Best place to live in Delhi
JonVon
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#1
| Member

Best place to live in Delhi

Hello all

Me and mt partner will be moving to Delhi from the uk in the next couple of months and we would like some advice for the best place to live. We have been looking at Gurgaon, Green Park and Vasant Kunj.

We would like somewhere that we can access amenities but is not city centre and that is safe and secure.

There are so mant areas that seem to fit our requirements that it makes it difficult to know where to look. :confused:

What would you guys and gals suggest?

Many thanks

Jon

14 Replies

#2
| Maha Guru Member
An approximate budget will help anyone wishing to respond.
#3
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Hi

We have a budget between 40 - 60,000 INR.

Thanks

Jon
#4
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@jon 40-60000 rs. Per month or what?
#5
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Hi yes - per month
#6
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Hi JonVon,

You have already have zeroed on the good localities.
- Gurgaon can be a good choice, since most of the modern apartments exist there, with good amenities.
On the other hand commuting to Delhi can be a problem because of the traffic conditions. Please note that it falls in the state of Haryana not in Delhi, but then that is hardly a concern to most of the people.
- Green Park can be a good choice because of it relatively quiet neighborhood and the greenery around it.
- Vasant Kunj is also a good locality with many good facilities available around it and upscale neighborhood. You can also try Vasant Vihar which nearby Vasant Kunj.

I hope it helps you a little bit.
Bye
#7
| Maha Guru Member
Consider Dwarka as well.
#8
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Thanks for the information astrixgaul, we appreciate your input. would you have any other suggestions or stick to the three areas that we are looking at.

Thanks again

Jon
#9
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Do you have any more info about Dwarka i.e amenities prices of rent etc?

Thanks

Jon
#10
| Humble Genius
hi Jonvon

Your budget is quite reasonable for delhi and you can do better than Dwarka for that money. What kind of work would you / partner be doing - would that involve a lot of travel? within the city or taking flights, etc.

That can help determine the place a bit better.

-Vaibhav
#11
| Member
Hi

My job will involve a lot of travel both in India and taking flights which is why i was lloking at Gurgaon etc due to the relative closeness to the airport.

Jon
#12
| Humble Genius
I'd recommend Vasant Kunj in that case (I doubt you'd get something suitable in Vasant Vihar, it's much more upscale). My relatives live there and they are quite happy with the location of their house and the fact that it's in Delhi (so better supply of power, etc.) and small markets are closeby from where daily necessities can be bought. It's not far at all from the airport and the biggest advantage is you can get to some of the places where cultural events take place (such as habitat center) much more easily than from Gurgaon. The railway stations are also closer (delhi cantt, New Delhi) as is connaught place (city center).

The quality of accommodation in Gurgaon is better though (newer apartments, gated communities with amenities such as a pool, power backup, security, etc.). What you get to do outside the apartment complex is more limited in choices (there are plenty of new shopping malls and pubs but fewer places than delhi comparatively from an art/culture standpoint).
#13
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Other localities apart from Dwarka you can look for:
- Vasant Vihar
- Anand Niketan
- Hauz Khas
- Panchsheel Enclave
- Malviya Nagar

Bye
#14
| Maha Guru Member
I think there is now a Habitat Centre in Gurgaon called Epicentre. I've never been there, but they seem to have programmes that rival anything in Delhi, both in quality and quantity, judging by the entries in the Delhi Times, HT City and Time Out.

Having said that, if you have a car that you need to park at home, then you definitely don't want to be in Vasant Kunj. Maybe you will get roadside parking in Green Park.

But in Gurgaon, there are options. New apartment blocks are supposed to have ample parking. Besides which, a lot of apartments may not even be tenanted yet.

A note of caution, though. Gurgaon's a big city, maybe bigger than South Delhi. So choose your sector carefully. It would've helped if you could see your apartment before you rented it, but in the absence of that, look at this thread:

http://www.indiamike.com/india/movin...urgaon-t81312/
#15
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Thanks for all the information - very helpful. From the information provided we are steering more towards Gurgaon - do you have any advice on which sectors are best? And which also have an ex pat community or one close by.

We will be heading to india in 6 - 8 weeks which we will be looking at apartments, given the advice you have given so far any on sectors would be appreciated.

Thanks

Jon

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