Nizamuddin West

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

Nizamuddin West is a posh centrally located residential colony of South-Central Delhi. It is a historic bustling neighbourhood and one the greenest colonies in Central Delhi

History[edit]

The Nizamuddin West locality located in Central Delhi is named after 13th century Sufi saint, Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, whose shrine or dargah in Urdu is situated within the area. It has a very good neighborhood and market in place. With the opening of the Nizamuddin Metro Station on the Pink Line, the prices of the colony are expected to rise further.[citation needed]

The colony has been home to noted writers, scholars and freedom fighters in the past. Noted Islamic scholar and peace activist, Padam Bhushan Maulana Wahiduddin Khan lives here. 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.[citation needed]

Overview[edit]

The centrally located colony is divided into six blocks (A to G) and has its main entry point near the petrol pump at the Mathura Road. It is a guarded colony with high security in place. There is ample parking space for cars. The area is green because it has a lot of parks and trees. The residents of this colony enjoy a peaceful life with a high standard of life.[citation needed]

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 area has well-maintained parks for recreation, well-lit roads and ample parking space for cars. There is a petrol pump, a police station, a taxi stand, Arya Samaj as well as multiple Bed and Breakfasts in the colony. Kirana shops, 3 national banks, Mother Dairy, chemist, stationery shop, boutique, retail outlets, beauty parlour, hair-cutting saloon, drycleaner and an electrician shop, among others, in this market cater to everyday needs of the residents.The neighbourhood is home to lawyers, media persons, working professionals and businessmen looking for value of money property 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. Many owners have their own bungalows. The colony is home to a Community Centre which has a badminton court, table-tennis tables and a gymnasium as well. There is a bookstore as well. All festivals, from Diwali, Holi and Eid and Gurpurab are celebrated with much pomp there with functions held with music and catered food. There is also a small temple where the annual Diwali pooja is held. RWA in the colony is actively involved in providing civic amenities, recreational and sports facilities, organizing social functions and creating health and social awareness for the residents of the locality. The colony has many green patches and parks for the recreation purposes of its residents. It is safe and very centrally located in the heart of New Delhi. The prices of this colony have been on a steady rise due to its prime location on Mathura Road as well as due to the efforts taken by the colony RWA to make it cleaner, greener and more secure for its residents. The colony is easily accessible from Delhi Metro, Nizamuddin Railway Station and Transit. The area is surrounded by historic attractions like Nizamuddin Dargah, Sunder Nursery, Humayun's Tomb, Amir Khusraw's shrine and Ghalib’s tomb. The area has many markets and entertainment options at a close distance such as Jangupra, East of Kailash, Sunder Nagar, New Friends Colony and Lajpat Nagar. It is close to The India International Center, Khan Market, Connaught Place as well as all of Lutyens Delhi. Nearest hospitals include Sahi Hospital on Mathura Road and schools include DPS Mathura Road and Modern School.[citation needed]

Historic sites[edit]

Nizamudin Baoli

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