Nizamuddin East

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Nizamuddin East
Nizamuddin East is located in Delhi
Nizamuddin East
Nizamuddin East
Location in Delhi, India
Coordinates: 28°35′N 77°15′E / 28.59°N 77.25°E / 28.59; 77.25Coordinates: 28°35′N 77°15′E / 28.59°N 77.25°E / 28.59; 77.25
Country  India
State Delhi
Metro New Delhi
 • Body Delhi Municipality
 • Official Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 110013
Lok Sabha constituency Nizamuddin East
Vidhan Sabha constituency Nizammuddin East
Planning agency Delhi Municipality

Nizamuddin East is an upscale residential colony in Delhi, India. It is located on Mathura Road and is home to Humayun's Tomb, one of Delhi's most famous monuments, as well as that of Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana. It is considered to be one of New Delhi's greenest and most peaceful residential colonies. The colony having 286 houses, including Jaipur Estate, and 32 public parks.

Inside the colony is a small center of the Arya Samaj.

Arab Ki Sarai Road on the north periphery of Nizamuddin East

Commercial area[edit]

There is a small commercial strip in the colony, with several grocers, a cafe, an internet and telephone facility, a tailor, beauty salon, a pharmacy, and a small eatery. The Resident Welfare Association has a Community Centre for residents with sports facilities like tennis, basketball, table tennis, badminton and pool. The Nizamuddin East Colony Association President is Rahul Sawhny and the Secretary is Sunil Vadehra.

Nizammuddin, named after the 13th century sufi saint, is a centrally located residential area within the ring road. Set in the back drop of the spectacular Humayuns tomb, to its north and Khan Khana Tomb to its South, Nizammuddin East is an attractive residential district for many reasons. Proximity to the French School, United Nations offices and Central business district, superior civic amenities and large green areas, make it a preferred neighborhood for numerous expatriates and corporate executives. Its history and charm attract numerous writers, artists and creative people to Nizammuddin. Proximity to the High court, has attracted numerous eminent lawyers and advocates to the neibourhood. Nizammuddin East is one of the few walkable districts with landscaped gardens, round abouts and footpaths. Morning and evening walkers take advantage of the 5 acre expanse of the Humayun Tomb with its gravel tracks, fountains and walking tracts. The neibourhood has a few bungalows on 1000 Sq.yds. plots and plotted housing on small 200-300 Sq.yds. plots. Most residences overlook small parks or greenery. The colony has a charming B&B and a cozy local Café. Its small market has of a provision stores offering all basic necessities. The colony has good tennis courts, indoor sports, the YMCA, a post office, and a local taxi stand. Monthly rental: Rs. 80 per Sq.ft. Purchase Price: Rs. 35,000/- per Sq.ft. Purchase price of land: Rs. 8,00,000/- per Sq.ft.

Notable Residents[edit]

Former Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit, Election Commissioner, Navin Chawla, Artists Anjolie Ela Menon, and Vasudeo S. Gaitonde, Jatin Das and his daughter, actor Nandita Das, B. C. Sanyal, his architect son in law K. T. Ravindran, and fellow member of School of Planning and Architecture Ram Sharma, artist couple Paramjit Singh and Arpita Singh, the writer Dom Moraes and his wife, actor Leela Naidu 'Rajya Sabha' Member of Parliament, M. S. Gill, retired civil servant Arun Bhatnagar, Anwar Ahmad Khan Appellate tribunal for electricity, Hotelier, Francis Wacziarg and his partner Aman Nath of the Neemrana Hotels chain, former Member of Parliament Sandeep Dikshit, Former Chief Minister of J&K Omar Abdullah, Former Chief Minister of Uttarkhand Vijay Bahuguna, Cricketer Ajay Jadeja Museologist Ratna Fabri, Stephane Landier, have all lived in Nizamuddin East. The Benegals, Som Benegal writer theatre critic and journalist and his son, filmmaker Dev Benegal nephew of Shyam Benegal, Journalist Late Vinod Mehta, and legendary documentary film maker S Sukhdev were also residents, along with renowned author and civil servant Upamanyu Chatterjee.

The neighborhood is also popular, along with nearby Defence Colony, among journalists including for example the BBC journalist Mark Tully and his girlfriend, Indian Express editor Ajit Bhattacharjea and correspondents for the New York Times and Le Figaro.

The wider area included Singers Aminuddin Dagar, Artist Tyeb Mehta in Nizamuddin West, M F Husain in Jangpura, Richard Bartholomew in Bhogal.


*The Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station.
*The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC)  buses are also run to this suburb.

See also[edit]

  • Hazrat Nizamuddin Post Office
  • Nizamuddin East is home to one of the New Delhi's YMCAs, as well.
  • Sunder Nursery

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