AGS Worldwide Movers

Living in India > Bangalore >

An Expat Talks about Living in Bangalore, India

Jul 25, 2020


KR Market in Bangalore, India

An expat living in Bangalore for the second time talks about what it's like living there, international schools, Indian weddings, Bangalore's friendly people and more.

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Bangalore

How long have you lived there?

2010-2012 & 2020

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

In 2010 we moved from New Zealand to Bangalore for my wife to take up a teaching role, along with us we brought our youngest son who was 9 at the time. We enrolled him in Trio World School (now Trio World Academy) where my wife was teaching. The school was a lot like being part of a large extended family, friendships were forged that have lasted till today and I expect beyond. At the time Trio being a International School following the Cambridge curriculum was an excellent fit and provided an incredible foundation for our son's future. Today Trio offers Cambridge and IB Curriculum's at Trio World Academy, ICSE Indian curriculum at Trio World School and world class kindergarten care at Trio Tots. I would absolutely recommend this school to parents wanting to educate their children in Bangalore.

Expats living in India interested in expat health insurance should take a minute to get a quote from our trusted expat health insurance partner, CIGNA. Get a Quote

Expats living in India interested in expat health insurance should take a minute to get a quote from our trusted expat health insurance partner, CIGNA.

In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

Bangalore is like every other part of India, diverse in its culture, religions and peoples, many languages, extraordinary festivals and a vibrancy that makes every day exciting and fascinating.

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

Word of mouth is a common way of finding work, being aware when you are meeting at ex-pat events or with locals to ask about work in your chosen field.

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

Bangalore is a large city which today is heralded as the IT capital of India, its a nice place to live, friendly people, a vibrant cultural environment. As with any city of this size you will find somewhere a supportive group of people with interests similar to your own. I am an avid nature photographer and I have quickly gathered around me people with information and interests willing to share their experiences. Indians are often willing to include ex-pats in their lives with a shared interest in food or other things. Getting invited to Indian Weddings, Engagement parties etc is common and you are feted as special.

Moving to India?

Get FREE quotes from up to 6 international movers from The Relocator. Save up to 50% on your move to India! The Relocator offers an easy and free service to receive quotes from renowned and certified movers worldwide. They only work with qualified moving companies. Over 500 movers worldwide have already joined their service to help you get the best price and service for your international move. Get your moving quotes.

If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

Surround yourself with positive people, get your support from them should you need it. India is at times challenging, exciting and in its own way crazy but if you are willing to be open to the differences then you will be rewarded with experiences way beyond what you would expect. I love India which is why we have returned here for a second time.

Cigna Expat Health InsuranceExpatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for expat health insurance in India from our partner, Cigna Global Health.
Get a Quote

More about Bangalore

Healthcare in India

Healthcare in India

An overview of healthcare in India - the quality of hospitals, prescription medicine in India, vaccinations, finding an English-speaking doctor in India and more.

Join our India Expat Forum

Visit our India Forum and talk with other expats who can offer you insight and tips about living in Bangalore, India.

More about India

How-To-Ship-A-Car-To-IndiaHow To Ship A Car To India

Job Webster of A1 Auto Transport offers tips for shipping a car to India.

Moving-to-IndiaMoving to India

Moving to India? We've compiled a laundry list of advice from expats living in India about what to bring, apartments, expat life and more. It's must-read guide for anyone researching how to move to India.

Healthcare-in-IndiaHealthcare in India

An overview of healthcare in India - the quality of hospitals, prescription medicine in India, vaccinations, finding an English-speaking doctor in India and more.

Cigna International Health Insurance

Write a Comment about this Expat Report

Sign In to post a comment.
addacomment
Cigna Expat Health InsuranceExpatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for expat health insurance in India from our partner, Cigna Global Health.
Get a Quote

Healthcare in IndiaHealthcare in India

An overview of healthcare in India - the quality of hospitals, prescription medicine in India, vaccinations, finding an English-speaking doctor in India and more.

Restaurants in BangaloreRestaurants in Bangalore

Support your favorite restaurants in Bangalore as they recover from the pandemic. Submit a free listing for them on Expat Exchange to help spread the word about them to the expat community.

How-To-Ship-A-Car-To-IndiaHow To Ship A Car To India

Job Webster of A1 Auto Transport offers tips for shipping a car to India.

Moving-to-IndiaMoving to India

Moving to India? We've compiled a laundry list of advice from expats living in India about what to bring, apartments, expat life and more. It's must-read guide for anyone researching how to move to India.

Healthcare-in-IndiaHealthcare in India

An overview of healthcare in India - the quality of hospitals, prescription medicine in India, vaccinations, finding an English-speaking doctor in India and more.

Copyright 1997-2020 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal