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Planning to relocate to Ahmedabad? If so, you are probably going to need a company that specializes in International Relocation services before you make your mind on what to pack and what not, packing and moving, home search, immigration services, FRRO registration, School Search and even City Orientation.

PM Relocations can assist you to plan your international move and make the best out of your move to Ahmedabad. You can request for a free quote online as per your requirement.

General Information :

Ahmedabad (also Amdavad), is the largest city and former capital of the Indian state of Gujarat. The city is the administrative headquarter of Ahmedabad district and is the judicial capital of Gujarat as the Gujarat High Court is located here. The city established itself as the home of a developing textile industry, which earned it the nickname Manchester of the East. Ahmedabad enjoys great religious diversity most of the people in Ahmedabad are Hindu, Jain, Muslim or Christian. Parsis and a community of Bene Israel Jews living in Ahmedabad. With a total population of around 5.5 million people, and these cultures are preeminent in the city, with their religious festivals and cuisine dominating the city's culture. One of the popular Newspaper chooses Ahmedabad as the best city to live in India.

Ahmedabad enjoys a thriving cultural tradition, being the centre of Gujarati cultural activities and diverse traditions of different ethnic and religious communities.

Climate :

There are three major seasons - winter (November- March), summer (April-June) and monsoon (July-October). During the summer the weather is extremely hot (up to 43-47 degrees Celsius) and dry. During the monsoon the climate is humid with average rainfall of 93.2 cm. and often heavy torrential rains cause the river Sabarmati to flood. Considering the temperatures the best time to visit is during the winter (5-20 degrees Celsius).

International Schools & Pre Schools :

We face a very tough time in deciding a good school for our kinds in new city. PM Relocations can assist you finding a suitable school for your kids. With so many choices Pune has lots of good and reputed international schools and pre-schools with excellent facilities and groomed teachers. School sessions begin in April in India. Only thing is that you have to pay total fee since April if you seek admission in between the session. There are Zydus School for Excellence, Anand Niketan, SGVP International School to name a few. For more details, you may write to us at info@pmrelocations.com

Immigration :

You will need a visa to enter and stay in India and the nature of that visa must suit your pursuits here. There is no provision of 'Visa on Arrival' in India and no fee is charged for immigration facilities at the airports. If you are coming to India to stay on a long terms (for more than six months), it is compulsory for every expat to register with the FRRO office within 14 days of your arrival. If registration not done within 14 days of arrival, it may attract penalty. For Immigration assistance feel free to write to us at info@pmrelocations.com

Look See & Shopping Area :

The city of Ahmedabad is full of paradoxes. Whether it is its colorful history dotted with conquests by the Mughals, the Marathas and the British on one hand and its association with the modern-day messiah of peace and non violence, Mahatma Gandhi on the other; or the cheerful co-existence of the new with the old, the city is a virtual kaleidoscope of color, language, festivals and cultures. The Sabarmati Ashram, which is located at banks of the Sabarmati River, was found in 1915. This ashram was the residence of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi till 1930. During the time of independence movement, the ashram was referred to as the Satyagrah Ashram. Akshardham Temple, located 28 km away from Ahmedabad in Gandhi Nagar is visited by around 2 million of devotees every year, this temple is one of the most popular attractions. Manek Chowk is amongst the busiest areas in Ahmedabad. It's amongst the most popular market areas in the city renowned for its gold trade. Kankaria Lake, which was earlier known as Hauj-E-Kutub, is the biggest lake in Ahmedabad. The city also encompass the mosque of Sidi Sayed is one of the most prominent mosques in the Ahmedabad city

Ahmedabad can be the shopaholic's paradise! There is something to suit every taste and every pocket. From antique jewellery, the meenakari furniture, mirror studded wall hangings, Kutchi embroidered tablecloths to any thinkable ethnic or modern wear - thetreasure of bazaars and malls have it all. The most popular places to shop in Ahmedabad include Teen Darwaja, Ratan Pole, Manek Chowk, Dhalgarwad, C.G. Road and Sarkhej. Law Garden is also a popular shopping area in the city. Bandhej and Sanskruti are two of the most popular shops in Ahmedabad offering the best range of traditional items. If you like us to assist you for look see and settling in services please write to us at info@pmrelocations.com

    Tips for living in Ahmedabad :

  • Local Transportation - Traffic is smooth but can at time be impossible and risky at peak hours and the use of taxis is a cheap option. Tell the driver your destination and negotiate your price upfront or ask to see their tariff card first. People who don't do this often get cheated on the fair. Yellow and Green three-wheeled taxicabs known as the Auto rickshaws or Rickshaws. Most of the drivers are able to understand Hindi and maybe some basic words of English.
  • Get registered with a Doctor – We advice you to get a health insurance through private health insurance. Almost all reputed health insurance companies have tie up with good hospitals. Get registered with a doctor in your neighbourhood.
  • Be a savvy shopper - Get to know what locals pay for daily household needs, clothing or furniture. The prices are often different for locals vs. expats. Many people still believe all expats are rich and deserve to pay twice as much for what they want. Know what things cost and ask to the 'Local Pricing' for things.