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Day-to-day Living in India

How do I get about in India?

India's railway network is the second largest in the world. Over fifteen million people travel on it per day. There are seven thousand stations, and prices are relatively low - especially next to UK train travel. The cost of a first class ticket is roughly double that of second class.

For the more remote, mountainous and beautiful areas, taking the bus or driving is essential. Busses can be overcrowded.

The international dialling code for India is +91.

Exactly where should I choose to start up?

If your business is focused on the contemporary or by taking advantage of India's emergence into the technology industries, the bigger cities such as New Delhi, Bangalore or Mumbai would be an ideal location to establish. If your business is more traditional, then your options are more flexible. For the more creative industries the abundant mountainous and scenic locations could well offer the inspiration that drives your success.

Principal Cities (populations taken from 2007):

  • Agra, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, northern India - Population 1,321,410
  • Ahmadabad, in the state of Gujurat, western India - Population 4,519,278
  • Ahmadnagar, in the state of Maharashtra, in western India - Population 347,396
  • Ajanta, in the state of Maharashtra, in western central India - Population 2,200
  • Ajmer, in the state of Rajasthan, north western India Population
  • Akola, in the state of Maharashtra, in central India - Population 328,034
  • Allahabad, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, northern India - Population 1,049,579
  • Alleppey, in the state of Kerala, southern India - Population 169,940
  • Amritsar, in the state of Punjab, northern India - Population 1,011,327
  • Arcot, in the state of Tamil Nadu, south eastern India - Population 126,975
  • Arrah, in the state of Bihar, north eastern India - Population 156,871
  • Asansol, in the state of West Bengal, north eastern India - Population 486,304
  • Ayodhya, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, northern India - Population 40,642
  • Bangalore, in the state of Karnataka, southern India - Population 5,686,844
  • Belgaum, in the state of Karnataka, south western India - Population 506,235
  • Bellary, in the state of Karnataka, southern India - Population 245,391
  • Bharatpur, in the state of Rajasthan, northern India - Population 156,844
  • Bhilai, in the state of Chhattisgarh, central India - Population 290,090
  • Bhiwandi, in the state of Maharashtra, western India - Population 621,390
  • Bhopal, in the state of Madhya Pradesh, central India - Population 1,454,830
  • Bhubaneshwar, in the state of Orissa, eastern India - Population 657,477
  • Bihar (state) - Population 82,878,796
  • Buddh Gaya (Buddhist centre of Pilgrimage), in the state of Bihar, north eastern India - Population 21,692
  • Chandigarh, in the state of Union Territory, northern India - Population 900,914
  • Chandannagar, in the state of West Bengal - Population 120,378
  • Chennai, in the state of Tamil Nadu, south eastern India - Population 6,424,624
  • Cochin (city), in the state of Kerala, south western India - Population 1,355,406
  • Coimbatore, in the state of Tamil Nadu, southern India - Population 1,446,034
  • Cuttack, in the state of Orissa, eastern India - Population 587,637
  • Darjiling, in the state of West Bengal, north eastern India - Population 109,163
  • Darbhanga, in the state of Bihar, north eastern India - Population 218,391
  • Dehra Dun, in the state of Uttaranchal, northern India - Population 527,859
  • Delhi, capital of the Northern Capital Territory, northern India - Population 12,791,458
  • Dhule, in the state of Maharashtra, central India - Population 278,317
  • Gauhati, in the state of Assam, north eastern India - Population 814,575
  • Gaya, in the state of Bihar, north eastern India - Population 394,185
  • Gorakhpur, in the state of Utar Pradesh, northern India - Population 505,566
  • Gulbarga, in the state of Karnataka, southern India - Population 435,631
  • Gwalior, in the state of Madhya Pradesh, central India - Population 865,800
  • Haridwar, in the state of Uttaranchal, northern India - Population 220,433
  • Hubli, in the state of Hubli-Dharwar, south western India - Population 647,640
  • Hyderabad, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, south central India - Population 5,533,640
  • Indore, in the state of Madhya Pradesh, central India - Population 1,639,044
  • Jabalpur, in the state of Madhya Pradesh, central India - Population 1,117,200
  • Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan, northern India - Population 2,324,319
  • Jamshedpur, in the state of Jharkhand, eastern India - Population 1,101,804
  • Jodhpur, in the state of Rajasthan, north western India - Population 856,034
  • Kanpur, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, northern India - Population 2,690,486
  • Karikal, in the state of Pondicherry, southeast India - Population 61,875
  • Kolkata, capital of West Bengal, eastern India - Population 13,216,546
  • Leh, capital of Ladakh, northwest India
  • Lucknow, capital of Uttar Pradesh, northern India - Population 2,266,933
  • Mangalore, in the state of Karnataka, south western India - Population 538,560
  • Mumbai, capital of Maharashtra - Population 11,914,398
  • Mysore, in the state of Karnataka, southern India - Population 785,800
  • Nagpur, capital of Nagpur District, central India - Population 2,122,965
  • New Delhi, capital of India, in the National Capital Territory of Delhi - Population 301,000
  • Patna, capital of Bihar, north eastern India - Population 1,707,429
  • Porbandar, in the state Gujarat, west central India - Population 197,414
  • Port Blair, town on South Andaman Island, capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a union territory of India - Population 74,955
  • Pune, in the state of Maharashtra, western India - Population 3,755,525
  • Raipur, capital of Chhattisgarh, central India - Population 699,264
  • Surat, in the state of Gujarat, western India - Population 2,811,466
  • Vellore, in the state of Tamil Nadu, southern India - Population 388,211
  • Vijayawada, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, south eastern India - Population 1,011,152
  • Warangal, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, south eastern India, Population 577,190

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