Top 7 Areas to Live in Delhi

Top 7 Areas to Live in Delhi

As the capital city, Delhi is one of the most important centers of commerce, education, and culture in India. Since ancient times Delhi has attracted many settlers of different races and religions such as the Aryans, the Mughals, and European settlers like the Greeks and the British.

It is not surprising that even today Delhi continues to be one of the most preferred cities to live and work in India. In the last few decades, Delhi has grown substantially, making its neighboring areas of Gurugram, Noida, Ghaziabad, and Faridabad a part of the capital region (also known as NCR or National Capital Region).

People from different parts of India come to Delhi to work or study and create a life in this city. Delhi is one of the biggest cities in India, and finding a suitable place to reside in this can be confusing, especially if an individual is new to this city.

Here is a list of 7 best areas to live in Delhi.

Greater Kailash

Greater Kailash or GK is one of the posh areas in Delhi. Divided into two zones, GK-I and GK-II, this area boasts of upscale commercial centers with several international brands. With its proximity to the outer ring road, this area is well-connected to the rest of the city. Greater Kailash is also connected by the metro with stations by the violet and the magenta lines.

This area is also famous for food and night-life with many eateries, cafes, fine-dining restaurants, pubs, and nightclubs. This neighborhood is home to some of the most affluent families in Delhi, making it one of the most sought after residential as well as commercial areas in Delhi. Greater Kailash is also one of the safest areas in Delhi that makes it a perfect place to live in Delhi.

Panchsheel Enclave

One of the most peaceful and safe localities in Delhi, Panchsheel Enclave is one of the most preferred residential areas in South Delhi. Located near Panchsheel Park, this area is close to some of the most affluent neighborhoods in Delhi such as Greater Kailash (G.K.) and Haus Khas. One can find a lot of greenery in this area due to its proximity to the Haus Khas forest, the Panchsheel Park, and the Siri Fort Park. The Consulate of Montenegro further adds to the charm of this neighborhood.

With areas such as G.K. and Haus Khas in this proximity, many fine-dining restaurants, cafes, and eateries can be found in this locality. Panchsheel Enclave is connected to the rest of the city via the magenta line of the Delhi Metro with accessibility from stations such as Panchsheel Park and Chirag Delhi. It is one of the best places to live in Delhi.

Shanti Niketan

Developed in the 1960s by the Indian Government as a housing colony for government officials, Shanti Niketan is one of the most sought after addresses in Delhi. Located close to the diplomatic enclave in Chanakyapuri, the prices of properties in this area are quite high.

One can find all amenities such as schools, hospitals, banks, markets, supermarkets, etc. within a short radius of this area. It is well-connected by buses and the metro with stations located at Shubhas Nagar and Tagore Garden via the blue line. This residential area is one of the most calm and peaceful areas in Delhi.

Haus Khas

One of the most popular areas in Delhi, Haus Khas is famous for the “Haus Khas Complex” that houses a medieval reservoir dating back to the Khalji Dynasty. It is an affluent neighborhood in South Delhi with medieval Islamic architecture fused with urban culture.

This area is home to some of India’s most prestigious institutes such as IIT-Delhi and NIFT-Delhi, that attract students from different parts of India. As a result, many new-age startups have come up in and around this locality that provide ample employment options. A mix of upscale and reasonably priced accommodation can be found in this area. With many popular restaurants, pubs, cafes, bakeries, boutiques, art galleries, and libraries scattered across the area, Haus Khas is one of the most happening areas in Delhi.

Vasant Vihar

Vasant Vihar is one of the poshest residential areas in Delhi. This area is quite famous due to its proximity to the diplomatic enclave of Chanakyapuri. Many high-end villas, bungalows, and apartments can be found in this area. The three main streets Munirka Marg, Poorvi Marg, and Paschimi Marg forms a triangle that constitutes this area.

The property prices in this area are very high and are almost always on high demand. The roads in this area are quite wide and are lined with green trees, providing a sense of peace and tranquility amidst the city chaos. This area is well-connected by the magenta line of Delhi Metro with its station located at Vasant Vihar. This upscale area is one of the best and safest places to live in Delhi.

Vasant Kunj

One of the most prominent areas in Delhi, Vasant Kunj is quite popular for its proximity to the airport and connectivity to other parts of Delhi via the metro. This area boasts of prestigious educational institutes such as the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), TERI University, and Indian Institute of Mass Communications.

This area has a good mix of commercial and residential complexes with well-developed infrastructure that includes hospitals, schools, shopping malls, restaurants, and entertainment zones. Compared to other parts of Delhi, this area is close to Gurgaon, which makes it an ideal place to live for people working there.


Officially renamed as Gurugram, is one of the most important cities of the state of Haryana and falls under the National Capital Region (NCR) of India. It is adjacent to the capital of Delhi and is also known as the Cyber Hub of India. With many multinational companies, the Gurgaon has seen high economic growth in the last few decades. It is a well-planned city with good infrastructure.

Compared to Delhi, Gurgaon is more peaceful and calmer. There are numerous shopping malls, restaurants, and parks that offer many options for shopping and entertainment to its residents. The MNCs attract many professionals as well. It is well-connected to Delhi by the Gurgaon-Mehrauli Road and the yellow line of the Delhi Metro stations with multiple stations in the city. It is definitely one of the best places to live in Delhi and NCR area.

The influx of people from different parts of the country has made Delhi quite crowded, which has resulted in its rapid expansion and growth. Delhi and NCR host an eclectic mix of people that have given rise to unique demography. Apart from the areas mentioned in this article, many people prefer to live in neighboring areas of the city such as Gurgaon, Noida, Ghaziabad, and Faridabad that have equally good infrastructure and connectivity. 

If you are planning to move to Delhi or buying your dream home, you must check out the areas mentioned in the article before deciding on a place to settle down. Alternatively you can contact Globe Moving a professional relocation services provider.  Globe Moving’s relocation services include City orientation in Delhi, Renting a home in Delhi or Buying a home in Delhi. For further details Call Globe Moving on +91 80 4211 5151 or email us at

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