Safdarjung

Location: South of Delhi

With very well developed network of roads connecting different parts of Delhi, Safdarjung is an indispensable part of South Delhi. It was the first colony in Delhi to be built after partion of India and Pakistan. Safdarjung Enclave was one of the first colonies in Delhi to be built after Partition that did not include land grants for refugees from what is now Pakistan. Developed by Delhi Land Federation in 1960s, it was built as southern extension of Hauz Khas Deer Park area.

The place is is home for upper middle class genre of people. The region is famous for two reasons, one it houses the great heritage site – the Safdarjung Tomb and another is a well renowned Safdargunj Government Hospital. Another important place here is Delhi Flying Club. So as to promote tourism Delhi Government started a “Vintage Service”. In a first of its kind show, some of the oldest and the prettiest steam locomotives are chugging at the railway tracks in the Capital at what is being termed as a “Heritage parade” of trains from the Safdarjung Railway Station. There are some very good eating points or Restaurants in Safdarjung with a variety of Cuisine selections.

The airstrip next to Safdarjung’s tomb that occupies the area between it and Safdarjung Enclave, formerly Delhi’s main airport, is now known as Safdarjung Airport and is the home of the Delhi Flying Club. Many official flights for the Central and State government also leave and arrive here rather than at Delhi’s main airport at Palam.here are several courses run by the government in order to train students and produce pilots for the defense as well as commercial purposes. The hospital here is a government funded organization. Free medical facilities and access to medicines are made available to the needy.

Accessibility:

  • Close to Safdarjung Airport ( 2km)
  • Well connected by roads

Areas Near Safdarjung:

  • Hauz Khas
  • Green Park
  • INA Market
  • Sheikh Sarai