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Upcoming heritage walks around Delhi

August 19, 2016

Relocated to Delhi this year? Well now with the monsoons hitting the city and temperatures finally dipping, take advantage of this lovely weather and check out some of Delhi’s beautiful and architecturally appealing heritage sites.  A perfect way to plan your weekend around a bit of history, some lovely Indian cuisines and musical performance to end the night with. Delhi has an old charm to it and its history has much to explore by way of these heritage walks. Delhi’s monuments are testam

Plan your weekend already! Explore Delhi over 24 hours…

August 8, 2016

Saturday Morning: Start your day with a walk at the Lodhi Gardens. Spread over 90 acres with 14th-century monuments dotting the landscape, it’s a great place to get some fresh air and rub shoulders with Delhi’s elite. Take the Lodhi Road exit and walk straight to the All American Diner at the India Habitat Centre nearby for a scrumptious breakfast. Late morning: Explore the National Gallery of Modern Art to get familiar with the Delhi art scene. Lunch: Try the famous Delhi

Recommended Japanese restaurants in Gurgaon

July 14, 2016

In Gurgaon, one of the hottest cuisine these days is Japanese. With a large expat community working there, these restaurants cater not only to the Japanese clientele, but others too as this cuisine has picked up over the years. Below, Resettle has put together a list of authentic restaurants you must try in Gurgaon: Ichizen - A great place with a superb chef that has a good understanding of Japanese food. The Tempura vegetable and Prawns are a must try! Izu - A small eatery that prov

Dilli Haat – A shoppers paradise!

July 12, 2016

A “Haat" refers to a local or makeshift market in an Indian village. Here people can buy things such as daily utensils, home decor items and are and prepared food items. "Dilli Haat", an open air craft bazaar cum food plaza run by Delhi tourism and transportation development corporation is a very popular tourist destination in the heart of South Delhi attracts local and tourists alike due to availability of quality handicrafts and a great variety from all states of India.  History The mar

Ways to fall in love with India!

July 8, 2016

Conde Nast Traveller India recently posted 50 beautiful sights of India that will make you fall in love with the country! Relocation to India is the perfect opportunity to explore this country as an expat and resettle into this new country with a bit of adventure ahead of you! Here are some of our picks from the article. Float over a fort, forest and fair Hop into a hot-air balloon for the best sights of Rajasthan. A flight from Jaipur will take you over the sprawling Amer Fort, from Pushkar

Pre Arrival Orientation – Why?

July 5, 2016

Before you take a deep breath and dive into the experience of expat living, at RESETTLE we recommend you take a pre-arrival visit about one month prior to the final move. This will help you understand your new city better and make preparations for what to take with you when you relocate to India.  Getting resettled should not be an overwhelming experience. So on your Look-See visit make sure you ask your relocation company to address the following: Visits a few sample homes to unders

Joining your spouse on an expat assignment abroad?

June 28, 2016

We often hear of spouses following their partner for an assignment abroad. As exciting as the prospects seem initially, adjustment can be difficult.  Studies have shown that in recent times, the number of accompanying spouses has increased. Often there are families relocating abroad. Here are a few tips to help you settle in more easily: Explore the new city with an open mind. A new culture is always daunting at first, but find yourself a few tours to sign up on and make a few friends w

Final Dos and Don’ts of Moving Abroad

June 26, 2016

Your job in your new destination is now finalised and the daunting task of starting the move has begun! here are a few final final steps to keep in mind for moving to another country: Creating an Inventory List Its important to consider what to take and what to leave behind. A quick check with your relocation consultant will help you understand what is available easily in your new city and what you should carry along. Make an exhaustive list of questions to ask on your chats with this consult

Cafe Turtle, New Delhi

June 23, 2016

On a weekend or a holiday when you’re looking for a quiet place to spend your afternoon or lazy on your laptop, there are few places in Delhi that allow you that luxury. However, one little gem is a small chain of coffee shops called Cafe Turtle.  Cafe Turtle’s bookstore is a great destination to get some quiet, some good coffee, great vegetarian options and an expat friendly environment. Their bookstores are inviting and have an interesting mix of international and Indian writers

14 of India’s most loved hill stations

June 22, 2016

There’s nothing like a cool getaway to the mountains in the heat of the summer. Here’s Conde Nast Traveller's pick of the country’s favourite, most charming escapes.  Darjeeling Staring out of the window at an endless expanse of tea plantations, against a backdrop of the majestic Mount Kanchenjunga, makes the Darjeeling Himalayan toy-train journey an unmissable experience. An uphill ride from New Jalpaiguri town, at 228ft above sea level, to Darjeeling, at 2,200ft, it covers a distanc

Expats Speak

June 21, 2016

I was catching up with a friend of mine, Stephanie, a journalist, who’s made her way to Delhi from Australia. In our conversation about life, work, love and whatever else, I asked her – ‘Why relocate to India?’  It took a bit for her to respond, and then she pensively said – ‘I want to figure this country out. I want to understand it better.’ Statements like this often have me posing questions to myself, the most obvious being- what else is there to learn about this city? Del

India calling? A few things to keep in mind before your BIG move

June 20, 2016

Relocation to India is always a challenge. Through this blog we hope to share information that can make this move easier and help you resettle into India in a more informed fashion. It’s been four years since I relocated to India! Over the years, I have got a lot of queries from friends, friends of friends, and cold connects on LinkedIn asking about the ‘big move’ back to the motherland. I thought I’d put some of those conversations in this article. Before the move All the glossy g

Delhi air to improve

June 15, 2016

Some good news for all those suffering from pollution related ailments in Delhi – the government is now gearing up to shell out Rs 19,762 crore ($2.95 billion) to bring down traffic congestion in its capital city. New Delhi which is home to about 16 million people, is currently the world’s11th-most polluted city, is about to change this status. So if you are about to resettle in Delhi, better air may greet you sooner than you think. Relocation to Delhi may seem like a better option now. 

Unique travel delights across India

June 13, 2016

Recently, Conde Nast Traveller published a great article on “50 ways to fall in love with India". If you have chosen to make India your new home and have just resettled here, take a quick read and start panning your summer! Our picks at RESETTLE from this article:  6/50 - Walk over a frozen river Test your nerves (and luck) on the Chadar trek, which takes you over the frozen River Zanskar for seven cold days. With just a few inches of ice between you and a raging icy river, this one’s

Where to find all things Japanese in Delhi and Gurgaon

June 8, 2016

With the large influx of Japanese expats in Delhi and Gurgaon, it was time that the Indian market began catering to their needs. At Resettle, we interact with a lot of such clients and there are a wealth of options that one can look into. From buying groceries, to hair salons, to apartments that cater to specific needs of Japanese clients, it is all there! In this post we cover places from where you can source your Japanese groceries. Yamato-ya This international convenience store fo

Tastes of North India

June 7, 2016

Indian food can seem inviting or a daunting options given its various spices and curry concoctions! We’re here to break it down for you. And if you have a spice tolerance, it sure is going to be a much easier experience on the senses and the belly! If you have decided to resettle to India, Indian food has well-deserved reputation for being hot and keep that thought in mind while relocating. To enjoy the local food, start slowly. Don't try everything at once you relocate to your Indian city

Lodhi Gardens – A walk in paradise

May 27, 2016

Lodhi Gardens, Delhi’s iconic landmark, turned 80 this April 2016. This 90 acre lush garden is home to a variety of bird species making it a bird watchers paradise. What’s better news is that it is getting an insectary for butterfly breeding and date palm trees for a new makeover! The gardens are located in south Delhi on Lodhi road between the famous Khan Market and Safdarjung’s tomb. One of the most famous picnic spots for Delhities, these gardens see people coming in from all walks of

5 Ways to Cope With Life After Living Abroad

May 27, 2016

When my family and I first moved back to the U.S. after living in London for five years, people would often speak to me as if I had just spent the past few years of my life on a cruise ship. “Now that you’re back, get ready to start driving your kids to practice all week.” Get ready to start? When did I stop? I had not only been doing the usual sports practices, orthodontist appointments and trips to the ER, I did it all while driving on the left side of the road. Some would equate my mo

The 5 Phases Expats Go Through In Delhi

May 24, 2016

(Post taken from Little Black Book Delhi) After working with Delhi’s expat community for the past two years, I’ve seen many people go through a variety of emotions over their three – five year postings. While most of them leave with nothing but love and fondness for Delhi, they don’t always start that way. When you read this article, imagine yourself as someone who is used to steak, traffic rules, cleanliness, order, a functional administration and clean air. You’ve probably never

Great deals on beautiful handicrafts!

May 4, 2016

Indian handicrafts are appreciated world over. Families of Indian artisans pass on skilled workmanship and their intricacies and techniques down the generations. While exploring India, you will find that items that are popular with tourists are Indian gems and jewellery, exotic carpets, paintings, textiles and other handicrafts such as brass ornaments and figurines, craved boxes, marble based products, etc. India is home to 90% of the world's cut and polished small diamonds. India is also

Exploring Delhi in the summer

April 16, 2016

Summer is brutal in northern India. And there is no escaping it. There are useful tips we have penned down to help you keep that heat at bay. Otherwise, keep in mind,that there are plenty of indoor options to explore during this heat wave. Typically May, June and July tend to be very hot months in Delhi. The ‘Loo’, which is a hot, dry and strong wind that blows in from Western India, comes along in May and June. Some useful tips while moving around in Delhi during these hot months:

Delhi – a better tourist destination!

April 8, 2016

At RESETTLE, our main aim is to ensure that expatriates have an enjoyable stay during their assignment in India! Over the years, we have often heard that expats find it hard to adjust for a multitude of reasons. Digging deeper, we found that it more often that not comes down to lack of information on simple things that will help them navigate their stay here better. Delhi has a lot to offer by way of culture and heritage. As one of the oldest cities in the world, built around 7 cities, y

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