Expat Living in India

Are you looking for a great place to migrate to? Are you in search of a country full of wild and wonderful experiences? Search no more! Pack your things and experience the wonders of living in India. Crowned by the world’s highest mountain range “the Himalayas”, India is the seventh largest country in the world and it is a land full beauty and ecstasy. Panoramic landscapes, beautiful beaches with roaring waves and glittering sand, majestic mountain peaks, roaring water falls, sacred rivers, blazing deserts, timeless monuments and ancient traditions, rich culture, vibrant fair and festivals, exotic handicrafts, friendly and hospitable people, diverse flora and fauna, aqua sports and adventure and many others – these are few of the many reasons why you should move to India. They said that one lifetime is not enough to discover the mystique and wonders of India and it would take rebirths to fully experience and explore in the country. We at Asia Expat Guide (AEG) will provide you with the vital services and key information to help you start and build a home in India.

Things to Know about Living in India

global map showing where india is locatedIt is important to know a little history and country profile of India. We at Asia Expat Guide (AEG) will give you a bird’s eye view of everything that you need to know. India is the largest country in the Indian subcontinent and shares borders with Pakistan to the west, China and Nepal to the north, Bhutan to the north east, Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east, Sri Lanka lies to the south, Maldives to the south west and Indonesia to the south east of India in the Indian Ocean. It is surrounded by Indian Ocean in the south, Arabian Sea in the west and the Bay of Bengal in the east. India is an extremely diverse country, with vast differences in geography, climate, culture, language and ethnicity across its expanse.

India is the seventh largest country (in terms of area) and second most populous country in the world with 1.2 billion people and prides itself on being the largest democracy on Earth. Before India became the crown jewel of the British Empire, it was the home to the ancient Indus Valley Civilization and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, the Indian subcontinent was identified with its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its long history. It became an independent nation in 1947 after a struggle for independence that was marked by the famous non-violent resistance led by Mahatma Gandhi.

The Indian economy is the tenth largest in the world by nominal GDP and third largest by purchasing power parity. Following market-based economic reforms in 1991, India became one of the fastest-growing major economies; it is considered a newly industrialized country. The IT and the business outsourcing industries have been the drivers for the growth of the economy for last decade. A nuclear weapons state and a regional power, it has the third largest standing army in the world and ranks seventh in military expenditure among nations. India is administratively divided into 28 states and 7 union territories. The states are broadly demarcated on linguistic lines. The country has 22 recognized major languages, namely Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia (also known as Oriya), Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. Of these, Hindi is recognized as the main official language of the Union Government (there is no National Language of India, since it is a multi-lingual country), with English acting as a subsidiary official language. Hinduism is the dominant religion in India and it is one of the oldest religions in the world. Approximately 75% of Indians are Hindus. Hinduism is a multicolored religion with an infinite gallery of gods and goddesses. The currency in India is the Indian rupee (INR).

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