Welcome to the Trawell-Resources Page. I endeavor to put this page to share the best trawell-resources for the places I have traveled so far. I use these travel resources to plan and book my trips. I will update this page as and when I travel more so you can use them to plan your trips too. You can also download them as easy downloadable’s to carry with you while traveling.
Indigo is among the best low-cost airline operating in India, whether it is timings or service quality. It has consistently maintained that reputation for almost a decade now. When planning a trip, you can always rely on them while flying to your destination and the rates are often cheaper than the OTA websites.
Jet Airways is another airline which you can rely on when it comes to traveling on miles and points. I usually use the airline to earn miles and points and have flown with them several times now.
Kayak is one of the online travel websites to hunt for the cheapest airfares. I use Kayak regularly for planning my overseas trips as it is able to offer a good rate in comparison to other OTA websites out there.
Skyscanner has been by far the bet OTA website I have come across for booking flights hands down. When it comes to searching international fares, Skyscanner comes with the best combination of flights and rates. With Skyscanner, you might sometimes come across long layover flights, but that is not too much of a problem as long as you know how to plan it out.
Air Asia has a great combination of SEA country fares that lets you explore more than one region time in a singe trip. It provides great offers from select Indian destinations to most of the SEA locations and is a good choice or flying to locations such as Thailand, Malaysia and Bali.
Booking.com has the largest database of hotels and that helps one in choosing rooms in all budgets for all types of travelers from budget to luxury. Another best feature of Booking.com is the ability to pay at the hotel directly and free holding of rooms until check-in date.
Hotels.com works with the unique concept of letting you earn nights for your stays. This lets you use the nights for your future bookings and save on your accommodation costs. Jet Airways is another airline which you can rely on when it comes to traveling on miles and points. I usually use the airline to earn miles and points and have flown with them several times now.
Hotels Combined is a hotel booking platform where you not only get rates for FIT (Free Independent Travelers), but also for group travelers, both large and small. It allows to book hotel rooms for up to 60 people at a time at competent group rate. Homestay is one of the latest additions in my list and goes a step ahead in creating personalized experiences.
Homestay lists some of the remote properties across India and is another low-cost travel solution in place, especially the existing tourist destinations across India. It has contributed largely to the sustainable travel by creating opportunities for the far-flung places in India by helping them create local experiences and bring the remote parts of India into the mainstream tourism.
Airbnb has revolutionized the way travel accommodations work, by adding it a personal touch through the concept of local experiences. Not only is a good tool to grab the personal insiders about a place, but also a great way to connect with the local culture of a place.
Agoda is another online hotel booking engine that I use often as it pops out the lowest rates as compared to the others. I use it extensively for domestic travel and it comes with the good results, both for stay as well as earning miles.
Govoyagin has an exclusive list of activities across the S.E.A countries that are truly local and unique and are available at pocket-friendly prices. It presently has limited 13 countries on its list but has definitely got a range of activities to choose from.
Triipme is a unique opportunity for travelers to become a local guide and share their experiences about untold, unheard and unseen destinations, worldwide. If you believe that there are places in your city that is worth the attention for the rest of the world, Triipme lets you put it on the world map.
Viator is the largest marketplace for tour operators with activities all over the world. It lists a host of activities and tours and includes multiple tour options for small and large-sized groups.
Klook specializes in tours across the SEA countries and has a large database of entry passes and tickets to themed destinations, nature parks, museums, historic venues, and city tours. Klook is a good website to use when you are planning a small group trip or family trip and want to quickly get hold of passes to key sights in a country.
The best way to start earning miles on your trips is to start with some great hotel booking websites. Not only do they provide a handsome first sign-up bonuses, they also help you to earn miles for your stay, so you convert some part of your travel expenses into miles that you can use later for booking flights. Here are some hotel booking engines that I use for booking hotels, when I convert my stay expenses into miles.
Rocketmiles lets you instantly kick-start your miles campaign by letting you earn miles on your stays at select hotels. You can earn anywhere between 500 miles to 1000 miles for your stay on booking through Rocketmiles.
Kaligo is another booking engine which you can use to earn miles for most of the global airlines. You also earn 1000 miles by referring your friends after they complete a stay through Kaligo bookings.
Points hound is another platform where you can earn 1000’s of miles for your hotel stays. You can also earn miles by referring other travelers when they complete their stays by booking through the Points Hound Platform.
Do you know that your reviews count in Miles? Earn miles for sharing reviews of your travel experiences on TripAdvisor. You can earn up to 1500 miles per month for your qualified reviews on flights, hotels, destinations and restaurants.
Traveling on an Indian Passport may often be a daunting task, but if you know the process right, it only gets easier thereafter. There is always a prevailing confusion among travelers for Transit Visas apart from regular visas, so I decided to dedicate a section where readers can get the answers to understanding Transit Visa Requirements.
I also write lot of answers on the Quora Forum relating to Visa requirements and information, so you can take your time to check out the answers from there too.
Disclaimer: Some of the links included in the page are affiliate links and these are the companies that are best in the industry. I use them regularly for planning & organizing my trips, earning miles and create personal travel itineraries.
However, it is in the best interest of the readers to do their own research while making travel decisions apart from referring or solely depending on the information on this blog.