North Carolina Indian Diaspora

North Carolina is home to a large Indian community.

Desis from all over India - North, South, East and West - now call Charlotte, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Greensboro, Raleigh, Wilmington, Research Triangle and Winston Salem home.

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, there are about 57,000 Indians in North Carolina.

Picture Courtesy: Sri Someswara TempleSri Someswara Temple, Clyde
Indians in North Carolina area work in diverse professions.

There's a large group employed as IT Managers and Software Programmers.

Dentists, Physicians, Immigration and Personal Injury Attorneys, Insurance and Real Estate Agents, Motel and Restaurant Managers and other retail staff make up other Indian employees in North Carolina.

Also, several Indian students are pursuing graduation and research studies at North Carolina State University or University of North Carolina.

Hindu Temples and Gurdwara
To provide spiritual and religious support to the growing Indian community, a few Hindu temples and Gurdwaras have been established in the state of North Carolina.

Sri Venkateswara temple, Someswara temple, Triad Hindu temple, Hindu Temple of North Carolina, Shirdi Saibaba Mandir, Hindu Center of Charlotte are a few of the Hindu temples in North Carolina.

Charlotte and Durham cities are home to Sikh Temples in North Carolina.

Buffets & Biryani
North Carolina is also home to a variety of Indian restaurants serving South Indian Idly, Pongal, Vada, Hyderabad Dum Biryani, North Indian Dal Makhani, Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Tikka Masala and more.

North Carolina Indian Thali Meals ©
Indian Vegetarian Thali

Besides restaurants, Indians in North Carolina have established grocery stores, real estate agencies, immigration firms etc to cater to the needs of the North Carolina Indian diaspora.

Featuring Bollywood movie reviews, and a listing of immigration attorneys, Indian restaurants, travel agents, Hindu temples and more, is a valuable resource for the Indian diaspora in North Carolina.