Top 11 places to live in Delhi-NCR

August 18, 2020 | 9:52 AM By Bhavika Motwani

Delhi is not only known for being the capital of our country but also considered one of the best cities to live in. People living in Delhi believe there is some magic in the city and its people which makes it one of the most livable cities.

For Delhiites, there’s no city in India as good as Delhi and they often refer to Delhi as “Dilwalon ki Dilli”

The city is known for various reasons across the globe. Here, there’s everything you would want or should experience in life, from the rich heritage and culture that comes from various places around the world to beautiful monuments and gardens.


Delhi is one stop for you to live your life to the fullest without missing anything. It has places like “Chandni Chowk”- the busiest shopping street and also some of the “most expensive real estate in the world”. From the largest mall in the country to the best street food, Delhi has it all.

The entire NCR region including Noida, Gaziabad, Faridabad and Gurgaon has developed a lot in the last few years and is worth settling at. Here’s presenting to you the – Top 11 locations to live in Delhi NCR

TOP 11 Places to live in Delhi NCR

1. Saket

Saket is an upmarket area located in South Delhi. It is undoubtedly one of the best places to live in Delhi if you’re moving into the city. It is a very well developed area and is mainly a residential area. The city is covered with lots of greenery and has many beautiful parks. Saket has lots of restaurants, buzzing nightlife and some of the country’s largest malls. Bus services and the other means of transport are readily available here.

Real estate is expensive here. You can easily rent a 1BHK starting at 10k to 15k. You will find several beautiful row houses, two-story and multi-story buildings in Saket.

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2. Mayur Vihar

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Mayur Vihar, located in East Delhi, is a residential area and is amongst the best areas in Delhi. As the name suggests Mayur Vihar~ has been the abode of peacocks. Here you will find all sorts of people living, those with low incomes, and high incomes all in one place. The area is home to many government employees, and even today the city has a closed sanctuary dedicated to the conservation of peacocks.

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3. Golf Links

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Golf Links is in the centre of New Delhi. This place is near to the very famous Khan Market and the Golf Course. It is located close to the Supreme Court, High Court and other Government buildings. It is considered as one of the safest areas in Delhi, but is also one of the most expensive areas to live in the country.

4. Dwarka


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Dwarka, located on the western edge of New Delhi, is home to quite a few temples. Dwarka is known as the capital of South Delhi. Dwarka is one of the most sought after residential locations and is very close to the Delhi airport. Very easy access to the metro and other modes of transportation are available and hence, it makes for one of the best areas to live in Delhi.

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5. Hauz Khas

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Hauz Khas, another neighbourhood of South Delhi is famous for its historic Hauz Khas Complex. It is also considered as one of the most happening places in Delhi to live in, due to its many pubs, lounges and restaurants. It has the famous IIT Delhi and several other prominent institutes. So, if you are looking to spend a good evening with your friends, Hauz Khas should definitely be your go-to place.

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6. Vasant Kunj

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Vasant Kunj, another neighbourhood of Delhi, known for dream residencies is also considered one of safest places in Delhi. Here, you will find not only posh buildings but also some very well known schools and colleges. Vasant Kunj is close to the airport and is home to very famous people across the country. It has many luxury hotels, pubs and cafes which one should definitely check out.

7. Udyog Vihar

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Udyog Vihar, located in Gurgaon, is the industrial estate of the city. It is considered as the hub of IT Companies and is also close to Cyber City which has offices of some of the Fortune 500 companies. The area is home to a lot of people working in IT companies and is amongst the most popular and best areas to live in Delhi for professionals.

8. Shanti Niketan

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Shanti Niketan is located in the very heart of New Delhi. As the name suggests Shanti~ Peace, the area is full of Peace. It is also close to the most happening places like Vasant Vihar, Chanakyapuri etc. Shanti Niketan is also famous because it is also home to many huge business tycoons of our country. This is one of the best places to live in Delhi for families.

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9. Connaught Palace

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Connaught Place is considered as the iconic landmark in not only the city but also the country. It is a financial hub. It is immensely popular because of its architecture and is the 9th most expensive area to live in. You will find Georgian-style buildings with global chain stores, vintage cinemas, bars and Indian restaurants at Connaught place. It is one of the best places for shopping in Delhi, and is also one of the best places to live in Delhi. You will find multiple designer outlets and malls at Connaught Place.

10. Karol Bagh

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Karol Bagh, located in Central Delhi, is a mixture of both Commercial and Residential Areas. It consists of very famous Shopping Streets like Ghaffar Market and Ajmal Khan Road. Karol Bagh is the go-to place for wedding shopping and yummy street food. The area also offers affordable living means but less access to a mode of transportation. Hence, this is amongst the cheapest and best areas to live in Delhi.

11. DLF Cyber City

Cyber City Gurgaon is one of the largest tech parks in India built by DLF. You will find lots of media and tech companies in Cyber City.

Cyber Hub is located within Cybercity. It is a huge massive courtyard within Cyber City that is full of restaurants, pubs and bars. You will also find multiple shopping malls around the cyber city area. This is also one of the most popular and best areas to live in Delhi for students.

Cyber Hub is where most working professionals chill out after work. There are lots of residential complexes in the cyber city and nearby areas which are preferred by the working population.

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FAQs On Delhi

Which part of Delhi is rich?

Areas such as Jor Bagh, Lutyens Bungalow road and Golf Links are some of the richest localities of Delhi. These are also amongst the best places to live in Delhi.

Which is the safest place in Delhi?

Hauz Khas, Saket, Golf Links, Shanti Niketan can be considered as some of the safest places in Delhi.

Which areas in Delhi are the best for street shopping?

Karol Bagh, Janpath, Khan Market and Chandni Chowk are some of the best locations to live in Delhi, especially for street shopping. You can read more on our blog.

Is Delhi expensive to live?

Yes, Delhi is expensive. Second, only to Mumbai. Roughly 20,000-25,000 could be good enough for bachelors to live comfortably in Delhi. It is also one of the safest places to live in Delhi. For a couple, this can go up to 30,000-40,000 depending on the lifestyle.

Where do expats live in Delhi?

Main expat areas include GK, Green Park and Defence Colony. These are also some of the best residential areas in Delhi.

Which are the best areas to live in Delhi for students?

Students usually look for a locality based on their college. But, some of the best and safest areas in Delhi for students are Kailash Colony, Saket, Shakti Nagar and Bungalow Road.

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PG in Shakti Nagar
PG in Bungalow road

Delhi has some of the most developed neighbourhoods and has a great transportation network due to its metro lines. Although Delhi does have issues like air pollution and women safety, it is a city loved by all and is changing and developing with each passing day. Delhi is an ideal place if you are looking for further studies or jobs. You will be welcomed here with open arms.

Also, read

13 best street food stalls in Delhi

9 Best Gyms in Delhi for Fitness Lovers!





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