Moving To Agra
Are you planning on moving to Agra? Business opportunities are expanding and the city is now a desirable destination for expats. Agra forms part of the Golden Triangle of most visited areas in India along with Delhi and Jaipur. Agra is most famous for the Taj Mahal, the eighth wonder of the world, but the city has many more wonderful monuments steeped in ancient history, such as Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and I’timād-Ud-Daulah.
Agra’s economy is heavily based on tourism along with royal crafts like pietre dure, marble inlays and carpets. The city has 7,000 small-scale industrial units and the city is also known for its leather goods. Although the national language is Hindi, expats will soon discover that there are about fourteen other official languages and, numerous dialects from region to region. Luckily, the legacy left from the days of the British Empire, means that English is very widely spoken, particularly among the educated, so making yourself understood is not generally a problem.
Property prices if you are thinking of moving to Agra
Buying a property in Agra is not an easy process and is often hindered by fraud, corruption and bribery. All UK expats are advised to engage an English-speaking lawyer to deal with the legal aspect of purchase to ensure that all the small print has been examined and that there are no hidden loopholes. It may be advisable to rent a property in the first instance, so that you can get an idea of the best area of the city for your needs.
You can expect to pay a monthly rent of approximately 5000.00 Rs for a one bedroomed apartment in the city centre. The following real estate agent has a selection of properties: Property Portal
Schools if moving to Agra
Most expats will choose an independent school in Agra, especially if they would like their children to continue with their British curriculum. The following site will help you locate an international school in Agra: http://www.justdial.com/Agra/International-Schools/ct-10272752
Local Information if you are thinking of moving to Agra
When you first move to a new city finding your way round the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way. Simply visit Banking & Tax Information
Travel if you are thinking of moving to Agra
Travel in Agra will certainly be challenging, the cheapest way of getting around is by bus, with the advice that you should use buses run by the state government bus company. Agra is on the central train line between Delhi and Bombay and between Delhi and Madras with three main train stations in the city. Taxis are widely available throughout Agra.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Agra
The official currency of India is the Indian Rupee, abbreviated as INR. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is the centralised banking institution and controls the currency.
When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with The FX Firm.
Simply call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account. foreign-exchange
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