About East Delhi
One of the major administrative districts of the National Capital Territory (NCT), East Delhi is a densely populated region. This eastern part of Delhi is also known by the name ‘Trans Yamuna’ as it is situated on the banks of River Yamuna. Mayur Vihar, Gandhi Nagar, Preet Vihar, Anand Vihar, Patparganj, and Laxmi Nagar are the most popular areas in the eastern region. A good number of budget hotels in New Delhi are located in and around these localities. East Delhi is also home to some popular tourist attractions, such as Akshardham Temple and Gandhi Nagar Market. Since the region enjoys good connectivity by road and metro network, guests staying at East Delhi hotels can stay connected to all major nerve centers in the National Capital Region.
Shopping and Dining in and around East Delhi
Shopaholics can have a great time exploring some of the vibrant markets and shopping places in East Delhi. Gandhi Nagar Market, one of the best places to shop in East Delhi, is touted as the largest readymade garment market in Asia. Lal Quarter Market, Laxmi Nagar Market, and Chota Bazar are other popular local markets in this region. Star City Mall in Mayur Vihar, V3S Mall and East Center Mall in Laxmi Nagar, East Delhi Mall in Ghaziabad, and Cross River Mall in Shahdara are the most frequented shopping malls in East Delhi.
Gastronomes can choose from a fine range of restaurants in East Delhi. Some of the must-visit eateries, cafes, and pubs include The Barbeque Company, The Salt Café Kitchen and Bar, Café on 3, Café Wink, Baa Bistro, Tesoro Mio, Anardana Modern Kitchen and Bar, Berco’s, and Café Junk. If you are sweet-toothed, don’t miss out on visiting the best bakeries and dessert parlors in East Delhi including The Sweet Jar, The Cakewell Bakery, Goosebumps, and The Waffle Co.
Places to Visit in and around East Delhi
One of the top places to visit in East Delhi is Akshardham Temple, which is counted among the largest Hindu temples in the world. Nature lovers staying at East Delhi hotels can immerse themselves in the serenity of Sanjay Lake and also go birdwatching there. For nirvana seekers, Uttara Guruvayur Temple and Gufawala Shiv Mandir are other major attractions. Some of the iconic attractions in delhi such as Red Fort, Connaught Place, Purana Qila, Jantar Mantar, Rajpath, and India Gate are all located within 10 km radius of East Delhi.
How to Reach East Delhi
The Indira Gandhi International Airport is around 24 km from East Delhi. You can easily reach your hotels in East Delhi from the airport using cabs or metro trains. The major metro stations in East Delhi are Laxmi Nagar, Preet Vihar, Mayur Vihar, Nirman Vihar, and Anand Vihar. These stations are on the Blue Line of Delhi Metro Network and provide connectivity to the rest of the city. Anand Vihar is the major transportation hub in East Delhi. In addition to the metro station, it has an ISBT bus station as well as a railway station that serves east-bound outstation trains.