Living in India guide for expats

All the information you need to relocate and live in India.

Our selection of articles for expatriation in India

Banking in India

India's banking system has undergone a significant change over the past few years. The banking network and its operations have ...

The healthcare system in India

If you are planning to relocate to India, its healthcare system will be one of your prime concerns. There are several healthcare ...

Post-COVID-19 changes in India

India implemented strict travel restrictions, taking into account the growing number of COVID-19 cases every day. If you're ...

Accommodation in India

India is a vast and growing country that offers a myriad of opportunities and adventures. India can be an interesting country to ...

Accommodation in Mumbai

Mumbai is the capital city of Maharashtra, as well as the commercial and financial capital of India. It is one of the biggest ...

Accommodation in Bangalore

Bangalore, officially known as Bengaluru is the capital of Indian state of Karnataka. A highly vibrant and lively city, Bangalore ...

Accommodation in Hyderabad

Hyderabad is the joint capital of the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. One of the biggest cities in Southern India ...

Accommodation in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, located in the north-west region of India, is the state of Gujarat's largest city. Erstwhile capital of Gujarat ...

Accommodation in Pune

Pune is the second biggest city of the State of Maharashtra, after Mumbai. A thriving, vibrant metropolis, the city has witnessed ...

Accommodation in Kolkata

Kolkata is one of the major metropolitan cities of India. Capital of West Bengal state, the city is densely populated with nearly ...

Accommodation in Chennai

Located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Chennai is one of the most developed cities of South India and is considered one of ...

Accommodation in Pondicherry

Pondicherry is one of the most developed cities in the state of Tamil Nadu. Stretching over some 19,46 km² in Southeast ...

Accommodation in Jaipur

The capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur is one of the top destinations in India in terms of quality living and culture ...

Accommodation in Panaji

Panaji is the small capital city of Indian state of Goa. Located on the left bank of the River Mandovi, the lively city is placed ...

Buying a property in India

Buying a property in India could be a good idea if you plan to move there permanently. The process of buying property will not be ...

About India

Geography of India

The South Asian country stretches over an area of 3,287,263 km². It shares its border with Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Burma and has the Indian Ocean to its south. The country is divided into 28 states and eight union territories. New Delhi is the capital city of India. Some of the major cities of the country include Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune and Jaipur.

Demography of India

India has been declared as the second most populated country in the world after China. According to the latest estimates of the United Nation India's population as in 2019 is 1,352 billion which is equivalent to about one-fifth of the total world population. Uttar Pradesh is the most densely populated state in the country, followed by Maharashtra, Bihar and Bengal. Analysing the current growth rate of India's population, it is expected that by 2030 India will become the most populated country, surpassing China.

Languages in India

India is a home to several languages. The constitution of India designates Hindi as the national language and the majority of the population are Hindi speakers. There are other regional languages that are state specific. The constitution of India recognises 22 languages. These are Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Sindhi, Santali, Boro, Maithili and Dongri. All the languages belong in one of the two linguistic families: Indo-Aryan and Dravidian. English is considered to be the administrative language, so it's likely that you will come across English-speaking people in most of the major cities, but it is rarely heard in rural regions.

Economy of India

The economy of India has been one of the fastest growing economes in the world. As of 2020, it is the fifth-largest economy in the world measured by nominal GDP with US$3.202 trillion (nominal:2020). Maharashtra is the most flourishing state of the country with an annual GDP of US$330 billion, which is nearly equivalent to countries like Venezuela and the UAE.

India also topped the World Bank's growth outlook during the year 2016-2017. While India's service sector is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world, other sectors such as industry, agriculture, information and communication technology, agri-food, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, etc. also form an integral part of India's developing economy.

Politics in India

India is one of the world's biggest democratic countries. Within three years of achieving independence from British rule in 1947, the country laid out its first Constitution and became a parliamentary and federal Republic in 1950.

The country has a Prime Minister that is the real executive authority, and a President who is the head of the state and is elected by the members of the parliament and legislative assemblies for a term of five years. The judiciary power lies with the Supreme Court, which is not only the federal court but also constitutional court and court of appeal.

Climate in India

India has large climatic variations between regions. The Himalayas and Thar desert influence the country's climate, which is generally categorised into four seasons: summer, winter, monsoon and autumn. Winter lasts for only one month, that is from January to February, while summer lasts from March to May. Monsoon, the rainy season, starts around June and ends in September. Finally, autumn comes in October and lasts till December.

The average temperature varies between 22.5 °C and 27.5 °C almost everywhere. However, some regions are hotter than others. The southern part of the nation experiences a warmer climate throughout the year than the rest of the country.

Useful links :

India Official Portal
Incredible India

Quick Information

Capital : New Delhi
Official Languages : English , Hindi , Bengali , Telugu , Marathi , Tamil , Urdu , Gujarati , Kannada , Malayalam , Oriya , Panjabi; Punjabi , Assamese , Bihari languages , Kashmiri , Nepali , Sindhi , Sanskrit , French
Currency : Rupee
Area : 3287590 Km2
Population : 1173108018
Calling Code : +91
Timezone : Asia/Kolkata