Vasant Kunj

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Vasant Kunj is a prosperous and upmarket neighborhood located in Delhi, India, at the foothills of the Aravali mountain range. The area is home to several prominent personalities, one being the former prime minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh.[1] The locality is also very close to Indira Gandhi International Airport and the commercial hub of Gurgaon.

Districts of Delhi

Locality[edit]

Vasant Kunj was once farmland and was acquired by the government in 1960s. The areas surrounding Vasant Kunj consist of farmland and the area is famous for palatial farmhouses. The locality is surrounded by greenery, with the South-Central Ridge of the Delhi Ridge encompassing the area.

Vasant Kunj is divided into five sectors with the well-to-do living in Sector C.[2]

In History[edit]

Sultan Ghari's tomb in Vasant Kunj is considered as the first Islamic mausoleum in Delhi. The historic Qutb Minar complex is located close to Vasant Kunj.

Economy[edit]

Bloomsbury India has its head office in the Vishrut Building (Building No. 3) in the DDA Complex in Vasant Kunj. Also the corporate offices of the Bharti Enterprises,[3] Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation[4] are located in the area near Ambience mall.[5] Research Center of American multi-national IBM is located at ISID Campus in Vasant Kunj.[6]

DLF's Ambiance, Promenade and Emporio[7] located in Vasant Kunj has been touted as a fashion destination. Vasant Square Mall in Vasant Kunj houses many showrooms[8] including one of British bike marker, Triumph.[9]

The Grand, a five-star luxury hotel, is located on Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj.[10] Mini Cooper Delhi dealership is also located here.[11] Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (E.P.C.H.) is located at Sector C in Vasant Kunj.[12]

The area has a booming entrepreneurial population and its own community yellow pages - the Vasant Kunj Informer & Shopper[13] which keeps its over 60,000 readership informed each month about all the services available to them.

Education[edit]

TERI University is located in Vasant Kunj.[14] The new integrated, spacious campus of School of Panning and Architecture is undergoing construction off Nelson Mandela Marg. Jawarlal Nehru University (J.N.U.) is surrounded by Vasant Kunj on its west and south.

Some of the prominent schools in the neighborhood includes Delhi Public School- Vasant Kunj,[15] Vasant Valley School,[16] G.D. Goenka Public School, Bhatnagar International School, Ryan International School.

Sports[edit]

Vasant Kunj Sports Complex[17] is one of the prominent sports complexes developed by Delhi Development Authority.[18] Beeya's Riding Facility in Vasant Kunj is a nationally recognized horse riding club.[19]

Health care[edit]

Indian Spinal Injuries Centre,[20] Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, Fortis Flt.Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital[21] are some of the prominent hospitals located in Vasant Kunj.

Government offices[edit]

Central Reserve Police Force's Officers training institute- Shaurya, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority,[22] National Book Trust,[23] International Centre for Alternate Dispute Resolution[24] are located in Vasant Kunj Institutional Area.

Getting there[edit]

Indira Gandhi International Airport (Terminal 3) is at a distance of 5.9 km, while the Domestic Airport (Terminal 1) is at a distance of 7.8 km. Nizamuddin Railway Station is 17.8 km away while New Delhi Railway Station is at a distance of 18.1 km.

The locality is connected to other regions of New Delhi by road and by Metro rail. Vasant Kunj is accessible by means of public transport including autos, taxis and buses. The nearest mMetro station is Chattarpur on Yellow Line.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2011-09-03/news/30110200_1_immovable-assets-nalini-chidambaram-house
  2. ^ https://www.commonfloor.com/vasant-kunj-delhi/rvp-51bcaf073fe0d
  3. ^ http://www.airtel.in/about-bharti/equity/support-and-communication/
  4. ^ http://www.constructionweekonline.in/cccl-to-build-ongc-corporate-office/
  5. ^ "Contact Us." Bloomsbury Books. Retrieved on 14 October 2012. "Bloomsbury India Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt Limited VISHRUT Building Building no3, DDA Complex, Ground Floor Pocket C 6&7 , Vasant Kunj New Delhi 110070 India"
  6. ^ http://www.research.ibm.com/labs/india/visitor-new-delhi.shtml
  7. ^ http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2007-11-16/news/27681607_1_global-brands-luxury-mall-dlf-mall
  8. ^ http://www.hindustantimes.com/autos/triumph-opens-showroom-in-delhi/story-I3XOEokZn5ohFtiJtVeJdL.html
  9. ^ http://www.team-bhp.com/news/triumph-inaugurates-showroom-new-delhi-1st-north-india
  10. ^ http://www.thegrandnewdelhi.com/contact-us/contact-us.html
  11. ^ http://www.carblogindia.com/bmw-mini-car-dealership-delhi/
  12. ^ http://epch.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=85&Itemid=173
  13. ^ http://www.vkis.co.in
  14. ^ http://www.teriuniversity.ac.in/#
  15. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-sports/article84101.ece
  16. ^ http://www.hindustantimes.com/india/top-ten-schools-of-south-west-delhi/story-Oe3d0QYlH3S9qTLSrkqoxN.html
  17. ^ https://www.dda.org.in/sports/vasant_kunj_sports_complex.htm
  18. ^ http://ddasports.in/VasantKunj/
  19. ^ http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/check-out-the-horse-riding-schools-in-delhi/1/192490.html
  20. ^ http://www.ilbs.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=101&Itemid=125
  21. ^ http://www.fortishealthcare.com/india/hospitals-in-delhi-ncr/fortis-flt-lt-rajan-dhall-hospital-vasant-kunj
  22. ^ http://pfrda.org.in/MyAuth/Admin/showimg.cshtml?ID=520
  23. ^ http://www.nbtindia.gov.in/default.aspx
  24. ^ http://icadr.nic.in/index.php?page=contact-us&m=31