Samfra – Indian Local Search Engine

Samfra Logo- Indian Local Search Engine

Samfra is a local search engine made for India. Currently it provides local search facility in 20 cities and movie search in 6 major cities.

About Local Search…

Local search is to find places like ATM, banks, restaurants, hotels, clubs, etc in any of the 20 cities currently covered. It also allows users to write reviews, view maps and give ratings to their favorite places. User can also edit details of a place if he find some mistake.

Select your city from drop-down menu and just type name of a shop or a service. You will get highly relevant result, fast & clean like Google. Below is screenshot of search results, when I searched for pizza in Pune.

Samfra - Local Search

You may find number of results are quite less, but that is something will improve over the time automatically. What you should note is clean interface to search results.

>>Cities Covered: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Faridabad, Goa, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Noida, Pune, Rajkot

About Movie Search…

Currently limited to only 6 cities, movie search help you find top-rated, currently running and upcoming movies. Samfra also help you book tickets via there partners Inox, PVR and Fun Cinemas. Samfra shows timings of next 4 days as well wherever available. Users can also review movies, rate them, read storylines, watch trailers of all movies.

Following is screenshot of search for Bhoothnath movie in Pune…

Samfra - Movie Search

>>Cities Covered: Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune

Samfra on Mobile

Just access from your mobile and the mobile version will show up. Any shop owner or person can add a new business to Samfra through his mobile. Latter is worth noting, as many major sites till date provide view only access in mobile versions and for any useful editing require you to visit from PC.

Samfra Mobile has following features:
1. Search local addresses like restaurants, hotels, banks, ATMs, hospitals, clubs etc. in 20 cities
2. Search movie show timings in 6 major cities
3. Read and search latest news across a wide range of categories
4. View movie details and details of local businesses
5. Read reviews of local businesses
6. Read reviews of latest movies
7. Write reviews of movies
8. Give ratings to movies and local businesses
9. Add a place or shop for free
10. View advance movie show timings up to 4 days (whenever available)

Whats More…

If you are a shop or service owner, please add your site/service to Samfra database. Its free and quick. Link is here.

Thanks Jeet for PR. πŸ™‚

Link: Samfra


Samfra team May 14, 2008

Thanks for the encouraging review. We will keep bringing more innovative and useful features for users.

Rahul Bansal May 15, 2008

@Samfra team
My pleasure buddy… Keep up the good work πŸ™‚
Best of luck πŸ™‚

adi May 16, 2008

@samfraa team,, hey people,, whats your criterion to include a city in ur search …mmmmm… i dont see my city in it πŸ™

Rahul Bansal May 17, 2008

From which city you are Adi…
I will try to find any other local search for it.
Also best of luck for your exams πŸ™‚

Samfra team May 18, 2008

Hi Adi,

We are working on increasing the city coverage. Let us know which city you are looking for.

adi May 19, 2008

i come from aurangabad maharashtra …oye rahul,, its just 250km away from pune πŸ™‚ so we r like neighbours ha πŸ™‚ … @samfraa team… i am proud aurangabadkar lol i clearly remember that some years ago,, OUR aurangabad recieved award of FASTEST developing city in asia… also recent good thing is OUR aurngabad is in top 50 cities list published by nasscom for having favourable condition to flourish IT AND BPO AND KPO. then…. mmmm…. we have GREAT historical background. aurangabad is city of DOORS. we had 52 doors to our city…and “I”…ADI… welcome you all by opening all 52 doors πŸ™‚ lol …anyways… better check and …bye… cant spend much time πŸ™ grrr@exam … ///thanks rahul for ur best luck πŸ™‚ same to u πŸ™‚

Rahul Bansal May 19, 2008

@Samfra Team
Thanks for answering Adi’s query.

I know Aurangabd very well Adi as I was there in S.B. College for my 11th & 12th. I still keep coming there once in a month. πŸ™‚

Anyways its a big city and the way Samfra is growing I hope you will see it in their listing soon.
Best of luck for exams… πŸ™‚

Dipak April 19, 2009

Rahul.. nice work yaar
i am reading your blogs regularly
but didnt get time to reply,
today i must say….you are doing wonderfull job man
keep it up and keep coming more
every piece of information on this blog is owe some and valuable

you rock man!!
you all who are behind this blog
God bless you all!!

Rahul Bansal April 22, 2009

Thanks for nice and encouraging comment Dipak. πŸ™‚