Moving to Almadabad, India
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So you are moving to India? We can help you get started. Moving abroad requires a specialist in international moving before you pack. Intlmovers is one of the most convenient moving services to help you plan an international move and gather moving quotes. Intlmovers is an online quotation comparison service that is completely free, so you can compare moving quotes and get the best price!
If you need to compare several moving quotes try Intlmover.com. When you submit a moving request, your moving information is immediately forwarded to up to six international moving companies who assist you with a quote or any questions you may have about how to pack for your move to the India. They will make contact with you directly in order to arrange a customized quote for your Ahmedabad move.
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Our service allows you to get several quotes from one quotation form. You don’t have to call movers or fill out multiple international move quotations separately. You save money not only by comparing their quotes, but you can sample different services and related cost to your move. The best part about using this service is that you can use Intlmovers without any obligation whatsoever. You only accept quotes that you are completely satisfied will meet your moving requirements!
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- Choose where you are moving to and from on the menu
- Select from the listed international movers
- Complete the simple online quotation request form
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Comparing quotes for your international move to Ahmedabad is easy! You just need to:
- Select where you are moving from and to, and clicking on ‘Find moving companies!’
- Review the list of international moving companies and click on ‘Request quotation’
- Complete the short request form and receiving quotes directly for international moves to Ahmedabad.
Reasons to take advantage of the Intlmovers service
- The international moving companies have years of experience with moves to Ahmedabad.
- You can avoid the stress by letting the movers manage the logistics and moving tasks.
- Conveniently compare international moving services in the comfort of your home.
Moving to Ahmedabad, India
Ahmedabad is the heart of India for culture and tradition. The city is divided in two parts by the Sabarmati River. The eastern part is older and has more traditional places like packed bazaars and temples. The western side was colonized by the British in the late 17th century and has more modern buildings and shopping malls.
The streets of Ahmedabad are everything you would imagine living in India. Spice, jewelry and textiles are abundantly found in the Bazaars in Ahmedabad and prices are not fixed so you need to haggle a little when offering a price. If you are not use to that kind of shopping then you might want to brush up how to bargain.
The climate in Ahmedabad is hot to dryer than other parts of India and experiences 3 seasons being summer, monsoon and winter. Outside of the rainy monsoon period, the region is pretty dry. Summers can climb as hot as 41°C / 103 °F and the winters are between 11°C/ 58°F to 28°C/82°F.
The city its self is busy bustling with heavy traffic and rickshaws through it streets. You can expect to find all the regular things you would in any city to be here from cinemas, water parks, sprinkled with a whole lot of vibrant festivals. Hindi and Guijart are the main languages spoken but English is widely understood. Health care is clean and affordable and almost all prescription drugs are sold over the counter without a prescription.
Ahmedabad is perhaps best known for its kitchens. It heaven for adventurous food lovers and hard to say no to the hospitable culture of India so don’t be surprised if you gain just a little weight the first few months. Ahmedabad is known for its traditional cultural practices. This part of India is mainly Hindu and Jain with a small portion of about 12% Muslim. Religion influences the everyday lives of the people of India. As a result of of its strict vegetarian practices between Hindu and Jain, a unique influence on the city has been created.
Ahmedabad is perhaps one of the only places in the world where places like Mc Donald’s, KFC and other fast food chains offer a vegetarian menu cooked in a separate vegetarian kitchen. In addition, if you look for apartment to rent you may often see that certain apartment buildings will not accept tenants that cook meat in their kitchens and often if that is the case, it is expressly written on classified ads.
This doesn’t mean you can’t easily find restaurants that do sever meat on their menu. Ahmedabad is perhaps the most vibrant cities to experience in India and certainly exciting to see, taste and explore. It’s surprisingly easy to get settled in Ahmedabad and the cost of living is low. Now all there is to do is to take the next step.
What you need to know about Ahmedabad
- Commuter’s tips – Taxis and Rickshaws are the best way to get around. Fees for rickshaws and taxis are made upfront. Sometimes drivers take advantage of westerners not knowing this and you could pay more than double for your ride.
- Get health Insurance – Health care is affordable but there are many dangers such as malaria or other diseases that occur get insured, save yourself from absorbent bills.
- Water – Water is not always available or is sometimes rationed per day and is not standard in India. Inspect the water and plumbing before you lease.
- Black outs Occur – Its best to rent an apartment with power back up or purchase a generator for the days you need it.
Living expenses and cost
Living in Ahmedabad is very affordable depending on your salary conditions. The economy is quite strong and mainly centered in the textile industry. Ahmedabad is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and rates number three just behind China according to Forbes Magazine. The city is not as large as Delhi or Mumbai so housing cost are much lower in Ahmedabad. Food prices are incredibly low and you may find eating out to be a better option.
An average meal for two people at a mid grade restaurant is around 8 /10 Euros or $10/$12. Water, gas, garbage, electric, and internet will average out to $70 per mo. for a two bedroom apartment. Of course all cost are relative to your income requirements. If you are employed from an Indian employer the salaries are lower than what you would expect. If you are coming for a work contract, self employed or retired then you can easily live well on a lower budget.
What do apartments cost in Ahmedabad?
- Semi Furnished 3 bedroom Flat, ample water supply, security and air conditioning $359 mo.
- 3 bedroom Flat 1800 sq ft ample water supply, parking, security, $629 mo.
- 3 bedroom Bungalow home for rent, pool, power back up, ample water, garden and club house $808.
* Note: It is illegal for non Indian Nationals to purchase property in India.
Expats in Ahmedabad:
There are many expats communities across India. Some offer advice and perspectives on living in India. Some are busy social clubs to get to know other expats living in Ahmedabad.
Get your visa for India!
The best way to get a visa in India is to contact your Indian Embassy where you live. They can tell you the types of visas available and help you apply. You can also arrange for a professional visa processing service to help you. The rules and conditions for applying for a visa change from time to time and applications procedures are strict. You are not permitted to enter India without a visa, so do prepare ahead and avoid delays.
Experience of our international movers
Once you have requested quotes you can feel confident in the knowledge that the companies who respond to you are reputable international moving companies. They have many years of trusted and reliable service to the international moving industry. That way, you can feel sure that your goods are being well handled and managed throughout the moving process to your new location in India.
Obligation free quotes
Rest assured that all requests that are made via Intlmovers are absolutely obligation free. Whilst you may receive up to six quotes for your international move to Ahmedabad, it is completely up to you to take your time, review your options and make your own choice about your preferred moving company. If you do not feel satisfied with any offers you receive, you are under no obligation to select any at all.