Top things to do in North Campus
About University of Delhi
The University of Delhi is a premier university, situated in the heart of the country, the capital
– Delhi – with an amazing legacy and international acclaim for high academic standards,
diverse educational programs, renowned faculty members, illustrious alumni, a plethora of
co-curricular activities, and a well-equipped modern infrastructure. Over several decades of
its existence, the University of Delhi has adhered to universal human values that are
reflected in its motto: 'Nishtha Dhriti Satyam' 'निष्ठा धृति सत्यम्' (Dedication, Steadfastness and
Established in 1922 as a unitary, teaching, and residential University by the Act of the then Central Legislative Assembly, and has become a role model and trendsetter for several other universities. Decades ago, beginning with three colleges and 750 students, it has grown as one of the largest universities in India with 16 faculties, over 80 academic departments, an equal number of colleges, and over seven lakh students. More than 500 programs offered by the University of Delhi are approved by Academic and Executive Councils.
With exceptional students and faculty coming from across India and even abroad, the University has emerged as a symbol of excellence, integrity, and openness of ‘mansa’ (thought), ‘vaacha’ (speech), and ‘karmana’ (action). With a vision to be an internationally acclaimed University, recognized for excellence in teaching, research, and outreach upholding the motto ‘Nishtha Dhriti Satyam’ and a mission to foster all-round development of students through a multi-faceted education and sustained engagement with local, national, and global communities to nurture learners from across the globe in line with the cultural ideal of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’.
Besides having a history of brilliance and being all kinds of totally awesome, the University of Delhi is also widely renowned and acclaimed. It has maintained its position at the top in the country as per the Centre for World University Ranking (CWUR) ranking, 8th in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), has improved its ranking in QS World University Rankings 2020 by 13 places to 474, ranked at 1st among the top 25 Central Universities, and at 8th among top 100 universities by Outlook-ICARE India University Rankings 2019.
Broadly the University is divided into two major sections – The North Campus and the South Campus. Historically, since the inception of the two hemispheres, the excellence of the University has thrived in both its parts – and has prospered beautifully. However, today, the debate of one being better than the other has made a permanent place in coffee-time conversations! We, at Your-Space, believe whichever side you are on, it just is amazing that you are a part of something that brilliant. Whether on the North or the Southside of it, you are a part of something bigger than yourself and that calls for a celebration! Part of the celebration is the little moments you spend as part of your college life. And what is college life if not food, fun, and obviously, flea markets – and North Campus is sure full of that! So, let’s unclutter!
The North Campus Life
North Campus of the University of Delhi is known to be the most lively, happening, dynamic place to be in North Delhi! A hub of brilliant academics, awesome college festivals, everyday activism, food, and all things fun, it isn’t only home to the students of North Campus but also attracts youth from across the city. Home to some famous names like Dolma Aunty, Tom Uncle, Sudama Chai, shoppers’ favourite spots like Kamla Nagar flea market, bookworms’ addiction to Patel Chest and whatnot, the North Campus is definitely the place to be! If you’re planning your 3 years worth a lifetime here, this blog is all you need as part of your North Campus Beginner Pack! So, here is your guide to North Campus’s spots where you can eat, shop, and live!
Cafeteria & Co.
From ambience to music, amazing service, and lip-smacking food, Cafeteria & Co. has it all! Famous all across the city for its rich and economic menu for dishes like Loaded Nachos, 3-Way Chicken Fries, Beyonce Burger, and some of the best crepes, this place is the go-to place if you want to have a great time with friends and get those amazing Instagrammable selfies!
Address: G 14, Hudson Ln, Block G, GTB Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110009
Zomato rating: 4.8/5
With a new and improved establishment in Kamla Nagar – the hub of all things great & fun, Rico’s is definitely a favourite of students. Pocket-friendly luxurious meals like Lasagne, Shawarma Platter, Ravioli, Hummus & Pita, and some amazing dessert options like strawberry velvet cake jar, blueberry cheesecake jar – attract students, alumni, families, and everyone else to its beautiful set-up cafe space!
Address: 24, Block UA, Jawahar Nagar, Kamla Nagar, Delhi, 110007
Zomato rating: 4.3/5
Known for its amazing tandoori momos, crispy honey potatoes, monster shakes, and more, QDs is one of the most favourite ‘addas’ for student foodies! Amazing ambience, large portions, and photographable vibes make QDs a must-go-to restaurant in town!
Address: 2520, 1st Floor Hudson Lane, Kingsway Camp, University Enclave, GTB Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110009
Zomato rating: 4.2/5
If you are a fan of major authentic Chinese food on a student budget, Shagun Restaurant is the place to go! A small space hiding in a corner of the famous Hudson Lane, this is a lesser-known gem of a restaurant! Garlic Noodles, Freid Wontons, Spring Rolls, and many other dishes here should be on your must-try list if they aren’t already!
Address: F-16, 1st Floor Opp. NDPL, Vijay Nagar, Delhi, 110009
Zomato rating: 4.3/5
One of the most innovative and amazing places to eat in the North Campus is this beautiful restaurant called Echoes. Apart from the awesome food, gracious portion sizes, and beautiful interiors, another amazing fact about this restaurant is that all the attending staff of the restaurant is deaf and mute. They have a creative way of communicating with the customers via cards and placards placed on each table. Food to must-try here includes their Piri Piri Fries, Baked Lasagne, Cream Cheese Pasta, Hariyali Chicken, and some of their thick shakes!
Address: 2522, Hudson Lane, GTB Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110009
Zomato rating: 4.6/5
Crazy famous for its shakes, mojitos, coffee, and small bite snacks – amongst students out for their leisure walks and hang-outs, Bistro 57 is a major must-try spot in the North Campus. Hidden in a lane in Kamla Nagar, this tiny cafe/bistro has served hundreds and thousands of students on a budget! Must try Raspberry Mojito, Kit-Kat Shake, Oreo Shake, Hazelnut Coffee here!
Address: 37, UA, Jawahar Nagar, Delhi.
Zomato rating: 4.4/5
Famous for its rolls all across the city, Chowringhee is a major attraction for foodies on a budget in the North Campus. Every evening, bunches and groups of young students stricken by hunger line up outside this outlet, waiting for their favourite roll! Must try Egg Roll, Egg Chicken Roll, Soya Chaap Roll, Paneer Tikka Roll.
Address: 16 UB, Bungalow Rd, Block UA, Jawahar Nagar, Kamla Nagar, Delhi, 110007
Zomato rating: 4.0/5
Kamla Nagar Flea Market
The heart and soul of the North Campus have to be the Kamla Nagar Market! Walking distance from almost all colleges on the campus, this gem of a place where you can find it all! From delicious street food, trendy clothes, beautiful accessories, footwear, books/novels, and much much more – all that at throw-away prices! These stalls, kiosks, and people selling these items create a different kind of colourful rainbow. The liveliness and the dynamic vibe of the market make it one hell of an experience for a shopper!
The ‘Little Tibet’ of North Delhi is just an auto ride away from the North Campus colleges. Enter the gate under the ISBT Shahdara Link Flyover on the Ring Road, and you shall find everything that is Tibet, all at one magical place! Mostly crowded with students, kiosks, and stalls, there’s something for everyone in this market. This market is famous for all sorts of things – not just clothes! Be it statues, incense sticks, and eccentric accessories, you can find it all here! This isn’t exactly a flea market, so you might not find things at very low prices, but the things you will find here – will be valuable for all that money! Be sure to spend your weekend exploring this treasure of a place because this market is closed on Mondays.
For those of you who want to make the shopping experience up a notch and are just hooked with some of your favourite brands, located in Kamla Nagar Market, is Spark Mall – which is just right for you! With stores of brands like H&M, Forest Essentials, and Colorbar, the mall attracts a lot of shoppers every day. Along with that, the mall has a beautiful Food Court if you get tired and hungry from all the shopping! So get that dress and sip your favourite coffee at Starbucks – all at this cute little mall in North Campus!
Kamla Nagar/Bunglow Road
Kamla Nagar Market area and the Bungalow Road area of the campus are hubs for student PG accommodation establishments! Mushrooming PGs in every next building here create a space full of young students co-living and making Kamla Nagar what it is! But the thing with a hub of PGs is that it makes it extremely tiresome and tedious for you to choose one place that you want to live in for the rest of your college life!
Comparing between better rooms and better food, it is a task finalizing one perfect PG set-up. Even amongst the mushrooming PGs piled up one over the other, finding the one that has it all is the dream! If you share that dream, we can make that come true! Your-Space’s Girls PG at Bungalow Road just minutes away from most colleges of the campus (SRCC 4 minutes, St. Stephen College 10 minutes, Hansraj College 4 minutes, KMC 2 minutes, Miranda House 4 minutes, Hindu College 10 minutes) is the students’ absolute favourite! We offer spacious fully furnished rooms, amazing food, additional amenities & services like housekeeping & laundry, and state-of-the-art security systems, to make it your perfect home away from home!
Shakti Nagar, yet another hub of student accommodation establishments, is home to several students. Yet, in this more of a residential area too, the task of finding the perfect PG is much of a hustle. For the boys, Your-Space’s PG here in Shakti Nagar, just minutes away from several colleges (SRCC 4 mins, St. Stephen’s College 10 mins, Hansraj College 4 mins, KMC 2 mins, Hindu College 10 mins) is just the place to be! We offer spacious fully furnished rooms, amazing food, additional amenities & services like housekeeping & laundry, and state-of-the-art security systems, to make it your perfect home away from home!