Digital Digest: 4 Travel Ideas You Can Use

The Indian travel market is buzzing with start-ups; there are new apps, services and online platforms launching every week. It’s a lot to keep up with. With this post, we’re launching a regular series to keep you in the loop with digital services and products that facilitate travel. Today’s round-up has something for safari lovers, folks looking to travel with their pets, and holidaymakers looking to rent gear and cut travel costs. The Safarist

The site works like a carpool service for wildlife enthusiasts. Users can create or join trips to various wildlife reserves in India and abroad. Sign-up is free. RentSetGo

This free app for Android phones allows users to list equipment and gear that they are willing to rent out. So far the app has three categories: cycling, camping and photography. The app presently works only in Mumbai. Here’s their website.


Wiwigo is a website to help you search for and book one-way or round-trip taxi services between a select list of Indian towns and cities. The service aims to be particularly helpful for those seeking a one-way trip without being charged for the return. The fee includes any state tax, toll and parking charges.


CollarFolk aims to be a one-stop shop for travellers who want to take their pets along, fielding queries such as which resorts allow pets. The company is on Facebook; this is their website.

Published on National Geographic Traveller India – August 2015

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