Nizamuddin West

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Nizamuddin West
Neighbourhood
Country India
State Delhi
District South Delhi
Metro New Delhi
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Planning agency Municipal Corporation of Delhi
Nizamuddin Dargah and Jamaat Khana Masjid, Delhi around which the settlement grew initially.

Nizamuddin West is an upscale residential colony of South-Central Delhi. It is a historic neighbourhood and one the colonies across Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station.

History[edit]

This peaceful locality is named after 13th century Sufi saint, Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, whose shrine or dargah in Urdu is situated within the area. Many owners have their own bungalows. The colony is home to a Community Centre which has a badminton court, table-tennis tables and a gymnasium as well. It has many plush houses, green patches and parks for the recreation purposes of its residents. It is safe and very centrally located in the heart of New Delhi. The prices of this colony have been on a steady rise due to its prime location on Mathura Road as well as due to the efforts taken by the colony RWA to make it cleaner, greener and more secure for its residents.

The colony has been home to noted writers, scholars and freedom fighters in the past. Noted Islamic scholar and peace activist, Padam Bhushan Maulana Wahiduddin Khan lives here. The first Chief Executive Councillor of Delhi and veteran freedom fighter Padma Shri Mir Mushtaq Ahmad resided here. Amarnath Vidyalankar, freedom fighter and former MP was also a resident.

Overview[edit]

The colony is divided into six blocks and has the main entry point near the petrol pump at the Mathura Road. The area is green because it has a lot of parks.

It is in close vicinity to major commercial and shopping centres in the city. It is a small residential neighbourhood with 208 plots distributed over 7 blocks named A to G. Most of the interior plots are 200 Sq.m. while the plot on the outer road are approx 800 Sq.m. The area has well-maintained parks for recreation and well-lit roads and ample parking space. The neighbourhood has a small market with basic provision stores, banks, stationers and small shops catering to the day-to-day needs of its residents. There is petrol pump, a police station and a taxi stand in the vicinity as well as an Arya Samaj. The neighbourhood is home to lawyers, media persons, working professionals and businessmen looking for value of money property in a quiet and central location. In the recent years some foreign nationals have made Nizamuddin West their home due to proximity to the Central Business District. The colony is easily accessible from Delhi Metro, Nizamuddin Railway Station and Transit. The area is surrounded by historic attractions like Nizamuddin Dargah, Amir Khusraw's shrine and Ghalib’s tomb. The area has many markets and entertainment options too.

Average price per sq ft 27,000-32,000

Historic sites[edit]

Nizamudin Baoli

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Saniotis, Arthur (2008). "Enchanted Landscapes: Sensuous Awareness as Mystical Practice among Sufis in North India". The Australian Journal of Anthropology. 19 (1): 17–26. doi:10.1111/j.1835-9310.2008.tb00103.x. 
  2. ^ "Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah (Nizamu'din)". India Infoweb. 2008. Archived from the original on 9 June 2008. 
  3. ^ Sanatani, Rohit Priyadarshi. "The Tomb of Khan - i Jahan Tilangani: A forgotten gem". The Speaking Arch. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 

Coordinates: 28°35′N 77°15′E / 28.583°N 77.250°E / 28.583; 77.250