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Saket (Delhi)

Saket
District Subdivision
Road in Saket A Block.
Road in Saket A Block.
Saket is located in Delhi
Saket
Location in Delhi, India
Coordinates:
Country  India
State Delhi
District South Delhi
Languages
 • Official Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 011
Vehicle registration DL 3C

Saket, is an upmarket residential colony located in the South Delhi district, of Delhi, India. The neighborhood is named after the city of Ayodhya, also known as Saket, an ancient, religiously significant city in Uttar Pradesh. Saket has four major malls on the Press Enclave Marg. The road is named after the most recognisable enclave in Saket, Ibyat, where many journalists from media organizations around the country and the world live.

The local district headquarters is also situated on M.B. Road, Saket.[1] DDA has developed the Saket Sports Complex [2] spread over 18.5 acres, in 1990.[2]

Contents

  • Etymology 1
  • Residential blocks 2
  • Points of interest 3
    • Restaurants 3.1
    • Entertainment 3.2
    • Schools 3.3
    • Hotels 3.4
    • Medical facilities 3.5
    • Sports and culture 3.6
      • Saket Sports Complex 3.6.1
  • Getting there and orientation 4
  • References 5

Etymology

The name Saket in Sanskrit means a place that is close to the heavens. Saket was the ancient name of the city of Ayodhya. Saket, is an upmarket residential colony located in the South Delhi district, of Delhi, India. The neighborhood is named after the city of Ayodhya, also known as Saket, an ancient, religiously significant city in Uttar Pradesh.

Residential blocks

Saket is primarily a residential area which consists of Press Enclave and residential blocks named by alphabets from A to N. These blocks constitute a mixture of row houses, multi-storey apartments and two-storey apartments.

Points of interest

Restaurants

There are three shopping areas in Saket: PVR complex, J-Block Market and the Malls. The PVR complex is ideal for branded eateries such as Pollo Tropical, McDonald's, Domino's, Subway, Cafe Coffee Day as well several restaurants and pubs.

The J-Block market is relatively local but hosts an assortment of stores, including Gopala and Misthaan, which are popular sweet shops and a Bakery Rozana. The great thing about the J-Block market is that you can find most of the things you need for your daily needs and more. It is a wonderful neighbourhood market.

All the malls have food courts of their own and the area has recently been opened for independent commercial eateries. All major food chains are venturing into this region.

Entertainment

Saket is home to the PVR Cinemas Anupam-4 Multiplex Theatre, which was the first multiplex in India. The place was originally called Anupam and was owned by the Ansals Group, a group that also ran the Gyan Bharti School and shared a common boundary with the Anupam complex. The Ansals Group eventually leased the cinema hall to the PVR Venture Group (Joint venture between Mr. Ajay Bijli and PVR of Australia). The nearby Select Citywalk mall also houses the PVR Premier, a newer 6-screen multiplex, and the adjacent DLF place house shops and restaurants like The Big Chill Cafe.

Around the area is also a video game parlor (featuring bumper cars, a virtual reality game, and a bowling alley; it was closed recently), an Archies gallery, and several other novelty shops. Also close by at Saidul Ajaib is the Garden of Five Senses developed by DTDC.[3]

Schools

There are several schools in and near Saket:

Hotels

The ITC WelcomGroup owns a 5-Star Deluxe Hotel. It has 220 rooms.

Medical facilities

There are three hospitals in Saket, all of which are privately run:

  • Max Super Specialty Hospital (with 550 beds)
  • saket city Hospital

Other hospitals include:

  • Sawan Neelu Angel's Nursing Home
  • Chikitsa Hospital

Sports and culture

Saket Sports Complex

The Saket Sports Complex was developed by the DDA in 1990. It is spread over 18.5 acres in the area between Gyan Bharti School, Max Hospital, G.D. Modi Hospital and Mandir Marg. The sports complex offers various facilities for playing cricket, tennis, badminton, squash, and table tennis, and a gymnasium, a jogging track, and a swimming pool.[2]

Getting there and orientation

Saket shares its border with Mehrauli (where Qutub Minar, the largest brick minaret in the world, is situated) on the west, Pushp Vihar on the east, Malviya Nagar & Gitanjali Enclave on the North and Sainik Farms on the south side.

The easiest way to reach Saket is to take the Yellow Line of Delhi metro. There are 2 metro stations in Saket-Malviya Nagar station on the Press Enclave Road and Saket station on Mehrauli-Badarpur Road .Both these stations are underground.

One can also reach Saket on any of the following buses: 427, 500, 501, 512, 522A, 532, 534, 680 at the Bahri Mudrika (Outer Ring Road). There are many auto and taxi stands here as well.

References

  1. ^ Introduction South Delhi district, website.
  2. ^ a b Saket Sports Complex DDA.
  3. ^ "A treat for the senses". The Times of India. Feb 22, 2003. 
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