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Lajpat Nagar

An affluent suburb to the south of New Delhi, Lajpat Nagar is named after the great patriotic leader Lala Lajpat Rai, who is popularly known as the 'Lion of Punjab' throughout the world. Though initially this area was known by the name Cheap cantonment and Cheap colony, the then prevalent aristocrats later named it as Lajpat Nagar, in memory of the leader of the same name. Well known for its centralized market, this area was developed in the 1950's after the 1947 partition of India. Though this place was initially home to the Hindu and Sikh immigrants from Pakistan, it now accommodates many foreigners and Indian nationals.

This colony occupies a special place in Indian history, as it was used by refugees to set up their camps. Later, it became the second home to the Punjabi community, as many people migrated to the land, in order to seek better opportunities.

Lajpat Nagar is divided into four segments namely Lajpat Nagar I, II, III and IV. While the first three are located to the south of Ring Road, the fourth division lies to the north of Ring Road. While Lajpat Nagar I exclusively offer car accessories and textiles, Lajpat Nagar II functions as a centralized market that specializes in selling garments.

Exploring Lajpat Nagar

Located between Moolchand and Jangpura, Lajpat Nagar has a metro railway station that connects all major cities surrounding the area. Areas that are in close proximity to Lajpat Nagar is Sant Nagar, Defence Colony, Jangpura, Ashram Chowk, East of Kailash, Maharani Bagh, Sarita Vihar, Kalkaji, New Friends Colony, Nehru Nagar and South Extension.

Many residential colonies like Dayanand Colony, Nirmal Puri Colony, Amar Colony, Vikram Vihar and a National park, also fall under this division. As this area is well connected by roads and railways, it offers ample convenience to traders as well as tourists.

What to Do in Lajpat Nagar

Lajpat Nagar has earned its extensive popularity and reputation through its all-in-one centralized market, which offers all kinds of goods for sale. Located near Ashram Chowk, Lajpat Nagar Central Market offers a combination of art, music and food, which enhances the shopping experience. This bazaar stays close to its roots, and it is no different from the typical Indian market, where vendors yell and scream to gain the attention of their spectators. From roadside stalls to boutiques and branded goods, this market has everything under one roof. The place can be aptly named as a shopaholic's paradise, as people can buy everything from bags to clothes, shoes, crockery, art and other such products and commodities, at affordable rates.

Apart from the shopping extravaganza, people can actually get the benefits of other entertainment services like Mehendi and Henna. This place also houses some ethnic restaurants and eatery outlets that offer freshly prepared fast food like Tibetan Momos and other regional delicacies for those who want to binge on something during their shopping expeditions. Since this area functions as the major shopping hub of Southern Delhi, it offers equal attention to the street shoppers as well as the brand conscious masses.

An Interesting Fact

Fascinatingly, Lajpat Nagar shares its name with another area that is located in the NCR region of Ghaziabad. Though both bear the same name, people recognize the Lajpat Nagar located near the Ashram Chowk more. Offering a wide range of recreational and entertainment activities, this area houses a few popular cinema halls like 3C's and Sapna.

How to Reach

Nearest Metro Station:Lajpat Nagar Metro Station on the violet line

Distance from IGI Airport:23 kilometers


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