Work in Gurgaon, live in Delhi for 3 months in winter?

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From what I have read, Gurgaon seems a bit post-apocylptical (sic). If one's work was near the Metro in Gurgaon, is it possible to find a serviced apartment somewhere in S Delhi like Defense Colony, Khan Market, etc. and commute? I want to enjoy the language, culture, arts, architecture etc. of Delhi in this cooler time of the year. If I want malls, concrete and traffic I can find that at home. I don't know S. Delhi that well. Married couple in 50s from US. Any thoughts appreciated.
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Commute will be horrible. Your day will go into commuting in the morning/evening unless you will have an office car/cab pickup service. South delhi is good. Nice apartments. But South Delhi is "New Delhi" which means nothing traditional architecture. In that case you might have to look into Old Delhi but I recommend staying in Gurgaon as you will find really good/cheap apartments in gurgaon. YOu might get a normal and may be shitty apartment in south delhi for about rs 20,000 that too 1 bed or 2 bed but in gurgaon you will find a new modern well furnished 2 bed apartment for same price. And I always believe accommodation makes your holiday worthwhile. SO stay in gurgaon. And if you want to enjoy delhi then commute in the evenings to south delhi for fun. You will enjoy best of both world.
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Originally Posted by kinnaur cap View Post From what I have read, Gurgaon seems a bit post-apocylptical (sic). If one's work was near the Metro in Gurgaon, is it possible to find a serviced apartment somewhere in S Delhi like Defense Colony, Khan Market, etc. and commute? I want to enjoy the language, culture, arts, architecture etc. of Delhi in this cooler time of the year. If I want malls, concrete and traffic I can find that at home. I don't know S. Delhi that well. Married couple in 50s from US. Any thoughts appreciated.
If you decide for South Delhi then try Hauz Khas Village area which is culturally rich and hub of cultural activities.It has a big green park and old monuments plus lake.It's not a village but a posh area.Metro station is nearby as well.Gurgaon would be much closer than Defense Colony, Khan Market etc as well.google it and check out.
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Hauz Khas will be expense though.
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If you work in Gurgaon, live in Gurgaon or near Gurgaon, Haus Khas will work. Visit Delhi during weekends and holidays.

Commute will consume you and your free time if you live far away.
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Thanks for the thoughts!

Thank you to everyone. I will be visiting June 15-17 to have a dekho at the job site and scope out living arrangments.

May I ask, is there such a thing as "relocation agent" in S. Delhi/Gurgaon? I'd happily pay someone and a car/driver for a day to run around and look at flats and neighborhoods, if this type of thing is possible (on a weekend). Of course I realize that looking now will not be specifically relevant for exact units and rental availability, but I could learn a lot more by making the rounds with an "agent" than striking out on my own.

Can anyone give me a little education as the definition of "serviced apartments"? I used this phrase because I saw it on the internet...

Thanks
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I'd suggest roping in a trusted co-worker rather an estate agent, who are primarily interested in maximizing their profit. Approach working with agents like you're walking onto a used car lot.

Have any lease agreement vetted by an attorney (my employers' staff counsel have been helpful in the past), and get your employer to foot the deposit - Delhi landlords are very good at finding ways to hang onto deposits.
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making the rounds with an "agent" than striking out on my own.

Can anyone give me a little education as the definition of "serviced apartments"? I used this phrase because I saw it on the internet...

I would stay away from serviced apartments!! These are regular furnished apartments, with staff coming in once a day to clean up. I made the mistake of renting one, while I looked for an apartment to rent. The staff are untrained and have no idea about housekeeping. It looked like the blankets had'nt been drycleaned since the last occupant, and I ended up refusing to use any of the bed linen. I cut my stay short, and moved out pronto.

That said, I hear the Radisson Suites are pretty decent.
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reached a conclusion on gurgaon vs delhi?

hi there,
was just wondering if you have any tips on gurgaon vs delhi living after your research? many good tips on this site, but a lot seem to be for families relocating. i will be going to work for an MNC based in gurgaon for 6 months starting in august. As I'm late 20s and don't have any children I am not concerned about schools etc., but want to live somewhere I can easily connect with other people. Like kinnaur cap, I want to experience the culture and make the most of my stay during whatever time i have off work. Would definitely rate social aspect higher than the need for a "sterile" hotel type of accommodation.

My employer will most likely set me up with a driver, though I'm not sure if this would help a lot timewise in commuting. Either way they plan to "show some options" once i get over there, however, I would appreciate to get other ex-pats input as to which area/s these options should be in.

Any thoughts, comments, experiences much appreciated!

Cheers
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Originally Posted by norindia View Post My employer will most likely set me up with a driver, though I'm not sure if this would help a lot timewise in commuting. Either way they plan to "show some options" once i get over there, however, I would appreciate to get other ex-pats input as to which area/s these options should be in.

Any thoughts, comments, experiences much appreciated!

Cheers
Don't make a quick decision, have your employer put up the deposit, and a driver is a requirement. Gurgaon is not a pedestrian-friendly area.
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I have never seen it mentioned here before but being an infrequent visitor to this site I may have just missed any mention but have a look at airbnb.com . They have rooms to rent or full studio or large apartments.

Also, I would live near to my work in Gurgaon and go to South Delhi in the evenings and weekends.

Good Luck.
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Originally Posted by curtdfw View Post Don't make a quick decision, have your employer put up the deposit, and a driver is a requirement. Gurgaon is not a pedestrian-friendly area.
cheers. will make sure to get driver! any other must-haves i should be aware of when finalising things? i've noted the power/water supply back-ups as essentials already
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Originally Posted by chagu View Post I have never seen it mentioned here before but being an infrequent visitor to this site I may have just missed any mention but have a look at airbnb.com . They have rooms to rent or full studio or large apartments.

Also, I would live near to my work in Gurgaon and go to South Delhi in the evenings and weekends.

Good Luck.
thanks! any tips as to where in gurgaon would be good? office is in sector 32
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I do not know Gurgaon very well but take a look at a map....
http://www.mapsofindia.com/maps/haryana/gurgaon.htm

The hosts at airbnb.com or other websites will let you know which Sector they are in and will be able to advise you further.

chagu
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Thanks Chagu,

it help, i stay in South delhi but i was not aware of this

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