Chanakya Puri

Location: South Delhi
Chanakyapuri literally means “the city of Chanakya”. It is the Diplomatic Enclave that houses most of the embassies in India. Chanakyapuri stands in the heart of the national capital of India, that is Delhi. Chanakyapuri is one of the posh areas of Delhi.The entire area of Chanakyapuri plus Connaught Place constitute the central zone of Delhi.

The adjoining areas of Chanakyapuri include JorBagh, Lodhi Colony, Nicholson lines, Daula Khan, Netaji Nagar and Sarojini Nagar. It has its own market which is self sufficient and has been upgraded by the city government. Few restaurants offering good food are there. Generally a quiet suburb. Very Safe. A mix of large and small plots. Old construction but some of them have been recently renovated or re-modelled. There are also some clubs nearby to Chanakyapuri. Clubs closest are Delhi Gymkhana Club, Riding Club.

Birds eye view shows the place resembles horse shoe with tansversing paths and roads. Roads that go from north to south including the horse shoe arms include Chander Gupt Marg, Nyaya Marg, Shanti Path and Niti Marg. These are transversed by Kautilya Marg, Panch Sheel Marg and Satya Marg. The areas within the transversersing sections consists mostly of foreign offices. Almost every house in the central region faces well maintained park. Facilities like safe drinking water and no power cuts ensures the pleasures of living a comfortable life. The Centre of attraction in Chanakyapuri is the National police memorial which is under construction. All though Memorials for the police martyrs existed at places like Hot Springs (Laddakh), Neemuch (Madhya Pradesh) and Kalimpong (West Bengal), a need was always felt by the police of the country for a National Police Memorial.

The south eastern periphery is bounded by Nehru Park. Bhairon Temple is located in the Nehru Park. The International Hospital is located towards west Chanakyapuri and close to Cross Road 3. Chanakya Theatre falls in the exreme south east region. Hotel Ashok and Hotel Samrat are main luxury hotels and a constant check in place for foreign tourists. Some other hotels in the vicinity are Maurya Sheraton, Taj Palace, Claridges, and Diplomat. Also known as Diplomatic Area Chanakyapuri is very popular area with the ex-patriates and their families because it is here that the American, British and German schools are located.


  • Distance between International Airport and Chanakya Puri is 14 km. approx.

Areas Under Chanakya Puri:

  • R.K.Puram
  • Bhikaji Cama Place
  • Dhaula Kuan