Moving to India – Some Practical Tips
When you think about India, you think of many things: vibrant color, vibrant life, busy streets and vibrant economy. It is not surprising that many multinationals currently rank among the top 2 markets in India.
Just some statistics
• India is now the largest growing economy, up 7%, surpassing China's growth in 2016
• Google and Facebook rate India as the second largest market – next to the US
• 50% of the population of India is below 25!
• 400 Fortune -500 in the world are present in India
The Indian Visa System has been simplified
The Government of India has taken some concrete steps to facilitate travel to India, among others
• Visa for citizens of 180 countries (to be implemented in stages)
• E-visas for Tourism and Business for Citizens of Most Countries)
• OCI (Indian Citizens of India) Life Card, allows native people of India to constantly travel
• Simplification of work visa procedures has reduced the number of changes
India offers the chance, but definitely no cake walk
I am associated with a Delhi NCR service apartment / budget hotel chain and have seen a tremendous change driven by globalization. With many multinational corporations in India, thousands of people are traveling to India for work. For those who come here for the first time, it is very difficult to adapt to the conditions.
It is not known that cities in India have high standards of living. High growth comes at a cost: traffic rumors, power outages, noise pollution and some chaos. It's a shame that Indian cities have had a bad rap over so much history and culture that has gone unnoticed in recent years. Delhi is one of the oldest capitals in the world and has a rich history. However, surfing the streets of Delhi does a few things. How can planning travel to India if they get a great career in a high growth dynamic like the Indian economy? It would not only provide great career opportunities, but also give people a chance to learn how to operate effectively.
Plan ahead and figure out the logistics
They really are opportunities for people to come to work in India
• Stay in a hotel. It may be advisable to stay in a hotel for a few days, but the costs, cooking facilities and space prevent a long-term stay. The options in front of you are clear
• Rent an apartment and rent it. It is a good choice if you have details on the type of decoration you want and the furniture. It is much cheaper than a hotel, but it has some issues to deal with. Of course, finding the right apartment and signing a lease is the first course. There are many rental documents that people need to be aware of when it comes to starting clauses. Another issue is knowing what furniture to do if you decide to go back. It takes time and effort, but it is not an impossible task!
• Stay in a long-stay hotel or service apartment. Renting a hotel or an apartment is one of those options.
Coming to Delhi NCR? Plenty of options – but how do you choose the right one?
You need to consider a long-term stay service before choosing an apartment, accommodation or hotel. It should be among the principals
• Location – Google Maps lists many places that can be a good starting point. Please note, many places on the maps may be listed incorrectly, incorrectly, or turned off. Ideally near the workplace, as Indian traffic can be predicted. Being near the airport and the motorway would be a bonus.
• Reviews and Reputation – Tripadvisor and Booking.com reviews are a great place to summarize your true research. Should not only the ratings, the requirements of previous guests be similar, for a long-term stay and a service stay?
• Request a test stay – Moving to another city for life is always tough. From basic shopping questions to how to get your mobile phone connection to more complex questions like having a social circle. It would be good to be in a place you have been thinking about for a week before you decide to sign a long-term lease. Of course, this is not possible with rental accommodation, but many accommodation and service apartments will allow you
• Cooking – One of the biggest problems with choosing a place. It is certainly not a great idea to depend on the culinary style of the days in which you live. Having a small kitchen is a huge plus
• Long stay discounts. Most accommodations will have a long stay policy. You need to apply for this if you want to sign a long-term contract. The longer you can block the better rate.
• Vehicles and rental cars (parking) – If you are coming to the medium term, you should get a rental car if you are confident about driving. The cabs in India are reasonable, but the quality is not consistent. If you want to offer the hosting company an additional cost, it would take care of many issues, including security.
• Luggage storage. Most high-end apartments and guest houses have luggage for long periods of time. This service must be complimentary
So, consider all these factors before choosing. And it is best to have 2-3 options before coming to India, instead of staying in an expensive hotel. Our company, Gurgaon's hosting provider, has been managing guests' long-stay logistics for 8 years. I hope these practical tips will be useful.