South Extension

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South Extension
South Extension is located in Delhi
South Extension
South Extension
Location in Delhi, India
Coordinates: 28°34′13″N 77°13′11″E / 28.570219°N 77.219703°E / 28.570219; 77.219703Coordinates: 28°34′13″N 77°13′11″E / 28.570219°N 77.219703°E / 28.570219; 77.219703
CountryIndia
StateDelhi
DistrictSouth Delhi
MetroNew Delhi
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Planning agencyMCD

South Extension is a neighbourhood of South Delhi, India.[1][2] It is also described as a premier shopping destination.[3] Situated on the Ring Road, Delhi, just east of All India Institute of Medical Sciences.[1][2] The colony is divided into two parts - South Extension I and South Extension II.[1] It has a population of about 50,000 people in South Extension Part 1[4] and 27,000 in South Extension Part 2.[5]

A Delhi Metro station as part of Metro's Phase III extension has started commercial operations from 6 August 2018.

Description[edit]

Located on the Ring Road, South Extension (known to locals as "South Ex") is a huge neighbourhood in South Delhi and is divided into two parts: South Extension - Part I and South Extension - Part II. South Extension is also known to be one of Delhi's most high-end markets.[6] Along with Connaught Place and Khan Market, South Extension is known to cater to the shopping desires of the rich and the elite. While, plot rates averaging at Rs. 63,169.22/sqft[7] make the neighbourhood one of the most expensive residential areas in Delhi, the rental rates averaging at Rs.700/sqft, make South Extension the 5th most expensive commercial real estate in India.[8] The market is known as a high end wedding shopping destination with showrooms such as Manyavar, Nalli, Tanishq, Kapoor Watch Co etc. Notable eating joints include the Bengali Sweets Shop[9][10] and many good bespoke tailoring showrooms such as Iqbal Bros south ex, top-notch, etc. For fitness enthusiasts, the market boasts of leading gym chains such as Fitness First and Anytime Fitness.[11]

Historical sites[edit]

South Extension is also home to two tombs from the Mughal era. The Bade and Chote Khan’s twin tombs in South Extension are preserved in pretty good shape. They form part of one of the major components of the Kotla Mubarakpur complex, which includes several other lesser known tombs, mostly from the pre-Mughal era, belonging to various kings and noblemen of the notable Lodi and Sayyid dynasties. "Bade Khan Ka Gumbad" is slightly bigger of the two tombs, it dates back to the 16th century, as per archaeologists.

The front is intricately carved, while the centre is surrounded by three rows of niches. The central niche in each row is larger than the other two. It looks like a typical Lodhi-era tomb with octagonal turrets at the corners covered by umbrella type structures at the top. The interiors were once intricately crafted, but now they look a bit worn out. The structure is supported by four massive pillars on all four corners.[12]

Areas In South Delhi[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "South Extension". Delhi Tourism.
  2. ^ a b "40+ Best Residential Areas in Delhi - Middle Class & Posh Areas in Delhi". Moving Solution's Blog. 10 January 2020. Retrieved 29 March 2021.
  3. ^ Tripadvisor. "South Extension Market". Tripadvisor. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  4. ^ "South Extension 1 | Locality | GeoIQ". geoiq.io. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  5. ^ "South Extension II | Locality | GeoIQ". geoiq.io. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  6. ^ TripAdvisor. "South Extension Market". TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Makaan.com". Makaan.com.
  8. ^ "Top 10 most expensive retail locations in India". ETRealty.
  9. ^ "GeoIQ". GeoIQ. Retrieved 2 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ "More Than 20 Years Old, The Bengali Sweet Centre Is Fulfilling All Our Sweet Dreams | LBB". LBB, Delhi-NCR. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  11. ^ "Anytime Fitness". Anytime Fitness.
  12. ^ Dweller, Delhi. "Have You Seen The Ancient Bade & Chote Khan's Tomb In South Ex? Take A Look". SO Delhi. SO Delhi. Retrieved 26 November 2020.