How close-knit is the expat community in this area? How do I get involved with it?
The expat community is very close-knit and active. The easiest way to meet other expatriates is to join a relevant group, which will help you connect with like-minded people. The members of the Delhi
Expat Club meet twice a month and have coffee one morning a month to introduce new members, as well as organize many events. Some of these events include celebration of Indian festivals such as Diwali, Holi, etc., as well as other festivals like Christmas, Halloween, 4th of July etc. Others might be cultural programs organized for charity.
A couple of other expat clubs in New Delhi are the Delhi Network and The American Women's Association.
Beside expat groups, what is the best way to make social connections outside of work?
There are a few good clubs in the city whose membership is somewhat restricted. It is easier to obtain a corporate membership rather than an individual membership; individual memberships are pricey and involve a long wait. The clubs also offer temporary membership for as long as six months in a calendar year. One of the more popular clubs is the Delhi Golf Club. Some clubs on the outskirts of the city, such as the DLF Golf Club, are relatively easier to gain membership in.
Other ways to get involved are through activities that might include cultural organizations, social and sporting clubs, parks, paragliding, yoga, personal trainers, gymnasiums, theme parks and entertainment zones. People are warm and friendly, making it easy to develop a good social circle.
For more information, contact your local embassy or contact Crown New Delhi.
Where can I meet other singles in this city?
Weekends are generally filled with parties at clubs and pubs or a lazy Sunday brunch at the hotels around the town, which host a lot of expatriate members. These form a great platform to meet and network with other singles in the city.
Are there any unique networking opportunities for accompanying partners?
The types of activities available in Delhi are many and varied. In fact, many expatriates find that their problem is not how to spend their time but how to limit their activities to a manageable number. Expats in Delhi like to go out with their families to markets, movies, restaurants and bars, clubs or get-togethers organized by their embassy.
There are many opportunities for those inclined towards various forms of arts, be it dance (Indian or Western), music (vocal, instrumental, classical, western), languages, martial arts or painting. For each of these disciplines, it is possible to find a personal tutor or a place where classes are conducted.
The Alliance Française, India Habitat Centre and many other cultural institutions promote the arts and other events and have performances, exhibitions, etc., at regular intervals.
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