Shahpur Jat

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Shahpur Jat
Shahpur Jat is located in Delhi
Shahpur Jat
Shahpur Jat
Location in Delhi, India
Coordinates: 28°33′N 77°13′E / 28.550°N 77.217°E / 28.550; 77.217Coordinates: 28°33′N 77°13′E / 28.550°N 77.217°E / 28.550; 77.217
DistrictSouth Delhi
MetroHauz khas
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Planning agencyMCD

Shahpur Jat is an urban village in South Delhi, located near Hauz Khas and within one of the ancient capital cities of Delhi, Siri Fort.


Ruins of Siri Fort wall.

When the Siri Fort was abandoned, Jats moved to the Shahpur Jat area, being attracted to the fertile lands.[1]


Presently the demography of Shahpur Jat is made up mostly of Jats. Brahmins, Baniya and Valmiki are also residents of the village. In 1965, the land was acquired by Central Government to construct Asiad Village. Increasingly people from other places in India are moving into the urban village and also foreigners are attracted by the low rents, parking space, lifestyle, monuments and green belt.


Baradari in Shahpur Jat.

Shahpur Jat is a very old village featuring traditional havelis and the remains of the historical capital city Siri Fort, such as the stretches of the thick city walls, all surrounded by 20th century apartment and office buildings.[2] The area is currently[when?] undergoing urban greening and rejuvenation, partially due to the activities of local NGOs.[citation needed]

Startup Culture[edit]

Due to the exceptionally low rents in the area, and its proximity to the premier institutes like Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD) and National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Shahpur Jat has attracted many startups and boutiques like KleverKid, Avanti, Holidify, Eckovation, Consure Medical, and Elucidata.


Near bus stop at Shahpur Jat is Khel Gao including Bus 500, 522A, etc. At Shahpur also head office of Fastbooktrip

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Hang out in...Shahpur Jat".[dead link] Mayank Austen Soofi, Hindustan Times. New Delhi, 10 December 2010.
  2. ^ Lucy Peck. "Delhi - A Thousand Years of Building". New Delhi: Roli Books Pvt Ltd, 2005.