There are over 30 online travel companies in India excluding airlines and other hotel sites. Few of them specialize in a particular field. For the benefit of all India visitors from all over the world, the top ten sites where you can book your trip to India are as follows:
Makemytrip.com – MakeMyTrip, the travel website n. 1 in India, founded and promoted by Deep Kalra, is the best website in the country for any travel-related product and service. They offer airline tickets, hotel reservations, car rentals, vacation destinations and even train bookings now on their website. Makemytrip is targeting the US / Canada, Indian market and recently also started makemytrip UAE. Makemytrip is now coming with the first IPOs in the United States and raising about $ 100 million. They were over-subscribed and raised about $ 800 million. Their office is based in Gurgaon in India and has over 700 employees. Their code specialization is about planning and booking holidays, including incoming travelers. It is believed that they sell over 8000 tickets a day.
Yatra – Yatra is known to be the second best OTA travel website in the country. He was promoted by Dhruv Shringi along with a couple of other guys who served with eBookers before this adventure. Yatra has been funded by some of the major Indian groups Reliance, TV 18 Group and NVP and has recently received funding from Intel. They specialize in domestic flights. They are also based in Gurgaon in India and have over 600 employees. They also book car rental, hotel, holiday and train reservations. Currently, they are expected to sell over 5000 tickets a day.
Cleartrip – Cleartrip was a new competitor in the Indian market about 3 years ago and they are known for their technology. As the name implies, their technology is very clear and even on their home page, they do not see banners and pop-ups. They were the first OTAs to integrate with the India rail reservation system called IRCTC. They are based in Mumbai and have a smaller team than Makemytrip or Yatra.
Expedia India – Expedia has recently entered the Indian travel space and is currently focusing on the hotel business. They still need to integrate LCC (Low-Cost Carts) like GoAir, GoIndigo, JetLite, Kingfisher Red etc into their portfolio. But it is certain that in a year they will be leading the Indian market.
Travelocity India – Travelocity is again a new competitor in the Indian market and they are advancing rapidly. Recently they bought another OTA hotel called Travelguru. They are controlled by Singapore.