Moving to South Delhi, advice wanted.

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My name is Liv and I'm a 21 year old female recently graduated from Liverpool Hope university in Film and TV production.
I am looking for some advice on moving to Delhi!
I've been to India before and was preferably looking for somewhere to live such as Kailash Colony or GKN block, or anywhere that is safe/secure for a young female over in South Delhi!
I'm on a bit of a budget and I'm flying to Delhi on the 23rd July until the 23rd December so looking for anyone who would be around those times

I would also appreciate any advice/help being that I'm not 100% on where to start looking and last time I was on a study abroad program but this time I'm headed out there on my own!
Thank you
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GK,KC,Kalkaji,CR Park are all very good place to stay.Not sure what's your budget but GK and KC have bit higher rates.The best option would be to check Yuni-net site + their FB page and you would get leads.Few people I know(in IndiaMike) are living in CR Park and GK.

Also comb this site as many have the same queries and got accommodations already.
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Originally Posted by Livlia123 View Post My name is Liv and I'm a 21 year old female recently graduated from Liverpool Hope university in Film and TV production.
I am looking for some advice on moving to Delhi!
If you plan to move here to find work in the film field, then probably Delhi is not the right choice. And you would need a E visa.
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Originally Posted by theRock View Post GK,KC,Kalkaji,CR Park are all very good place to stay.Not sure what's your budget but GK and KC have bit higher rates.The best option would be to check Yuni-net site + their FB page and you would get leads.Few people I know(in IndiaMike) are living in CR Park and GK.

Also comb this site as many have the same queries and got accommodations already.
Thanks dude! My Indian friend told me about Yuni-net so I'm on there now. Do you have any advice about where else to look website wise? I ideally want to be living with people of a similar age so I'm not on my own and I've been googling but most of the posts were outdated so other than Yuni-net I'm not sure where to look really.

I was looking at GK and KC because I know both places and my Indian friend also gave me advice that they are safe areas. Obviously being a young Western girl on my own I need to make sure I'm living somewhere fairly safe. My budget isn't high though - ideally in the 15000 area because my budget as a whole (food wise and everything) is currently about 27000 per month. I was actually looking at places in/near to Haus Khaz as well. Just looked up CR Park and looks good but I didn't visit it last time so not 100% on what the area is like as a whole?
Thank-you for your advice, much appreciated!


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Originally Posted by narendra.d View Post If you plan to move here to find work in the film field, then probably Delhi is not the right choice. And you would need a E visa.
I wasn't looking really, I know the film industry is based mainly in Mumbai but I'm so young and I don't know what my aim is really job-wise. More wanting to travel before I get settled anywhere but thank-you anyway!
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Originally Posted by Livlia123 View Post Thanks dude! My Indian friend told me about Yuni-net so I'm on there now. Do you have any advice about where else to look website wise? I ideally want to be living with people of a similar age so I'm not on my own and I've been googling but most of the posts were outdated so other than Yuni-net I'm not sure where to look really.

I was looking at GK and KC because I know both places and my Indian friend also gave me advice that they are safe areas. Obviously being a young Western girl on my own I need to make sure I'm living somewhere fairly safe. My budget isn't high though - ideally in the 15000 area because my budget as a whole (food wise and everything) is currently about 27000 per month. I was actually looking at places in/near to Haus Khaz as well. Just looked up CR Park and looks good but I didn't visit it last time so not 100% on what the area is like as a whole?
Thank-you for your advice, much appreciated!
Property here are divided into A-H categories(based on price) where A-C are the top 3 and ideal for expats.For more details on this slab check this link Property categories - Delhi

The budget you have would get it at C in shared basis but you should checkout Hauz Khas/GK/KC as well(B category) to strike a good deal.CR Park/Kalkaji is a good area(C category) and many expats live there.CR Park is still a bit secluded but Kalkaji is better overall regarding markets/transport.So you can research more.May be you can ask your Indian friend to help you out more.

Regarding the sites, you can check this one link.Also there are sites like magicbricks etc but dealing directly with brokers is a big pain.Check this one where a direct reference worked good Daunting Task of Finding a FLAT in South Delhi-HELP PLEASE
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Originally Posted by theRock View Post Property here are divided into A-H categories(based on price) where A-C are the top 3 and ideal for expats.For more details on this slab check this link Property categories - Delhi

The budget you have would get it at C in shared basis but you should checkout Hauz Khas/GK/KC as well(B category) to strike a good deal.CR Park/Kalkaji is a good area(C category) and many expats live there.CR Park is still a bit secluded but Kalkaji is better overall regarding markets/transport.So you can research more.May be you can ask your Indian friend to help you out more.

Regarding the sites, you can check this one link.Also there are sites like magicbricks etc but dealing directly with brokers is a big pain.Check this one where a direct reference worked good Daunting Task of Finding a FLAT in South Delhi-HELP PLEASE
That's really helpful to know, thank-you so much! I had no idea that they were divided into categories.

I'll look out for CR Park and Kalkaji particularly Kalkaji and read up a bit more on both areas.
She's really really busy at the moment as she's in the UK until the end of July trying to organise the program that I went on last year for August for 200 students and I've asked her a lot so I don't want to hassle her too much! I'll be able to check up on places I've found though!

In regards to that thread, I read through it and those contacts will be very useful to have! I'd ideally like to sort somewhere from the UK though so I know that I have somewhere to go to and someone to live with (either Indian girls or other expats as I've been advised.) I arrive in in Delhi at the airport at about 11pm Indian time but I'm leaving my house at 4AM UK time so I'm going to be very tired by the time I get there and will need at least a few days to get back into the Indian way of life/get over jetlag!

However my Indian friend did mention that she's got a friend who opens up her house as a bed and breakfast to other girls but it would be 2691 per night so if I did go there I wouldn't be able to stay for very long! A couple of days maximum I think. She's going to check for me but she's not entirely sure there will be space anyway! It's a back-up though I guess!

I'm just a bit worried as a young girl on my own - I think I need to meet/be with other people at least to start myself off hence why I didn't really want to stay in a hotel/hostel and a flatshare would be much more ideal but other than Yuni-net and with just over three weeks to go I'm not really even sure where to begin!
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You can also look for Lajpat Nagar (Part-2/4) or South Extention (Part-1/ 2), which full of young professionals and college students (due to its proximity to South Campus DU), any good flat will cost you no more than 15000/- .
Also, all the basic amenities are available at stonethrow distance. Due to its location all the major hubs like Nehru Place, Cannaught Place, NOIDA, GGaon are easily accessible by Bus/ Metro.
Altough exact rented accomodations will have to be selected/ checked in person, you can still explore some by following this link http://www.magicbricks.com/

Hope this would help.
All the best.
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Ok let's hope you get something pretty soon by the info provided.Also many solo traveler come and stay so don't worry too much and you might find friends here.
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Ok let's hope you get something pretty soon by the info provided.Also many solo traveler come and stay so don't worry too much and you might find friends here.
Thanks for all your advice, I really appreciated it!
I fly out Wednesday and after spending such a long time flat searching I've taken a 360 degree turn with my plans!
I'm very much a people person and I think for my second time in Delhi on my own, an apartment wasn't good thinking....I'm opting down the hostel route because it's not completely permanent so I can always swap and change if I don't like it, it's cheaper and I figured it's more ideal for meeting like-minded travelers!
I've booked a hotel that I know since they do airport transfers just for the first two nights (it's expensive for Delhi but my mum spoke to the manager and everything, plus they're sending me a cab, and I think since I arrive pretty late it'll give me the two days I need to get over jet lag) and being that I'm going to a hostel which is cheaper I don't mind going down the hotel route for the first two days!

Advice much appreciated though because I've learned a lot more about areas that I didn't know etc. And I've been reading around the forum a bit more too which has been completely useful! It can be a bit daunting at first especially going out as a young female alone but I wouldn't change my plans for the world
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Head to Hauz Khas Village(different from Hauz Khas)
Its lovely,its serene, full of creative energy and has a hippie like outlook with alot of expats staying there. You should face no problem here. More so within 15k, you should get a very good accommodation like single room (big enough) with attached kitchen and a bathroom. Go visit the place and then thank me later.
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Originally Posted by Livlia123 View Post Thanks for all your advice, I really appreciated it!
I fly out Wednesday and after spending such a long time flat searching I've taken a 360 degree turn with my plans!
I'm very much a people person and I think for my second time in Delhi on my own, an apartment wasn't good thinking....I'm opting down the hostel route because it's not completely permanent so I can always swap and change if I don't like it, it's cheaper and I figured it's more ideal for meeting like-minded travelers!
I've booked a hotel that I know since they do airport transfers just for the first two nights (it's expensive for Delhi but my mum spoke to the manager and everything, plus they're sending me a cab, and I think since I arrive pretty late it'll give me the two days I need to get over jet lag) and being that I'm going to a hostel which is cheaper I don't mind going down the hotel route for the first two days!

Advice much appreciated though because I've learned a lot more about areas that I didn't know etc. And I've been reading around the forum a bit more too which has been completely useful! It can be a bit daunting at first especially going out as a young female alone but I wouldn't change my plans for the world
Ok good to know that the advices you received here helped and you have taken a decision which suits you best.Let's hope you do good here.You can ask more queries on anything as well.
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Welcome to IndiaMike, Livlia123!

I'm assuming you have a tourist visa? If so, you can't live in India on that. You will have to leave after 180 days. You can return after a short time out, but you can only stay 180 days at a time. You won't be able to work on a tourist visa, either.
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Originally Posted by theRock View Post Ok good to know that the advices you received here helped and you have taken a decision which suits you best.Let's hope you do good here.You can ask more queries on anything as well.
Thank-you dude
I've just been finding my way around and I feel reading what others have posted has been very useful!

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I'm assuming you have a tourist visa? If so, you can't live in India on that. You will have to leave after 180 days. You can return after a short time out, but you can only stay 180 days at a time. You won't be able to work on a tourist visa, either.
Yes I have a tourist visa! But don't worry I have a return flight
I'm flying back to England 2 days before Christmas so I'm only staying out for 5 months - a flat was a suggestion but I later decided it's best to stay in a hostel and meet new like minded travelers and things in somewhere less permanent!

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