New Friends Colony
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|New Friends Colony|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Planning agency||Municipal Corporation of Delhi|
New Friends Colony is one of the affluent and posh neighborhoods in South Delhi. NFC consists of A,B,C ,D Blocks. D block Community Centre is the main market here which has a Cineplex (Reels) and Five Star Hotel (The Suryaa) as part of the complex. A multi-level parking lot is also scheduled to open nearby soon. The areas has a large number of international chain restaurants, as well as local Indian chains and other Indian, Chinese and Thai restaurants and various coffee shops. This market has few dhabas as well serving street food ranging from kebabs to shawarmas and everything else that fits into a small pocket.
In addition to food, the market also has few of the most upscale beauty salons in Delhi, and the area lately has turned into a pub district of Delhi. Being a market near Jamia Millia Islamia University and School of Planning and Architecture Hostel and Residential Complex, it gets a lot of youth crowd.
The landmarks in and around the area include 5 star hotel The Suryaa, Lotus Tower (Berjaya Tower) and Escorts Heart Institute. Another prominent landmark in the area is "Mata Ka Mandir" which is also located centrally and is easily accessible from all areas of the New Friends Colony and it consists of many Mosques and Gurudwaras.
- Maharani Bagh
- Friends Colony (West)
- Friends Colony (East)
- East of Kailash
- Sarita Vihar
- Greater Kailash
- Lajpat Nagar
- Jamia Nagar
- Abul Fazal Enclave
- Jasola Vihar
- Okhla Vihar.
- Zakir Nagar
- Salman Khurshid Former Union Minister
- Kapil Sibal Former Union Minister
- Priyanka Gandhi Daughter of Former PM of India Shri Rajiv Gandhi
- Najeeb Jung Former LG of Delhi, Former V.C of jamia millia islamia and Retired IAS officer
- Robert Vadra Son in Law of Sonia Gandhi
- Meira Kumar Former Lok Sabha Speaker
- M.M. Pallam Raju Former Cabinet Minister for HRD
- Shariq Us Sabah Best Selling Writer and Economist.
- Ashwani Kumar Former Union Law Minister and a Current Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
- Ram Kumar Caroli Cardiologist, personal physician to 4 Presidents of India, Cardiologist to Jawaharlal Nehru and Lal Bahadur Shashtri
- Kanwar Siddhant Sethi - Creative Director
Nearby Local Markets
Sarai Jullena Gaon Market
The market is mainly populated with chemists, guest houses, and travel agents serving the requirements of visitors coming to the area. This area also has a small market for household needs, mainly for kitchen and bathroom. Although these shops are small they have a huge variety with different qualities.
The name "Jullena" is a corruption of "Julienna", which was the name of Aurangzeb's daughter's Portuguese governess. The village was granted to her by the Emperor as reward for her services.
A large number of Kerala nurses and their famlies live in this area because of the presence of many big hospitals around. The market is known for Kerala spices and Kerala food.
Bharat Nagar Market
Bharat Nagar Market is near D-block, New Friends Colony. This market has basic amenities like food, medicine and liquor shops. Apart from these, this area has many offices and a lot of small shops where people can buy groceries. Recently this market is becoming a minor hub for fitness and sports shops.
Taimor Nagar Market
This market is the new shopping area where many new retail outlets are located. This market is also known for its study abroad training with major providers like PythaGurus, Jamboree, The Princeton Review located in the area.