Greater Kailash

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Greater Kailash
neighbourhood
Greater Kailash is located in Delhi
Greater Kailash
Greater Kailash
Location in Delhi, India
Coordinates: 28°32′40″N 77°14′23″E / 28.544342°N 77.23971°E / 28.544342; 77.23971Coordinates: 28°32′40″N 77°14′23″E / 28.544342°N 77.23971°E / 28.544342; 77.23971
Country  India
State Delhi
District South Delhi
Metro New Delhi
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 110 048
Planning agency Municipal Corporation of Delhi

Greater Kailash (often referred to as GK) is a residential area in South Delhi, comprising several neighborhoods and multiple markets. It is home to some of the most affluent families in Delhi. It is divided into two zones, namely Parts 1 and 2, located around a section of the Outer Ring Road. In 2009 Greater Kailash was rated as the safest place in Delhi by Times of India.[1]

Greater Kailash 1[edit]

Main road in Greater Kailash-1 as seen from foot over bridge of Kailash Colony Metro Station

Greater Kailash 1 (GK-I) was developed in the 1960s by DLF Limited when Delhi Government allowed private developers to build colonies, and is today one of the more affluent neighborhoods in the city. The markets in M and N Block are some of the most popular markets in Delhi, home to a wide range of retail stores, such as Giovanni, Next, Puma, Nike, Adidas and Lacoste, and several restaurants and coffee houses. The N-Block market is H Block near the main market of Green Park the location of Fabindia's first retail store,[2] and many eating houses. [3]

Greater Kailash Part 2[edit]

The development of Greater Kailash I was followed by the expansion of the more acclaimed Greater Kailash Part II, which has easier accessibility to the Outer Ring Road of New Delhi. M-Block, GK II is a popular market, with many restaurants and coffee shops and sanitary shops. It is one of the largest hubs for sanitary ware in Northern India. Recently the market has experienced heavy foot fall due to several posh restaurants and Banks.

Durga Bari[edit]

Durgabari, the home of Maa Durga, as it is commonly known is an important landmark in Greater Kailash-I. It all started in 1961 when a handful of residents of Kailash Colony started the Durga Puja in the central park of Kailash colony. At that time only Durga Puja and Lakshmi Puja used to be celebrated annually. In the year 1966, the site of the puja was shifted from the central park to the present location. People then started thinking that only Durga Puja and Lakshmi Puja were not enough and so started the Kali Puja. A society was then formed in 1974 in the name of Durgabari Society and registered in 1975.

Accessibility[edit]

  • The Domestic Airport is 17 km from Greater Kailash.
  • The International Airport (IGI) is 22 km from Greater Kailash.
  • The Nizamuddin Railway station is approximately 9 km from Greater Kailash
  • The New Delhi Railway Station is approximately 15 – 16 km from Greater Kailash

Contiguous Neighborhoods[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GK, C R Park among 24 safe city colonies". Times of India. Dec 19, 2009. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "50 years of Fabindia". Fabindia. 
  3. ^ "Greater Kailash PinCode Delhi". citypincode.in. Retrieved 2014-03-09.