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
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?
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
- Lets you decide if you’d like to direct to destination or stop at attractions on the way
- You can either customize and manually select options at each step, or let the system recommend
- Factors Origin city, time, preferences such as wildlife/beach/heritage etc
- Factors time required at each stop as well as travel time
- You can save your plan on the site/app, save as PDF, view on map or edit further to fine tune
- You can change hotel/restaurant or re-arrange the order etc
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.