Friday, 2 September 2016

Why Expats Settle In Gurgaon?

Cinnamon Stays has been home to guests from all walks of life. Having hosted hundreds of guests from 70 different countries, Cinnamon has slowly become the preferred choice for people relocating to Gurgaon. Over the years, we have noticed a steady rise in the number of expats moving to Gurgaon and making it their home. Expats from all over the world seem to have taken a special liking to Gurgaon owing to India’s contribution to global economy. While one set of expats move in by way of a company transfer, there are a larger set who move in for the job opportunities that India offers. Having had long discussions with expats who we have hosted, there was only one common question that we asked them and we decided to list the top 10 reasons –
Why Expats chose to settle in Gurgaon!
  1. Job Opportunities and Corporate Hub
Gurgaon over the years has emerged as the Growth Hub for India, which in fact means that there are a number of job opportunities that are available. With India now becoming a global recruiter, people from all over the world apply and do land themselves up in their dream job and eventually in Gurgaon. This obviously makes Gurgaon a natural choice for expats to move in.

  1. Secure housing colonies
Gurgaon houses state of the art housing colonies that suits everyone’s tastes. From row houses to individual bungalows, to high rise flats to studio apartments, from plush luxury villas to few reputed homestays, Gurgaon provides for all. 
(Picture Courtesy-
With the increasing need for safe and secure places to live, Gurgaon housing societies top the list. This makes the expats feel safe in a new place.

  1. International Schools
Gurgaon has very good schools affiliated to various boards. Pathways, Sri Ram School are amongst very good schools with IB board. This makes Gurgaon a favourite amongst expats moving with their families.

 (Picture Courtesy - GD Goenka School)
  1. Entertainment

Gurgaon is vibrant with people and places to entertain. It caters to entertainment in the form of shopping malls, pubs, luxury hotels, spas, movie halls, theatre and the likes. Kingdom of Dreams brings alive world class entertainment and the variety of Indian food and culture. The entertainment scene in Gurgaon offers a whole lot of variety for expats to enjoy!
(Picture Courtesy -,

  1. Gastronomical Hub
Food is a very important part of daily existence. Gurgaon caters very well to world cuisine. The department stores are very well stocked with ingredients from all across the world. Modern Bazaar, Spencers, Nature’s Basket, La Marche, Needs Gourmet are some of the well-known departmental stores. Besides, there are enough choices available in theme and cuisine based restaurants.
(Picture Courtesy -,

  1.  Nearby locations to travel in India - the node being Delhi
Gurgaon is close to New Delhi and New Delhi in itself is the node for connecting other states of India. For expats who like to travel the convenience of doing weekend and long trips are many. Uttarakhand, UP, Punjab, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Kashmir are some of the popular travel destination amongst travel enthusiasts.

(Picture Courtesy-,

  1. Communities that suit you
Gurgaon is known for communities and tying people together over common interests and cultures. This brings about a sense of belongingness and the expats do not miss home. There are a number of communities like Gurgaon Moms, Gurgaon Start Up Communities, NGOs, the AIESEC that have events that unite expats based either on their interest or on their country. Gurgaon also has a strong expat community network including Gurgaon Connect.

  1. Sports facilities and Academy
Gurgaon may be congested and one may feel the dearth of open spaces to play any sports. This is compensated for, by gated Sports Complexes and Academies that not just offer usage of the complex but also specific coaching if required.
Since fitness and sports are a lifestyle with a large number of Americans and Europeans, the sports complexes are a huge hit amongst them.

 (Picture Courtesy -

  1. Logistically supportive
The logistics support is immense in Gurgaon. Police verified domestic maids, drivers, electricians, masons, plumbers are easily available via different channels - word of mouth, registered with the society or even by use of technology (web and app services).

  10. Cultural Entertainment at Delhi
For the culturally inclined, there is no other place like Delhi. From the Mughals to the Struggle for Independence, Delhi showcases history like no other city in the country. 
Easily accessible through the metro or the road, a day trip especially during winters for picnics is a big hit with the expat community of Gurgaon. Epicentre from Old Hospitality World is located in Gurgaon and showcases best of the theatrical world.

For the ever increasing expat community, the online presence in the form of websites like, and make living in Gurgaon easier than expected. Help and support comes from such communities on at the click of a button. India in the meanwhile stands tall to the reputation of looking after their guests well!  Being an expat in India and in Gurgaon is not a matter of worry anymore!
(picture courtesy -
Cinnamon Stays is Gurgaon’s No 1 Homestay Brand. Cofounded by Manish Sinha, - Creative entrepreneur & Former Chief Strategy Officer, Digitas and Shilpi Singh, Executive coach. Shilpi also offers culture coaching to relocating professionals and their families.
For more information write to

No comments:

Post a Comment