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Delhi/Western Delhi

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Western Delhi consists of four administrative districts - North, North-West, West, and South-West.

Get in[edit]

By metro[edit]

There are many metro lines that take you to Delhi's western districts. The Green and Red Lines cover Northwestern Delhi, the Blue Line goes across the pure west of Delhi, while the Southwest is connected to the Orange Line (also known as Delhi Airport Metro Express because the airport stations are on the line too).

Get around[edit]

The Pink Line extensively covers inner West Delhi, with a connection to the Orange Line as the Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus stop.

See[edit]

Map of Delhi/Western Delhi

Monuments[edit]

  • 1 [dead link] Azaad Hind Gram, National Highway 10, Block C, Tyagi Vihar, Ghevra (Tikri Kalam on NH-10, bus 926 to Ajad Hind Gram Tikari Pyaoo stop, or Mundka Metro Station 3 km east), +91 11 2835 3102. Closed due to Metro construction.. A tourist complex dedicated to Netaji (respected leader) Subhash Chandra Bose, a leader in the Indian independence movement.
  • 2 Dwarka baoli. Dwarka Baoli (or stepwell) is located in Dwarka Sector 12 and is situated in between the Dwarka Internation School and Gangotri Apartments. It was discovered only in 2011 under a foliage of thick vegetation and undergrowth and hidden behind a large group of tall trees.The Dwaraka Baoli finds a mention in the list of Maulvi Zafar Hasan of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Maulvi Zafar Hasan documented the list of Baolis in 1910 and listed over 100 baolis in and around Delhi. It was listed as the Loharheri Baoli or the Blacksmith’s stepwell. It is a 22 step stepwell or baoli, made of rubble masonry, measuring 52′ by 16′ 6″. The well, now covered by an iron grill, is situated on the southern end of the baoli. The side wall contains two sets of recessed arches. It is a small baoli with no ornamentation and not much of general tourist interest. Dwarka Baoli (Q5317938) on Wikidata Dwarka Baoli on Wikipedia
  • 3 Coronation Park. Coronation Park is the place of the three Delhi durbars. Durbar literally meaning court is an Indian imperial style mass assembly organised by the British to mark the succession of an Emperor ad Empress of India.The first Durbar was held in 1877 and proclaim Queen Victoria as Empress of India. The second durbar was held in 1903 to celebrate the coronation of King Edward VII. The third and final durbar was held in December 12, 1911 to commemorate the coronation of George V (the original coronation was held on June 22, 1911 in London). It was an initiative of Lord Hardinge (1910 – 16) and was attended by George V and Queen Mary. It was also at this durbar the King-Emperor announced the move of India’s capital from Calcutta to Delhi. After the three durbars a towering coronation memorial was built. Built in obelisk style the sandstone memorial is approachable from all side by flight of stairs. The memorial contains English and Urdu inscriptions on both side about the final durbar. The park also contains a 15 m high (including pedestal) marble statue of King George V. The statue once stood beneath the cupola on the east of India Gate. In the 1960s the statue of King George V was removed to the Coronation Park. There were plans to remove other statues of British official from different part of Delhi to the Coronation Park. A total of 19 pedestal were set up to house the statues, sadly a few of these were ever occupied. Ever since the park has been lying in utter neglect. In 2011 restoring and landscaping of the park started. The towering Coronation Memorial stands at the centre of the park dominating the skyline. Behind the memorial is the towering statue of King George V. Statues of four viceroys occupy the four corner of the park. The statues are of Lord Hardinge, Lord Iillingdon, Lord Irwin and Lord Chelmsford. The Coronation Park will consists of paved pathways through manicured lawns and lines of Mughal styled small sandstone pavilions. An amphitheater, water bodies, children play area and restaurant are part of the restored Coronation Park
  • 4 Shalimar Bagh.
  • 5 Maqbara -e- Paik.

Gurdwara[edit]

  • 6 Gurdwara Nank Piao, Rana Pratap Road (also known as Grand Trunk Road or GT Road), Rana Pratap Bagh (north Delhi, bus 19, 19A, 62, 102 to Nanak Piao Gurudwara stop, or from Metro: Model Town (Yellow) 1km South), +91 11 2742 5087. Built at the site, in the garden where Guru Nanak Dev camped when he visited Delhi in 1505 during the reign of Sultan Sikandar Lodi. Gurdwara Nanak Piao (Q5619974) on Wikidata Gurdwara Nanak Piao on Wikipedia

Do[edit]

  • 1 The Free Spirit Dance Studio, J13/69,Basement, Block J, Rajouri Garden Extension, Rajouri Garden, +91 96430 92737. Daily 7AM-9PM. Dance workshops on Bollywood, Indian folk genres like bhangra and contemporary Western and fusion genres, including jazz, hip-hop and zumba.

Buy[edit]

  • 1 Rajouri Garden Market, Ring Road, Sharda Puri (Metro Blue to 'Rajouri Garden' or Bus 81, 442, 448,448A, 479, 508, 529, 529EXT, 567, 567A, 568, 568A, 569, 569A, 569EXT to stop 'Rajouri Garden'). A famous shopping area, the largest mall complex in Delhi. It offers a variety of both national and international clothing brands, such as United Colors of Benetton, Levi Strauss, Marks & Spencer and Bossini. Excellent place to shop for weddings as well as everyday clothing.
  • 2 Pacific Mall, Tagore Garden, Najafgarh Road, +91 96500 97011. 11AM-11:30PM. One of the leading shopping malls of West Delhi. Over 130 global and Indian brands are here offering all types of fashion and food. There is also a multiplex cinema and bowling arcade.
  • 3 Potters Village (Kumhar Gram), Rani Bagh, Kumahar Wali Gali, Parjapat Colony, Bindapur (near Uttam Nagar). A hidden gem of sorts, walking into the village feels like travelling back in time. 700 potter families from all over India live here and make pottery the traditional way. Guided tours are available.

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This district travel guide to Western Delhi is a usable article. It has information for getting in as well as some complete entries for restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.