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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Roadtrip made easy with GoRoadTrip.com

How do you go about planning a roadtrip? Following set of activities are involved in any roadtrip planning and execution...
  • Identify a destination
  • Identify travel date n time
  • Identify where to stay
  • Identify places to visit- Places at destination and on the way, Opening hours, entry fee, what to do there/is it worth visiting and so on
  • Coordinating with friends and family members who might be joining
  • Making bookings where required
  • Execute the trip
  • Share your experience, photos
How do you go about planning and executing above steps? Most of the time we do all the above activities individually- we  research on a destination in google, check reviews in other sites, we check with friends for recommended places to explore or we google it out. Then you need to put things together and plan your trip- when to start, where to where in what mode of transport, what to see, where to eat, sleep and so on.

Each one of us are unique- our preferences on what we want to do at the destination (explore/just relax/take photographs/shop etc) differs, our preference on travel differs (few are fine with driving overnight, others prefer comfortable day time travel and night rest, few wish to stop at every interesting place on the way, while others wish to head to destination straight and so on). Because of this, standard itinerary on a travel website won’t suite us, even our own friends’ or relative’s plan may not work for us, so almost all the time we will have to spend lots of time and effort customizing the roadtrip.

How nice it will be if there is a website/app/product to simplify roadtrip planning and execution?

Welcome GoRoadTrip!

GoRoadTrip.com is a new travel start up that focuses exclusively on road trips- trips to nearby destinations which you would cover by car (or may be bike). GoRoadTrip has built an extensive listing of attractions and things to do/places to visit in all over South India. The website has a powerful engine that can plan the entire trip for you, based on the input given (Destination, time, profile (wildlife/beach/adventure/heritage etc).

Unique features of GoRoadTrip
  1. Lets you decide if you’d like to direct to destination or stop at attractions on the way
  2. You can either customize and manually select options at each step, or let the system recommend
  3. Factors Origin city, time, preferences such as wildlife/beach/heritage etc
  4. Factors time required at each stop as well as travel time
  5. You can save your plan on the site/app, save as PDF, view on map or edit further to fine tune
  6. You can change hotel/restaurant or re-arrange the order etc
Overall, GoRoadTrip is a good product those who wish to have a quick roadtrip but do not have lots of time to research and plan the trip in detail. Instead of researching at multiple places and spending time and effort to draft a plan, you can let GoRoadTrip suggest a plan and then fine tune it further as per your taste and preferences. I am told GoRoadTrip team has personally explored and verified most of the attractions/cities covered by the site- thus be assured information is reasonably accurate and first hand.

GoRoadtrip claims to have 75000+ Itineraries from over 27000+ users. If you don’t have any particular destinations in mind, you can simply browse popular itineraries from GoRoadTrip and pickup one. GoRoadtrip.com is a great product for people who are looking for personalized trips instead of standard packages which other websites offers today.

I have spent some quality time on GoRoadTrip and found the concept useful, as it saves time I otherwise have to spend researching a destination. Do check it out- they are strong in South India at present and expanding.
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5 comments :

Ami said...

Nice one. I will be trying this out soon. :D

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Ami

D.Nambiar said...

Sound so cool.
When you have those kind-of-unplanned trips; like when you don't have time to do homework, this would be great.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks DN

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Even when you have time, you can use this to fine tune your plan