New Delhi was constructed by the British to house government buildings when the British decided to shift their capital from Calcutta to Delhi in 1911. All International flights headed to New Delhi, the capital of India, touch ground at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI). Delhi is home to more than 160 embassies and consulates and a large expat population.

1. Dining

Indian cuisine encompasses a wide variety of regional cuisines native to India. Given the range of diversity in soil type, climate and occupations, these cuisines vary significantly from each other and use locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. The dishes are then served according to taste in either mild, medium or hot. Indian food is also heavily influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions.

2.  Shopping

Delhi has been, since historical times, remained a favoured destination for shoppers. From traditional bazaars to modern-day swanky malls, Delhi has everything to offer to a customer. Delhi’s street markets are reported to provide a greater turnover as compared to malls. Since not everyone can afford to shop at malls or branded stores, most residents swear by the street markets. The quality of goods varies from market to market.

3.  Healthcare

There are numerous private hospitals in Delhi, but only a few that would meet standards that most Westerners are accustomed to. The general perception is that even these hospitals lack the attention to sanitation and hygiene that are vital to a medical setting. Although medical treatment is generally inexpensive, it is always best to have health insurance. Costs for complicated or emergency treatment can become very expensive relatively quickly.

4. Insurance for Expatriates in New Delhi

Most expatriates will want to obtain international medical coverage if residing in New Delhi. It is better to have a global medical treatment with medical evacuation and reimbursement for medical expenses via a large network of hospitals. Many expats should also obtain global life and disability insurance coverage. Expat Financial can offer some medical and travel insurance plans to local citizens in India.

Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in India:

International Health Insurance

Expat Life and Disability Insurance

Travel Insurance

Evacuation Coverage

Group Expat Insurance Plans

If you require a quote for insurance coverage for expats in India, contact Expat Financial today for a quote and to discuss your Indian expatriate insurance requirements.