Located at the distance of around 14 kilometers from the Delhi International airport, Chanakyapuri is full of embassies and foreign diplomats. Rightly named after the ancient Indian diplomat Chanakya, the locality serves as the diplomatic enclave of Delhi, full of foreign diplomats and foreign envoys. It is strategically located in the heart of New Delhi, so its proximity with the high hierarchy of India is untroubled. Roads like Nyaya Marg, Niti Marg, Panchsheel Marg, and Shanti Path takes you to Chanakyapuri.
Chanakyapuri has proximity with Connaught Place in east and Dhaulakuan in south. The people living in the locality are mostly diplomats, working for different embassies, along with the officials of Indian administrative services. The high standard of living and high purchasing power here has made Chanakyapuri market an aristocratic one, with sky-rocketing prices. The place has many beautiful parks, which are highly and provide the residents with the perfect brush of greenery.
Chanakyapuri houses embassies of US, Russia, Thailand, and Pakistan. Even the High Commission of Britain is located in the locality. Other than embassies, Jesus and Marry College and Chanakya Cinema are also located at Chanakyapuri. Sarojani Nagar Market, popularly called SN Market is located in the vicinity of Chanakyapuri. One of the most popular markets in Delhi, SN is the place where you get latest products, at reasonable prices. You can see many foreigners here, doing shopping on any holiday.
Other attractions at Chanakyapuri include National Rail Museum, National Rose Garden, Nehru Park, and Bhairon Temple. National Rail Museum shows the historical development of Indian Railway, which began from 1853 and is still continuing. Rose Garden open only in December and January and attracts tourists for its large variety of roses. Nehru Park is hot spot for morning and evening walkers and here, you can see many diplomats walking in dawn or in evening.
Talking about hotels near Chanakyapuri, being the diplomatic enclave of India, it boasts of a large number of luxury class hotels. Hotels like Maurya Sheraton, Taj Palace, Claridges, Diplomat, the Hotel Ashok, and Hotel Samrat are situated at Chanakyapuri. Apollo Hospital serves the purpose of medical care for the localitys residents. Otherwise also; AIIMS and Safdarjung Hospital, amongst the premier hospitals of Delhi, are located very close to the Chanakyapuri locality.
Diplomatic enclave in New Delhi India
Reviewed by Raman Mankotia