If you are moving to Asia and require removals to India, With Greens removals you can be sure your move will run smoothly. We have 40 years experience in international removals including shipping to India, and we offer professionally tailored packages for removals to India.
Moving to a new and exotic location is an exciting opportunity. However, settling in a new country and learning a new culture, and language, can be daunting too.
Whether you want short or long term storage for removals to India, materials for DIY packing, or would like us to do your packing for you, we can help. We provide shipping to Mumbai in full or part load 20 ft or 40 ft containers and/or air freight. Air freight means that you will have some of your smaller items or valuables with you on immediate arrival in India.
Our removals to India service includes shipping to Mumbai or removals to other major towns and cities including removals to Delhi, Jaipur, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmehabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Surat and Pune. We also provide shipping to India to some of the less populated destinations too.
For all international removals, in addition to the above services, we also provide help with all customs requirements and other paperwork relating to removals to India and removals to Mumbai.
To find out more about our removals to Mumbai, India and shipping to India services, please contact our friendly team of staff on 01449-613053. In addition to our above services, we also provide a full range of insurance packages.
Removals to Mumbai, India: Living in Mumbai
Mumbai is a bustling, colourful metropolis which is a juxtaposition of rich and poor where half the 13 million residents of Mumbai live in the shanties. Glinting skyscrapers present a towering backdrop against the slums which lie alongside up-market hotels and mansions.
Formerly known as Bombay, Mumbai is the capital of the Maharashtra state. It was officially renamed Mumbai in 1995 after the Hindu nationalist party won elections in the state. The city derives its name from the Hindu goddess, Mumbadevi.
It is the most populated city in India with 20 million people living in the metropolitan area. Mumbai is also the fourth most populated city in the world and the number of inhabitants is predicted to rise to a whopping 28 million by the year 2028.
As you would expect with so many people living in the city, its airport, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, is one of the busiest in India. The airport handles nearly 40 per cent of the country’s international air traffic and a quarter of the country’s domestic traffic. In 2011 an incredible 30 million passengers passed through its gates.
With the exception of tourism, another reason why the airport is so busy is that the city is India’s financial and commercial capital. It is also a centre of film and fashion. India’s Hindi language film Industry, Bollywood, is based here, and it is home to the Marathi film and television industry.
If you require removals to India to settle in Mumbai, the city offers a comparatively higher standard of living than the rest of the country. Its income is virtually three times per capita than the national average. The literacy rate is higher too, with 85 per cent of the population literate, compared to the national average of 65 per cent.
Many expats work in banks, the financial service industry or in advertising. Many major advertising companies have offices here, such as Saachi & Saachi and Lintas.
Removals to Mumbai, India: Places to Visit
The city’s architecture is a mix of Gothic, Victorian and modern and it also has the second largest number of Art Deco buildings in the world (after Miami). However, there is much more to this incredible place than meets the eye.
South of the city is home to some of the country’s most well known museums and art galleries. These include the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya museum, which was previously known as the Prince of Wales Museum and houses modern and contemporary art, history, decorative art, sculpture, textures and also has a natural history section. The National Gallery of Modern Art is also well worth a visit and is also in South Mumbai.
In the Nehru Complex, Worli, is Discovery of India, which covers all aspects of India through the ages and the exhibits are spread across 14 galleries. Within the complex you will also find the Nehru Science Centre which has fun and educational interactive science related exhibits.
If you would like to celebrate at one of the many festivals, between mid-August and mid-September is Ganesh Chathurthi, a ten-day Hindu festival celebrated nationwide. Sculptures of the Hindu God Ganapati are transported in a procession accompanied by singing, dancing and music.
Another festival is the Kala Ghoda arts and crafts festival held in Kala Ghoda in the last week of January or first week of February.
Removals to Mumbai, India: Accommodation for Expats
If your employer is not providing accommodation for you when you move, finding suitable premises in Mumbai can be difficult as the city is short on space. Many expats settle on living in a small apartment, so it can feel quite cramped.
However, there are unfurnished, furnished and semi-furnished properties available and the usual length of a lease is 11 months, although you can rent for up to three years. Do make sure that the building has an Occupation Certificate and check there is not a shortage of water in the building.
You would normally pay monthly although some landlords want a year’s rent in advance, together with a deposit.
It is advisable to live as near as you can to your workplace as traffic is heaving, especially in rush hour. Popular places to live are the western suburbs, South Mumbai and Worli, Lower Parel, and Prabhadevi in Central Mumbai.
Removals to Mumbai: Out and About in Mumbai
Many people use public transport because of the bad road conditions and lack of parking spaces. Bus is one way to get out and about and the service is very efficient and busy, transporting 4.5 million passengers a day.
Buses run from 5 am until Midnight and there are bus stops all over Mumbai. However, they can get quite crowded at peak times. There is also a city rail network, which again can get crowded.
Other ways to travel are taxi and auto-rickshaw, although it is best only to use the latter for short distances as it can be an uncomfortable journey. There are more than 100,000 auto-rickshaws in Mumbai and these are only licensed to operate in the suburban areas.