A modern house in Vasant Vihar Block C
|District||South West Delhi|
|• Body||South Delhi Municipal Corporation|
|• Official||Hindi, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||New Delhi|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||R K Puram|
|Civic agency||Municipal Corporation of Delhi|
Vasant Vihar is a neighbourhood located in the South West Delhi district of National Capital Territory of Delhi. It is located near the diplomatic area of Chanakyapuri, and houses over 50 diplomatic missions of foreign countries.
It is part of the R K Puram Delhi Legislative Assembly constituency, and includes Government and Public sector residential colonies Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Quarters, Reserve Bank of India colony, and Indian Airlines Colony.
The three main streets in Vasant Vihar are Munirka Marg, Poorvi Marg and Paschimi Marg, literally Eastern and Western Street. These form a rough triangle that encloses much of the neighbourhood. The neighbourhood is primarily residential and when first planned consisted of six blocks named A to F, with each block having its own local market. Apartments in new emerging luxury buildings in Vasant Vihar sell at prices ranging from ₹5 Crore to ₹20 Crore (USD 740,000 to USD 3 million).
At the edge of the neighbourhood, across the Outer Ring Road, lies the Uttara Swami Malai Temple on a small hillock. There is also a historic church located in Vasant Vihar, as well as some Mughal era monuments. Ruins of a formal Pre-Mughal garden stretching across 12 hectares lie have also been found in the locality. Situated at edge of locality, near Munirka and R.K. Puram, it dates to the late Delhi Sultanate period, from 14 to early 15th century.
Vasant Vihar also has schools such as Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Modern School, The Shri Ram School (Junior Wing), Tagore International School, Guru Harkrishan Public School, Holy Child Auxilium School (Senior branch), Delhi Public School (Junior Branch), SBDAV, and Upras Vidyalaya.
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