How close-knit is the expat community in this area? How do I get involved with it?
Mumbai has a variety of clubs and organizations catering to expats. There are opportunities for socializing and forming new friendships and often people discover new-found leisure time allowing the indulgence of new hobbies and interests during their residence here. One way of contributing to local culture is through volunteer charity work, which will not only keep you active but also assist in understanding the complexities of life in the city. A couple of expat clubs in Mumbai are:
- Mumbai Connections
- The American Women's Club of Bombay
Beside expat groups, what is the best way to make social connections outside of work?
One can get involved with cultural organizations, social and sporting clubs, parks, para-gliding, yoga, personal trainers, gymnasiums, theme parks and entertainment zones. People are warm and friendly; one can easily develop a good social circle.
Where can I meet other singles in this city?
Many singles gather at bars and night clubs located in expensive hotels.
Are there any unique networking opportunities for accompanying partners?
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 being conducted.
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