South Delhi is a blend of both ancient and New Delhi. South Delhi ranges from congested by lanes of villages like Munirka to swanky localities like Hauz khaz, Vasant Vihar, Greater Kailash, C R Park, Panchsheel Enclave, South Extension, Defence Colony, Friends Colony, Green Park etc. Delhi made its inroads by expanding to every potential location within the periphery of Delhi and South Delhi is the outcome of this very fact. New buildings, posh localities, improved shopping complexes, malls and world class infrastructure can be seen in South Delhi.
Well, we can’t ignore the historic aspect of South Delhi, which is built around the historic cities of Siri (the second city of Delhi, built by Allaudin Khilji in 1303 A.D.), Tughlaqabad (built by Ghiasuddin Tughlak in the 14th century) and Jahanpanah (built by Mohammed bin Tughlaq in 1327). The natural mix of old and new Delhi can be seen in localities of South Delhi where exquisite showrooms, restaurants and other modern infrastructural facilities have been developed but the historical charm still exists.
South Delhi lies in the range of Aravalli Mountain and you can find rocky structures and clave in most parts of South Delhi. With new infrastructural changes taking place in South Delhi, the age old historic importance seems to be camouflaged by new structures, shopping malls, hotels and residential societies.
South Delhi is famous for its tourist attraction which depicts the ancient historic remains like Hauz Khas, Qutub Minar, Tughlaqabad. New structures such as Lotus Temple, Chtrapur Mandir, Kalindi Kunj and Lodi garden make South Delhi a much sought after location in terms of tourism. The infrastructure and immaculate roads make transit an easy ride.
Shopping in South Delhi
South Delhi is also famous for the shopping spree. Street markets and shops in Sarojini Nagar will make your shopping a wonderful experience because the place has to offer quality and fashionable items at a very cheap price. It can be said that the market suits all pockets and caters to the need of each and every society of Delhi. Sarojini Nagar is the hot destination for young boys and girls as they get to shop latest fashionable items. The reason behind the items sold here being cheap is the rejected export material because of some minor production faults.
Close to Sarojinin Nagar is “Dilli Haat” which is famous for handicrafts, ornaments and food. Dillli Haat is one of the main tourist attractions of Delhi because here you will find the blend of whole India with stalls from each and every state of India depicting the very specialty of respective states. Among other shopping destinations of South Delhi, there are markets in Hauz Khaz, South Extension, Lajpat Nagar and M G Road.
Educational Institutes and Universities in South Delhi
- IIT Delhi
- Jawahar Lal Nehru University
- Delhi University, South Campus
- National Institute of Fashion Technology