Location: South of Delhi
Vasant Vihar is an upmarket neighbourhood located in South Delhi. It is located south of R. K. Puram and is relatively close to the international airport. Premier higher educational institutes like JNU, IIT and IIFT are situated in the neighbourhood of Vasant Vihar. Vasant Vihar is a relatively modern addition to Delhi as it came into existence in the late 1960s. At that time, the surrounding area was deserted and Vasant Vihar was considered to be on the outskirts of the city and was hard to get to using public transport. As Delhi has grown, that has changed and it is now one of the most expensive neighbourhoods in the city.
The two main streets in Vasant Vihar are Poorvi Marg and Paschimi Marg, literally Eastern and Western Street, that along with the Outer Ring Road form a rough triangle that encloses much of the neighbourhood. The neighbourhood is primarily residential and when first planned consisted of six blocks named A to F, with each block having its own local market.
Vasant Vihar also contains the residential colonies for employees of Air India, Indian Airlines, Central Bureau of Investigation, Parliament of India, CPWD, Central Government and the Reserve Bank of India. There are several secondary schools in Vasant Vihar.
Vasant Vihar (or VV as it is colloquially called) also includes the Basant Lok market which now has many multi-national chain stores, restaurants and newly-opened lounges. The market also contains a large movie theater called PVR Priya (or Priya Village Roadshow). It used to be one of the two or three theatres in Delhi that used to screen English language films before the late 1990s. Vasant Continental five star hotel is a landmark in this area.
Vasant Vihar also has few leading schools such as Modern School, Guru Harksrihan Public School, DPS junior branch, DAV.
Another Mansion in the area is the property of the late Union Minister Ashoke Kumar Sen. This is considered to be one of the most prime properties in Delhi.
The Real Estate Prices are quite high here as this place has all the necessary facilities like hospitals, schools, etc.