Rajouri Garden is an upscale market and residential neighborhood in West Delhi, India. Located in West Delhi, its population includes a heavy majority of Sikhs, and Hindus. The Main Market and Nehru Market are the key markets of area. The population is largely Punjabi people who migrated to Delhi following the Partition of India from Pakistan in 1947. The postal code of Rajouri Garden is 110027.
Rajouri Garden is also home to many western style indoor shopping malls. These malls are located next to the Rajouri Garden Delhi metro stops. The malls include, TDI Mall, TDI Paragon Mall, Shoppers Stop, City Square, West Gate Mall, and Pacific Mall.
Surrounding areas to Rajouri Garden are Mayapuri, Tagore Garden, Subhash Nagar, Shivaji Enclave, Raja Garden, Vishal Enclave, Punjabi Bagh, Hari Nagar, Kirti Nagar, Tagore Garden, Ramesh Nagar, Moti Nagar and Raja Garden. The neighborhood is known for the passion of cars amongst its residents. The private bungalows in A, B, C, D, T block are quite expensive. The residential neighborhoods include a significant number of private houses and the Red, Green and Yellow DDA Apartments as well.
It shares its name, and is probably named after "Rajouri" which is a district of Jammu region in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Line of Control lies to its west it and Poonch to its north and Naushera and Chhamb to its south. The district comprises six tehsils
The area also includes several schools and colleges including:
- New Era Public School
- Guru Nanak Public School
- Cambridge Foundation
- Rajdhani College
- Shivaji College
- Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Technology
Politicians like Ajay Maken, Member of Parliament and Subhash Arya, Councillor also have their houses in Rajouri Garden. Many influential businessmen also reside here.
Rajouri Garden is serviced by the Rajouri Garden metro station of the Delhi Metro, Blue Line. Also, it also has a DTC Bus Station nearby and people can go towards Uttam Nagar, Janakpuri, Dwarka, Palam, Kashmere Gate, Narela, Punjabi Bagh, Dhaula Kuan and other far-flung places. Rajouri Garden will be an interchange station of the current Blue Line and the newly made Ring Road Line of the Delhi Metro Network in 2016. It will benefit passengers from Rajouri Garden and its surrounding areas to go to places located in North and East Delhi instantly. Currently, going towards North or East Delhi ranges between 60-90 minutes. The new line will drastically reduce the time between 30-45 minutes.
In popular culture
Rajouri Garden is a chill factor for youth around.It is well known for its hookah cafes, family restaurants, clubs, indoor shopping malls and Rajouri Garden Main Market. Monsoon Salon & Spa and Lakme Salon are some of the many famous salons in Rajouri Garden.
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