About Vasant Vihar
Vasant Vihar is one of the poshest and most upscale neighbourhoods in the southern part of New Delhi. The locality is home to more than 50 diplomatic missions and enjoys proximity to other affluent areas like Chanakyapuri and R.K. Puram that have many high-profile houses of diplomats, Central Government employees and businessmen. A number of elite educational institutions like IIT, NIFT and JNU, and schools like Public School, Modern School and Tagore International School are also found in and around this area. Companies like Hero MotoCorp have their corporate offices here, which further adds to the popularity of this locality among corporates. Vasant Vihar hotels ensure a comfortable stay and offer the best of facilities to cater to the requirements of both business and leisure travellers.
Shopping and Dining in and around Vasant Vihar
One of the most popular shopping destinations and hangout places in Vasant Vihar is Basant Lok Market, more popular as PVR Priya market. The open-air shopping plaza, located right in the heart of the neighbourhood, houses numerous branded outlets, multiplex and high-class fashion boutiques. There are also many bookstores and stationery shops in the area, besides several grocery stores and paan shops. From the hotels in Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, Vasant Kunj malls including DLF Promenade, Ambience and DLF Emporio are also just 3.5 km away. These malls boast of a wide collection of clothes, footwear and accessories by domestic and international brands.
From upscale multi-cuisine restaurants like Sartoria Restaurant to food chains like Pizza Hut, Dunkin Donuts and Uncle Tom, South Delhi’s Vasant Vihar offers a wide variety of options to choose from when it comes to food. The streets adjacent to Basant Lok Market are lined up with stalls selling shawarma, momo and thukpa. Coffee shops, such as Café Coffee Day and Barista, are popular joints for catching up over a steaming cup of espresso. RPM Club, Hash and Zanzi Bar among the popular pubs in the locality, attracting the younger crowd.
Places to Visit in and around Vasant Vihar
There are a number of places to visit in and around Vasant Vihar, such as the famous Uttara Swami Malai Mandir (2.4 km) located in R.K. Puram. Bara Lao Ka Gumbad, a Lodhi-era tomb in Vasant Vihar, which was in ruins until recently, has been transformed into a park and can be a good place to spend some leisure time. Other tourist attractions easily accessible from the hotels in Vasant Vihar are Sanjay Van (4.8 km), National Rail Museum (5 km), Hauz Khas Deer Park (6.5 km), Qutub Minar (7.2 km), and Mehrauli Archaeological Park (8.5 km).
How to Reach Vasant Vihar
Vasant Vihar is easily accessible from all parts of Delhi and NCR by road as well as by metro. Vasant Vihar Metro Station falls on the Magenta Line of the Delhi Metro that runs between West Delhi and Noida and offers convenient access to other metro rail lines. From the IGI Airport (6.3 km) and New Delhi Railway Station (14.1 km), auto-rickshaws, taxis and private cabs are easily available to commute to Vasant Vihar as well as other Delhi hotels.