As the second largest city in central India, Nagpur has been named as one of the future global cities, meaning that it holds some importance on a large international scale. Because of this, the city has experienced a cultural and industrial boom in recent years, making life in Nagpur exciting and unique. If you are exploring the area for the first time, it can be good for expats living in Nagpur to take in a few of the more common tourist hot spots. That way you can get a good understanding of what makes the place so vibrant and special. Learn, for example, about the traditional religious practices of the city by visiting the Dhamma Chakra Stupa, a Buddhist holy site, before taking in the natural beauty of Nagpur at Lake Ambazari. If you need a hand with getting yourself settled in Nagpur, choosing a good school for your children, or you just want to talk with other expatriates, then you should browse through the forums on the InterNations website.
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Many people move to Nagpur to take advantage of the growing economy, but the tropical climate helps to make it a pleasurable place to live in, too. As the 'Tiger Capital of India', Nagpur can function for both tourists and expats living in Nagpur alike as a starting point for many of the different tiger reserves in the country – the large cats attract many people to Nagpur and contribute to a growing wildlife tourism. But not only cat-lovers will find something to see and do when moving to Nagpur; the city can provide various cultural offerings as well as traditional Vidharbha cuisine. Moving to Nagpur can be stressful and time consuming, but some of the strain can be taken off with the help from the expatriate community on the InterNations website. The platform enables not only expats in Nagpur to socialize, network and share advice on life abroad with our more than one million members from across the globe.
As emerging metropolis, Nagpur has thousands of available jobs, with new positions opening daily. In 2004, the city was rated as the fastest growing in India, and in the years since the number of households with high incomes has increased at an equal rate. One of the most important sectors that the city relies on is to do with finance and banking - it holds, for example, the regional office of Reserve Bank of India. Expatriates working in Nagpur might find that working life in Nagpur is very different to what they are used to and might just need some help with settling down in their new job. Whether you are setting up your own business, or just trying to work out the pitfalls of international etiquette, there will be an article in the Expat Magazine that will hold a solution to your problems, or a friendly InterNations member who has been in the same situation before and can help you out.