique spots, etc. that you can visit and explore.

  1. Tripadvisor

This amazing travel app saves you from a lot of inconveniences that you might face while travelling. Tripadvisor tracks down all the necessary information that you need to know before visiting that place like travel regulations, sites that are open for visitors, etc. by updating their business listings regularly to reflect the current situation. They update their reviews in real-time so that the visitors can keep a tab of all the information before they visit that place.

  1. Unhotel Co.

This app helps you to find safer and comfortable accommodation at your favourite travel destination. Unhotel Co. is a Gurugram-based app that offers handpicked accommodation options to the travellers at offbeat locations keeping away from the crowded tourist places. In the current scenario, this app has become more relevant as it also updates you about the travel guidelines imposed by the state government so that you are well prepared and aware about all the available travel options.

Along with these tools and applications, you also need to have a contact-tracing app on your smartphone. These apps help you to stay updated about the current situation and prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection.

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