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What should I pack when moving to India?

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We asked people living in India to list three things they wish they had brought and three they wish they had left behind. They responded...

"Clothing that is appropriate for the climate, lightweight layers, a good pair of walking shoes, passport and visa documentation, medications, toiletries, basic kitchen items, blankets, towels, a mosquito net, a laptop and other electronic items, books and a few luxury items for comfort, an address book for keeping in contact with family and friends," commented one expat who made the move to India.

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"I wish I brought my vacuum cleaner as Mumbai is terribly dusty. Otherwise, I've been able to buy anything else I need. I wish I left all my oven cookware behind as ovens don't come with flats. It is an appliance I'm not willing to buy," remarked another expat in Mumbai, India.

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