Booking Tickets Online

We are a generation of Internet addicts. We live online. But once in a while it's good to get out and if it's a movie, dinner or weekend trip you fancy why bother standing in lines surrounded by noisy, pushy, loud people. Book online.

Here are some great time-saving measures you can take to save yourself the time, energy, money and of course guarantee a peaceful booking experience.

Movies

Just about every popular multiplex has its own website. You can book movie tickets from these sites and be sure that you reach the theatre before the movie starts. Here are some of the most popular movie booking sites:

PVR Cinemas

PVR cinemas are quite popular all over India and have multiplexes in Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Hyderabad, Maharashtra, MP, Punjab and UP. Once on the site (mentioned above), select your state by clicking the dropdown arrow in the 'Book Tickets' section, on the right-hand side of the page. Select the name of the cinema, movie, the date and time of the movie as well as the price and number of seats. Click 'Go'. If you're a first time user then click the green button that says 'First Time Users Register Here Free'. Fill in the registration form and click 'Submit', Make sure that you check the 'I accept the Terms and Condition' checkbox. You may be asked to enter the details of your movie again. Do that and click 'Go' again. This will take you to the payment page. Make your payment with one of the desired options and get ready for an evening of fun and frolic.

Fame Cinemas

Fame Cinemas are available for movie buffs at cities like Dhanbad, Pune, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Bharuch, Bengaluru, Vadodara, Kolkata, PanchKula, Nashik, Surat and Aurangabad. Once you're on the site, click the 'Register Here' link present just above the scrolling marquee text. Enter your details and click 'Submit'. On the home page select the movie details from the dropdown box. Immediately, you will notice that the available shows for that particular theatre and movie are enlisted below. Enter your payment details and go ahead with the booking of tickets.

BookMyShow

BookMyShow has gained popularity over the years and has become famous as one of the best movie ticket booking websites. It provides booking facilities for cinema halls all over the country. You can carry out movie-wise as well as region-wise searches from this site. BookMyShow boasts among the largest collections of cities, whose cinema halls it caters to.

Kyazoonga

Another popular site for booking movie tickets anywhere in the country is Kyazoonga. The site also provides you with tickets for concerts and sporting events as well. Make sure that you register with the site.

Some other sites that let you easily book tickets at theatres located all over the country include:
Wave Cinemas
Fun Republic Cinemas
Adlabs Cinemas
Inox Movies

Other region based movie booking sites include:
www.satyamcineplexes.com - Delhi
www.bookeazy.com - Pune
www.ask4ticket.com - Surat
www.prasadz.com - Hyderabad
www.iticket.in - Bengaluru
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Travel
Many people love travelling to romantic locations with their loved ones so as to spend some time alone, away from regular life. It's quite a good pick to book your tickets online rather than approaching travel agents to get yourself tickets at the last moment. It's not only risky, but also costs you more. So here are some sites that have made their mark as pretty popular travel portals.

MakeMyTrip

Though the site is pretty cluttered with features and goodies all over it, booking tickets from here is quite simple. You can book airline tickets for international as well as domestic trips, holiday packages, hotels, railway and bus tickets and lot more. The huge userbase of the site has led to the development of a travel community that gives members an insight of the location they plan to visit. You can also pick up some useful travel guides from here.

Yatra
Yatra means 'Journey' in Hindi. The site lives up to its name by providing the users with scores of facilities to book various modes of transport without going through cumbersome queues and tricky interfaces. The Yatra Care Program helps you avail of special facilities.

ClearTrip
ClearTrip isn't as elaborate as the two sites mentioned above. It has a cleaner interface with lesser elements and has its share of advantages exclusive offers that members can avail.

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corp. Ltd.

Scores of people make use of this site to book railway tickets online. Given that the site belongs to the railways, you can be sure that your tickets, once booked here are free of any malicious activity. Sign up for the site to book your tickets. You will also notice that the site has a special login for 'agents'.

Other travel sites:
www.redbus.in - For booking bus tickets
www.travelguru.com - For holiday and travel tickets
www.airticketsindia.com - For airline tickets
www.lonelyplanet.com - A travel advisory guide
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Restaurants

Heading to a restaurant, looking for a table for two and not finding one isn't the best thing that could happen to you. So it's best to go ahead and book a table for yourself beforehand. However, there aren't too many websites or restaurants that provide you with the facility to book tables online. We came accross two sites www.kitnebaje.com and www.mydala.com that allowed patrons to look for and book tables at restaurants and avail of cool offers and discounts. However, both sites cater to users in Mumbai only.

Another popular site that focuses on eateries in Mumbai,


Published Date: Mar 03, 2010 05:15 pm | Updated Date: Mar 03, 2010 05:15 pm