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Living in Ranchi

Life in India can be a colorful adventure, and Ranchi is no exception. With its historic temples and impressive surrounding forests and waterfalls, the “City of Waterfalls” sits in the heart of the Jharkhand region as the capital and one of its most populous cities. Hot summer days and cool evenings, a rich religious and cultural history and a low cost of living are all luxuries expats living in Ranchi can enjoy. Generally, English is not well spoken in the less tourist centered parts of the city, though finding a helpful interpreter is usually easy enough. Public transport around the busy city mainly consists of auto-rickshaw hire or small local buses, though these can be an interesting and crowded choice. Possible places of interest for expats living in Ranchi are the Dhurwa Dam, a peaceful reservoir boasting excellent views, the Rock Garden, a display of rock carvings based on its namesake in Jaipur, and the Sun Temple, built in the form of a horse-drawn chariot. All are located around the outskirts of the busy city and each offers accessible respite for expatriates in Ranchi.

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Let's indulge ourselves in conversation over cocktails. This time its all about networking over cocktails. Note : we will split the total bill equally among all attendees.
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Dec 9, 2023, 12:30 PM
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Grammy Award-winning DJ and record producer Black Coffee is returning to India. Spanning across three days, the South African dance music superstar will kickstart his tour on December 7 in Hyderabad f

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Moving to Ranchi

If you are considering moving to Ranchi, there are a number of factors to keep in mind. Make sure to vaccinate against malaria as the Ranchi region falls in one of the more affected parts of India. Other illnesses to be aware of are Japanese encephalitis and the nationwide dreaded Delhi belly. It is also likely you will need some adjustment to the local food. Female expats in Ranchi should be particularly aware of the potential culture shock that moving to an Indian city such as Ranchi can cause. A quick search on InterNations content section will offer useful information on what to expect in regards women's rights and perception of women. To live and work in Ranchi, you will need to apply for an employment or business visa. Visit the India forums and guide sections of the website for more information on Indian visa applications.

Working in Ranchi

Although Ranchi has historically been considered to have a fairly poor economy, the region has recently grown as an industrial hub. Ranchi’s main industries are agriculture and mining. Exports in rice, millets, pulses, coal and limestone are booming. Known as the “Manchester of the East”, Ranchi accounts for around 18% of India’s mineral production. In recent years Ranchi has also seen considerable growth in marketing, health-care, media and education. The Indian government has recognized the potential of Ranchi as a growing economy and the city has recently received significant investments, leading to one of the highest levels of job creation in the country. Although current wages will be significantly lower compared to cities such as Delhi, Mumbai and nearby Kolkata, the relatively low cost of living relativizes this. A mid-range three course meal for two will cost around 300rs or approximately US$5. When working in Ranchi, an awareness of the caste system and social etiquette is important, so why don’t you join InterNations and take the chance to get in touch with fellow expatriates who are already experienced with life in India.

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