Mayur Vihar

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Mayur Vihar
Mayur Vihar from Metro Station
Mayur Vihar from Metro Station
Mayur Vihar is located in Delhi
Mayur Vihar
Mayur Vihar
Location in East Delhi, India
Mayur Vihar is located in India
Mayur Vihar
Mayur Vihar
Mayur Vihar (India)
Coordinates: 28°36′28″N 77°17′57″E / 28.6077°N 77.2992°E / 28.6077; 77.2992Coordinates: 28°36′28″N 77°17′57″E / 28.6077°N 77.2992°E / 28.6077; 77.2992
DistrictEast Delhi
 • BodyMunicipal Corporation of Delhi
 • OfficialHindi, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Nearest cityNoida
Lok Sabha constituencyEast Delhi
Vidhan Sabha constituencyMayur Vihar
Civic agencyMunicipal Corporation Of Delhi

Mayur Vihar is a residential area in East Delhi close to the Noida-Delhi border, situated just across the Yamuna River, and is divided into three distinct phases. As the name suggests, it may have been the dwelling (vihar) of the peacock (mayur). This residential area came into existence in 1979-80, back when the trans-Yamuna area, part of today's East Delhi was sparsely populated. The government decided to sell the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) flats to employees of Public Sector Units (PSU's) and semi-PSU's like the BHEL, among others. This was also an experiment to integrate people belonging to various economic bracket's i.e. High Income Group (HIG's), Middle Income Group (MIG's) and Low Income Group (LIG's) in one community. The residential units in Mayur Vihar are a relatively recent phenomenon and were developed in three phases. It is well connected by high-frequency buses and is serviced by the Blue Line (Delhi Metro).

Mayur Vihar Phase 1[edit]


It is broadly situated between Pandav Nagar and Old Patparganj to the north, Mayur Vihar Phase 1 extension to the south and Trilokpuri to the east, with the Yamuna flanking it on the west. The area is accessible by the Mayur Vihar-I metro station.

Residential Units[edit]

Phase I has DDA flats (organized into Pockets I-V) and Housing Co-Operative Society Buildings (e.g., Hindustan Apartments, Upkar Apartments, Ashiyana Apartments, Sadar Apartments, Glaxo Apartments). The first immigrants to Phase I were mainly in Pocket III and Pocket I in the early 1980s. Later, Pocket II, Pocket IV (near metro station) and Pocket V were developed. The nearest village is known as Chilla Gaon that is now surrounded by housing societies. Samachar Apartments is one of the oldest apartments in the locality. People bought land and moved in prior to 1985 at very low costs. Now, the area is considered to be an expensive real estate market with the availability of two metro lines apart from the proximity to both the central business districts of Connaught Place, New Delhi - Barakhamba Road to the east and Sector 15-18 of Noida to the south.

Pocket V of the Mayur Vihar was latest colony allotted and developed by the DDA. It is on the Main Mother Dairy Road just opp to Sanjay Lake. Societies were developed near the Main Noida link road and the area is named as Mayur Vihar Extension with a separate Metro station of the same name.

Places of worship[edit]

A prominent Hindu temple is Shri Subha Siddhi Vinayaka Mandir Society, registered in June, 1990 in Pocket - IV, Mayur Vihar, Phase-1, Delhi - 110091. In 1996, action was taken to construct a proper permanent Sannadhi for housing Lord Vinayaka, as the Principal Deity. Thus the primary structure came into being, having First Floor and Vimanam (Panch-Dala) erected thereon. Kumbabishekam was performed in February 1997. In 1991, 2 more Sannadhis, one for Navagrahas and the other for Lord Hanuman were added. In 1997, in keeping with the general sentiments of the devotees, one more Sannadhi for Shiv Parivar was added to commence regular Pradosh-Kala Pujas for Lord Shiva. In the same year, the temple was sanctified with the venerable presence of Great Spiritual Gurus (3 Sankaracharyas) simultaneously who performed Abhishekam for the deity, by their own hands. In 2005, another important decision was taken to construct an exclusive Sannadhi for Lord Subrahmanya (Murugar) for which construction was commenced. [1]

The Uttara Guruvayurappan Temple is a prominent place of worship for Malayali community.

The Mayur Vihar Kali Bari is the venue where the Bengali Hindu community celebrates all of their major religious festivities including Durga Puja, famous in East Delhi. More than a thousand guests are a regular during all five days of Puja. [2] It is situated just off Shahid Khudiram Bose Marg.

Other Hindu places of worship include two large Jain Mandirs and the Shirdi Sai Temple.

The Crossway Church is a vibrant Pentecostal Church in Mayur Vihar. The Worship service takes place every Sunday @ 11 am in English at 182-C, 1st Floor, Street 18, Pratap Nagar, Mayur Vihar-1, Near Metro, Behind Mitra Di Chaap. Pastor Stanley Thomas Isac is the ordained minister in charge of Crossway. All are invited. For more details log onto and call +91-9818876364[3]

The St. John's Orthodox Church is also situated in Pocket 3.

Mayur Vihar Pocket I office and shopping complex

The restored Sikh Gurdwara on the east side of Pocket III near the police station on Shahid Khudiram Bose Road is the largest. There is also a gurdwara in Pocket 5, as well.

There is a large Masjid on Patparganj Road in Adarsh Mohalla, in front of the P Block of Pandav Nagar.There is also a Masjid and Eidgah near Kotla Village.

Parks and Recreation[edit]

Mayur Vihar Phase I is a much more greener area with many parks and gardens, as compared to the northern parts of East Delhi. Local residents can be seen doing exercises in the morning, playing cards (by senior citizens) and cricket by youngsters during the day. One can find a large number of retired people living in this place.

The most popular market area is the 'Acharya Niketan' market which houses brands of various commodities. One day of the week (typically Monday), an evening market is organized where local residents can buy vegetables and other day-to-day things. More contemporary shopping mall (Star City) has various commercial office spaces and restaurants as the major attraction.


Some of the major schools in Mayur Vihar Phase I are ASN Senior Secondary School,[4] Ahlcon Public School,[5] Ahlcon International School,[6] Queen Mary's School,[7] Rishabh Public School, Amity International school Mayur Vihar and St. John's Model School

Famous Residents[edit]

Abha Srivastava, Mazhar Imam-Famous Urdu poet, Winner of Sahitya Akademi Award and former director of DD Kashir.

Subhayan Chakraborty, Senior Journalist with Business Standard.

Mayur Vihar Phase II[edit]


Mayur Vihar Phase-II is situated adjacent to Sanjay Lake Park and NH24 highway that connects UP to Delhi. It is the first purely residential community that can be accessed across the Yamuna from NH24. Phase 2 was set up in 1984 and continues to be one of the most sought after localities in East Delhi. It was designed in 1984 in a way that each flat/apartment faces a park or green belt. The whole area is divided into "pockets" alphabetically named A, B, C, D, E and F. The Sanjay Jheel Park increases the aesthetic sense of this complex forming the boundaries of the locality in two sides, NH24 one and East Vinod Nagar and Kalyan Vas the fourth. Over the last few years, good care has been taken for the upkeep of the gardens and lawns, trails and play areas.

Locality and Conveniences[edit]

Phase II has shopping markets developed by DDA in Pockets C, A and E. In addition, Pocket B has a Local Shopping Complex. Residents have easy access to hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, diagnostic labs, and chemist shops. Beside, Bal Bhavan Public School, two Government schools, a private college, residents have access to other public schools in Central, East Delhi and Noida. There are nearby post office, police stations, BSES, DJB, RTO, large offices within 1 to 1.5 km. Nearby areas like Vinod Nagar, Kalyan Vas, Trilokpuri, Kalyan Puri and Pandav Nagar, provide much necessary support on utility services, housekeeping and hardware, wholesale groceries and flea markets (mandis) etc. Within Mayur Vihar Phase 2, there are large banks, restaurants, eat -out joints, hospitals ( Virmani), nursing homes, old citizens club, vocational center, fitness/sports centers, branded retail outlets, coaching centers which cater to the needs of the locality as well as account for visitors from nearby locations. The gated flavor of the residential area nevertheless has ensured that unnecessary public footfall through shopping malls/movie centers/transit areas/utility and business centers are not present within the main residential space, while enabling members from all ages and walks of life to intermingle socially.

Community and Culture[edit]

Phase II has many religious and community based institutions and makes Phase II the apt example of a completely secular, heterogeneous and vibrant melting pot of communities. While Phase II has acquired a cosmopolitan character over the years, a sizeable residential population of individuals from diverse religious groups and regions of India makes it offer a rich multi-cultural environment and rich diversity unique in its kind to the people living in the place. Neelam Mata Temple is identified as a major landmark for Phase-II. Purbo Delhi Kali Bari, Arya Samaj Mandir, Radha Soami Satsang Beas, Ganesh Mandir, Ram Mandir, Masjid, Gurudwara have flourished with the residents throughout the 30+ years. There are social communities of Tamils, Bengalis, Sikhs, Baniyas who ensure that the festivities happen across the year. All Pockets have their own Resident Welfare Associations (RWA) which work for the development and upkeep of their area for residents, including security, local issues, maintenance and cleansing.

Location and Approximate Distances[edit]

With the Delhi Metro Phase 3, Mayur Vihar Phase 2 would have a dedicated station inside Pocket C on the Mukundpur-ShivVihar line by 2016, though it would be named Vinod Nagar East (likely due to the voter base considerations). Anand Vihar Inter State Bus terminal (ISBT) is the nearest Bus Depot with it being at a distance of approximately 4 km is quite close too. Bus Route nos. 307-A, 319, 348(Terminate),349(Terminate),542 & 543 (in NH-24)and 391 having Mayur Vihar Phase 2 stoppages. There are RTVs and DMRC connectivity routes additionally.

Mayur Vihar Phase 2 is close to Akshardham, Patparganj Noida Sector 18, Preet Vihar, Laxmi Nagar, Indirapuram, Noida Sector 62 office areas, while having the proximity to Khan Market, Kaka Nagar, Lajpat Nagar, Pragati Maidan, Friends Colony on the other side of the Yamuna .

Akshardham:3   Anand Vihar:3   CP:12 km, Noida 7 km, Khan Market: 10  Maharani Bagh: 9 km, Laxmi Nagar: 5 km, New Delhi Railway Station: 12 km, Old Delhi Railway Station: 12 km, Nizam-Ud-Din Railway Station and Sarai Kale Khan Bus Terminal: 7 km, Maharana Pratap ISBT: 12 km, Anand Vihar ISBT and Railway Station: 7 km, Airport: 35 km.

Mayur Vihar Phase III[edit]


Mayur Vihar Phase-III Delhi 110096 is located close to NOIDA border on one side, Kondli and Kalyanpuri on the other side. The LIG ( Lower Income Group ) Flats are divided into 3 Pockets, A-1, A-2, A-3. Also HIG ( Higher Income Group ) complex is named as SFS Flats and pockets are named from A-D. Other than this, MIG ( Middle Income Group) housing complexes are also situated here. They are named in sequences of pocket-1-6. Inside the MIG complex is the expandable LIG housing which is pocket-2,4.

There are three villages in Phase 3, Dallupura, Kondli and Gharoli. Villages are also dominated by the Gurjar community, mostly belonging to the dedha gotra. It is nearby Maharaja Agrasain College D.U. And Ryan International School.

Mayur Vihar-3 can be accessed by three main entrances. One of the main entrances is via the NOIDA mod near to Sector 11 Noida, which is also called NEW Kondli mod. It provides access to both NOIDA as well as Delhi, towards Vasundhara Enclave. The second one connects Mayur Vihar-3 via Kondli-Gharoli dairy farm towards Kalyan Puri. The third one is via Sector 11 Noida which connects Noida Sector-12/22 with Mayur Vihar-3. It can also be reached via the barren land lying between Ghazipur and the proposed paper mart site.

Residential Units[edit]

New MIG Flats, Sector-G is a newly developed society with around 480 flats and is located just opposite to SFS flats, pocket D. Nearby Landmarks are HDFC Bank, Smriti Vana and Indane Gas Agency. One should know that there is difference in 'MIG Flats' and 'NEW MIG FLATS'.

Mayur Vihar-3 also consists of Janta Housing Complexes which lie near the main bus stand. They are numbered from B1-8 and C1-2, etc.


  1. ^ "Subha Siddhi Vinayak Mandir Society".
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  3. ^ "Crossway Church".
  4. ^ "ASN Sr. Secondary School, Mayur Vihar". Retrieved 2014-05-07.
  5. ^ "Ahlcon Public School, Mayur Vihar Ph - 1 Delhi 110091". 2012-11-07. Retrieved 2014-05-07.
  6. ^ "Welcome to the Ahlcon International School". 2014-02-19. Retrieved 2014-05-07.
  7. ^ "QMS Mayur Vihar". QMS Mayur Vihar. Archived from the original on 14 February 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014.

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