One concern of any tourist is to find the right kind of hotel and know the places to visit in that location, possibly also take a virtual tour of other places to see before actually making it to the destination. Here's an app that can help. Called iTajGateway, the app is a “pilot project” for Taj Gateway Hotel in Agra and might soon be used in all other 28 Gateway properties across India.
The app provides audio tours of three famous monuments of Agra, including the Taj Mahal, and comes with maps for navigation assistance. So if you are driving from Delhi to Agra, it will provide you with information on the roads, twists and turns of Agra. But the best feature of the app is that once downloaded, it doesn’t require internet connectivity to run.
“We were looking to solve the specific problem a traveller has that they do not get reliable information. Many websites are not accessible as they need internet connection. And guides have their own hassles. So this app can help in all that,” says Siddharth Verma, MD of iTravelApps, the company behind the app. The app is available for Android and iTunes.