Bangalore, India, has become one of the most attractive destinations to those interested in moving overseas, particularly due to its burgeoning tech industry, the area’s rich culture and its diversity. Here are some of the many reasons to move to Bangalore, and some tips for how to pull it off.
Tech Jobs Galore
According to Shreya Pareek writing for ABetterIndia.com, one of the biggest reasons people are moving to Bangalore is that the city is something of an emerging technology hub. Bangalore is the birthplace of many IT giants such as Infosys, Wipro, and TCS and currently plays home to many more startups including Flipkart, InMobi, Myntra and many others. Anyone working in the tech industry will quickly see the potential of this city to be a Silicon Valley of India.
Great & Healthy Food
India has a vast culinary history, and the food here is both delicious and healthy. Bangalore offers visitors the lion’s share of India’s rich gastronomic traditions as well as being home to hidden coffee places and restaurants that reflect a recent local interest in organic health foods. Breweries are also a big part of the culture here and people love drinking the delicious ales they produce.
In a country that has many of the setbacks common to the developing world, Bangalore is relatively clean and cosmopolitan with good bus and public transportation services. The city is also considered the greenest in the nation and is sometimes called India’s Garden City as a result of all the gorgeous green spaces, parks and botanical gardens. Bangalore also offers a number of public art spaces, museums, and theaters for the culturally minded. The city is culturally and ethnically diverse, making it a melting pot perfect for exploring.
For lovers of the outdoors, Bangalore is perfect. It’s situated next to a number of great weekend getaways and escapes to nature and is endowed with extremely pleasant weather. There’s no need for air conditioners for most of the year, and though it’s sunny for the most part, it’s not humid or overbearing.
Making the Move
Moving is almost always a big and difficult task that requires a good deal of planning and a high degree of patience. Those moving outside of the country, especially to a country like India where the culture is completely different, can expect all the tiny complications of moving to be an even bigger hassle. Luckily, there are plenty of resources to help expats adjust when moving to Bangalore.
Finding a Place to Live
Finding a place to live is one of the most important and more difficult processes, especially in an international move when one may not be able to go through the familiar steps, like visiting the property or talking face to face with the landlord. Fortunately, there are online resources to help house-hunters begin their search for homes in Bangalore with specific locations mapped out and a wealth of photographs of the properties. Checking important factors like the neighborhood, services close-by, and all the normal details one might be concerned about when moving is even more important when planning an international move.
Requirements for Internationals
Before making the move to Bangalore, internationals need to make sure they have all the necessary documents and medical checks in order. Requirements for visiting or staying in India are dependent on one’s nationality, the reason for entry, how much time they plan to stay, and the individual’s income. More specific details can be found online or by visiting an embassy. Good luck!