Lots of interesting things are happening in the travel space in India (see how the whole funnel looks like) and startups are coming up with new ways to aid how and where people travel. Cleartrip has been one of the dominant players in terms of simplifying how people book tickets online and has come up with regular updates in the same direction. Today, Cleartrip has launchedd the public beta of Waytogo.
Working closely Melbourne based Rome2rio, Waytogo is an anywhere to anywhere search platform that works across all forms of transport, around the globe. Waytogo covers over 500 billion routes, 2.5 million places, 670 airlines and 600 ground transportation providers (trains, buses, local transit, ferries, etc.) worldwide.
Waytogo has international capabilities but is specially equipped for travel within India for it also has local transit data for New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, helping one plan intra-city commutes and weekend getaways (Waytogo also has a few ferry services listed. For instance, here's the best way to get from Mumbai to Alibag.
Waytogo builds routes in a way that flight and train timings along with local transit schedules, are all factored in. This allows Cleartrip users to book their travel directly from the route option itself.