Tilak Nagar is a suburban residential locality in West Delhi district. It is also a commercial hub of the locality wherein a number of shops are present within residences, in markets and also in shopping malls.
Tilak Nagar is named after Bal Gangadhar Tilak. It is predominantly a hub of Punjabi speaking community with Sikhs also residing here in good numbers. It was inhabited by people migrating from Pakistan after Independence, mainly fromm Rawalpindi and Peshawar. Therefore, this areas is populated essentially by Pinid and Peshori Sikhs and Punjabi-speaking Hindus. However, there are other linguistic and religious communities present here as well, living in complete harmony with each other.
Adjoining Tilak Nagar are localities of Ashok Nagar, Fateh Nagar, Ajay Enclave, Vishnu Garden and other small localities. Some upscale and large areas close it are Janakpuri which lies right opposite to it across the main Najafgarh Road and Vikaspuri which lies to its west.
Tilak Nagar has three major marketplaces, though shops are present in the ground floor of many homes. These are called Tilak Nagar market, Metro Market and Ganesh Nagar Market. You can find shops selling apparel, fabrics, dry fruits, juices, spices and many other articles of daily and common use.
The area is interspersed with many religious places such as Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Gurudwara 20 Block and some temples, such as Maharishi Valmiki temple, Shiv Bhola Mandir, Durga Vaishno Mandir, Bhairav Nath Mandir and Shiv Shakti Mandir. Prominent schools of the region include Guru Harkishan Public School, Guru Amar Das Public School, Government Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya and others.
Tilak Nagar also has a number of banks, such as State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, PMC Bank, Axis Bank, Nainital Bank, United Bank, Allahabad Bank, Corporation Bank and Karur Vyasya bank.
The area also has local clinics of doctors and a few hospitals. Swastik General Hospital, ESIC, Central Hospital and Mangla Hospital are some hospitals.
The residential and market areas have many shops of eatables and drinkables. You can find the North and South Indian delicacies here. Restaurants, hotels, juice shops, jewelery shops, artificial jewelry items, souvenirs, cosmetics and apparel, all sell in shops here.
Janak Puri East, Tilak Nagar and Subhash Nagar are three metro stations on the main road where Blue Line of Delhi Metro operates. The main Najafgarh road separates it from Janakpuri and Tihar Jail area. The jail Road connects Tilak Nagar to south Delhi area and Dhaula Kuan.