Chennai is one of India’s most popular destinations for expatriates and offers its residents a home that is drenched in tradition and culture. The Government Museum is no doubt one of the city’s most popular attractions, as well as the National Art Gallery, which is one of India’s oldest galleries. Chennai is bursting with Indian culture and is best known for its classic dance style, which is named Bharathanatyam. The city’s healthcare system is made up of both private and public medical facilities, such as the National Institute of Siddha and the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital. Enjoy the many recreational spaces in Chennai, from the wonderful Arignar Anna Zoological Park, to Marina Beach and Guindy National Park. The weather almost never drops below 14°C and be prepared for the heat, as May and June have an average high of 36°C. Chennai is South India’s primary location for shopping, so you will have plenty of places to choose from when seeking out some colourful saris and silks. With cricket being the city’s most popular sport, sports fan will be able to attend an exciting match at one of India’s oldest cricket stadiums – MA Chidambaram Stadium. Chennai is a city with something to offer everyone, but before making the move, you’ll need to arrange how to transport your personal items to your new home. If you need help choosing a shipping container size, here’s a simple guide: A 40-foot container will hold the items from a 3-bedroom house, along with a vehicle, or items from a 4 or 5-bedroom house. On the other hand, a 20-foot container will hold items from a 3-bedroom house, leaving some room for your lawnmower or bicycles.
In general a car will fit into a 20ft container. You will also need to consider quarantine and tax charges usually levied on importing vehicles.
Max Dimensions 5.75m x 2.2m x 2.2m (l x w x h)
Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500
All live animals, including pets, are subject to restrictions.
All counterfeit and pirated goods are prohibited.
All ancient objects and artefacts are completely prohibited.
Pornographic materials are banned.
Narcotics and any substances that can cause addiction are prohibited
Foreign currency notes must not exceed US$5,000