Latest ixigo update now allows searching for hotels and trains (pronounced ‘ik-si-go’) is a travel search engine in India. The service acts as an infomediary that aggregates travel websites to compare information and deals. ixigo does not handle bookings but instead redirects the users to book directly from other online travel agencies.

The official ixigo app – ixigo Flights Search – landed on the Windows Phone Store a few weeks ago and allowed you to find the best airfares across India’s leading OTAs like MakeMyTrip, goibibo, via, Expedia, and others. However, the latest update v2.0 also adds searching for hotels and trains.

The app’s name has been changed to an awkward – ixigo trains hotels flights –probably inspired by the trend on Google Play Store to have keyword-laden, search-friendly names.

The app now also allows searching for train tickets and accurate train running information with real-time availability and live tracking for over 2500 stations. The app provides automated PNR status updates and train delay notifications. Once your ticket is confirmed, you can also book your food order to be delivered right at your seat during the train journey.

Additionally, the latest update brings the ability to search for hotels as well. You can compare prices and check availability of over 250,000 hotels in India and across the world. You can also check out the hotel amenities, read reviews, and access location and maps

The fast and intuitive Windows Phone app allows you to compare information and prices from top travel sites and book conveniently through the merchant’s website. The user experience is quite simple and functional and a couple of taps directs you to the merchant website, where you can fill in your details and get the bookings done. The latest updates refreshes the design to accommodate the new features.

Download the ixigo trains hotels flights app for free for Windows Phone 8 devices from the Windows Phone Store. Unless you are a loyal user of a particular travel booking service, ixigo is a good way to search for best prices available and book seamlessly. Give it a whirl, and let us know how you like it.

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Abhishek Baxi