Bounded by the latest created South-East District in the east, North Delhi district in its north and west, and the Faridabad-Gurgaon connecting road through the Aravali Range in southern part, South Delhi is known for its temples, exquisite shopping centers and urbane avenues. It shares its boundary with two key districts of State Haryana – Faridabad and Gurgaon to the Southeast and Southwest respectively.
South Delhi is a key district of Delhi that divided into three main subdivisions- Saket, Mehrauli and Hauz Khas. The district boasts of modern infrastructure, excellent service of water and electricity supply.
It shall be noted that with carving out South-east district, some parts of the erstwhile South Delhi are now under South-East Delhi district.
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Area and Population
With having a population of 2,733,752 as per 2011 census data and spread over 250 square kilometers.
South Delhi is better known for its premium shopping avenues, cinemas, nightlife and lavishing lifestyle. The district is undoubtedly a perfect place for visitors as it has a number of finest hotels, nightclubs, restaurants, historical monuments, picnic spots, tourist spots, shopping malls and entertainment zones. The district is a mix of modern buildings and historical monuments.
Qutub Minar is a prominent historical monument of this part of Delhi. Apart from that, there are many other places where vacationers can have a superb time that include Deer Park, Jahaz Mahal, Mehrauli Archaeological Park, Chhatarpur Mandir and a number of other temples and shrines.
In terms of area, South Delhi is quite big. It covers some of the areas like Hauz Khas, Green Park, Safdarjang Enclave, Lado Sarai, Pushp Vihar, Saket, Khanpur Extension, Sangam Vihar, Sainik Farms colony, Chhatarpur, Maidan Garhi, Sat Beri, Fatehpur Beri, Aya Nagar, Arya Nagar and Sanjay Colony. The district is known for both commercial and residential value. The historical signification of South Delhi can be noticed with the fact that out of the eleven historical cities of Delhi, two lie in this zone that includes Mehrauli and Hauz Khas.
The region also has some super-specialty hospitals along with other healthcare, educational and shopping facilities.
The Magenta Line of Delhi Metro passes through the northern part of this district in east-west direction. The Yellow Line passes through from central part to western periphery of this district.
Temples and Shrines
South Delhi district is known for the grand Chhatarpur Mandir, which was one of the first to be constructed here. Thereafter, many other temples have also been constructed. Notable among these is the Guru Ji Ka Ashram Bade Mandir, Radhe Radhe Mandir and Baba Ramdev Mandir.
Hazarat Peer Baba shrine, Chirag Delhi Mazar and Khirki Masjid are also quite famous among the devotees.
This provides a good venue for evening outings for the families living in different parts of Delhi, Gurgaon and Faridabad.
The southern part of this district is situated on hilly terrain which is also highly forested. Asola Wildlife Sanctuary, Deer Park, Tilpat Valley Biodiversity Park and The Garden Of Five Senses are some of the major natural attractions of this district.