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Where is the best place to rent an apartment in Mumbai?
October 21, 2010 5:06 PM   Subscribe

I will be in Mumbai for the month of January but still telecommuting to the US. Where is a good place to find a decent furnished apartment with reliable internet? Or rather, whats the craigslist of india?
posted by mewmewmew to Travel & Transportation around Mumbai, India (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
i have no idea, but i'd check out

someone on there will probably know
posted by nanhey at 8:51 PM on October 21, 2010

Sadly, most of such markets in India are still offline and there isn't a "craigslist of India". Whatever websites that exist, have small userbases. Your best bet might be the expat forums ( has already been mentioned).

I have heard about these guys being good, but I have no personal experience of their services. Do look around for reviews.

Also, Google is your friend. My search for "serviced apartment" mumbai brought up quite a few results.
posted by vidur at 11:39 PM on October 21, 2010

The popular property directories are MagicBricks, olx; trovit is a meta search engine for property listings. Although, as vidur says, most of the market is indeed offline, most savvy realtors do list some postings at these sites. Search for "corporate lease" or "MNC lease". If you have to commute within Mumbai, then location will be paramount, and that'll affect your budget. Usually internet tends to be reliable enough. MeMail me if you have any questions.
posted by Gyan at 1:14 AM on October 22, 2010
posted by Jacqueline at 2:59 AM on October 22, 2010

I agree with Vidur that most markets are still really offline. Internet is seen as a distant medium. I have tried Globrix (but not the others) and found most adverts to be standard cut paste jobs to get you to call the agent. The property in questions always 'had just been let' but 'there were others that you may like'. Gave up after a few days.

On Craigslist all I found was Nigerian colonels who wanted to give out the property to a really nice person at a very low rent but it involved some kind of money transfer arrangement.

There are a few 'chains' of serviced apartments like Lemontree which may have standards etc but I dont have much experience with them.

Sorry for not being more helpful.
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