Lajpat Nagar

Location: South of Delhi
Lajpat Nagar
is a suburb in the south of Delhi. It is named in honor of Lala Lajpat Rai.

The suburb is divided into four parts: Lajpat Nagar I, II, III (north of the Ring Road) and IV (south of the Ring Road). Housing colonies like Amar Colony, Dayanand Colony, Double Storey (also known as Normal Puri) and Vinobha Puri are also located in it.

Lajpat Nagar was developed in 1950’s and most of its early residents were immigrants from Pakistan. The ethnic background of these immigrants was Punjabi and Sindhi. They were hardworking individuals who started small business (like Technical Trading Corporation owned by Surbhi Handa) and have some of the big stores in the Central Market. At present, it is common to see individuals from different parts of India, Afghanistan, and African countries. The houses were usually single story in the beginning, but now most of the houses are multistories.

Lajpat Nagar IV (specially double storey) has turned into a major commercial joint. It is so called the largest ladies suit market in Asia. It has all kinds of suits ranging from INR 200 (Approx US $ 4.5) to INR 45,000 (Approx US $ 1000). You can find all kinds of ethnic and fashionable ladies suit in this market. This is one of the most popular commercial areas of Delhi where a large number of shops are located ranging from the small local ones to the large branded showrooms.

Shop and never drop. You will spend all your money yet there will be more that you would like to shop at Lajpat Nagar. Basically a market area, you will find all uptown accessories and clothings here. The market is quiet fashionable and one of the oldest in India.

You can spot one of the swankiest fashion stores here with all lavish dresses, interiors and accessories. Apart from fashion stores, there are furnishing stores and decor houses to beautify your homes. If you are good at bargain, you will have great shopping at local market here.

Lajpat Nagar falls amidst the two popular region of South Delhi – Greater Kailash and South Extension. It is one of the most popular commercial areas of South Delhi as it houses number of shops from branded to retails. You will find every kind of shop in this area.

Lajpat Nagar region is a well known residential area. It is just a dream for every one to get a house in this area as it may amount to corers of rupees. The region houses schools, restaurants, and also provide health services like hospitals and chemists to the residents as well outsiders.

Lajpat Nagar is well connected by Delhi Transport Corporation bus services, but it’s not comnected by the Delhi Mass Rapid Transit System. It is close to Moolchand Hospital and All India Institute of Medical Sciences. The educational institutions in the area include Balwant Rai Mehta Vidya Bhawan Senior Secondary School, Tagore International School, Blue bells School, Frank Anthony School, Friends Tuition Centre, Sanatam Dharam School, and Government Schools in Lajpat Nagar I and II.

Lajpat Nagar is also one of the most famous and expensive areas in Delhi. The cost of the bungalow in this area is in crores of rupees, an amount beyond the affordability of the common man. You will find some exotic restaurants and hotels in this area. Then of course there are famous schools, health clubs and theatres. The place is about 45 minutes drive from Nizamuddin Railway Station and one-hour drive from New Delhi Railway Station.

Accessibility

  • 45 minutes from Nizamuddin Railway Station
  • 1 hr from New Delhi Railway Stations.
  • 20 minutes from Nehru Place terminal.
  • 30 minutes from Sarai Kale Khan ISBT

Areas Under Lajpat Nagar

  • Ashram
  • Maharani Bagh
  • East of Kailash
  • Friends Colony