Localities of Delhi

Delhi is one among the rapidly growing urban centre in the country. According to the Census 2012, the population of Delhi is accounted as 1.9 crores, which make it as world's second most thickly settled city. In addition, Delhi is regarded as the most prominent urban centre in the country in terms of surface area.

Delhi Map

In the past, Delhi has functioned as a primary administrative centre of assorted realms and empires. The territory was conquered, looted and reconstructed numerous times and thus widely referred as the 'city of cities'.

For the purpose of effective governance, the city of Delhi has been divided into zones by the Delhi Municipal Corporation:
  • East Delhi
  • West Delhi
  • North Delhi
  • South Delhi
  • Central Delhi
  • NCR
It is time to see the list of most popular localities of Delhi.

Mayur Vihar

Mayur vihar, being a residential area in East Delhi is situated across Yamuna River. It is one of the main areas of Delhi. Mayur Vihar is one of the most populous places and is full of shanties. Mayur vihar is actually a Hindi word which signifies peacock dwelling. Mayur Vihar houses its own shopping complexes and malls. 

The distance between Mayur Vihar and Indira Gandhi International Airport is 27 km, Mayur Vihar and ISBT is 15 km, Mayur Vihar and New Delhi Railway Station is 15 km.


Dwarka is an important sub located in West Delhi. It has grown rapidly in the 21st century with Indira Gandhi International airport, Cantonment and Najafgarh Road. The area again is developed by DDA and consists of most notable schools, colleges and business schools. Dwarka is connected with other places of Delhi via metro rail and the distance between Dwarka and ISBT is about 25 km and old Delhi Railway station is 23 km.

Chanakya Puri

Located in the heart of the capital city of Delhi, Chanakya Puri is one of the swish areas of Delhi.
The place resembles a shape of a horse shoe. This area consists of well maintained park, luxury hotels, and international schools. This place is also known as Diplomatic area as the area is beside filled with ex-patriates and diplomats. The distance between Chanakyapuri and Indira Gandhi International airport is around 14 km.

Civil Lines

Civil lines forms part of Northern Delhi. The place was named by a British when they split the region into civilians and military. Some of the popular places in this part of Delhi include Mutiny memorial, Coronation pillar, metcalfe house and Ashoka pillar. Few parts of this place are now used for residential purposes but there are many banks, schools and many other educational institutions. The nearest bus depot is Kashmere Gate ISBT.


New Okhla Industrial Development Authority shortly referred as Noida is situated on the bank of the Yamuna River and is same distance from Delhi and Ghaziabad.  Noida is a notable township located in the National Capital Region (NCR) and is renowned for its integrated urban planning. Noida extends a wide range of facilities for commercial and residential set ups.

Due to the phenomenal increase in the population of Noida over the past 20 years, the administration came up with an idea of setting up another township in the outskirts of Noida and is named as Greater Noida.

Noida Connectivity features

Noida to Indira Gandhi International Airport: 90 minutes (approx. travel time)
Noida to New Delhi Railway station/NDLS: 45 minutes
Noida to Nizamuddin Railway Station/NZM: 30 minutes

Other important localities/areas of Delhi include:

East Delhi:
Vivek Vihar
Preet Vihar

West Delhi:
Janak puri
Punjabi Bagh

North Delhi:
Model Town

South Delhi:
Greater Kailash
Lajpat Nagar
Vasant Vihar
Nehru Place
Vasant Kunj

Central Delhi and Old Delhi:
Chandni Chowk
Connaught Place
Karol Bagh
NCR:Faridabad, Gurugram, Nuh, Rohtak, Sonepat, Rewari, Jhajjhar, Gurugram, Panipat, Palwal, Bhiwani,Charkhi Dadri, Mahendragarh, Jind and Karnal (fourteen districts)

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