South New Delhi is bordered in the north by the districts of New Delhi, the Yamuna river to the east, Gurgaon district of Haryana to the southwest, Faridabad District of Haryana to the southeast and South West Delhi to the west. Ideally located this part of the city boasts of well-developed infrastructure, uninterrupted electricity and abundant water supply.
South Delhi is huge in terms of area and it covers places such as Greater Kailash, Vasant Kunj, Lajpat Nagar, Safdarjung and Mehrauli. These are significant locations in New Delhi since they have both residential and commercial value. Chanakyapuri in South New Delhi is home to all the international embassies in India.
Areas under South New Delhi
Listed below are various areas under South New Delhi:
- Defense Colony
- RK Puram
- Greater Kailash
- Lajpat Nagar
- Friends Colony
- Nehru Place
- Vasant Kunj
- South Extension
- Green Park
- Hauz Khas
- Panchsheel Enclave
- CR Park
- Sarojini Nagar
An apt place for the middle class Greater Kailash is characterized by stylish apartments, busy markets and lively crowds. There are a number of retail chains and showrooms in this area. Greater Kailash has two divisions - Greater Kailash I and Greater Kailash II. There are a number of elegant nightlife venues and restaurants in this area as well.
Chanakyapuri is considered among the prime localities in South Delhi. A prime residential place of most of the elites in the city Chanakpuri is home to numerous foreign embassies. Apart from the many embassies you can also find important education centers, architectural monuments and a number of luxury hotels in this area. It is conveniently located at the heart of the city and the distance from the IGI Airport is around 14 km.
If you are a shopaholic then Lajpat Nagar is the best place for you. An entire area dedicated to numerous open markets, retail outlets and fashionable stores Lajpat Nagar provides large stocks of merchandize at cheap rates. Although it is a commercial region of South Delhi Lajpat Nagar is also home to some of the finest residential properties in Delhi.
Educational institutions in South New Delhi
Given below are the important universities and academic institutions located in South New Delhi:
Jawahar Lal Nehru University
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)
Delhi University, South Campus
Last Updated on : September 10, 2014