Nizamuddin West

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Nizamuddin West
Neighbourhood
Country India
State Delhi
District South Delhi
Metro New Delhi
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Planning agency Municipal Corporation of Delhi
Nizamuddin Dargah and Jamaat Khana Masjid, Delhi around which the settlement grew initially.

Nizamuddin West (Urdu: مغربی نظام الدین‎) is a historic neighbourhood and one the colonies of South Delhi across Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station.

History[edit]

This locality is named after 13th century Sufi saint, Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, whose shrine or dargah in Urdu is situated within the area. This upscale and peaceful locality has many plush houses and green patches. The locality is safe and very centrally located.

The colony has been home to noted freedom fighters in the past. The first Chief Executive Councillor of Delhi and veteran freedom fighter Padma Shri Mir Mushtaq Ahmad resided here. Amarnath Vidyalankar, freedom fighter and former MP was also a resident. The prices of the houses in this area are on a steady rise.

Overview[edit]

The colony is divided into six blocks and has the main entry point near the petrol pump at the Mathura Road. The area is green because it has a lot of parks.


This upscale and peaceful locality has many plush houses and green patches. The locality is safe and very centrally located. It is in close vicinity to major commercial and shopping centres in the city. It is a small residential neighbourhood with 208 plots distributed over 7 blocks named A to G. Most of the interior plots are 200 Sq.m. while the plot on the outer road are approx 800 Sq.m. The neighbourhood has a small market with basic provision stores, banks, stationers and small shops catering to the day to day needs of its residents. There is petrol pump, a police station and a taxi stand in the vicinity. The neighbourhood is home to lawyers, media persons, working professionals and businessmen looking for value of money properties in a quiet and central location. In the recent years some foreign nationals have made Nizamuddin West their home due to proximity to the Central Business District The colony is easily accessible from Delhi Metro, Nizamuddin Railway Station and Transit. The area is surrounded by historic attractions like Nizamuddin Dargah, Amir Khusraw's shrine and Ghalib’s tomb. The area has many markets and entertainment options too.

Historic sites[edit]

Main article: Nizamuddin Dargah

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Saniotis, Arthur (2008). "Enchanted Landscapes: Sensuous Awareness as Mystical Practice among Sufis in North India". The Australian Journal of Anthropology. 19 (1): 17–26. doi:10.1111/j.1835-9310.2008.tb00103.x. 
  2. ^ "Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah (Nizamu'din)". India Infoweb. 2008. Archived from the original on 9 June 2008. 
  3. ^ Sanatani, Rohit Priyadarshi. "The Tomb of Khan - i Jahan Tilangani: A forgotten gem.". The Speaking Arch. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 

Coordinates: 28°35′N 77°15′E / 28.583°N 77.250°E / 28.583; 77.250