Namaste, and welcome to the InterNations Bangalore Community. If you're relocating to Bangalore, you'll find all the detailed information you need in our comprehensive guides. As an international platform, we aim to help you through your initial move and continuing new life in Bangalore. Moving to a new city can be daunting and will throw up many unexpected obstacles, but here, you're not alone. If you can't find the answer to your question in our guides, just ask our friendly and experienced expats in our forum. Just like you, our members have relocated to Bangalore and have probably faced the same dilemmas; let their advice and experience give you peace of mind as you set up your home, settle into a new job, and get to grips with the cuisine. Feel free to ask questions like, "what vaccinations do I need?", "how do I find the best healthcare?", and "who do I need to register with?" — our members will also help with the everyday questions from recommending a restaurant to pointing the way to sports facilities.
With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Abu Dhabi or Khobar (Eastern Prov.).
Attend our monthly events and activities for Bangalore expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Bangalore expat forums.
Bangalore is a city of contrasts, from the luxurious, high cost of living for one section of the community to the less affluent urban communities; generally, foreigners enjoy a good standard of living in this busy city. The industries of employment include a strong grounding in IT and biotechnology as well as electronic engineering and automotive manufacturing. Multi-national companies often recruit highly skilled workers from all over the world, as do venture capital companies settling in the "Silicon Valley of India". A diverse selection of international cuisine is available, from high-class restaurants to popular street foods. The local cuisine is influenced by Chinese, Thai, South Indian, North Indian, and Muslim dishes, with vegetarian Udupi restaurants also gaining popularity. You'll find curry, chutney, and kebabs sitting side by side with worldwide dishes from Italy and Spain. As time passes you'll notice that celebrations from Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity are observed as well as secular holidays like Valentine's Day. These religious celebrations reflect the blend of cultures in this busy, crowded city and add a festive energy to the calendar.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Brussels or Shanghai, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
As you navigate your new life in Bangalore, it's a comfort to know that here in the InterNations Bangalore Community, you can find fellow expats from all over the world to meet up with. Our online resources will provide you with answers to questions, but the community you find here will also allow you to build a real life network of friends. From cooking to photography, outdoors to culture and even a cigar club, you'll find a group to suit you. Look out for regular events where you can network and enjoy meeting your fellow Bangalore expatriates.