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Cleartrip App for Bus, Train, Flight & Hotel Bookings in India

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First, I want to show you the screenshot of my new phone: Xiaomi redmi 2. At 6K INR this is a wonderful phone — I love it! 🙂 This post is about the Cleartrip Android app for bus, train, flight, and hotel bookings in India which I tested on my phone.   

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I went to the Google Play store and downloaded the Cleartrip app for free. It’s lightweight, doesn’t take up much space on your device. On my phone, I have a 1 GB RAM and it worked pretty fast, without any lag. When I opened the app, I got an orange screen with a tick mark (Cleartrip logo) and then the welcome screen as shown above. As you can see, there are various options like Flights, Hotels, Weekend getaways, Trains & Buses, and you can choose the appropriate option, based on your requirement. I tried all of them.

 

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One thing I loved about this app is: It’s a single window system for most travel booking necessities. It’s even integrated with our IRCTC Railway gateway and I checked the list of trains from Bangalore to Chennai on Sunday. If I click on a particular train, I can see the availability of tickets for that day and two days afterwards. As simple as that! I guess I will use this app to quickly check the train availability from now on. If I integrate my IRCTC account with this app (which I can), I can even book train tickets from within the app. I like that.

ClearTrip-App-Hotels-in-Bangalore
Then I checked the hotel booking list for Bangalore. What a surprise — I got some amazing last-minute deals including the OYO rooms for below Rs. 400. And some of them are two/three star category! Guys, I tell you — if you are going to a trip and are about to book expensive hotels, don’t forget to check on the Cleartrip app for some amazing deals, especially if you are booking in the last minute! I am impressed.

ClearTrip-App-Flights-to-Mumbai

Then I checked the flight prices from Chennai to Mumbai during December. I have previously checked for deals in the same dates from some other websites, and the best I got was something around Rs. 4000. On Cleartrip, I am getting a flight for Rs. 2374! I think it’s a very good deal. Considering, the minimum journey time on train is 26 hours. I was thinking of booking on a train, but now I am tempted to change my mind.

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The bus ticket booking section is normal and similar to other services. I didn’t find any great deals on buses between Chennai and Bangalore. But it’s always good to have bus ticket booking too within the same app, instead of having to deal with multiple apps. Have a look at the third bus operator above: Their bus goes from Chennai to Bangalore in 19 hours! I wonder which route they are taking? Chennai – Kochi – Bangalore? 😛

ClearTrip-App-Getaways-Chennai

In the weekend getaways section, they have listed hotels/resorts around Chennai and nearby cities, but the pricing for all these properties (per day) is Rs. 2,966/-. Initially, I thought this section will offer guided tours, but it only features hotels, that too at a single price point. I don’t understand this concept. If I want to book hotels, I might as well book it from the Hotels category. What’s special about this? I think they should mention what’s special about this section, somewhere within the app.

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And then I found some interesting offers from within the app. I liked the above two. Discounted Oyo rooms and two free Uber taxi rides up to Rs. 350. I was just thinking why they did not integrate taxi services from within the app. Since we use taxis and autos frequently while on a tour, I wish Cleartrip integrates that too from within their app. Then, I’ll require only one app for everything travel-related.

So guys, if you are planning to travel/take a trip in the near future, why not download and try the Cleartrip app from Google Play store? I found some great deals, esp. for hotels and flights — you might, as well.

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Thanks to BlogAdda and Cleartrip 🙂

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