Almost all of us cherish the thought of going on a holiday to a new or exoticplace completely different from our familiar surroundings. While we travel abroad to experience this, most of us are not aware of the incredible diversity and volume of breathtakingly beautiful and interesting places one can visit in their own home country, India. The Ministry of Tourism through its ‘Incredible India’ initiative aims to change that.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The Ministry of Tourism in India has come out with an app titled ‘Incredible India’ for International and domestic tourists to access and discover information about Indian tourism more easily.
The app provides access to information about Ministry of Tourism recognized tourism service providers namely approved inbound tour operators, travel agents, domestic tour operators, adventure tour operators, tourist tour operators, classified hotels and approved regional level tourist guides available in respective cities or tourist centers across India.
Tourists can also query similar details for any other city he or she plans to travel to in future. In addition to this, the application will provide places of interest, which will help the tourist in seeking services from the Government of India recognized service providers and receive quality and reliable services from them.
Users can either let the GPS detect their location and provide information based on that or they can also search manually based on their choice.
After the location is selected, the app provides information about places of interest, classified hotels by the Ministry, approved travel trade operators and approved guides.
Users can also add any hotels, operators and guides as their ‘Favourites’ to make it easier to search for them.
There is also a ‘Contact Us’ tab organised according to the states to help users clarify any queries. The name, office address, contact number and email Ids are also provided. It is also possible to ‘Clear All Data’, which erases all Favourites and searches and also ‘Update Data’ which may be used to install updates from the developer.