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Hello All,

I am in the process of considering a move from the US to Noida for a 2+2 year expat contract. My wife and I are scheduling a trip in July to get a lay of the land, meet my perspective manager etc. I have read a lot of posts and many of them are very helpful, we have ordered the recommended books (Holy Cow, City of Djinns) and are looking forward to the adventure.

I am having trouble figuring out where the office is located, the address is:

B-190, Phase-II
IN-Noida 201301 (UP)
India

This doesn't show up in google maps, if anyone can give me a hint on deciphering the address that would be great. During our visit I would like to stay in the area where we would be living, which I understand should be as close as possible to the office for ease of commute.

Feel free to offer up any other suggestions as well

Thanks in advance
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Yes, that is correct.
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Originally Posted by jtgray10 View Post Yes, that is correct.
Do you want to know the rent of that area ?
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I would like to know what sector it is in and where the suggested places to live would be. Some say South Dehli is better than Noida, others say Noida is fine. Any information would be great.

Thx
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Noida is not a very large place. So you can live anywhere in noida.

Check here.
http://www.magicbricks.com/
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The Sector number is missing from the Trelleborg Noida address -- there are many sectors contained in postcode 201301. Get that info and others will be able to offer suggestions.

The address hierarchy is something like this:

Town > Sector > Phase (not always used) > Block (in this case, 'B') > Number (in this case, '190')

Other useful info would be your budget, number of bedrooms desired, if you'd prefer a flat or an independent house, etc.
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Well, I think I figured out where the office is located, by sec. 108 or 82 on the south side.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=NSEZ%2...N&hl=en&tab=wl

Initial suggestions are to look in sec. 40 and 44 for serviced apartments, being this far south probably eliminates living in South Dehli right?.

I haven't seen the details of my housing allowance but I'm guessing it will be around 30k-35k INR per month, we would like at least 2 BR, no real preference regarding flat vs. independent house unless someone here has suggestions. We would prefer to not be in a "westernized expat bubble" compound area but would like to be relatively close to markets, bars, restaurants etc. and safety is obviously important.

I'm open to any and all suggestions and information, if my expectations are too high, please say so.
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Serviced apts in that range will be tough, and if there's room to negotiate it up a bit, do so. Also, as you'll find on other threads, serviced or furnished places will severely limit your location options, and the furnishings are often less than you'd probably like. Basic furnishings are not expensive, and your employer should be able to assist you in the various markets. I assume that your employer will help with getting a place and settling in -- if not you should insist on it. Leasing a flat in Delhi is not for newbies.

I'm not too knowledgeable about Noida, but on the Delhi side there's Friends and New Friends Colony, Greater Kailash II, all of which will have plenty of shops, restaurants etc. The commute, assuming that they're providing transportation, wouldn't be too bad.

Join Yuni-Net, a Delhi expat group. Helpful tips, and you can pick up lots of used stuff from departing expats.

Not to worry about the expat bubble - while some areas have plenty of expats, there's no escaping the reality of India at every turn.

Be sure to read the numerous other threads about moving to Delhi, especially power backup etc.
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Originally Posted by curtdfw View Post Not to worry about the expat bubble - while some areas have plenty of expats, there's no escaping the reality of India at every turn.
I agree, it's not like some parts of the world where there are totally gated communities where there aren't any locals. We were in Vasant Vihar, and while there are quite a few expats and minor embassies there, it is in no sense an "expat" community.

I also second curtdfw's comment about power backup, we had full backup which is absolutley vital for someone who is used to a cooler climate.

When it's 45 degrees, having a small generator which could run your lights would be zero compensation - when all you'll be doing is limply gazing imploringly up at your well lit but useless air conditioning units and weeping gently at your lack of foresight...
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Investigation Trip

My wife and I will be visiting Noida/Delhi next week, staying in a hotel (Sec. 18). What things should we be sure to do and experience so that we get as representative an experience in 5 days as possible? The hotel looks very high end compared to the way we currently live so I want to be sure we get the full flavor of the area. We don't want to make a decision based on India "Lite" if you know what I mean.

Thanks
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I gather you're staying at the Radisson. Is your employer helping out on this at all? It's clearly in their interests for you to have an easy transition, and they'll likely know the area well.
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Yes, staying at the Radisson; my employer is helping and they are setting us up with a Realtor or relocation company to show us different housing options etc. I just want to make sure we aren't basing the decision on 5 days of "sugar coated" hotel living and figured people here would have some insight. I have been warned by other expats in my company to be conscious of the fact that they will be trying to sell the position to us so I want to be sure we see all sides of the story.
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It will make more sense to live in Noida to avoid daily commute from Delhi. But you can also check out Ashram (major intersection in Delhi) and nearby areas as mentioned by curtdfw.

Parts of Noida are still developing. Look out for apartments close to the market and ensure that there is power back-up in the apartment.
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I put a rather wordy post on moving to the area here starting at post #5 that has more stuff you should be thinking about.

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