Greater Kailash

Coordinates: 28°32′40″N 77°14′23″E / 28.544342°N 77.23971°E / 28.544342; 77.23971
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Greater Kailash
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; 77.23971
Country India
DistrictSouth Delhi
MetroNew Delhi
 • OfficialHindi and English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Planning agencyMCD

Greater Kailash (often referred to as GK) is a residential area in South Delhi consisting of several neighborhoods and multiple markets. It is divided into three zones, namely part 1, 2, and 3, located around a section of the Outer Ring Road. The neighborhood registered a 4.4% growth in residential sales.

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 the Delhi Government allowed private developers to build colonies and is today one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the city, home to well-known politicians, business personalities and people associated with Bollywood industry. GK 1 markets in M and N Block are some of the most popular markets among Delhites and tourists because of its wide range of shopping, restaurants, bars, etc. The Office of ASSOCHAM was there in Zamrudpur Community Centre till May 2013.

Greater Kailash Part 2[edit]

The development of Greater Kailash-I was followed by the expansion of 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, coffee shops, sanitary shops and beauty salons. It is one of the largest hubs for sanitary ware in Northern India. Recently the market has experienced heavy footfall due to several restaurants, salons and banks.[1]

Greater Kailash Part 3[edit]

The development of Greater Kailash-II has also led to its expansion into Greater Kailash-III, now bordering GK-II and adjacent to the Greater Kailash Metro station.[2]

Real estate[edit]

Established in the early 1960s, the Greater Kailash locality has two metro stations on the violet and magenta lines. It has its own prime market which hosts numerous opulent salons, boutiques and eating joints. Property prices have always been high in this borough due to the numerous facilities available. Builder floors and independent villas cost anywhere between INR 6-25 crores (the US $800,000 - $9,000,000). Rental rates are also very high due to which this residential area is among the most expensive places in New Delhi.

In Popular culture[edit]

With time, Greater Kailash has become synonymous with good living, and a good neighborhood. In 2022 Indian Hindi-language horror comedy film Bhediya, after both the protagonist Bhaskar and his love interest Dr. Anika -a veterinarian- realize that he indeed is suffering from a physical form of lycanthropy, Dr. Anika hints, he should return back to his home. Bhaskar exclaims, that he if fighting to have a better living [मेरी लड़ाई जमना पार [signifying an ordinary living] से जीके [GK or Greater Kailash signifying a decent living] पहुंचने की है].

Educational institutions[edit]


Religious buildings[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]


  1. ^ "Cryptic tales". Times of India. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  2. ^ Bhandari, Laveesh (16 October 2016). "Delhi's Greater Kailash constituency highlights complexity of urban governance". Retrieved 13 March 2023.

External links[edit]

Nehru Place Distributors Archived 13 July 2022 at the Wayback Machine Nehru Place