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Welcome to the Bombay Expats Wiki!

This is a collaborative website for the members of the Bombayexpats Yahoo Group to share their expertise and recommendations for living in Bombay. All members of the Bombayexpats Yahoo Group are welcome and encouraged to add information to this site.


What is this site for?

This wiki is a complement to the mailing list -- a place for us to capture answers to frequently asked questions, and to provide reviews and reference information useful for new and old expats alike. This site is public-facing and is intended as a resource for everyone, but only members of the Yahoo Group can edit it.


Arrey, yaar! What is a "wiki" anyway?

A wiki is just a website that anyone (with the password) can edit and add new pages to.


Let's get started here...

Click on any of the links below to go to that page, or use the search box in the top-right corner of this page.


About Bombay

What is this city like, anyway? Geography, history, character


First steps for newcomers

Arriving in Bombay, getting a taxi, where to stay


Visa and passport issues

Working, getting residency, dealing with the FRRO, taxes, etc.


Finding a place to live

Neighborhoods, apartments, brokers



Clothing, Groceries, cheese, coffee, furniture, clothes, etc. What to buy and where to buy it.


Communications & technology

Mobile phones, internet, cable TV, STD calling



Gyms, learning Hindi, tailoring, haircuts, insurance, dry cleaning, etc.


Restaurants and bars

Bombayexpat favorites



Hospitals, malaria, medications, pharmacies and chemists


Getting around

Cars, drivers, trains, commuting, etc.



Bombay sightseeing and activities, holidays and special events


Bombay with kids

Special recommendations for parents


Life in Bombay

Miscellaneous page: Expat hangouts, volunteering, maids, hotels for guests, pets, etc. etc. etc.


References and resources

Where else to look


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